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  • Local Find #11: KC Holiday Gift Guide: Coki Bijoux

    A Little Jewel from Paris in the Heart of KC Coki Reardon, owner and creater of Coki Bijoux, grew up in KC, but moved to Paris in 1990 to study metalsmith and jewelry making. She served as an apprentice under Parisian “bijoutier” Thierry de Bourqueney. Upon returning to the United States, she brought her craft and French-inspired […]

  • Local Find #10: KC Holiday Gift Guide: Sav-Art Gallery

    Deck the Halls (and Walls!) with Michael Savage Originals! Mike Savage grew up in Kansas, first in the Strawberry Hill area in KCK and then, attending KU in Lawrence. He is now a resident of Westwood, KS and his art gallery, Sav-Art Gallery sits on the corner of the small but thriving art district near […]

  • Local Find #9: KC Holiday Gift Guide: Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro

    We met the mother-daughter duo of Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro about a year ago, when I tasted a bite at a pop-up! This Brazilian candy is Kansas City’s only brigadeiro and would make a fabulous gift or addition to your holiday party! A Brigadeiro is handcrafted Brazilian chocolate candy. They are not only delicious, but beautiful […]

  • Local Find #8: Holiday Gift Guide: Carly Rae Studio

    Local Artist’s Whimsical Artwork Carly, the artist behind Carly Rae Studio,  lives in Kansas City and her artwork is a breath of fresh air. Her beautiful detailed prints start with a pencil outline of a shape and is slowly filled in with tiny watercolor flowers. She picks familiar things and finds the beauty in the ordinary. […]

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    Local Find #5: KC Holiday Gift Guide: Gale Nation

    It’s official: I am obsessed with Gale Nation. I scour quotes on Goodreads, trying to find the perfect quote to add to the items that Gale Nation sells. Gale is a hand-lettering artist who has a permanent space at Bella Patina in the KC West Bottoms and a studio in Topeka, Kansas. She sells her hand-lettered […]

  • Local Find #3 and #4: KC Holiday Gifts: Adopt Don’t Shop KC Gear

    We are combining #3 and #4 for a reason- buying something at www.adoptdontshopkc.com will not only bring a gift to a special someone (or pet) in your life, it will also give back to a local pet shelter in the metro area. Owner Scott Poore has a variety of gear to choose from. We like […]

  • Local Find #2: KC Local Holiday Gifts: SunKissed Earth Jewelry

    Handmade Eco-Friendly Jewelry Natalie McClelland, owner of SunKissed Earth Jewelry has had a passion for making jewelry for a long time- it started at summer camp in the 80s. She began beading bracelets and making lanyards, and enjoyed creating new pieces of jewelry and accessories for fellow campers and favorite counselors. Fast forward 30 years, […]

  • 25 Days of Local Finds: KC Holiday Gifts

    Promote KC is a blog about cool stuff in KC. We love hunting down the small but mighty local entrepreneurs, makers, artists, and businesses and sharing with the community. We love going out and looking for unique products that may just need a little push to the public. We are a small firm that is […]

  • Giving Thanks: Scraps KC

    Giving Back in a Beautiful Way Brenda Mott and her family have been feeding the homeless in Kansas City for many years. They provided food, supplies, friendship and support, but realized that the one thing that they could not provide was one of the most important things they should: employment. So, in early 2016, they […]

  • Local Find: KC TEE

    Finally, A Company that Gets It!! Women want to be comfortable and wear clothing that feels good, right? Bonus, it looks good. Kansas Citans have so much pride, and love to wear that pride on our sleeves- with KC TEE, we now have options to represent all of these things rolled into one. We want […]

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    Adopt Don’t Shop KC: Scott Poore

    Adopt, Don’t Shop, KC! Scott Poore is still doing great things. Last year, we shared Scott and Bolt’s story, a story about one man’s quest to find a homeless dog a home. For the last three years, Scott worked tirelessly for Great Plains SPCA in KC, being an advocate for the homeless pets he saw […]

  • No Shave “Believe in Your Beard” Campaign

    KC Beard Balms and Charlie Hustle Collaborate for A Great Cause On November 1st, our friends at KC Beard Balms and Charlie Hustle will launch a month-long campaign to help raise funds for Children’s Mercy. The two local companies have collaborated on a limited edition No Shave “Believe in your Beard” t-shirt. When you show […]

  • Local Find: Skin KC

    Beautiful skin and body care made safely Stephanie Simkins, chemist and formulator behind the local product line SKIN was born and raised in KC and started SKIN in 2008 after working as an holistic nutrition consultant. Because she saw so many of her clients using toxic products on their bodies, she used her background in […]

  • Happy Habitat to Help Homeless

    Buy a Throw, Give a Throw! Winter is around the corner and it will be freezing in KC before we know it. Kansas City can bring brutally cold temps and according to the homeless coalition services, approximately 2,434 individuals were homeless in Kansas City in 2012. Of those 2434, the survey showed nearly 70 percent […]

  • First Friday Favorites

    October in KC: First Friday The West Bottoms will be busy this weekend! Food Trucks, families, and shoppers come out in crowds to celebrate the First Friday Weekend and sometimes it can be overwhelming on where to start. We love all of the shops, but this month we wanted to point out a few favorites! […]

  • Local Find: Selling Warmth

    Happy Fall: Time to Wrap Up in Warmth Though the first day of Fall brought us temperatures in the 90s, many of us are already thinking about our Autumn and Winter wardrobe shifts. The leaves will start to turn and cold air is on it’s way in. We have found a great local find to […]