Historic Meets Modern

Historic meets modern at the Crossroads Hotel in Kansas City. The Crossroads keeps the spirit of the past alive by combining its two iconic buildings into a community-centered hotel. All 131 rooms and suites highlight the work of local artists, designers and purveyors. These artistic elements are found throughout the hotel, from the walls, furniture, lighting and amenities, complimenting the…

Dressed for Success

Imagine going to a job interview in your underwear. Seems ridiculous, right? But for those that are impoverished, this might as well be a reality. For every person that shouts, "Get a job!" on social media, there are many more desperately trying to find work while handicapped by inadequate resources at home. Clay County Clothes Closet seeks to ease that burden. 

Style in the Wild

When one thinks of places to escape to from Kansas City, Excelsior Springs may, surprisingly, make the list. The Elms Hotel and Spa has long been a destination for those wanting a 'staycation.' But recently, a new venue has caught travelers' eyes--Sundance Ranch. This wooded enclave just outside of downtown Excelsior Springs offers a unique alternative to a traditional hotel…

The September Issue

Hey Neighbors! It's September, so of course, that means that Anna Wintour and our editor, Rachel, are thinking about fashion. Luckily, there are a ton of hidden gems in the Northland when it comes to boutiques. While we may not have the Plaza or Halls, we have a wealth of options for unique but affordable clothing that can work for…

Adventures in Fashionland

Ah, the September issue. Even as a midwestern mom, I find myself drawn to Vogue’s September issue, lured in by the pouty models, impractical clothing and the heft of 200 pages of style that will someday trickle down to my local boutique. While my style is much more classic than trendy, I do like incorporating … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Oakhill Day School Welcomes New Vice President of Donor Relations Kris Wheeler joins Oakhill Day School as the new Vice President of Donor Relations and will be leading a staff of two, Rebecca DiGerlamo (Community Relations Coordinator) and Jennifer Perry (Stewardship Coordinator).    Wheeler has a long tenure of growing and leading Non-Profits which started … Continued

Pediatric Smiles Dentistry Shack Takeover at Lilo’s Shaved Ice

Pediatric Smiles Dentistry treated their patients with a smile on July 24th! With their 'Shack Takeover,' every patient and community member received a free small shaved ice as well as a bag with a toothbrushing timer and brushing calendar to keep them on track. It was great to see their community with healthy smiles! 

Ride for Cancer Supporting Kids Foundation

On August 3rd, kickstands were up and big hearts were riding to raise money for Supporting Kids Foundation. Participants enjoyed a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, food by local food trucks and music by Damien Gunn. Supporting Kids Foundation aims to relieve the day to day financial burdens from families dealing with pediatric cancer. 

Two Hearts, One Closet

When you meet your spouse, you likely have a lot in common--favorite musicians, restaurants, and even style choices. For Briarcliff West residents Ben Kruse and John Trombello, that shared taste also extends to their wardrobe. Luckily, their master closet has plenty of space for clothing and a few fun details as well. 

The Perfect Partner, The Perfect Ring

Is it time to shop for an engagement ring? Congratulations! Despite the magic of this special moment, engagement ring shopping can feel overwhelming, so here are a few tips to help make that search just a little easier.