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. 

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…

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

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

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…