Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!

‘Hooray for the Red, White and Blue!’ By Maggie Bonanomi There is nothing like a row of red geraniums in clay flowerpots to let you know summer is finally here — along with some great red, white and blue! It’s a perfect time to look for patriotic and flag related...
Diana Parrino Fine Art & Design

Diana Parrino Fine Art & Design

Diana Parrino – Fine Art & Design by Calli Green VKC: What is the process of designing your pieces? Diana Parrino: The concept of each design must be fairly adaptable; all pieces are completely unique. Because I work largely with scraps from discarded materials, the initial design is driven by...
The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining Neighborhood gathering spot gets intimate with the outside By Rhiannon Ross A middle-aged man in blue jeans and a white ball cap stands next to a parking sign, dragging on the last of a cigarette. Near his feet, a plastic bucket filled nearly...
Inn at 425

Inn at 425

Your room at the Inn at 425 is ready Innkeepers keep Victorian period alive on Gladstone Boulevard Words: Corbin Crable  Photos: Silas Cook When Stephan Zweifler first laid eyes on the house at 425 Gladstone Blvd., he didn’t see decay – he saw potential. The Queen Anne-style house needed new plumbing...
The Cream of the Crop

The Cream of the Crop

The Cream of the Crop By: Calli Green This summer, we’re topping menswear looks off with vintage button-ups that are the cream of the crop. Photos: SILAS COOK Garments: RE-RUNS KC Models: TANNER CHRISMAN, LOGAN NICHOLS, ETHAN RUS, VINCENT SUNG; VOICES&, AUGUSTIN KINNEY Hair: ASHLEY HAZELWOOD Concept/Styling: CALLI GREEN Assistance: HANNAH...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. Glamping season is here! The spell of the summer heat can be tempered best by good food and drink! While glamping in the great outdoors here are two...
The Cherry Pit Collective

The Cherry Pit Collective

The Cherry Pit Collective A creative community in the heart of Kansas City by MELISSA COWAN We can do that together” is the philosophy of the Cherry Pit Collective, a communal studio space for artists, makers and creatives to not only work, but also collaborate and share ideas. Director Kelsey...
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The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art

The Beauty of Pressed Flower Art Pressed flowers are real flowers that have been pressed and dried in a pressing machine or between the pages of a book. It is a method that botanists, gardening hobbyists, and sentimentalists have been using for centuries to preserve botanical specimens. Follow the instructions and you will know how...

Cleaning by Six Classifications

Cleaning by Six Classifications By: Quan Tracey Cherry Continuing with the overarching theme that astrology is vintage to psychology: We can use Feng Shui Principles of our physical environments reflect our inner states. Yes, our physical spaces reflect our inner realities. Why do some of us procrastinate around getting rid of clutter and others become obsessive?...
Vintage Posters: Movie Art

Vintage Posters: Movie Art

Movie Art Vintage movie posters add op culture art to any home By: Corbin Crable Movie theater manager Brian Mossman gets the same questions from customers nearly every weekend. “Hey, may I have that movie poster?” “My daughter loved this movie. May I buy this movie poster for her?” The answer is always a solid “no,”...
DIY: Spring Indoors

DIY: Spring Indoors

Getting A Jump On Spring-Indoors By: Maggie Bonanomi “The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The differencebetween them is sometimes as great as a month.” -Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933 Henry Van Dyke must have visited Kansas City in the spring, which arrives on March 20 this year....
Spring Gourmet Glamping

Spring Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. The promise of warmer weather is here with spring! Glamping is the perfect activity for this time of year to feel the sun’s warmth and witness nature’s growth. These two vintage inspired recipes...
Maker: Instruments by Art

Maker: Instruments by Art

Instruments by Art By Deborah Young Walk through the front door of Meyer Music in Overland Park, KS, and you will see Marley there on your right. He’s a massive sculpture, about 6 feet tall and 165 pounds, crafted from discarded musical instruments. His head is a violin. The locks of his hair are guitar strings...
Vintage Events: Taking Vows with Vintage Flair

Vintage Events: Taking Vows with Vintage Flair

Taking Vows with Vintage Flair Contributors:  www.andreakgristfloralart.com www.eventsbyellekc.com www.fossilforge.com www.sammydress.com  www.tiffanymariephotography.com www.whitecarpetbride.com Models: Kylie Christine Smith and Dylan Smith The reality is that it only takes two people who love each other to have a wedding. Sometimes the simple way can be the best way. These two love birds enjoy a bit of vintage flare...
Vintage Spaces: A Vintage View

Vintage Spaces: A Vintage View

A Vintage View Lee’s Summit woman keeps the spirit of the past alive in her home and business. Words: Corbin Crable  Photos: Silas Cook As a teacher, Michelle Myers knows there are a variety of ways to look at the world. Where some folks see a wooden door, weathered by rain and snow, she sees a...
815 Gallery: A place for up and coming artists

815 Gallery: A place for up and coming artists

815 Gallery A historical Place for up and coming artists By Melissa Cowan If you didn’t know of Columbus Park — nestled between the Heart of America Bridge, I-29 and the Missouri River — you’d likely never stumble upon the quiet and quaint neighborhood, one of Kansas City’s oldest.  After World War I, Italian immigrants...
Vintage Dining: Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout

Vintage Dining: Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout

Happy Gills Cafe & Hangout Experiencing the simple joy of ‘Kitchen sitting’ Words: Rhiannon Ross From the solo perch of the high chair as a youngin, we grow and descend to the lowlands of the communal kitchen table. Sounds play on the memory during that transition, including the scrape of kitchen chair legs scooching across...
Local Maker Apryl McAnerney: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing

Local Maker Apryl McAnerney: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing

Local Maker Apryl McAnerney A look into local maker Apryl, and her business: LYF3 Upcycled Clothing By Calli Green “It’s not you that needs to change, it’s your clothes!” -Apryl McAnerney VKC: Why did you start making? Apryl: I have become increasingly dissatisfied with clothing styles, prices, and standard sizes over the years because I...
Victorian Made Modern: Bethany Wicker's Château de la M’lle Collection

Victorian Made Modern: Bethany Wicker’s Château de la M’lle Collection

VICTORIAN MADE MODERN This Collection: Château de la M’lle design was based off of historical Victorian costume, embodying various genres of popular vintage fashion trends such as Neo-Victorian, shabby chic, and Japanese Lolita. Make your vintage looks modern this spring by adding a touch of your own shabby chic-Victorian style to your favorite modern cardigan, pants or shoes. ABOUT VAILE MANSION: “Built by Colonel...