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From the Editor

Featured Contributor

Join Us For A Party! Welcome to the new year Volume 3, Issue 1 January/February 2010 EDITOR - IN - CHIEF

Anne Russ CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Alison Peterson CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Chris Sandborne, Michelle Rausch, Sarah Pennington CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Jamie Kretsinger 816.678.8421 jamie@lakehomesmag.com

and the newly designed lakehomes & lifestyle magazine! I, too, am new to the fold as the very excited editor of this amazing publication. We are all thrilled with the professional re-design of the magazine, as well as the editorial departments and fabulous features. Lake living is a unique and special lifestyle, and you deserve the best information, tips, photos, ideas, and advertisements we have to offer. We hope to keep you, the reader, in the know and entertained while you create the life you've always wanted at the Lake. Please take the time to enjoy our articles on organic wine, Chris-Craft boats, and feeling confident, among others. This bimonthly "mustread" will continue to provide timely, tantalizing and trustworthy information for you and your family and friends.

lakehomes & lifestyle magazine will be hosting a special, pre-show viewing of the

Overland Park Boat Show The Overland Park Convention Center ON

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Angie Ripley 816.665.4228 angie@lakehomesmag.com

David Joiner AIA David Joiner AIA is a registered architect specializing in designing custom new and remodeled homes. Sensitivity to the client’s objectives and unique preferences, as well as attention to detail and architectural style characterize his approach to each design assignment. David’s 32 years of professional experience feature design work on over 180 residential projects. He resides in Overland Park, KS with his wife Lesa and son Jeremy. In his spare time David improvises on the piano and paints watercolor landscapes. www.integraldesignarchitect.com

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Calendar of Events JANUARY

Polar Bear Plunge

1st Annual Lake of the Ozarks Silver Cup Chef’s Challenge

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Be Cooler than Cool! Be Polar! Take the Plunge! JAN 30 More Polar Bear Plunges

Longview Lake

JAN 9, 16, 23 FEB 6 & 27

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participants will raise money for the opportunity to jump into the frigid waters of Longview Lake in support of the Special Olympics. BRAVE

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lake-area restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Chef at the Lake,” $1,000, and a silver cup trophy. Four chefs will compete each night, with the winners competing in the finals on Feb. 27 Admission will be $25 to sample the entrées and enjoy one glass of Seven Springs wine. www.SevenSpringsWinery.com

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somo.org/lakevikingplunge

FEB 27 Jeremie Ballinger: 913-789-0332 SATURDAY:

Lake of the Ozarks

9 AM

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FEBRUARY Lake of the Ozarks Home and Garden Expo

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Mid-America Boat Show

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Lake Viking

JAN 15–17 & 22–24

FEB 13 & 14

H. Roe Bartle Hall Kansas City, MO

Lodge of Four Seasons Convention Hall

SOME of the Midwest’s leading dealers will be offering a wide variety of boats including cruisers, runabouts, ski & wakeboard boats, fishing boats, pontoons and personal watercraft.

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FRIDAY:

12 PM–9 PM 10 AM–9 PM SUNDAY: 10 AM–5 PM

SATURDAY:

KC Boat & Sportshow JAN 7–10

annual 4-day event turns Bartle Hall into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun—the best place to see and buy everything you need for your outdoor adventures. THIS

H. Roe Bartle Hall Kansas City, MO

Overland Park Boat Show

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JAN 28–31 Overland Park Convention Center Overland Park, KS

RELIVE

$8.00 for adults $5.00 for Youth 13–15 years FREE for Children 12 & under

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the summer and visit with over 50 Lake of the Ozarks marinas and vendors with all of the newest boat models on display for you to see.

www.KansasCitySportshow.com

www.LomdaBoats.com

THURSDAY:

THURSDAY:

2 PM–9 PM FRIDAY: 12 PM–9 PM SATURDAY: 10 AM–9 PM SUNDAY: 10 AM–5 PM

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EXHIBITS of interior design, landscape design, contractors and anything to help those in building, decorating or investing in their home.

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4 PM–10 PM FRIDAY: 12 PM–10 PM SATURDAY: 10 AM–10 PM SUNDAY: 11 AM–5 PM

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Pub Crawl Osage Beach and Lake

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FEB 13 Osage Beach and Lake

17 bars, 18 busses, Live Entertainment. $5.00 per person which includes: wrist band,bus transportation, and drop off and pick up at Participating Hotels/Motels. 1-800-FunLake www.lakepubcrawl.com LOTOpubcrawl@hotmail.com Busses start at 4 PM

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14th Annual Branson Tri-lakes Building and Home Show

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FEB 26-28 Branson Convention Center Branson, MO

THE area’s leading companies in one location, bringing you everything from home improvement, remodeling, landscaping, home security, kitchen and bath and so much more! tvcevents.com/homeshow FRIDAY:

2 PM–8 PM 9 AM–5 PM SUNDAY: 11 AM–5 PM

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departments features 26

beauty & style

Make it Yours

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BEAUTY IS A STATE OF MIND!

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JEEPERS CREEPERS

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EXFOLIATE

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FANTASTIC AND FLIRTATIOUS

The Enloes made their Tuscan Villa super-gorgeous with personal touches.

