Gentlemen and Scholars

 Rev. Steven D. Graves III  Kansas City Fire Department, Youth Coordinator at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, KCKS  What was your first job? 

On My Bookshelf

As the senior pastor at Linden Baptist Church, Terry Webster pulls inspiration from everywhere. While the Bible may be the touchstone for his sermons, he often incorporates more contemporary writers in his messages as well. When he has a break from studying the Bible, he enjoys other perspectives, such as The Book of Joy by the Dalai Llama and Desmond…

The 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty AT4

When you're a car and truck connoisseur, like the staff at Reed Buick GMC, it takes a lot to excite you. Seeing a truck like the 2020 GMC Sierra Heavy Duty AT4 roll on the lot is one of those things. As a continuation of the towing capability of the 2019 GMC Sierra light duty, this workhorse makes heavy lifting look…


Happy Father's Day, gentlemen! I'm out numbered in my house right now, with my husband, Zach, and our son, Coy. I'm a proud #boymom especially because I have a great partner and example for him to look up to on what it means to be a man. Zach is as rambunctious and energetic as Coy is--he's a chip off the old block! 

Up Close and Personal

From designing the space to intentional selection of furniture, brand director, Lucy Rieger, considered no detail too small while her team planned for the company’s expansion.

June 2019 Around Town

Chicken N Pickle’s Alldredge Wins KC Dancing With the Stars The 8th annual Dancing with The Kansas City Stars brings in local celebrities to compete and raise money for needs-based tuition assistance for students at Cristo Rey. This year Chicken N Pickle Charity and Community Coordinator, Kelli Alldredge, took home the mirror ball trophy. On … Continued

The Hangar Party

On April 27th, the Airline History Museum was the scene of the largest fundraiser of the year for the Northland Early Education Center, a 510(c)(3) that provides early education and therapy services to children with special needs and typical needs. The event raised more than $75,000 for projects including a $3.7 million expansion and renovation to be … Continued

Eagle Animal Hospital Open House

On April 27, Eagle Animal Hospital opened their doors and invited people to see why pets are happier at Eagle! Tours were given to pet owners, including the surgical suites, training area, and pet resort. Attendees enjoyed raffles, giveaways, BBQ and cookies and the main event–Weiner Races. The staff of Eagle Animal Hospital is already … Continued

Marian Hope’s Trivia Night – Prom Edition

Friends of Marian Hope and trivia enthusiasts came together to create a memorable night of impact and totally awesome fun. With a theme of “Trivia for the Decades – Prom Edition”, all the classics were relived. It was a winning night for children in our community!

Lunge Toward Fitness

The majority of Americans sit too much. Whether we are on the couch or working at the office, this sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on our bodies. Jonny Mack, one of the personal trainers and co-owners of Anytime Fitness in Liberty explains how sitting isn't just rounding our shoulders; it's killing our legs too. 

Get My Name Right: Noe Palma

It's Noe, pronounced 'NO E'. There, that's out of the way. It's the question that Noe Palma got so often that he named his debut album, "Get My Name Right," just to clear things up. But this country crooner/trop rocker has his Filipino father to thank for the memorable moniker. 

Generations of Revelations: KC Friends of Alvin Ailey Gala

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey honored their 35th anniversary with a Gala at the KC Marriott Downtown on May 4. More than 700 people came out to support the organization and enjoy an evening of dance, diversity and inspiration. The event featured performances by the Ailey II Dancers, AileyCamp the Group dancers, and story … Continued

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

What Makes A Man?

If you love movies, and I do, you may have seen The Kingsmen a few years back. In it, Colin Firth plays an undercover member of Britains most secret society, the Kingsmen. And in it, he answers this question, “Manners maketh man.”  Manners do make the man but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. … Continued

Hustle and Flow

 Cassie Pruessner  Owner/instructor of Studio 10 dance in Liberty   Who makes up your family?

Imaging for Women

Mammograms: they strike fear into the heart of many women. They are traditionally uncomfortable, and the fear of the unknown can be daunting. But according to the American Cancer Society, all women with a reasonable risk of cancer (that means you) should get a yearly mammogram starting at age 40. Sor when the time comes, choose someone that will make this…


 1. A Good Pair of Shoes!  Ok, spoiler alert, I sell good shoes.  But I wouldn't do it if I didn't believe in what we do at The Running Well Store!  I have seen clients come in with plantar fasciitis, back pain, knee pain – you name it.  I have watched them get fitted for a good pair of shoes…

May 2019 Around Town

Documentary to Highlight Jewish Military Members in World War II During the 2018-19 academic year, Park University and the National Archives at Kansas City have partnered to commemorate the University’s Year of Engagement, a year of conversation and action on its Kansas City area campuses and in the community. The Year of Engagement Documentary Series … Continued

More than Just Dance

It's May, and we are celebrating the women in our lives--the mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends that support, encourage, and challenge us to attain our fullest potential. I've always been passionate about empowering women of all ages and backgrounds. It's kind of a family mandate! 

Strong Enough for a Woman

Remember that old Secret deodorant commercial? The tagline was “strong enough for a man, made for a woman.” At the time, it seemed fearless and edgy; now, it sounds ridiculous. Strength comes in many forms, whether you’re referring to mental or physical strength, but the days of seeing women as the ‘weaker sex’ are coming to … Continued

Hoops for Hounds

Hoops for Hounds is KC Pet Project’s March-Madness-themed annual fundraiser. It took place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Boulevard Brewing Co. and featured a raffle, Silent Auction, and Plinko game all benefiting our pets as well as heavy appetizers and desserts by Cupini’s, Boulevard beer and wine, and a commemorative custom pint glass.

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

From Ear to Ear

 "I love you."  That was the last thing that Liberty native and William Jewell graduate Shanna Adamic heard in her right ear--words of love from her husband as she went into brain surgery in January 2018. The surgery was the culmination of a series of divine events that led to her discovery of an acoustic neuroma, a rare brain tumor that…

Whiskey in a Teacup

There's a modern misconception that there's such a thing as 'girly' drinks and 'manly' drinks. The world of spirits is inhabited and enjoyed by both genders. Of course, those making spirits are still predominately men, which the exception of Benay Shannon, the head distiller at Restless Spirits in North Kansas City. Shannon is the only female distiller in Missouri, and…

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…

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.

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…

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

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

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.

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…

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. 

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…

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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,…

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…