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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale. I snagged one because beneath all that honey stain, rounded edges and grime, I knew it still had some life left in it.  ...
DIY: Candy Crafts

DIY: Candy Crafts

Tricky Treats Our creative people take on the trend of the season My husband and I were inspired by our vintage plastic pumpkin collection and classic candy corn when making these easy and fun candy garlands. To make our wrapped candy garland, we used bath tissue and paper towel rolls cut to the same size...
Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Vintage Dining: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe A new spot serves up classic comfort food in the River Market district Words: Kirsten Hudson It’s Friday night. The bell of the new Kansas City streetcar chimes as it whirs by the entrance to City Market. Tomorrow, the market will come to life as people flock in from all over the metro to buy fruits and veggies, sample...
Fall Gourmet Glamping

Fall Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova Fall is the best time of the year because the air is cool and the sun is out creating a perfect weather for glamping! After a night of snuggling up in the glamper, wake up and take pleasure in the crisp mornings of fall—either glamping or at home—with these two modern...
Vintage Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Tour

Vintage Spaces: Frank Lloyd Wright Home Tour

Embracing Original Vision Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic design is still alive and well in Kansas City Words: Rhiannon Ross Photos: Jill DiMartino   Jim Blair reclines on a vibrant orange, Southwestern-print sofa, circa 1980s. On the coffee table, a plastic, lime green tumbler stands among stacks of books and old issues of Architectural Digest. “I don’t like this couch....
Seventies Fashion

Seventies Fashion

Seventies For the past four-and-a-half decades, 1970s fashions like denim flares, platforms, floral prints, polyester bells and wrap dresses cycled in and out of style. This fall, we’ve paired our favorite saturated fall hues and prints with a 1970 Chevelle SS to add the perfect amount of badass to our Joni Mitchell style. It embodies...
Vintage Spaces: 2016 Home Remedy Show House

Vintage Spaces: 2016 Home Remedy Show House

Home Remedy A year in the making, come inside and take a sneak peek at our 2016 Home Remedy show house … Photos: Jill DiMartino About the Designers: Deb Vogler has been creating her own brand of Comfort by Design for more than 15 years. She deals with all aspects of design, from budgeting, to...
Fashion - Heidi Hermann

Fashion – Heidi Hermann

Old & New Spring is the perfect time to add pops of color back into your wardrobe. When the season changes, we love adding hints of the new colors of the year. We’ve grabbed some of our favorite vintage fashion finds and teamed up with local designer Heidi Herrman to showcase her new Spring Collection....
Design Book: Living Room

Design Book: Living Room

Things I Learned from My Living Room By Jennifer Bertrand 1. Gnome Epiphany So there is never a sale that doesn’t peak my eyeballs. Often I am having whole dialogues in my head as to what I could do with whatever weird or bizarre or interesting object I come across. Recently, I came upon a sale...
Buying and Selling Vintage Crystal

Buying and Selling Vintage Crystal

Crystal Fundamentals A beginners guide to buying and selling crystal By Michael and James Fry, Brown Button Estate Sales When delving into a new category of buying and selling, the learning curve can often be a bit intimidating. Understanding the nuances of value for many categories can take months or even years to learn. However with...
DIY Mason Jar Crafts

DIY Mason Jar Crafts

Jar Appeal Mason jars are the darlings of the Pinterest/DIY world. Here are some new and tested ideas for this versatile trend. I have been saving baby food jars for a year now, thanks to my new baby nephew. I always think it’s a shame to fill the landfill with glass, and since my nephew...
Outdoor Special: Glamping

Outdoor Special: Glamping

Glamping Kicks on 66 Words by Andrea K. Grist Photos by Tiffany Marie Buckley My quest for the perfect vintage camper began with the idea of embarking on a project that my dad and I could do together. After a few months of searching ads and online listings we found the perfect one. As an added...
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