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First Impressions Get some expert advice from architect David Joiner.

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HELLO

Meet our “Lake Personalities” and find out what appeals to everyone around the water’s edge.

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Beauty resolutions for the inside and out.

The eyes have it.

How to rejuvenate winter-weary skin.

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SEA-DOO

There are no wrong answers!

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SUNDANCER

FUNCTION AND FASHION

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CHRIS-CRAFT

DECORATING WITH YOUR PERSONALITY

Let there be light.

food & festivities

EVERY ISSUE

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ORGANIC WINE

Get organic with the grape.

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FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS

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SIGHT SMELL SOUND

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CALENDAR

Our picks.

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LAKE HOME LISTINGS

Designer Lauren-Elaine

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at the water’s edge “Being the nature lover that I am, Skipping Stones Studio captured my heart.” Lisa

The stone door knobs and hardware will complement any decor, from modern sleek lines to shabby chic, or a true rustic cabin. These fabulous pieces will take you back to a childhood of stone-skipping and rock collecting. What a gorgeous way for eco-friendly decorators and designers to bring the great outdoors inside and put a new look just a stone’s throw away.

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-Lisa

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“Men, are you looking for the perfect Valentines Day gift? You just found it.” If you have not seen the new line of belting leather totes by Hartmann, it is a must. They are absolutely stunning, more so than in pictures, and any girlfriend I know would love to add one to her accessories or necessities.

Jennifer

Appropriate for any career environment, yet fashionable enough to use for travel and family needs, this collection of totes offers the perfect balance of form and function with feminine style. These are specifically designed to symbolize their location and use; from the Hamptons to Nantucket to Palm Beach (or the Lake). -Jennifer

Prices ranging from $350 to $500 www.hartmann.com or visit in person at Halls or Bag & Baggage

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“This is a dream come true for any fantasy Top Gun pilot.” I come from a military and Air Force family so I have always had a deep respect for the men and women who serve our country. Having not served myself, and being the adrenaline seeker I am, there is a desire to experience such a noble feat. So when a buddy told me about the one day of Fighter Pilot Training School, he peaked my interest. I’ll take to the skies in a formidable aircraft, capable of 260 mph and +6 G-forces and see what it’s like to be in a state-of-the-

Available in Beeswax (pale yellow) and Natural Leather Belting

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art fighter plane as it is used in real military manuevers. This is not a simulator, you don’t need a pilot’s license and is without a doubt one of the most exciting adventures available today right here in Kansas City. The instructors, both military and civilian, have enviable credentials, including former Air Force fighter pilots, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as graduates of Red Flag and the Navy Fighter Weapons School. -Scott

Scott

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“This is truly a piece I would feel comfortable hanging anywhere, from the foyer to the guest bath.” Sharon

I am always on the prowl for beautiful decor for the nest, my favortie being unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. So you can imagine how excited I am to hang my new piece of art that is as cleaverly functional as it is beautiful. Coat racks can be such an eye-sore when not in use, and yet they are incredibly handy when coming and going. Inspired by excess material, the contrast of Walnut to the exposed interior of FSCCertified Maple becomes the snow-capped mountain peaks of the Grand Tetons. It’s a functional landscape offering a big impact for your home, with little impact on the actual frontier. -Sharon

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www.Opulent-Items.com

“Take the chill off of your next get together.”

Offered at $195 www.bravespacedesign.com

Michael

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Basking in warmth is a great thing and with this table you bring the fire to the conversation. A must for those of us who enjoy entertaining indoors and out. Ethanol-based, the tops are composed of reconstituted limestone with a subtle hint of granite chips and the bases are made of

lattice wood slats. The limestone portion of the tables can be finished in different shades in order to match your home decor. -Michael

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Beauty is a State of Mind! A RESOLUTION WE CAN LIVE WITH LET'S NOT MAKE

another resolution we're not completely intent on keeping... here's a better idea, instead. Confidence. Yes, this is the one single trait that makes most everyone popular, attractive and sexy. It has nothing to do with being tall, slim or beautiful; it does have everything to do with feeling comfortable in any situation. There's nothing more sexy than confidence in both men and women. Enjoy the shade of grass on your side of the fence. You work hard to

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"Confidence...is the one trait that makes everyone attractive..." create the life you lead, and confidence is the ability to be proud of your accomplishments with your head held high... no regrets, no turning back. You can be level-headed and consistent in your ability to appear calm and balanced (even if there is a second thought on the inside!). Confident people tend to be happier at work as well as at home because their strong belief in themselves results in the trust of others. It is easier to think through emergencies, upheavals, and general bumps in the road when

a confident mind is at work. It also becomes easier to find the clear paths to others who can contribute to and enhance your busy life. Do your values, beliefs and faith reflect your confidence? Take stock, take the time to evaluate your own situation. Are you confident enough to be able to defend your values if need be? Do you enjoy discussing your faith and beliefs with your friends and family? It doesn't mean everyone has to agree... it just means that you should feel good about who you are and be

