Fashion Jet Set

Fashion Jet Set

The Jet Set The 1950’s and 1960’s was deemed the ‘Golden Age of Travel’ when global travel was first made possible to the elite. TWA, a major international figure in aviation at the time, was headquartered in Kansas City. Kansas City socialites could now travel across the country, or to...
Winter can be a cozy time

Winter can be a cozy time

Winter can be a cozy time When the weather suddenly changes to “winter” I want to gather up everything to make a cozy “nest” to wait out the cold weather.  My dad used to say that I was“ hunkering down”  for the long haul. This whole thing about gathering in...
The ReBookery, an art and business

The ReBookery, an art and business

The ReBookery, an art and business By day, Gina Johnson teaches middle-school science. Coincidentally, it was her own experience as a self-described “rebellious” 7th grade science student that inspired what many years later became Johnson’s junk journal side business. In seeing a stack of decades-old textbooks that were headed to...
All in the Family

All in the Family

All in the Family – Blue Springs collector passes on love of antiques to adult son Cindy Wrisinger has plenty of antique items to pass down to her adult son, but perhaps the most valuable thing she has imparted to him is a passion for all things vintage. “I don’t...
Crown Center Ice Terrace - A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A Kansas City Tradition on Ice The sounds of scratching metal against ice, accompanied by plenty of laughter, announce that it’s the holiday season in Kansas City once again. Crown Center’s Ice Terrace has been there for nearly half a century to help ice skaters...
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Vintage Inspired Sledding  – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks Today sledding is a fun wintertime activity for family and friends to enjoy together but it actually originates from ancient times. Sleds were created for practical use in areas of the world that had consistent snow cover. They began by being used to transport materials and people with...

Our Physical Bodies as Vintage

Our Physical Bodies as Vintage Hopefully, we live to a ripe old age and we age like fine wine.  With Jupiter in Scorpio until November 8, 2018, we are all seeking meaning in our life’s major transitions:  birth, puberty, menopause, andropause, marriage and divorce.  How we feel about these transitions, including the biggest one, death...
Gourmet Glamping - Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans

Gourmet Glamping – Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans

Gourmet Glamping – Chocolate Fudge Pie with Pecans Warm up this winter with dessert and a hot beverage! This time of the year is when traditions are revisited and re-imagined. While glamping or at home enjoy these vintage inspired recipes that encourage the memory of traditional recipes, while bringing them new life. The chocolate fudge...
Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’

Vintage ‘Attitude’ In the years leading up to World War I, there were few midtown streets in Kansas City as busy as 31st, the fast-moving artery going from the eastside to the west with crowded streetcars taking patrons to movie theaters, shopping districts, restaurants and neighborhood drugstores. One of those neighborhood pharmacies, at the corner...
Gnome-like but not quite

Gnome-like but not quite

Gnome-like but not quite If you’re looking for a super easy, unique DIY winter decor idea, this project is for you! It seems like everyone has an elf on their shelf, but you can stand out from the crowd by proudly displaying your very own handmade tomte. “What in the world is a tomte?” you...
Vintage Inspired Sledding  – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks

Vintage Inspired Sledding – Tips & Tricks Today sledding is a fun wintertime activity for family and friends to enjoy together but it actually originates from ancient times. Sleds were created for practical use in areas of the world that had consistent snow cover. They began by being used to transport materials and people with...
The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic

The Art Of The Vintage Picnic The art of the vintage picnic is about embracing the elegance of presentation and creating an easy menu! The perfect vintage basket, utensils, and blanket can be found at rummage sales, local vintage shops, or your grandmother’s attic. This is a guide to create the ideal vintage inspired picnic...
Artwork brings out the urge to explore

Artwork brings out the urge to explore

Artwork brings out the urge to explore The notion of art is so engrained in Sarah Xeno’s life that she described it as difficult to pinpoint the exact age in which it took over as her main interest – and later, as her career. “It’s just always what I did. It became my bliss,” Xeno...
Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun I’m not sure at what point the summer slides into fall but it is certainly something I feel in the air. Maybe it’s  just cooler temperatures but I want to start thinking Halloween! Colors begin to explode, trees are changing color and the farmer’s markets are full of fat orange pumpkins as well...
An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces Growing up, Pam Newton had an early attraction to vintage works that left her with the feeling of having been somewhere before. “I always feel like I came from the Thirties,” Newton said. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, she felt an instant connection to The Breakers (a late 1880s Vanderbilt...
Autumn Fashion

Autumn Fashion

Brighten Things Up! Autumn fashion is always full of the same burnt orange and crisp brown hues, so we’re mixing things up this year. These saturated ‘60s looks are sure to turn heads this season, and are perfect trends for the workplace or a night out on the town. Add a cardigan or throw on...
Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping F all glamping trips are the perfect time of the year to bake and enjoy the quintessential fall flavor, pumpkin! The leaves are changing color, while the air is turning cooler making it the perfect season to use the oven and warm up that glamper! The Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe can be made...