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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 […]

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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 […]

  • Giving Thanks: We Rock The Spectrum

    A Place You Never Have to Say Sorry As a mom of two children with Autism, this post is both business and personal. Business: highlighting this wonderful new gym that opened it’s doors this year; personal: giving my children a safe haven to go, be themselves, and not have to worry about behaviors or onlookers. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Local Find: Lake Candles

    Lake Candles was established by Kansas City local married couple James and Lainey Lake. This fabulous find is one of our favorite go-to gifts.   These soy candles are hand-poured and made with all products from the United States. They are also beautifully boxed and the design represents not just the name, but the feel […]

  • Local Find: KC Beard Balms

    KC Beard Balms:  “Believe in your Beard” Many women spend a lot of time, money and energy on the maintenance of their hair. But what about upkeep for our bearded brothers? A local KC company, KC Beard Balms has gotten into the “hair game” with beard oils and balms that aim to help control, soften, nourish, moisturize […]