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able to reflect that confidence to others. They will respect your standing no matter what the level of agreement is. When you feel confident, you carry yourself with pride. You hold your head higher, your shoulders more squarely, and your entrance into a room says, "I'm so happy to be here with you!" The smile on your face that comes with feeling comfortable in your own skin is worth more than all the beauty cream in the world. And, when your posture is confident, well... the rest goes without saying. So how do you achieve a higher level of confidence? Start by looking at the goals you are setting for yourself. Are you five-feet tall striving to be the next Yao Ming? Do you constantly

compare your self-value to that of another person's acomplishments or material belongings? Are you grateful for what you have and who you are? Being grateful is one huge step towards a glowing self-confidence. Start your own "beauty make-over" without spending a dime at the cosmetic counter. Might we suggest a small expenditure on a journal? Jot down your thoughts and questions for yourself as you face 2010. List things for which to be grateful. Place goals in categories according to the level of possible achievement. It's okay to dream! Harness your confidence, use it to your advantage, focus on your unique path with your talents and make this year a brilliant success.

"Being grateful is one huge step towards a glowing self-confidence."

Jeepers Creepers HOW TO KEEP YOUR YOUTHFUL PEEPERS maintenance is often not enough to fight off the tale all signs of aging, you need to neutralize the natural tendency of the skin around the eyes to age faster than the rest of your face. Extra care should be taken to reduce the exposure to various damaging factors. GENERAL SKIN CARE

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If you compare faces of the twenty-somethings and the thirtysomethings, you will notice that the main difference is usually in the eye area: a thirty-five year old will be more likely to have fine lines and bags under the eyes then that of someone twenty-five; some may even have crow's feet.

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Visit with your dermatoligist to discuss a regimen specific to your skincare needs, it is never too early nor too late for improvement, and always practice the following:

Avoid Squinting Squinting will bring on the crow's feet, be aware and adjust your eyewear. UV Protection This area is particularly sensitive to UV rays. Be sure to wear UVA & UVB blocking sunglasses wide enough to protect the skin around the eye. Avoid Skin Irritations Be cautious of skin care products with potentially irritating ingredients. Eye creams should be more hydrating and less irritating. Judicial Use of Makeup Use makeup in moderation. Long lasting makeups may contain harsh chemicals. Prevent Puffiness Caused by mild facial edema (or fluid accumulation) this stretches the skin eventually leading to wrinkles and sagging. REGULATE PUFFINESS BY:

 Sleeping on your back  Do not consume fluids late in the evening  Limit your sodium intake  Alcohol should be consumed in moderation  Get adequate restful sleep

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NATURAL REMEDY Place black or chamomile tea bags soaked in cold water on your eyelids for 15 minutes. The tannic acid in tea will constrict the blood vessels and reduce inflammation. To accelerate drainage, gently press from the inside corner to the outside corner of the swollen eye.

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Exfoliating also reduces fine lines on the skin, helps in boosting the blood circulation and removes the toxins present in the blood. It prepares the skin to better absorb all the benefits of a moisturizer and allows a longer and more even tan. It is perhaps one of the easiest ways of attaining healthy skin! Although exfoliating is highly recommended, dermatologists recommend exfoliating gently so as

“Men can actually benefit more from exfoliating than women...”

to not damage your new skin cells. Once or twice a week on the face and two or three times a week on the body should do the trick, and will help your skin regenerate and glow. Exfoliating several times a week can do more harm than good to your skin, so make sure if you're going to exfoliate every day, you use a lighter, gentler product.

THE PROCESS Items for Exfoliation    

Loofah, body brush or exfoliating gloves Exfoliating cleanser Pumice stone Body lotion

stepping into the shower, 1 Before brush your dry skin with your loofah, body brush or exfoliatig gloves. Begin with the soles of your feet, working your way up your body.

a body brush to exfoliate 5 Use your back.

skin hydrated.

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into the shower and wet your 2 Get body from head to toe. a pumice stone on your feet 3 Use to eliminate rough spots and calluses. If your feet are extremely rough, soak them in a basin of warm water for 30 minutes mixed with a cup of milk prior to showering.

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your exfoliating cleanser 4 Apply to your loofah or gloves. Begin scrubbing your body in a circular motion starting with the bottoms of your feet and working your way up. When you reach the bikini area, don't scrub too hard because the skin is very sensitive.

Exfoliate ,

TAKE IT ALL OFF BABY!

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TO REJUVENATE WINTER-WEARY

skin and in preperation for warmer days, you should exfoliate.Those with oily skin should exfoliate more often than their dry-skinned siblings. Oily skin makes it hard for complexion-dimming dead cells to make their exit. Starting in your 30s, your skin can look dull

because skin cells renew themselves more slowly than they did when you were younger. Men can actually benefit more from exfoliating than women because men have thicker skin than women. So exfoliation helps men reveal softer, toned skin and a smoother shave. www.lakehomesmag.com

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Be gentle on your face, particularly around your eyes and mouth. Use an exfoliating product especially formulated for the face, which is gentler than products designed to be used on the body. Don't forget about your hands. You want them to look and feel soft and smooth too!

If your skin becomes excessively dry or irritated after exfoliation, don't scrub so hard. Cut back on how often you exfoliate, and explore the possibility that you could be allergic to the products you used.

