Letter from the 
Creative Director

August, to me, signifies the end of summer and squeezing in last minute plans. The relaxed schedule of summertime is coming to a close, and what starts to sink in is the realization that hectic mornings of rushing out the door to get all four of my kids to school is in my near future. It’s a time for new…

Around Town

Mr. and Mrs. Aly and Ryan Burnett celebrated a May 21, 2016 wedding. Aly grew up in Leawood, KS and is the daughter of Suzie and Louie Swyden. Ryan is the son of Ray Burnett and Maxine Novotny of Wichita, KS. Ryan’s family held a lovely rehearsal dinner for the soon to be couple at The Capital Grille on Friday…

Leawood Rotary 5K Run/Walk

The second annual Leawood Rotary 5K run/walk took place on a sunny Saturday in June. The event helped the local Rotarians raise more than $20,000 which will be used to support a number of area children's charities in the next year. To learn more, visit LeawoodRotary.org. Photography Kirk Nelsen

Cy Financial has Client Appreciation Event and Sponsors BBQ Team

Cy Financial invited a number of their clients to join them in a client appreciation event at the "Great Lenexa BBQ Battle". 
They sponsored the BBQ team, "Coach's Decision".Cy's clients enjoyed an array of Coach's Decision's specially made, incredibly tasty, award winning BBQ'd delights. Drinks and a general good time followed.


RH Leawood represents the latest iteration of the brand’s next-generation design galleries, which integrate an even greater assortment of RH collections.

Katy Guillen and the Girls

Music often changes its sound from decade-to-decade, but when Rock and Roll came onto the scene in the 1950’s, it would make its way into our hearts forever. Rock and Roll wasn’t just a genre of music. It was an outlet with lyrics more suggestive and politically charged than other genres, and people couldn’t get enough of it. It became…

Big Slick

Once in a great while, maybe even once in a lifetime, we can have the sense that we are touching something truly remarkable and truly good. Many in the Metro Area know that Big Slick is a fundraiser for Children’s Mercy Hospital and that celebrities, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet and Jason Sudeikis who call KC home,…


In conjunction with a newly redone patio seating area and recently revamped menu, Red Door Woodfired Grill -- the Leawood restaurant that opened in 2013 and is described by General Manager Neal Edwards as upscale-casual with a comfortable, welcoming, cool, fun environment -- offers a variety of “comfort food done really, really well,” says Edwards.

Thou Mayest

A journey of the senses, Thou Mayest is a place that will tap into every part of the soul. This coffee house is unlike any other offering a mood that will stir intelligence, promote good vibes, and provide a rich experience of complex concoctions brimful of coffee beans from the finest of crops. Nestled cozily at 419 E. 18th St.…

Interior Transformations 

As is often the case in remodeling and updating a home, this Leawood homeowner thought the kitchen was the only part of the home that needed to be addressed. However, this one area was just the beginning of a complete makeover of the kitchen and master bathroom.

Healthy Lifestyle Tips by Shawna Wright

Every time you eat is an opportunity to nourish your body…snacks included. Take a few minutes extra to plan and prep easy snacks that will fuel you & your family for the end of summer/back to school grind.

Fashion by Amy Appleton Dreyer

Travel Edit - Steps Of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, shares her picks for The Hampton's hippest hangout... Montauk.

Home Inspirations by Angi Hockett

Wanting to add a WOW factor to your interior design project? These gems are definitely worth a double take. I discovered these Wall Flats at inhabitliving.com a couple years ago and was waiting for just the right spot to install. Wall Flats are lightweight 3-D wall panels that work together with a large scale pattern repeat. They are 100% bio-degradable,…

Cocktail Popsicles

In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in mint leaves. Cover and let steep until mint syrup is cool.