Letter from the Creative Director

When I was a child, I believed my dad could make absolutely anything. He was a contactor and electrician by trade, and growing up in a large family, he often was knocking down walls to build on another room or remodel the existing structure to accommodate more people. If my mom could dream it up, my dad could build it.…

The Missouri Mission of Mercy (MOMOM) Free Dental Clinic

The 2 day free dental clinic held at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence saw the following results: 1,513 patients were treated, $885,659 provided in free care. 1,100+ volunteers including 200+ dentists and medical professionals helped. Local dentists, Dr. Opdahl , Dr. Bowen , and Dr. Elias and the entire team from Dental Arts participated in the event.

Chief’s Flag Hanging on The Plaza

To celebrate the upcoming Chiefs season, KC Wolf raised flags and outfitted statues on the Country Club Plaza.

October 2016 Around Town

For many years the SCA athletes in both soccer and football have scheduled their games on Saturday afternoon due to the fact that the school did not have field lights in place. That is not longer the case at SCA. “For our soccer teams, it will allow our Varsity and Junior Varsity matches to be completed without the worry of…

Costumes by Sarah Lodge

Many of my favorite childhood memories revolve around Halloween. Not so much the candy (I was a saver, not a binger) but the costumes. If we ever had a store bought costume, it was not one I remember. Growing up, my parents encouraged creativity in all things, and Halloween was no exception. There were wigs, face paint, paper mache heads…

Where the Wild Things Are Romp

The enjoyment of dressing up in a costume goes beyond just Halloween. They can turn parties in to a magical experience of fantasy and make-believe. Themed Parties, such as this literature-based “Wild Things” celebration can easily create a charming atmosphere for guests with just a few simple props, costumes and a creative food spread.

Meet the Makers: Brendan & Amanda O’Shaughnessy

Ocean & Sea was established in 2013 by creative duo Brendan & Amanda O’Shaughnessy with a simple yet daunting task, to dream again. They sail around the city and across the country selling crafted goods on a landlocked Sailboat in the shape of their iconic logo which acts as their mobile pop up shop. The Sailboat was built by their…

Meet the Maker: Chad Hickman

Chad Hickman grew up right here in the Heartland, in Olathe to be exact. As a kid, he dreamed of Royals baseball and one day hitting the ball over the wall in the bottom of the ninth to win the World Series. Baseball was one of his greatest passions. That is why he, like so many other kids growing up…

Meet the Maker: Amina Marie Millnery

Amina Hood, designer and owner of Amina Marie Millinery, creates couture and one-of-kind headwear for clients and events around the world. Her designs have been featured in magazines, museum exhibits and on the runways.

Meet the Maker: Janet Smith

For Janet Smith, owning and tending to her herd of 200 goats at Borgman’s Farmstead Dairy means maintaining the legacy of her grandmother, Blanche Borgman, who founded the dairy in 1935.

Meet the Maker: Erin Bell

When four-year-old Lucas Bell came home to Lee’s Summit from his native Uganda in 2011, he had some healing to do. His adoptive parents Roger and Erin Bell would provide salve in the form of a loving family, but Erin quickly realized she would also need a skincare solution to soothe the then four-year-old’s parched skin.

Personalized Throw Pillows

All the rage in pillows these days seems to be trendy typography and personalization. Whether it be Pottery Barn, Anthropology or Crate & Barrel, everyone is selling these for a pretty penny. Often I find pillows with a quote I like however not a font that matches my style. I was determined these pillows could be custom designed with my…

Travel Edit

travel at top- Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, brings a few local favorites along with her as she hits the streets of New York CIty.

Meet the Maker: Gina Seibel

In April 2015, Gina Seibel was riding high on the Royal’s 2014 season and in search of just the right T-shirt to express her love for the boys in blue and their swagger. But she encountered a snag. At 5’10, she found that most of the Royals women’s-fit T-shirts she tried on weren’t comfortable for her body type.So Seibel, a…

Creativity Flows from Brain and Brush of Lee’s Summit Artist

Bob Bond, a Lee’s Summit veritable artist in residence, has wowed such iconic personalities as Liberace, Barbara Streisand, Cher, Derrick Thomas, Elvis Presley, Burt Reynolds, Elton John and Batman! His canvas is not only paper, but the doors, hoods, bumpers and bodies of vehicles, safes, time capsules and a lot more.

Fall Homes Tour

Estes Park, by Award Winning Summit Custom Homes, has brand new floor plans and offers great use of space. Gorgeous granite in all bathroom & kitchen, and the 5" hand scraped hardwood flooring adds additional beauty to the space. The home also boasts a wide open loft as you come up to the second level. Along with a huge cover…


travel at top- Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, brings a few local favorites along with her as she hits the streets of New York CIty.