Your Brain on Travel

We are told to do it while we are young. It makes us richer and endows us with opportunity. Those who didn’t get enough of it might feel remorse in their twilight years. I am not referring to saving money - though saving money certainly helps with the subject at hand.

ReSale Shop

 First Stop  Do you have a donation chair? You know the one--it's typically covered with last year's trends that either didn't fit or just weren't a good idea in the first place. Maybe it's a box for you, one filled with odds and ends that you just can't find a good use for and Marie Kondo says they have to…

Tru Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen believes delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand-in-hand. Without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence, their menu was inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse. Shannon Keller, True Food Kitchen's chief marketing officer, is excited for Kansas City to experience their vibrant culture and robust culinary scene at their newest restaurant located…

Paiche With Pickled Watermelon Salad

Lindsey Bishop Clark is a local creator, writer, home entertainer, recipe developer, and culinary storyteller. Her motto is “Make it beautiful.” She tends to live and breathe that motto in everything that she does but especially in the kitchen and on a plate. Her food is mostly healthy; however, she is never afraid to throw a little butter, cream or sugar in. She likes…

Hello Neighbors

Spring is a time of new beginnings and I’m taking that very literally this year! I’m Jeron, the new Publisher of Northland Lifestyle Magazine.

April 2019 Around Town

Tri-County Heart and Sole 5K come to Macken Park Tri-County Mental Health Services invites the community to raise awareness and reduce stigma for children and families challenged with mental illness at its annual 5K run/walk. This year’s Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk will at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Macken Park in North Kansas … Continued

A World Worth Saving

You are saving the world. That’s how I like to think of living mindfully and lowering my impact on the planet. Adding a little heroism to a concept like recycling can make taking out the trash a bit more fun. But no matter how you think about it, small changes can add up to significant … Continued

32nd Annual Kansas City Heart Ball

The 32nd Annual Kansas City Heart Ball was held on March 2 at the Kansas City Convention Center and raised $930,000 for the American Heart Association. These funds will be used to fund critical research, education, and programs in Kansas City. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, live & silent auction, and a musical performance by Lost Wax and … Continued

Children’s Mercy Red Hot Night Gala

 A ‘Million Dreams’ filled the room at the 15th Annual Red Hot Night Gala held February 16 at the Kay Barnes Ballroom. More than 1,600 guests spent the evening enjoying cocktails, live music, gourmet dinner by Fiorella’s, auctions and dancing. Guests shared the love with Children’s Mercy and raised a record $2.39 million in support the … Continued

Going Green

Living Sustainably in Style Article Nicolette Martin Did you know that in 2016, world plastic production totaled around 335 million metric tons, according to the Earth Day Network? Although you probably can’t singlehandedly change the environmental toll of the amount of plastic pollution that comes from that kind of number, we’ve rounded up a few … Continued

Mitch e Amaro

If one wants to procure a bottle of spirits for consumption at home, one needn't look too far to find a liquor store, grocery store or gas station. But for someone looking for exactly the right spirit for a particular cocktail, it can be a bit of a challenge, especially if your tastes run to the bitter or smoky flavors…

Curiosity Passport

Alexis Webb Bechtold has the sort of ebullient personality that invites someone to talk to her. It's fitting then that her art installation at the Paper Birch Landing Gallery is essentially a visual guidebook to 24 public art pieces around the Kansas City metro area.

A Place to Call Home

We all have dream homes, right? Homes that have enough space to accommodate family and friends but locations that still feel peaceful? Luckily, these homes aren't just dreams--they are well within reach with three properties that are currently available through Reese Nichols realtors,  Wolfe-Sweeney & Courtney. 

The Goody Basket

There's nothing better than welcoming a beloved friend or family member into your home, is there? Well, maybe there is--surprising them with a basket of thoughtfully chosen goodies! Every guest room can benefit from a welcome basket and Melinda Diaz, owner of Design in the City at The Village at Briarcliff, has plenty of ideas to make your basket spectacular. 

Stiff Competition

Does trying to buy a house feel like a full-time job? If you’ve been frequently outbid or struggling to find something in your price range, it’s not just bad luck. Inventory levels are low across the country, including in St. Louis and Kansas City, where the average time to sell all houses on the market has been hovering at around two…

Deep breaths

The word 'aromatherapy' conjures up images of relaxed spa days and gentle music. But according to Susie Gibson, manager at Par Exsalonce Salon and Day Spa at Zona Rosa, aromatherapy is something that you can incorporate into your daily routine. As an Aveda spa, Par Exsalonce incorporates their naturally derived essential oils that are safe to use on the skin…

March 2019 Around Town

Bethany Frankel At the Homes show The Greater Kansas City Home and  Lifestyle Show is pleased to announce that Bethenny Frankel, the self-made businesswoman, TV producer, natural foods chef, multiple New York Times bestselling author and mother, will headline the 2019 show. Frankel is the founder and CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women. She … Continued

Party Arty 2019

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrated excess with a theme of Napoleon: Splendor and Power for this year's Party Arty Gala on February 2. Money raised through Party Arty supports education efforts, community outreach initiatives, and helps maintain free access to over 500,000 visitors each year.

