Happy Birthday to us!

That's right, it's our Anniversary issue once again! I've had the pleasure and privilege of learning about the great stories of the Northland since just after I moved to the area myself. It's been a great crash course in the best places to eat, shop, and spend time with my loved ones. I'm a particular fan of the Waggin' Trailz…

Dear Dad. . .

Happy Father's Day everyone! Our June issue is a love letter to men--the fathers, brothers, sons and neighbors that we can rely on, laugh with, and love. Look beyond the stereotypes--the meat, beer, sports, etc--and there are some amazing stories all over the Northland.

Who runs the world?

That's a great question! According to Beyoncé, girls run the world, but I think that the case can be made for women in general. And in May, we are focusing on the women that are changing the world in a variety of ways.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, friends! Although this winter was mild by any standard, it was still winter and I'm so glad to see my daffodils thriving despite late frosts. I'm excited to finally have warm breezes, midwestern thunderstorms, and the softly greening ground to walk upon with my daughter.

Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the Home issue! As someone that has stayed in quite a bit lately with a new baby, the issue of home is especially near to my heart. Finding the space where you can really relax is a tricky thing. Luckily here in the Northland, we have plenty to choose from so there's something for everyone!

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…

Happy New Year!

How many of you are reading this on the treadmill at an overly crowded gym? Now is the time when hope springs eternal--new weights are purchased, Christmas gifts of workout clothes are donned, and we all brush off our knowledge of how to properly do a squat. Although most of those resolutions are aspirational rather than realistic, the renewed energy…

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. . .

We may be a bit short on chestnuts but Jack Frost is finally nipping at our nose here in Kansas City. It's the holiday season and I couldn't be more excited! December is always a time of celebration with lots of parties, family gatherings, and shopping to keep us all busy. Sometimes we need a little reminder to slow down…

Adventure Awaits!

Every year, Northland Lifestyle features a 'Wild Adventure' issue. For many, that means exotic travel or adrenaline pumping feats of derring-do. And for some, that means striking out on one's own, bucking the status quo and making their own path. In this issue, we have a bit of both!

Raise a glass!

Ah, October. Is there anything sweeter than savoring a pint of Cinder Block's Block IPA or a glass of local wine as you gather with friends around the bonfire? As the weather cools and we slow down a bit from the hectic pace of summer, a relaxing beverage certainly sounds like heaven.

Hooves and claws and fur, oh my!

It's here! The annual Pets issue has arrived and I couldn't be more 
 excited to share this month's stories with you. Pets are a huge part of our lives but in this issue, we take a look into the lives of working animals. When it comes to crowd control, there's not much that's more effective, according to the KCPD,…

Home is where the heart is

Home grown. The theme for this month's issue is also the theme for the magazine in general--it is the people and businesses that make the fabric of the Northland. But this month we hone in on a few that are even more close to home--artists that paint heartbeats, artists that paint landmarks, retailers that sell hometown pride and more.

Summertime. . . And the living is easy

Well, at least the living is warm! As the heat wave set in early this year, know that I'm suffering right along with you, dear readers, as I baste in the heat at seven months pregnant. July in Kansas City is a serious undertaking and sometimes you just need to escape!

To Sir, With Love

Ah, June. June is the month where fragrant smoke fills the air, as a thousand backyard BBQ kings light the coals and show the family how grilling is done. It's when after work baseball leagues hit their stride and we start spending more time in the park with the kids and less time in front of the TV. And on…

Where the heart is

May has finally come and with it, the hope of stable weather, warm nights and balmy days. The smell of fresh cut grass will perfume the air and we will finally settle in to the best time of the year--the twilight between spring and summer. It's a time when grills are utilized, back porch beers are cracked open, and we…

Feeling Green!

Despite the mild winter and early spring, I can't think of a year when I've been more excited to garden! After a long summer last year of remodeling the back of our house, our yard is looking a bit worse for wear and now the season is upon us to make it beautiful again. What's your inspiration this spring?

Paint with Bold Strokes

Happy Spring, dear readers! March is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s the calendar home of my birthday, the first day of spring and this year, Easter. There is much to celebrate and this month we get to do it with art! I have always been an art lover whether that means painting, dance or performance. As…

Food lovers unite!

Food. It's a subject that I rarely get tired of talking about. Even in February, when I should be eyeball deep in a very healthy diet, my obsession is finding the most enjoyment from each bite. Luckily, I like fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, seafood and finding recipes to combine all of them.

New Year, Fresh Start

Oh, January. By the end of December's daze of parties and excess, it seems like almost a relief to turn our minds to the task of undoing all the festive damage of the holiday season. This month's focus on health and fitness gives me a chance to clear my head, strap on the workout gear and remind myself to get…

Happy holidays!

 Dear friends,   It is truly the merriest time of the year and I can't wait to celebrate. My sister is visiting for a month with her daughters and my mind is reeling from all the possibilities of celebration with my four-year old niece, Scarlett. The holidays are magical for many reasons but it's always more fun when you can experience…