Rinse your body with lukewarm water, follow by the coldest water you can stand. Apply a shower gel to soften your skin, if you'd like. After stepping out of the shower, apply a moisturizing body lotion all over. Body lotions and facial moisturizers containing alpha or beta hydroxy acids are ideal choices because these acids contine to remove dead skin cells. Use body moisturizer once a day.

Select exfoliating cleansers that contain sea salt, sugar, ground almonds, walnuts, seeds or other grainy components, or smooth skin chemically with items that contain glycolic or salicylic acids.

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Fantastic and Flirtatious DESIGNER LAUREN-ELAINE

Find these delicious creations and more information at www.laurenelaine designs.com

FORMER MODEL AND actress Lauren-Elaine Edleson became fascinated with the fashion design world and turned her world around to become an acclaimed designer in her own right. With her degree in film, she used Hollywood for inspiration producing flowing, feminine pieces with hints of bygone eras. She uses silk, chiffon, Swarovski crystals, and ostrich feathers among other adornments; and with them she creates wearable, wonderful fashions for

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women who want to leave the leggings and the jeans at home. Learning to sew from her mother while being raised in California gave her the skills she'd need, and her picture-perfect modeling physique gave her the exposure to the world of fashion as she strode the cat-walks and runways. Her college career took her to Austin and the University of Texas, where acting became a big part of her life. But, in 2007 Lauren-Elaine directed her interests and

talents toward designing and produced her Black Label collection in time for L.A. Fashion Week in 2008. Her most recent production includes the couture Black Label line (seen here) for spring of 2010, where celebrities and fans can find ultra-feminine evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and separates. We love her clear breath of fresh air in fashion, and admire her feminine instincts to follow her passion and produce gorgeous women's wear.

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Make it Yours

Written by: Chris Sandborne Photography by: Dak Dillion

With family roots

in the Lake Saint Louis area, builder Rob Enloe and wife, Shari, honed their palettes and passion for wine in nearby Augusta, Missouri. So when the opportunity availed for the couple to build a home of their own, it’s fitting that Rob and Shari sought —and succeeded—in manifesting their own private Tuscany, perched high atop The Lake of the Ozarks in a gated community of Osage Beach aptly named Palisades Highlands.

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“From the patio bed to the sprawling wet bar… this home was simply made for a

Having been around the lake more than a few times as a builder, crafting everything from modest starters to palatial masterpieces, Rob and Shari had a vision for their dream home, and when they laid eyes on a home that colleague Ray Salassa had built, they fell in love. After changing a few things around, the Enloes made it theirs.

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The result? A stucco-enveloped manor so marvelous, inspired and teeming with luxurious detail, it could only be borne from the mind of a master craftsman like Rob Enloe and his wife, to whom he humbly attributes much of his success as a builder. “I build, but Shari makes what I build…spectacular.”

“I build, but Shari makes what I build …

spectacular.” www.lakehomesmag.com

Much like the Tuscan culture after which this veritable villa was modeled, The Enloes share a passion for life so precious and rare, that it’s simply no wonder this dynamic—and wildly successful—duo believe that life itself is truly a cause for celebration. In fact, many of the lake home’s divine details are driven not by a desire to be pompous

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or showy—though 8,550 square feet filled to its super-luxurious roof perhaps speaks for itself—but rather, intended as comfort features, such as the seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms including two full master suites, so guests may luxuriate in the same amenities as Rob and Shari. One master suite even features a full coffee bar so one can enjoy coffee while watching the morning news on the flatscreen above the fireplace without even leaving the cozy confines of the bedroom. Because Rob and Shari also share a zeal for ballroom dancing, Rob says he even built the master suite’s shower floor surface with comfort in mind. “We grouted in pebbles, about the size of a quarter, that actually massage the feet—after coming home from a long night of ballroom dancing, it's really nice to step on that,” Rob says. Rob and Shari’s joie de vivre is also evidenced by the splendor of design

party.”

details that attend to the couple’s love for entertaining. From the patio bed to the sprawling wet bar with enough room to sate any imbiber’s pleasure, this home was simply made for a party. A built-on-site floating staircase welcomes guests with an air of grandeur, and beckons anyone to float down, if just for fun before walking out to perhaps the home’s most covetous feature—the view, where vast stretches of water reach deeply between the endless valleys and peaks of the Ozark Mountains. A near-invisible glass patio wall promises an unobstructed view, whether when floating in the pool, Jacuzzi… or bed. While there are many a feature of the Enloe estate that exude a sexy air (no wonder they have five kids!), Rob agrees that perhaps nothing attests better to a home’s sexiness than its lighting, which is why he has placed such striking emphasis on illumination.

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“… lighting just really turns this house on.”

“This is a very open floorplan, which, at night, takes on a very sexy appeal,” Rob says. “We have lighting around the ceilings that shine upon 16-inch, threepiece crown molding, and at night, the effect is really breathtaking… lighting just really turns this house on.”

