Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Nice video I found about Oklahoma Joe's. Probably one of the best BBQ places in Kansas City *In my opinion*. I love getting the Z Man sandwich. Mmm!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
- All Natural Beef Patties - Mountain View, Missouri
- Farmhouse Cheese, Mild Cheddar or Pepper Jack - Durham, Kansas
- Sweet Corn - Columbus, Nebraska
- Peaches - Campbell, Missouri
- Onions - Rich Hill, Missouri
- Bell Peppers - Rich Hill, Missouri
- Tomatoes - Rich Hill, Missouri
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Quixotic is a local Kansas City collaboration of musicians, dancers, aerialists and designers. They presented its summer show, Paix Reveuse, at the Madrid Theatre this past weekend. The show was a mesh of engaging sights and sounds.
I went to last year's show and I must say Quixotic is similar to Cirque du Soleil. The production, dancers and musicians of any Quixotic are always phenomenal!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Today is the final color week presentation.
I had the pleasure of meeting Erin Olson, author of the popular design blog House of Turquoise.
The blog is an outlet where she shares her passion for the color turquoise and beautiful interiors.
Erin expanded on her love of color when she created Decor By Color, a network of 11 blogs that link consumers with places to purchase home decor and other products, sorted mostly by hue. What started as a hobby in 2003 became an obsession which turned into a full-time dream job.
A reception featuring goodies and drinks - all in turquoise - followed her presentation. Cupcake made by Hallmarker Laura!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Today's presenter was paper artist, Matthew Sporzynski.
Matthew Sporzynski got his start with Estee Lauder creating intricate paper and cardboard versions of luxury accessories. He is most well known for his paper constructions that appear in every issue of Real Simple magazine.
It was really cool to hear him talk about millionaires contacting him to design their personal Valentine's and party invitations.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A cool thing about working at Hallmark is that we get cool people to come and speak.
This week at Hallmark it's color week. There are presentations on the 2011 color forecast and the week is filled with colorful speakers.
Today it was fine artist, Tim Biskup, long recognized for his complex color and design theories.
It was neat to learn about his struggles of how he became an artist.
Speaking of artist are you watching Work of Art on BRAVO? It's an awesome reality show about artists that premiered last Wednesday.
Kansas City's own Peregrine Honig, owner of local lingerie store Birdies and co-producer of last week's West 18th Street fashion show, is a contestant. She does wonderful illustrative work. And she hasen't gotten kicked off yet!
More about Peregrine here from INK magazine.
Friday, May 28, 2010
It's no surprise I love chocolate, especially anything Christopher Elbow makes. So I was thrilled to find out that finally his ice cream shop is opening today! It's located south of the Country Club Plaza, on 4960 Main st.
Just like expected, his ice cream and sorbet flavors are similar to some of his chocolates, and I bet they will change with the seasons. He's done a few preview weekends where you could buy ice cream at his shop in the Crossroads by the pint. I sampled the Fleur De Sel Caramel and it was pretty much amazing.
Here are the ones I want to try:
• Caramelized Banana
• Basil Lime Sorbet
• Peanut Butter & Jelly (mmm?!)
• Rosemary Caramel
• Pineapple Cilantro Sorbet
• Venezuelan Spiced Chocolate
• Strawberry Balsamic
Check out the website for the other flavors. Happy Memorial Day Weekend !
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Your favorite bunny and cat now have their very own fan store with gifts for a limited time only! Get your exclusive hoops&yoyo tote bags, beach towels, and a limited edition travel poster. This is the only place and the only time you can get these gifts, so don't miss it! I love these guys!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We've featured Lindsay L. and her Fresher than Fresh Snow Cones on cre-a-tiv-i-ty in the past so my moral compass is telling me it's ok to pass along her newest link. Please help keep this unique gem going in Kansas City and watch a cute little video too!