Kansas City with kids – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead

If you have young kids or grand-kids, you must come to Deanna Rose! Located in Overland Park, it was established in 1978, and  started out as a modest petting zoo. It has now turned out to be an all day attraction. My children loved it when they were young and we went at least once a year and they’ve added on new and wonderful things … Continue reading Kansas City with kids – Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead


Luigi’s in Liberty

My friend Diane and I met for dinner at Luigi’s in the historic liberty square. I love Italian food but I am often disappointed especially after having traveled in Italy. The restaurant was fairly small but nicely decorated complete with white tablecloths and a wine bar.  The bread and oil they brought out was just okay… I prefer crusty Italian bread and these were softer … Continue reading Luigi’s in Liberty


75th Anniversary of the Kansas City Museum

The Kansas City Museum, known as Corinthian Hall is celebrating a milestone birthday! The KC Museum was the home of RA Long, a lumber baron from Kentucky and  was finished in 1910 using craftsmen from Italy to create the intricate woodwork inside and the faces of the Greek Gods on the outside. It is an absolute thing of beauty both inside and out and the view … Continue reading 75th Anniversary of the Kansas City Museum


Lunch with Mom – Port Fonda

Before today, I may be the last person in the city that hadn’t been to  Port Fonda. Consistently on the “best of” lists since its opening, chef Patrick Ryan  dazzles with a unique combination of flavors for delicious and rustic Mexican food. We started with freshly prepared pico de gallo, chips and a smoky chipoltle dip and my strawberry margarita was one of many drink … Continue reading Lunch with Mom – Port Fonda


A Fun (and learning) experience at Watkin’s Woolen Mill!

I’ts always good to be in the know about fun-filled activities in your city, especially if they can appeal to any age group. This one is the whole package. The Watkins Mill State Park is a hidden jewel among the rolling hills and woods of Lawson, just minutes from Kansas City. Whether you enjoy hiking trails, fishing, boating, camping or swimming, to me, this tops … Continue reading A Fun (and learning) experience at Watkin’s Woolen Mill!


Saturday Brunch Club with the Diamonds (SBWD)

This week we chose Chaz on the Plaza in the Raphael Hotel. It was a bit of a splurge, but the quality of the food, the exceptional service and the live music playing made it well worth it. We split the Bananas Foster French Toast and all agreed that it was very good – the combination of the sweet whipped cream and the caramelized bananas meant … Continue reading Saturday Brunch Club with the Diamonds (SBWD)


Free summer fun with little ones

Kansas City has so many activities for kids and many of them are absolutely free. One of our favorites when my children were little is Crown Center and Kaleidoscope. Often we would go with my friend Diane and her daughter and always had a blast. Between 9:30 and 3:30 monday through friday children ages toddler through 5th grade get to enter into the magical world … Continue reading Free summer fun with little ones