Despite the Enloes’ grand floor plan, Rob maintains that the old adage stating that “bigger is better” doesn’t always hold true. In fact, he is currently working on a plan for a scaled-down version of his home that possesses the same, superlative caliber of features and trim, but about half the square footage. “Especially in this economic landscape, bigger isn’t always better—people are looking for something different, but don’t want to sacrifice quality… I think it’s a greatly untapped market…and I’ll call this concept a ‘mini mansion,’” Rob says. Rob and Shari only build about three homes per year, so as not to forsake any degree of quality in their final, magnificent product. If a lake home like theirs is on your horizon, why not do what the Enloes did and call upon a design you already love, only improving on it via subtle variation? After all, the lake is such an exemplary place to call home, whether you seek a Tuscan spread like the Enloes or something completely different… what matters is that you—like the Enloes— make it yours. 


house & dock Decorating with Your Personality YOU’RE THE BOSS many decorating styles in the world as there are personalities, which is really what makes homes, rooms, parties, and lives interesting. All of the famous decorator/ designers have their own signature styles and personalities shining through their work, even when they design something based on a customer’s request. Nationally known Nate Berkus would give a porch completely different treatment than our own locally famous Mary Carol Garrity, even if they started with the same space and materials. (Actually, that would be a fun experiment! Give two designers the exact same room along with the same fabrics, furniture, accessories... and see the differences when they’ve finished!) The point for the rest of us (who don’t happen to be Nate or know Mary Carol) is that personality should play a major role in our decorating decisions. We have so many questions already! Whose personality, mine or my husband’s? Which personality for which room? How do I translate how I feel into how I want the room to look? Let’s take it one step at a time. THERE ARE AS

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“If you’re having trouble finding the style that’s right for you, go on the homes tour! Walk through a bunch of houses and find things you like and discard the rest.” -Steve Roellchen

Have you seen a photo of a room that makes you swoon? There are thousands of reference materials both in print and on the internet. If you see something you like, cut out a photo and start a notebook with fabulous rooms indexed by type. Is there a home you’ve been in, where the owner’s personality just flowed through it and made you feel welcome? Write down some notes about it. What was it, color, texture, lighting, style, flooring? Did you just love the Country French kitchen, or was it the contemporary bathroom? Maybe you adore the southwestern

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look, or you’ve always wanted a slate blue bedroom with white woodwork and crown molding. So, let’s assume that you’ve narrowed down some of the choices, and decided that your personality is best suited to a formal living room. What does that mean, and where do you go for help? (Sorry, Nate’s occupied with Oprah!) There are a number of places that are not expensive and do not entail high-end help, if you know what we mean. One of the places that strives to help individuals create their own environment, while providing professional

advice and suggestions is One Stop Decorating (www.onestopdecorating. com). They can provide information and assistance on everything from blinds to wallpaper (yes, it’s back!) to energy efficiency tips, to advice on fabrics and lamps. The key to the whole process is finding the personality that best suits you in a particular room. Cool, soothing colors might be your choice in the bedroom, which you see as a sanctuary. But, vibrant, rich colors might be the best idea for the dining room, where food, fellowship and fun is the name of the game. Let your own personality be your guide, and then use the tools provided by the professionals to zero in on the pieces, colors and styles you think fit with your personality. Coming home at the end of a long day might just be like being greeted by friends when you walk through the door! 

Narrowing down the choices of styles, colors and techniques is half the fun. Visit these sites to help you find out what your decorating personality might be.

www.hgtv.com HGTV’s website has an extensive set of tools designed for novices and not-so-novices to help hone the style sense.

www.myhomeideas.com Showcases styles from several popular magazines.

www.onestopdecorating.com Advice and information on all aspects of home decorating.

“Look in your closet, you'll find the colors you like.” Steve Roellchen ONE STOP DECORATING

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Function and Fashion

$350.00 BraveSpaceDesign.com 718.417.3180

LIGHTING THE WAY CHOOSING NEW LIGHTING

fixtures can go a long way in breathing life into a dreary room. Be fun, be romantic, be original.

A good lighting plan is a series of layers-placing ample light where it is needed, while other light sources enhance the overall mood of the room.

ƒ How you will use the room?

ƒ Design and decor?

Are there certain tasks, such as reading, sewing, cooking? You might consider more then one fixture and/or a dimmer.

Contemporary or antique, a light fixture that reflects the same type of style is best.

ƒ Consider the material in a room.

ƒ Consider the size of the room and ceiling height.

Paint colors, rock, wood, granite, mirrors, etc. Lighting can have different effects on different material.

Make a small room appear larger by illuminating dark corners.

ƒ Focal points?

ƒ Time of day?

Don't forget art and pieces that should receive extra lighting attention.

Lighting should enhance your home whether by day or night. The fixtures (lamps, chandeliers, etc.) should be beautiful by day, and show off your home by glorious light in the evening. Be original when selecting types of lights and fixtures... you’ll be amazed at the creative comfort you can accomplish.

Consider the time of day you may use the room most and if there is natural light available.

