Breathe. Enjoy.

January 2nd, 2020 by

by JENNIFER LAPKA He climbed two steps toward his upper-floor New York apartment and paused to catch his breath. Two steps more, pause, catch. He could not wait to see his wife and children who were at home waiting for him. Two steps, pause, catch. He checked his email on his phone so as to…

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Bringing Dust to Life

January 2nd, 2020 by

Chentell Shannon is creating a company and a culture that celebrates community. It’s possible that Chentell Shannon shouts, but it’s difficult to believe that she would. She’s built Convivial Productions – a company that creates collections of handmade wares for the home, table, and garden – over the last five years with a quiet, steady…

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New Tech Workplace Takes Center Stage

October 9th, 2019 by

by ERIC LINEBARGER Nowhere is the rapid pace of change more apparent than in the tech sector. Fierce competition for talent, an evolving regulatory environment, and mounting privacy and data security challenges confront both well-established tech leaders and startups, forcing them to continuously adapt and innovate. Companies that succeed in this hyper-competitive market have two…

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Kansas City’s Quixotic Roque Show

October 9th, 2019 by

by PATRICIA O’DELL | photos courtesy of QUIXOTIC While many Kansas Citians have seen the artistic collaboration of Quixotic at events around town, some are unaware of the reach and scope of the performance company’s work. For the first time since its inception, the company will be offering regular shows near the Crossroads district. Quixotic…

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A Rarity: A Dressmaker

October 7th, 2019 by

by JENNIFER LAPKA | photos by BRAD AUSTIN As the leader of a fashion-focused organization, I often receive calls from the general public looking for a dressmaker. The person on the other end of the line has an idea of a dress she wants but needs someone to hone in and carry out her vision….

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Do You Really Want to Know What Other People Think About You?

October 7th, 2019 by

Your Blind Self is what others know about you – what they think and feel about you. It’s the “jackpot” for feedback from others. And the Unknown Self is what others do not know about you, and, perhaps more significantly, what you do not know about yourself. It’s an area for growth and self-discovery. When…

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A Menu of Design Ideas.

October 7th, 2019 by

by STACY DOWNS | photos by ANNA PETROW Even before you’re served a cocktail at the new Fox and Pearl restaurant, you’re treated to a feast for the senses. Soaring 16-foot ceilings paradoxically feel warm and soothing like a hug from an old friend. The glow of light from leaded-glass windows and vintage fixtures shine…

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Running for Research

October 7th, 2019 by

by KELSEY CIPOLLA One in every 79 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Kelly Cannova found out her mother was one of those women when she was diagnosed in December 2011. “I wanted to do something,” Cannova says of her mindset after hearing the news. “I didn’t want to be a person who…

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2019 Porsche Macan – The Sports Car of SUVs Gets Refreshed

October 7th, 2019 by

words and photos by TOM STRONGMAN Since its introduction in 2015, the Macan has been one of Porsche’s best-selling vehicles and it’s not hard to see why. It is a near-perfect blend of a sports sedan and a utility vehicle: fun, yet practical, never boring. Think of it as a sports car you can take…

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1900 Has Our Number

October 7th, 2019 by

words by EMILY & STEWART LANE | photos by ANNA PETROW Emily Lane: Months before the actual day, Stewart and I had a lengthy discussion about what we would do for our wedding anniversary. When you’re married to a chef, it seems almost unfair to ask your partner to cook for his own occasion, so…

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