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
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
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
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
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!
It’s Friday! For many, including Daren & I that means sipping cocktails and sampling a variety of food for a fraction of the price and still getting home early! Happy hour gives you the opportunity to try even the most expensive of restaurants without putting too much strain on the bank account. My favorite happy hour spots are also the ones that have outdoor seating. … Continue reading Happy Hours
One of Mom’s favorite lunch spot is SPIN! and considering that I’m a firm believer that there is no bad pizza, I cannot believe I had never been there! We met at the Crown Center location and I had my heart set on eating outside near the fountains. However, considering that it was near (or over) 100 degrees heat index, we had to settle for … Continue reading Lunch with Mom
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)
One of my favorite things to do is getting engrossed in a good book! Because of my perfect reading spot in my swing on the front porch (which is shaded for most of the day, so it’s cool on even the hottest of days) summer is my all time fave season in which to do so. I can easily go through 10-20 books in a … Continue reading Good Reads!
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