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I MPRESSIONS Appealing Ideas | by: David Joiner

More than any other

type of domicile, a lake habitat reveals the unique personality and air of its occupants. This is a place where life is ordered only by the need to relax, recreate and enjoy the company of friends and family. The architecture of a lake home then should enable and enhance the lake experience—from capturing views to accommodating guests comfortably to providing convenient access to the water. In addition to responding to purely functional goals in the lake home design, the architect is also tasked with elevating the retreat experience of all the spaces, both interior and exterior.


The subject of “curb appeal” arises most often when a home is about to be placed on the market. The present homeowners scurry about planting flowers and shrubs, painting the trim or removing a blighted tree. Sometimes the remedy may be more extensive (replacing a roof, new windows, siding, etc.). The objective is simply to attract the attention and hold the interest of a potential buyer long enough for them to get out of their car and see what a wonderful home you have once they step inside. A lake home is particularly important when considering curb appeal, as this type of property actually has two “curb fronts”—the street side and the lake side. In many instances the lakeside “curb appeal” is more critical than the street side. The waterfront is where most of the home is best appreciated, usually due to selective tree removal in order to preserve the views of the lake. Also, more of the architectural details are

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revealed from the water side as many sites are sloped, and all stories of the home are visible. The front (street side) appearance of the lake home is important, because it is the opportunity to cast a favorable initial impression. The lakeside view reveals more information about the home, as it conveys a lot about the lifestyle, upkeep and care of family living there. The landscaping, dock area, lawn, decks and patios hint at what one might expect to encounter on the inside of the home. The initial impressions from the lakeside as well as the front of the home can lure or dismiss prospective buyers based on a quick glance. There are several effective ways to enhance a lake home’s property values for future sale consideration, while adding more present enjoyment for the homeowners and guests. In addition to attractive, well-designed decks and patios, many lake home owners are enhancing their yards with outdoor

“A lake home… actually has two “curb fronts”—the street side and the lake side.”

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grilles, fire pits & fireplaces; threeseason lanais, screened porches, trellises, shoreline sitting terraces, gazebos, arbors, pools, spas, and sport courts among other amenities. These improvements allow expanded use of the outdoor spaces, build monetary value in the home and enhance “curb” appeal. Another opportunity for heightening curb appeal is to consider an exterior architectural “facelift”. Many lake homes were built in the 1960s and 1970s, and even some homes constructed more recently tend to convey a dated, unexciting appearance. This can be remedied with a number of creative modifications, not necessarily involving a tremendous cost to accomplish. New window elements (bow, bay or box styles), a covered entry porch & railings, professionally designed landscaping, new siding, stone or brick veneer are a few practical ideas which raise value and can enliven the exterior of the home’s architecture.

“A new building addition... can often be the catalyst to launching a whole new look for the home.” If the budget is more generous, restructuring an existing roof to gain more ceiling height and a newer exterior appearance can be very effective in terms of increasing curb appeal. A new building addition such as a bedroom suite or game room can often be the catalyst to launching a whole new look for the home. The objective, simply put, is to take creative measures which can add real value to the property and attract more buyers when it’s time to sell. In the meantime, these value-enhancing improvements will be appreciated and enjoyed by the present owners. 


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to be labeled 100% Organic here in the United States and bear the USDA 100% organic seal, 100% of its ingredients must be produced organically, have an ingredient statement on the label, and give information about who the certifying agency is. A wine in this category cannot contain any added sulfites. To be labeled Organic and bear the USDA organic seal, the wine must be made from at least 95% organic ingredients, with the non-organic 5% being ingredients that are not organically available. Again, a wine in this category cannot have any added sulfites. The USDA excludes the addition of sulfites because a small percentage of the population does suffer a sensitivity reaction to them. FOR A WINE

Organic Wine HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ORGANIC WINE?

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The irony is that sulfites are a natural byproduct of the fermentation process, so hardly any wine is truly sulfite-free. Most winemakers, including most practicing organic methods, regard the addition of sulfites as necessary to the making of good wine – and indeed, the practice goes back hundreds of years. But if sulfites are used, even in minute amounts, the wine itself can’t be called organic. Without sulfites, most wines have a shelf life of no longer than one year, and must be consumed within 24 hours of uncorking. The solution could be drink faster! There are many choices, perhaps dizzying enough to make your head swim, and that is even before you

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food&festivities Recommended Organic Wine Producers

Australia Robinvale Organic Wines Temple Bruer Winery

California Bonterra Vineyards Frog’s Leap Frey Vineyards Ceago Vinegarden

Canada Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Italy Nuova Cappelletta

New Zealand Richmond Plains Kawarau Estate

Spain Bodega Hermanos Delgado

Washington State

Taking Celebrations Everywhere to a New Level

Badger Mountain Vineyard

CO2 rechargeable drinkware instantly chills the drink so cold it You may also see the following claims: 

have one drink! But, depending on where you live, you may find you don’t have far to look. If you habitually pick up wine at the supermarket, try an organic market instead, such as Wild Oats or Whole Foods. Both carry organic wines in most of their stores. If you would like to try the more artisanal types, call around to the various wine shops in your area to see if any specialize in organic wines. Keep in mind the difficulty in distinguishing one label from the other, so ask for help. If all else fails, try the Internet. There are a number of online merchants to choose from. Happy hunting and happy tasting!

