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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...
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...
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...
For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’

For artist Tammy Smith, ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ When it comes to thinking locally, Kansas City area artist Tammy Smith does it for about 30 different cities in the world — the number of cities this home-based creator has corralled into her line of city-themed home wares that are now being marketed nationally. Smith...

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...
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 items as well as all...
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 what is available. As each...
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 vintage inspired recipes that will...
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 Pike and Associate Director Adri...
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...