As the air becomes chillier I find myself wanting to get lost in a good book and a frothy cup of coffee or hot chocolate and it’s even better if the place is cozy and welcoming. I am not a coffee expert by any means. I just know what I like, which is a good variety of coffees and a treat or two and the … Continue reading KC’s Comfy Coffeeshops
Halloween is on Saturday this weekend and unless you’re in New York cheering on the Royals, (GO ROYALS!) you are probably looking for something different to do with your kids. No kids? Don’t be scared, there are plenty of adult oriented Halloween happenings in KC. Free Fun for Kiddos Saturday October 31st Scare-It Halloween at Kansas City Museum Kansas City Museum’s annual trick … Continue reading Scare Up Some Halloween Plans Saturday
Looking for something different for lunch that tastes delicious but easy on the wallet? Whether you’re on your own with a good book, with co-workers, or out with a friend, choose one of these hot spots for your midday meal. Best Regards Bakery & Cafe You Overland Parkers have got it made with this great little find, but I assure you it’s worth the drive … Continue reading Five Yummy and Cheap KC Lunches
Long time Kansas City residents often say they never knew about the gorgeous house hidden in Westport behind Prydes but there was a day when it, and its owners’ hotel, the Harris House, was the center of activity and culture in Westport. The Harris-Kearney House located on 4000 Baltimore Avenue in Westport, stands proud today with many stories to tell about the families that built … Continue reading Remembering Old Westport – The Harris- Kearney House
As you may know, we get together with our friends, the Diamonds, every Saturday for brunch and for the past year we have sampled almost everything in the city. We like places that offer both savory and sweet items, Michael must have vegetarian gravy and I really enjoy mimosas. Sometimes we will sacrifice some of those items and we don’t mind if the brunch is … Continue reading Even More Saturday Brunches!
Kansas City is so rich in history and when I can, I love to support the many historic sites that depend on the generosity of others to keep their doors open. This weekend there are several activities that will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the amazing history of the city while having a great time with the family. Some are even free! … Continue reading Living History
Fall is the season for comfort food and what could be more comforting than a cheesy, gooey, buttery grilled cheese? One of my all time favorite food is the very simple, unsophisticated, some might say childish grilled cheese. I just love them and since it is officially October and going to be cold very soon I want to introduce you to some of the … Continue reading Grilled Cheese Please!
Fall is officially here and October is around the corner. Some of Kansas City’s best events occur during this crisp season and many start this weekend. There’s only so many hours in the weekend and with so much to choose from, it may be hard to decide what to pick! Get scared with The Beast and The Edge of Hell Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting … Continue reading Embrace the Fall Starting this Weekend
Ever wonder about the life on a Kansas farm in 1929? You don’t have to go far to experience the quiet simplicity of farm life how it was in Shawnee at the first part of the 20th century. Just head to Old Shawnee Town at 11501 West 57th Street in Shawnee where you will learn about the “truck farmers” that were so prevalent then. The self-sustaining farms … Continue reading Re-living the 1920’s at Old Shawnee Town
Kansas City has a lot of history, but few places have as many spots within such a small area that give you a glimpse into the past as Independence Missouri. Once an area settled by the Osage Indians, Lewis & Clark recorded in 1804 that they picked plums, raspberries and wild apples in the spot that would soon become a major frontier town dubbed “Queen … Continue reading Layers of History in Independence