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No Added Sulfites - Contains Naturally Occurring Sulfites means no sulfites were added and the total sulfites in the wine are less than 100 parts per million (ppm).

“Made with Organic Grapes” or “Organic Ingredients” This labeling would signify that some or all organic products were used.

“Biodynamic or Sustainable” differs from other forms of organic wine as it is a catch-all term used to describe a holistic approach that includes any number of agricultural practices that respect the environment, the ecosystem, and even social issues.

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Sight Smell Sound MAKING WINTER A COMFY, COZY EXPERIENCE

ENJOY A WALK in the snow, listen to the sound of a crackling fire, inhale the smell of cypress in the cool winter air. Winter is a time to rejuvenate, relax, and recharge, so create the perfect setting and gather a few good friends.

SIGHT colors Winter blues, silver and gold, white, white and more white.

SOUND There are even a great number of winter songs we can recommend. Cold Cold Heart

light

by Norah Jones

A roaring fire, white Christmas lights or give in to the candle fetish.

Baby It's Cold Outside

decor An assortment of votive candles, faux snow and pillar candles that are white, blue, silver or brown for the table decor.

by Dean Martin

California Dreamin'

by The Mamas And The Papas

Hazy Shade of Winter by Simon and Garfunkel

shimmer Crystal snowflakes, icicles, rhinestones and glitter are perfect for infusing the magic of winter into the air.

Song for a Winter's Night by Sarah McLachlan

Snowbird

by Anne Murray

texture A collection of cozy and fluffy throws, winterthemed pillows and a perfectly placed stack of firewood

Helpless

accessories

by The Steve Miller Band

Pine boughs on the mantle, winter wreaths with berries or bring in the tree branches for the perfect vase, table or mantel center piece.

Winter

by Neil Young

Wintertime

by The Rolling Stones

Frozen

by Madonna

Add the finishing touch with scents.

SMELL

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clove and apple eucalyptus sandalwood pine needles spruce cedar cypress

Scent in the home should have much consideration given to it and can create an aurora that elicits a sense of peace, lifting spirits and energy.

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hobbies& watercraft Sleek, Sophisticated and Spirited

BRP’s award winning iControl technology has expanded from two models in 2009 to seven in 2010. 2010 Sea-Doo models equipped with iControl will include, the GTX Limited iS 260, GTX iS 215, GTX 155, RXT iS 260, RXT-X 260, RXT 215, and the WAKE PRO 215.

Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS repeatedly amazed, wowed and inspired us with his keen choice of transportation. It is quite possible we have located Bond's next co-star, the award winning Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS by Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.(BRP). Equipped with iControl, the world's most advanced watercraft technology that seamlessly integrates a host of new features and benefits such as Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR), and Intelligent Suspension (iS), is another. The only full rider environment suspension system in the marine industry, the upper portion of the craft's chassis flexes into the lower portion delivering the smoothest ride on the water. The only options left to be explored for 007' approval are revolutionary weapons and antipursuit systems. JAMES BOND HAS

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), is a privately-held company, and a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E TEC, Can Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts.

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Reno's Powersports KC 13611 Holmes Road 1-866-936-8900 Kansas City, MO 64145 www.renospowersportskc.com


Sundancer 540DA a common name around the lakes, but Sea Ray's 540DA Sundancer is a stretch from common. It wasn't long ago, American made express cruisers had straight hull lines, reverse-facing radar arches, and interiors that resembled elaborate crawl spaces compared with smooth, sexier imports from Europe. Straight from Knoxville, Tennessee, the 540DA’s extra-roomy interior SEA RAY IS

is a prodigious advancement over previous models. The spacious cockpit is perfect for entertaining, with helm and companion seats on a centerline pedestal. The rear lounge with its winged back is designed so astutely, opening to create a massive sunning pad. The sleeping areas, whether the two or three bedroom version, resemble suites as opposed to cabins. And, the master


stateroom is complete with innerspring bed, a Bose entertainment system, and a flat-screen TV. Although, more impressive is the boat's Zeus pod drive propulsion systems' turn-on-a-dime handling. The Zeus pods are propellers that work independently of each other and rotate 360 degrees on their axes, enabling a captain to maneuver the boat in almost every direction, including sideways. Each of the pods connects directly to a 600 hp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel engine, so, unlike typical marine systems with long drive shafts, they are ultra-efficient. From the helm of the 540DA, the captain is able to manipulate these pods by using the boat's most impressive feature: the joystickcontroled drive system allowing it to turn on a dime and literally maneuver sideways. Zeus also

offers the Skyhook option, a GPS-based system that automatically keeps the yacht stationary, even in currents or heavy winds. Pod systems are the future of aquatic propulsion technology, and Sea Ray with the new $1.5 million 540DA is one of the first U.S. builders to have embraced this advancement successfully.