Challenge your Fashion

The 12th Annual Challenge Your Fashion event on January 26, 2019 was filled with fun and fashion.  Models included Kansas City Royals Pitcher Brad Keller and Center Fielder Brian Goodwin. This year's event raised more than $145,000 for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program, which helps children and young adults with diverse abilities gain strength, confidence, and … Continued

Welcome Home

Dear Readers,  My house is a mess. You how you always have one friend that perpetually says that her house is a mess, but her idea of a mess is a few papers on an otherwise pristine kitchen island? Yeah, I’m not that friend. I’m the one that legitimately can’t keep up with the amount … Continued

Home Away from Home

Vacation Your Way and Book a Luxurious Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway Photography provided by HomeAway When you’re determining where to go for your next trip, it can be difficult to decide among sights to see, food to eat and adventures to have. From wine country to the mountain state, we’ve rounded up a … Continued

Feed Supply Market & Deli: “Our Home or Yours”

Hope Dillon understands what it’s like to work long days and then have to consider what to do about meals for the family. Grabbing something on the run may be an option, but depending upon where you get it, it’s not always the healthiest--or even tastiest--option. Dillon doesn’t want you to deprive yourself of good food, and as the owner of…

Green and Leafy Leads to Healthy

The plants you bring inside do more for your home than simply beautify the space. They also help make it healthier. House plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out clean oxygen, but they are also cleaning the air of other common household pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde.

Honing Their Craft

Makers. The term has an instant image attached--the artsy type making Etsy-worthy items in their kitchen after work. But those that we consider makers are those that create in any way. We caught up with three different makers to explore the ways that they are enhancing the Northland. 

Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Kansas City has been creating transformational opera experiences for more than 60 years. Lyric Opera currently performs in the heart of the city at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with Tracy Davis-Singh as the director of production.    “I coordinate all members of the production team, from costumes and scenery to lighting and makeup,” says…

What are you working on?

Angela Walters started learned how to quilt from her husband's grandfather. The nine block quilt that they made together still covers her bed but her skills have definitely improved! Now, the owner of Quilting is my Therapy, a fabric, quilting, and notions shop on the Liberty Square, is well known for her free motion machine quilting. She not only quilts,…

The Perfect Fundraising Recipe: Art Soup and Synergy Services Youth Resiliency Center

It’s amazing how something as seemingly simply as a bowl of soup can make the soul feel so good. When partnered with a great cause, it becomes a delightful embrace of the senses.

February 2019 Around Town

Park University Names E-Sports Coach Park University, which became the first college/university in the Kansas City area to announce that it would offer a varsity e-sports program starting with the Spring 2019 semester, has appointed Ashley Jones as its first e-sports coach. Jones began her duties at Park on Jan. 7. Jones will oversee Park’s … Continued

Curating Creativity

February–it may be the shortest month but in the midst of the doldrums of winter, it can also be the month that pushes you to be the most creative! While I’m enjoying having a ‘real’ winter again, I have to admit that cabin fever has set in a bit. Luckily, I have a curious toddler … Continued

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

Locally Sourced

In an unassuming strip center just off of North Oak Trafficway, the best cuisine of Jordan is being served by husband and wife team, Mohamed and Kholoud al Bataineh. Queen Sweets and Bakery is known for their shwarma and mashawi platters, full of spice and flavor. Here, they share the secrets to their famous saffron rice. More than just a…

January 2019 Around Town

BigWigs Selects Amy Patel, M.D., of Liberty Hospital The Susan G. Komen Foundation of Kansas & Western Missouri selected fellowship-trained breast imaging specialist Amy Patel, M.D., to participate in its BigWigs campaign. She is the medical director of Liberty Hospital Women’s Imaging. During the campaign through February 2019, each BigWig will raise at least $1,500 to … Continued

Harvest Ball 2018

Harvest Ball 2018 took on the look of a traditional 50s Prom. Guests dined and danced to tunes from the early days of rock ‘n roll and raised money for 21 grant recipients. With nearly $8 million in grants awarded in 32 years, Harvest Ball Society raises money and awareness that impacts people in need in Clay and Platte … Continued

Stand up for Synergy

Norm Macdonald headlined this stand-up comedy benefit, raising over $425,000 to help Synergy Services in its mission to overcome family violence in our community. His stand-out performance was complemented with a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.

