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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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...
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...