Trago: A Sip, A Bite, A Memory

Trago: A Sip, A Bite, A Memory 4

Memories. That’s what Trago, the new tapas restaurant in Kansas City near Liberty, is based on. Kandi Kerns, the chef/owner is capturing the feeling and essence of dining experiences long past and making them available for the hungry diner today.

Run to Stop It

Run to Stop It 4

A civilized society must rise up and say “not in our city, not in our nation, not in our world!”
These are the words of Phillip O’Reilly: husband, father, grandfather, and pastor of Rock of KC, a nondenominational church in the Northland. When O’Reilly learned that there is worldwide demand for children who are trafficked for sex with adults, he knew he had to do something.

February 2017 Around Town

February 2017 Around Town

In response to growing demand for private banking and wealth management services in the Northland, The Commerce Trust Company recently added a dedicated representative in its Parkville branch location.
“We are opening an office in Parkville because we want to be more accessible to our growing client base in Platte County to help service them where they live,” said Andrew Kaplan, director of private banking for The Commerce Trust Company. “This expansion allows us to be more engrained in the community, which is important to us.”

Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience

Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience 6

ReDiscover’s 2nd annual Take a Bite Out of Stigma: A Culinary Experience had another record-breaking year! More than 400 guests savored delicious bites from Kansas City’s finest restaurants and participated in silent and live auctions. 
Proceeds support ReDiscover’s programs that provide behavioral health services to over 37,000 individuals each year.

A Very Northland 
Valentine’s Day

A Very Northland 
Valentine's Day

Dear Readers,
I have to admit–I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day person. Sure, I love romance but I also don’t want my husband to spend 500% more on flowers than he would in January or March, just because Cupid said he should. I’m more of low-key. If we go out, it will probably be to the White Horse Pub where we can make googly eyes at each other over our daughter in her car seat and fish and chips.

Stained Glass Creations Creates Art From the Heart and Lasting Memories

Stained Glass Creations Creates Art From the Heart and Lasting Memories 10

Dave and Valerie Phillips sometimes see the world through rose-colored glass, sometimes through blue, and other times simply a clear textured pane.
As stained glass artists and owners of Stained Glass Creations, LLC, the Phillips are in the business of creating artwork that others envision, turning dreams into reality, and personal memorabilia into displayable conversation pieces.

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things 17

Top three items you can’t live without: Water, phone and dark chocolate.


Favorite spots in KC: The Plaza, Kauffman Performing Arts Center and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her 9

Parabo Press: Inspired by small-batch print processes, Parabo Press is the perfect gift for the photo-taking woman in your life. Offering products from square prints, both black and white and color engineer prints, 14-month photo calendars, glass prints and hardcover photo books, there’s truly something for everyone. Parabo.Press

Hugo Tea Delivers Adventure One Sip at a Time

Hugo Tea Delivers Adventure One Sip at a Time 7

In the modest front office of Hugo Tea Company, owner and founder Tyler Beckett adds heated water from a kettle into a clay teapot small enough to easily cup it in two hands. The teapot, etched on the side with Chinese characters, contains loose leaves of Da Ye Xi. The Chinese green tea has a smooth character and savory-sweet flavor.