Natural Accents for the Home

Cozy neutrals and a variety of textures add warmth to any space

Four ways to Give Back

There are countless opportunities to give in our surrounding communities this holiday season and beyond, and here are just a few we wanted to share with you. 

Connected World

 Article and Photography  A common question asked when one goes into garment design is "What is your target market?" So when faced with that question, Earl Brown wanted to have a brand that included everyone, hence the name Connected World.  Earl's take on fashion is clothing with a conscience. 

Creating an Adventurous Space

 Article Vanessa Johnson | Photography Paul Versluis  I wanted to design a space for my son that would allow his curiosity and his imagination to grow.  I didn’t want bulky furniture taking up most of the room, so I choose this fun open bed frame to begin my inspiration.   The main elements were the black and white, natural wood elements, and…

Summer Living at Seville Home

 Article and Photography  Find your favorite outdoor pieces to match any style at Seville Home.    

Tips to Help Achieve your 2018 Health & Fitness Goals

Make 2018 the year of doing better. Skip the extreme diet programs and do the best you can. Make small steps. Be aware of how you feel. Connect your mood and energy levels to what you choose to fuel your body with. What makes you feel good? What makes you feel bad? What works for you? Make it happen. Here…

The Swimwear Edit

The Swimwear Edit—as summertime heats up, stay cool in this season's hottest swimwear.


Seville's outdoor living collection is beautifully classic and elegant. Shop their outdoor sale to customize your patio this summer.

Local Mother’s Day Gift Finds

Celebrate the amazing mothers in your life with something she will love this Mother's Day!

Lauren Korte’s Home Décor Picks

Pair the 2017 Pantone color of the year with your favorite gold pieces for a fresh look this spring.


Molly Koenigsdorf and Melissa Bowles are both designers for KOENIG Building + Restoration. KOENIG specializes in new home construction and home restoration in Northeast Johnson County.

Paul Versluis

Director of Photography for Lifestyle Publications, photographer at 8183 studio,

The Knockout

Sweet golden pineapples soaked in Svedka Clementine Vodka and hand squeezed.

Angi’s Design Picks of the Month

Gold Gavin Oval Coffee Table : $999

Meet the Makers: James and Lainey Lake

Lake Candles is a Kansas City operated, soy candle company that began in October 2015 by James and Lainey Lake. Lainey is born and raised in Leawood, KS and James is from Houston, TX however the couple met in Kansas City in 2010, got married in Kansas City in 2014, and currently reside in Fairway, KS (hence the name of…

Torn Label Brewing Company

Torn Label Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in 2014 and located in downtown Kansas City's Crossroads Arts District. The majority of beer produced at Torn Label is distributed throughout the city to bars and restaurants in both Kansas and Missouri, but we also feature an on-site tasting room open to the public during limited hours Thursday through Sunday.…

Personalized Patio Dining & More

Started by a Johnson County mom, La Plates is an online boutique of customizable pieces, the perfect place to add style to your summer entertaining. From melamine to acrylic, you can pick designs, colors, monogram or customize text. La Plates makes the perfect personalized twist to any event. Clients can design a single item as a hostess gift or personalize…

From the Desk of… Lisa Harrison

When people learn that I manage the content for three community magazines and that I work from home, they often ask me questions about my home office. Well…. here you go. Our debut “From the Desk of...” is my work space. A window to my world.