Converting a three hundred-pound water trough into a bathroom sink was just one of the challenges that made the renovation of this Brookside home truly one to remember. “We, along with the homeowners, wanted to make a statement in the powder room,” says Tara Davis of Cicada Company, the design and construction firm behind the… Continue reading A century-old home in Brookside gets a ‘Down to Earth’ renovation
Six amazing new hotels for epic weekend getaways from KC WORDS Martin Cizmar, Mary Henn, Rob Henrichs, Natalie Torres Gallagher PHOTOGRAPHY Zach Bauman, Joshua Beecher, Caleb Condit, Rebecca Norden St. Louis, MO Book the Look St. Louis’ Angad Arts Hotel is one of the most unique in the country. MARTIN CIZMAR Walk down the hallway… Continue reading Six Great Newish Hotels For Weekend Roadtrips from KC
West Coast Crunch Marion native Josh Tajchman brings Cali-style street tacos to his hometown BY Mary henn | PHOTOGRAPHY BY zach bauman THAT ONE PLACE Marion is fourteen hundred miles from Hermosa Beach, but you only have to go a half mile down Main Street from the Elgin to get authentic California-style street tacos. Chef… Continue reading Marion native Josh Tajchman brings Cali-style street tacos to his hometown
Old Waters Find craft beers and diner-style burgers in the historic downtown Excelsior Springs BY MARY HENN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CALEB CONDIT & REBECCA NORDEN THE ATLAS SALOON Downtown Excelsior Springs is just under a ten-minute drive from Sundance Ranch, and there are many drinking, dining and shopping options—including two breweries, a wine mercantile, a diner and… Continue reading Find craft beers and diner-style burgers in the historic downtown Excelsior Springs
Commercial Break C-Street’s recent revival has made it our favorite street in Springfield. BY Natalie Torres Gallagher | Photography by Josh Beecher Springfield has more than one claim to fame. It’s not only the birthplace of Route 66 but also the site where Wild Bill Hickok won the first Wild West quick-draw shoot-out in 1865. It’s… Continue reading C-Street’s recent revival has made it our favorite street in Springfield.
Three bars you can’t miss at Omaha’s Old Market District Omaha’s Old Market District is a warren of brick walls, hidden doors, hometown brews and local flavor. Among the art galleries, bars with live music and a wide range of shops, there are three watering holes you just can’t miss. BY ROB HENRICHS 1 Wicked… Continue reading Three bars you can’t miss at Omaha’s Old Market District
Four must-see music destinations in Tulsa Tulsa is equal parts folksy and artsy—the kind of town where a guy will holler to warn you that you don’t need to feed the meters on weekends and where the mixologist at a nationally recognized Tiki bar will complain vocally about a visiting couple from Lee’s Summit who… Continue reading Four must-see music destinations in Tulsa
The ‘Half’ Way In Tulsa’s Arts District, a boutique hotel takes over a dilapidated apartment building. BY MARTIN CIZMAR There’s a sign in the window of the dive bar below Tulsa’s newish 21 1/2 Boutique Hotel that says “YOU DON’T KNOW S*** ABOUT TULSA.” It comes off a little aggro as you’re walking past a… Continue reading In Tulsa’s Arts District, a boutique hotel takes over a dilapidated apartment building
The Gemstone of Blackstone Omaha’s Cottonwood Hotel is a tribute to the Jazz Age BY Rob Henrichs Opened in 1916 as the Blackstone Hotel, the Cottonwood Hotel has hosted John Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Serving as the place to stay on the route from San Francisco to Chicago, the hotel remained popular through the 1970s… Continue reading Omaha’s Cottonwood Hotel is a tribute to the Jazz Age
Book the Look St. Louis’ Angad Arts Hotel is one of the most unique in the country. BY MARTIN CIZMAR Walk down the hallway on the first floor of the Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis and you’ll see pages of poetry hanging from the walls. The pages are from Quarantine Chronicles by St. Louis… Continue reading St. Louis’ Angad Arts Hotel is one of the most unique in the country.
Stonecutters of Springfield An upscale hotel in downtown Springfield was built by Freemasons. BY Natalie Torres Gallagher Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort was originally a Masonic Temple, and you’ll see evidence of that in the glorious crown molding, iron pillars and the Masonic initiation coins on display in the library. Brothers John and Sam McQueary, who own… Continue reading An upscale hotel in downtown Springfield was built by Freemasons.
Head in the Clouds Sleep among the stars in a tree house in Excelsior Springs. BY MARY HENN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY CALEB CONDIT & REBECCA NORDEN At the end of 2018, Melissa and Beau Claridge bought two hundred acres of untouched land just ten minutes southeast of downtown Excelsior Springs. “There was nothing here other than the… Continue reading Sleep among the stars in a tree house in Excelsior Springs.
History in the Hills The historic Elgin Hotel will transport you back in time with its Victorian-era antiques and charm. BY MARY HENN | PHOTOGRAPHY BY Zach Bauman In the middle of the Flint Hills is the small town of Marion, and in the middle of Marion is the Elgin, a historic hotel. The Elgin is a… Continue reading The historic Elgin Hotel will transport you back in time with its Victorian-era antiques and charm.