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    Promote KC Local Gift Guide 2017 #6: Fire Lake Soapery

    A Company Full of Passion and Heart~ Paola, Kansas, 40 miles south of KC, is the home of Fire Lake Soapery, started by a mother and daughter team, Julie Zoller & Jaclyn Ubert with a mission and a passion to provide healthy, safe products to their family and community. The duo make all-natural artisan bars […] More

  • Promote KC Local Gift Guide 2017: Gift #5 Beautifelt by Jessica Bundy

    Give the Gift of Beautifelt this Christmas! Our #5 gift is something that we just discovered ourselves at Promote KC. We caught a glance of a beautiful painting of the classic landmark Shuttlecock, dressed for the holidays and we knew we had to include this artist in our holiday guide. Kansas City is like no […] More

  • Promote KC Local Gift Guide 2017 Gift #4: Adopt Don’t Shop KC

    Give the Gift of Giving Back We have been a fan of Scott Poore and his endless quest to find KC’s homeless pets a furever home. His company, Adopt Don’t Shop KC, sells trendy t-shirts and accessories and a portion of all sales goes to local pet shelters in the KC area. Just recently, Scott […] More

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    Support Small & Local Saturday: Promote KC Gift Guide, Gift #3

    WE LOVE PROMOTING KC Promote KC was founded to help the small but mighty business of KC. We love our city and have made it our mission to seek out local entrepreneurs, makers, shops, and faces to highlight. We ourselves are small and local- a family owned business that would also love your support! We […] More

  • Local Spotlight: Kicking off Holiday Shopping in Parkville

    Holiday Shopping in Parkville Farmhouse Collection When you walk into Farmhouse Collection, the first thing you notice is the wonderful smell- the focus of the store is hand poured candles, lotions, soaps and linen sprays made at Farm House Collection in Jamesport, MO. These local products produce fantastic smells and screams decorating for the holidays! […] More

  • Local Spotlight: The 20th Annual Eat Local & Organic Expo!

    Spring Has Sprung! Time to Buy from Your Local Farmer! The Kansas City Food Circle has been a group committed to connecting eaters to all the local, organic and free-range growers in the Greater Kansas City Area for more than 20 years. Each year, they kick-off to the farmers’ market season with the Eat Local & […] More

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    Local Find #12: KC Holiday Gift Guide: Something Sweet Vintage Boutique

    Give Something Sweet! Still looking for some last minute gifts? We have found the sweetest local boutique there is, full of charming home decor including furniture, unique prints, and vintage based gifts. Owners Linda and Amanda, a mother-daughter duo, are proud Kansas Citians, vintage lovers and creatives at heart that started Something Sweet Vintage Boutique in […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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 […] More

  • 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. […] More

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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 […] More

  • 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 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 […] More

  • 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, […] More