2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast for Classical Education

Borromeo Academy hosted their 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast on December 7 with proceeds totaling $60,000. Mass began at 7:30 am, followed by breakfast where St. Charles’ Pastor, Fr. Don Farnan, and Borromeo Academy’s Principal, Ann Lachowitzer, shared updates on the positive growth. The event ended with a tour through Borromeo Academy classrooms, the new Fine Arts floor and … Continued

New Year, New You

Happy new year! 2018 was a great year for me personally and I can’t wait to see what 2019 holds. Here at Northland Lifestyle, January offers a chance for another twelve months of getting to know you, one neighbor at a time. Of course, most of us have some resolutions each year, many of them … Continued

Kansas City Illusion Synchronized Skating Teams: Together, They Are One

When these athletes are on the ice, they seem to be right at home. With 70+ athletes comprising six competitive teams, Kansas City Illusion Synchronized Skating Teams glide like poetry in motion. The only team sport inside of figure skating, synchronized skating combines the essence of singles skating with sportsmanship, commitment, and the invaluable support of a team. And while…

Putting ‘personal’ back into patient care

Just about every health care provider hopes to be known for that “personal” touch, but one Northland surgery center seems to be delivering on that boast.

A Visit to Carriacou – Just What the Doctor Ordered

Travel is good for the body and soul. Numerous scientific studies from credible organizations prove that a vacation minimizes stress and depression, reduces risk of heart attack, increases creativity and overall levels of happiness.

Drink your greens!

Each year, I tell myself the same thing--I'm going eat heatlhier, starting with getting more veggies in my diet. Every year, that resolution fizzles fast. But maybe the problem isn't the veggies but the delivery system! When you have a green smoothie, all you need is a straw and one hand to pack in vitamins A, C, E, and iron.…

All I want for Christmas . . .

 On the road with Diana Lambdin-Meyer  Diana isn't just an avid traveler--she's a travel writer, living the dream and make her travels work as a career. She and her husband, Bruce, have quite the collection of Christmas ornaments they have gathered from their world travels, making their tree unique. When she isn't writing for major newspapers, in-flight magazines, and Northland…

Lost Wax

If you're looking for a party, there's no other place to be this New Year's other than The View at Briarcliff. Why? Because that's where Lost Wax will be playing! The band, which includes a pool of 30 musicians, has been performing together since 1998 to play hits from all genres. On New Year's Eve, the lineup will feature seven…


It's been a whirlwind year and we want to say thank you for making it so worthwhile! 2018 welcomed a lot of new blood--Aaron Blair, our new publisher infused very welcome energy into the magazine. My newest addition, Indra Leimkuehler, has taken me back to the simple things--the beauty of a fleeting smile, the true value of uninterrupted sleep (Thank…

December 2018 Around Town

Linden Baptist Church Hosts Small Mall A Northland tradition will be revived at Linden Baptist Church on December 7 and 8. In the heyday of Antioch Shopping Center, every Christmas season meant that children had a chance to shop at the ‘Small Mall,’ a collection of affordable small gifts that children could purchase for their … Continued

Toddies and Tomes

With winter's early onset this year, there's nothing to do but curl up in a cozy corner and get lost in a book. Here are a few recent releases that will hopefully get you through until spring. And what makes a solo session with a book even better? A cocktail. Whip up a Louisburg Toddy, made with locally produced J.…

A Bit of Holiday Cheer

Happy holidays, dear readers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year around my house–I’m already behind on the baking but the shopping is going well and I’m anticipating lots of family time as the big event draws close. This year, I have even more to celebrate. My daughter, Indra Selene, was born on November … Continued

9th Annual Champagne and Chocolate

On November 3rd, guests gathered to celebrate the work of the Southwest Boulevard Family Health CARE, hosted by Lauren and Aaron Blazar. Guests enjoyed chocolate from the city's best confectioners as well as champagne. The event raised more that $100,000 to support affordable health care services for SBFHC. 

Worth remembering

The small dents in her mom’s car represented much more than a potential repair bill.

Celebrate: Imaging For Women’s Survivor Event

Imaging for Women hosted their 4th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration on September 21st at their Northland location. This yearly gathering honors their patients who have battled breast cancer and won, as well as the families and friends who support them. Guests enjoyed food from Chuy’s Mexican, sweets from Nothing Bundt Cakes, a pink champagne … Continued

One Fire: Three ways to spark!

Robert Girard of Wolfe Sweeney & Courtney sees a lot of beautiful homes in his line of work, but one of his most recent listings stands out. This home, featured on the 2018 Homes of Note tour to support the Symphony Guild, has many stand out features, but this mantlepiece is one of his favorites. Designer John Shackleford of Shackelford…