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A Brookside Home is Transformed for the Holidays

Lorraine Colbert Elmore had a long career at Hallmark as a designer, photo stylist, art director, and studio manager. During her tenure she decorated a lot of Christmas trees, but it hasn’t…

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Sincerely Yours, Darryl Burton

Of the 600 letters Darryl Burton wrote from jail, one would free him from his wrongful murder sentence. Another would free his soul. ‘‘I’m glad to be here,” Darryl Burton begins his…

IN Conversation With Jim Nantz

Kansas City is a sports town. Even when we’re losing, we’re cheering. It defines us and endears us to the cadre of national personalities that come with professional league play. It’s certainly…

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‘Tis the Season to Dazzle

Photos by Aaron Leimkuehler From subtle sparkle to all-out glitz, our local jewelers have great gifts for your special someone. Mazzarese Jewelry (Parkway Plaza) Meierotto Jewelers (North Kansas City) Lilliane’s Jewelry (Leawood)…

Sparkle Plenty with Glitter Makeup

Glitter isn’t just appropriate for your decor this holiday season—it’s back with a vengeance on eyes, lips, cheeks, and even hair. But how do you rock the glitter trend without looking like…

Four Art Events You Should Not Miss in December

Muxe: An Artistic Approach to Gender Fluidity Mexican American artist Hugo Ximello-Salido will be among those exhibiting at the Queer Narrative Festival at Beco Gallery, the showroom of Beco Flowers in the…

Cuddle Up with a Cozy Throw

If you are an old-house aficionado, you may have a few favorite houses from the holiday movies of the 1940’s. Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck, Holiday with Katherine Hepburn and Cary…

Debra Hudacek Loves Houses!

Growing up on the East Coast with a fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Debra Hudacek might not have originally envisioned a career in the construction industry—but she soon discovered she…

John Eck’s Architectural Art

What does an architect and university professor do in his spare time? (We are begging the question of how he has spare time, but still.) If he’s John Eck, he creates ceramics.…

My Essentials: Anna Petrow Mulvihill

The Kansas City-based photographer (and influencer: follow her @annapetrow) may be local but her reach is national. Her work has been published in publications such as The New York Times, Travel &…

Reservation for One: Chewology

Chewology has come a long way—and we’re not just talking about its recent move from Lenexa’s Public Market to a dedicated space in Westport.  At the restaurant’s new home, formerly the site…

In the Kitchen: Pickles and Fish

During the holiday season, it’s comforting to be prepared for surprise visitors or unexpected invitations by having a beautiful and tasty dish you can quickly and easily assemble. Pickled foods fit the…

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