Craft Beer Buzz

Boulevard may have paved the way for craft beer in Kansas City, but now small, independent breweries are popping up all over the metro, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit, convivial environment and full-flavored pours to the city and suburbs.

The Midwest Heritage Homes Team

For Realtors Ann and Jon Pye, the transition from public education to serving the public’s real estate needs was a natural shift. This couple started serving in real estate two years ago but joined the Midwest Heritage Homes Team two months ago, after enjoying multiple years as elementary school principals in Independence, Missouri.

Designer Top Picks

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Refurbishing History

As owners of Bella Patina, Nick and Megan Allen have always been drawn to old homes and vintage items. Not surprisingly, their home was originally built in 1898, and it and has been one of their biggest projects to date.

Going on a Safari

The goal for this nursery was to infuse the vintage safari theme without making it feel too much like a typical themed kids space. The textural and moody finishes incorporate a sophisticated element yet still have a fun, youthful feel to the space.

Letter from the Editor

I love a good home project. There is something invigorating about freshening up a room with new paint or bringing in a splash of color with throw pillows or updating a room with a total transformation.  I am a DIY’er by nature and always have something I am working on, but my latest project has … Continued

The 16th Annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast

The 16th annual Mayor's Character Breakfast celebrated twelve Reflection of Character recipients, one Business of Ethics, and one Lifetime Achievement recipient . The keynote speaker was an 11 year old social media super star, Olivia Van Ledtje, who encourages kids to use social media to be ambassadors for the change they want to see in the world.  

The Lee’ Summit Chamber Annual Gala

The Lee’s Summit Chamber’s nautical-themed Annual Gala was held January 26 at The Pavilion at John Knox Village. Nearly 500 Chamber members and guests enjoyed a plated dinner, member awards, casino games, live and silent auctions and much more.

Grand Opening of FLOC5 & Co

FLOC5 & Co Clothing Boutique held its Grand Opening Event located on Southwest Blvd., Kansas City.  Custom mixing was provided by DJ Cameron Birdsall, the fresh and beautiful bites prepared by Boardmoms KC, cocktails from Kyle Bennett of Lark A Fare, and live mannequins in the storefront windows was performed by the dancers from Dance.Fit.Flow.  … Continued

Concentrating on detail can refresh any home.

Megan Mosier is the talent behind Megan Gensky Interiors, and she lends her personal touch to each new project she works on. This featured home sits on a beautiful lake lot, which lent itself to some exciting changes.

Good Deeds

If you expect your realtor to keep up with the fast-changing, ever-challenging world of real estate while still delivering old-fashioned values with timeless class, you’ve just come home.

At Home with Becky Hillyard

Creative Becky Hillyard showcases her love of a neutral color palette, rich textures and workhorse statement pieces that will grow with her family on her lifestyle site, Cella Jane Blog. Named after her grandmother, the internationally popular blog is a place where Hillyard finds connection and shares inspiration on topics of fashion, beauty, fitness, baby, motherhood and more.