When artist Kelly Porter walked into the completely gutted first floor of her future home, she wasn’t overwhelmed. She saw a blank canvas. “Everything was stripped,” Porter says of the 1969 Spanish revival home in Prairie Village. “Really, there was just a roof and then the existing footprint of the main house left. ”But a “big project” is what she was looking for, says Porter, whose desire… Continue reading An artist and designer collaborate to transform a gutted Spanish revival in Prairie Village
The playoffs aren’t anything new to Sporting Kansas City—the club is poised for its ninth appearance in ten years. This year’s club is tenacious, frequently winning from behind. Sporting KC is one of the favorites to win the 2021 Major League Soccer Cup, but the club has changed since its 2013 victory. If you haven’t… Continue reading Sporting KC is surging—here’s what you need to know to hop on the bandwagon
Does the word “shacket” ring any bells? The shirt-jacket combo has been gaining popularity, and the trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Shackets (or “surf shirts” to some) are prized for their versatility. This season, we’ll see the hybrids in a new range of styles and fabrics. Classic plaid and checkered variations will be cold-weather… Continue reading Shackets are the only outerwear you need this fall
In 2016, Jackie Myers found herself in Kansas City for a night, touring as a pianist with a pop band based out of Nashville. “The music was cool,” Myers says, “but it wasn’t jazz. I wasn’t fulfilled. I was tired of playing the same thing night after night.” Myers stepped into the Green Lady Lounge… Continue reading A jazz singer lives her dream by moving to KC
Recently, a friend said that if an espresso martini appears on a bar menu, it’s either outdated or a guilty pleasure—much like Sex and the City. I appreciate a proper espresso martini, so I’ve been asking bartenders and bar owners around Kansas City how they feel about the cocktail. There seems to be a consensus… Continue reading TikTok helped revive the espresso martini and We. Are. Here. For. It.