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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Homes tour to bring history to life

Homes tour to bring history to life

Homes tour to bring history to life History is everywhere in Lexington, Missouri. It’s in the small businesses that line the town’s picturesque Main Street. It’s on the tongues of its residents. It’s in the swirling waters of the Missouri River, through which steamboats snaked in the mid-19th century. It’s even literally embedded in part...
Vintage Treats, Old Stories

Vintage Treats, Old Stories

Vintage Treats, Old Stories Phones buzzing, cars honking, schedules beckoning — switch off the notifications, belly up to the counter, and indulge yourself with a treat and a story of the past. Fox’s Drugstore and Soda Fountain in Raytown has been in the Fox family since 1953. Lowe’s Soda Fountain has been an icon of...
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...

Elements and Vocation

Elements and Vocation Your 10th house sign will naturally challenge your personal growth shown through your Sun sign. 10th Sign Relationships give many clues in your vocation and your role in the community. Fire (Aries, Leo & Sagittarius) The boss of the fire element is earth. This controller checks your financial ledger and tells you...
Local Runway Fashion Show

Local Runway Fashion Show

Local Runway is a unique fashion show experience, new to Kansas City, showcasing only Kansas City based designers and boutiques. Sit along the runway to view local looks—exclusive to this show. Directly following the show, enjoy an after party/shopping event, where looks just presented on the runway will be up for grabs, or guests can...

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?...
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...
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 to the brim with water,...
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 and new electricity, a new...
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 PULIS, GABRIELLE STUART, ALYSSA SCHOEN,...