The Peaceful Patio

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  If there's one thing that I love in the summertime, it's a cold glass of rosé, a nibble of strong cheese, and a bit of shade with a breeze. Luckily, the Northland is rife with beautiful patio spaces where friends can gather for laughs at dusk or the lone wolf can hide out…

A Morning Indulgence

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  Lazy mornings are part and parcel with summer fun. And what's more fun than an indulgent breakfast? If you're feeling industrious, whip up this classic recipe from the White Horse Cafe in Parkville, Mo. If you're feeling a little more lazy, stop in and have them do the hard part for you!   Smoked…

Splash into Summer!

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Provided  Sure, we all love a good pool day in the dog days of summer, but if you're young, a sprinkler will do! Luckily, the Northland has four great splash pads where kids can cut loose and get wet for free. And Mom and Dad, I don't think anyone will mind if you run through…

Tiny Houses Hold Big Dreams for Homeless Vets

 Article Peggy Parolin | Photography Joel Schneider  The headlines abroad read, “The US Spends Trillions On Wars, But Veterans Sleep In Streets.”  Locally, retired Army Specialist Brandonn Mixon, co-founder of the Veterans Community Project, (VCP), works on moving homeless veterans off the streets and into tiny houses. He wants Kansas City to be an example of what can happen when…

Cordial Craft

 Article Allison Swan | Photography Paul Versluis  Cordial Craft is Kansas City’s newest craft cocktail catering service specializing in fresh, made-to-order seasonal drinks using locally sourced produce. Brandon and Alyssa Burke, the bar-savvy couple behind the beverage business, traded their belongings for a motorhome and made the journey from California to the Midwest seeking adventure.   “Cordial Craft was started almost by…

A Summer Splash!

A summer splash indeed! As July hits, it seems like it’s been summer for years already but that won’t dull my enthusiasm! Our summer issue is all about what matters–our veterans, our families, and the places where we can enjoy them.  This issue also marks the seventh anniversary of Northland Lifestyle Magazine! It’s hard to … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Tradition Home Group Joins BHGRE Kansas City Homes Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes (BHGRE Kansas City Homes) announces that they have merged with the Tradition Home Group Team led by Shannon Stumpenhaus and Nickole Pittala.  The highly successful team of 10 agents and 5 professional staff were the #7 selling team … Continued

Global Orphan Project’s Feed 100K Event

On May 12th, more than 800 volunteers gathered to help the Global Orphan Project pack more than 100,000 meals for food-vulnerable children around the world. MannaPack meals are designed to quickly reverse and prevent malnutrition. For more information, visit GoProject.org. 

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Over 400 guests enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Kansas City Zoo, as they gathered to celebrate kindness at Synergy Services’ 28th annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards. More than $180,000 was raised to support community education programs Synergy provides to teach healthy relationship skills and prevent family violence.

Callsign Brewing Founded by Veterans to Honor Heroes

 Article Pete Dulin | Photography Joel Schneider  Callsign Brewing originated as an idea by homebrewers, veterans, and longtime friends Steve Sirois and Morris Loncon that became a mission. The brewery and beers honor active, veteran, and fallen members of the military. Owned by Steve and wife, Chandra, they enlisted son Steve Sirois Jr. and friends Larry Walter, Steve Fry and others…