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Building the American Dream A LOVE AFFAIR WITH BRASS AND MAHOGANY

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THE NAME CHRIS-CRAFT

invokes in the minds of many, quite simply, elegant styling and unparalleled craftsmanship in a boat. Boat is possibly not romantic enough of a word, but Chris Smith advertised it as such as early as 1915, when he offered, “Let me build you a Smith boat.” This one man would create an empire and an American dream out of mahogany and brass. But such success only came about after the creation of the Chris Smith and Sons Boat

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Company, a partnership with Garfield Wood (no pun intended, really), and several Gold Cup winners. For those of us not savvy in the terms of boat-building, suffice it to say that Smith's boats were equipped to impress with state-of-the-art electronics, double-planked bottoms, and the large rear-cockpit design. In a word, they were sexy. By 1922, Chris had employed his four sons in the business, and it had been renamed to Chris-Craft, the iconic moniker we've all come to know and love. In 1924, they were making four boats per week. Chris-Craft designed an advertising campaign to live up to the quality and growing popularity of the boats,

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themselves. Americans were learning to appreciate the finer conveniences of life, including the stylish and impressively quick runabout, the meat and potatoes of their market. Now... picture Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, she in a flowing white gown and he in his trademark hat and dapper suit... sipping martinis as they glide by the New York shoreline with the city lights glowing in the evening background. They've docked to pick up friends and entertain until dawn... on their Chris-Craft yacht. Although the name doesn't appear anywhere, we all know that's what boat they are on, it's a glorious mahogany craft that carries the ambiance of only one name.

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(If this isn't a scene from a movie, it should be!) Regattas were awash in Chris-Crafts for decades, with the smart nautically dressed people who owned them cheering on their trophy-winning boats from the docks and shores. We dare say that regattas flourished from the East Coast through the various lake communities throughout the States, all the way to the West Coast, as did the Chris-Craft. Next to owning an automobile, purchasing a Chris-Craft was the most Americana thing folks could do to propel their images and their families into the post-war American dream. It brought class to the water's-edge home, where extended family and

friends could spend the summer soaking up the sports life, while relaxing and entertaining... all at the same time. The proof of Chris-Craft's popularity was found in the pudding. By 1959, there were 5,000 people working in ten factories. We imagine the production line was faster than four boats per week. We have our own special memories of zipping about in a classic, polished Chris-Craft on a certain lake in Colorado with some very special friends in the 1960s and '70s. And, we're proud to be a part of the heritage of this truly American success story. 


Featured Properties

Lake Lotawana 115 Lake Shore Dr $329,900

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This home has so much character from the moment you walk through the door. With views that are never ending and yet there is no need for a tram. Large patio and deck areas great for entertaining. Floor plan is very open with large stone wall ďŹ replace and wet bar in the great room. Approximately 1 acre across the street with large 40x40 shop/garage with all kinds of possibilities that is available at extra cost.

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Angie Ripley

Lake Winnebago 448 N Winnebago Drive

Contact 816-665-4228 816-554-6368

This home is a must see! The location and views are stunning. Large 5 bedroom home with open living areas, vaulted ceilings large beams, 3 car garage, extra large back yard (great for a pool)to entertain. Private dock, a deck located on a beautiful point and access to beautiful Lake Winnebago.

Angie Ripley Contact 816-665-4228 816-554-6368

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Property Listings Lake Quivira Mendy Jarman & Pat Brown VanArtsdalen CONTACT 913-710-9156 913-631-8846 www.mendyjarman @reeceandnichols.com lq4fun@kc.rr.com pbva@planetkc.com

44 S Lake Shore Drive

18 & 19 M Lake Shore Drive

Lot and a half with great location, good docking & water depth. No pricey rehab on this home w/beautiful maple cabinetry and hardwood floors. Big screened in deck and beautiful views of the lake. Master is on main floor w/ large bath & walk in closet. This is a great lake home for couples as well as the extended family. Move in ready!

Serene private setting on two lake front lots with beautiful landscaping. Large detatched garage/shop and fenced yard. Knotty pine interior with newer kitchen and applliances. Lots of mature trees, shared stairway to lake front or room to make your own private access to the lake. approximately 3/4 acre of land. $235,000

Lake of the Ozarks Chad Lewis Lakeside Realtors CONTACT

101-102 R Lake Shore Drive Lake Quivira Resort living in Johnson County! 24-hour security in this private gated country club community! Lake, golf, tennis and more! Homes for sale ranging from the low $400,000’s to $2,000,000. Call us TODAY to make Lake Quivira your home!

Premier location on two lots, an entertainers dream. Over 135+ of shore line with two covered well docks with upper decks, swim dock, and two lifts. Master bedroom has large spa bath and 12x12 walk in closet. 4+ bedrooms all with their own bath and then two additional half baths, theatre room, game room, and more.

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Lake Lotawana Angie Ripley CONTACT 816-665-4228 816-554-6368

29-30 C Lake Shore Drive

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Dare to dream? Imagine yourself entertaining in this magnificent French Country Estate. Created with a passion for detail, this home boasts quality like no other. 5 fireplaces, 2 huge laundry rooms.Gourmet kitchen with a secondary kitchen on the lower level for poolside entertaining. Outdoor living room complete with fireplaceand pergola allow your guests to enjoy the sound of the waterfall flowing into your award winning pool. Kids can enjoy hiding in the secret rooms or give Fido a bath in the dog shower!

Situated on two full lots with a single-well covered dock & swim dock. The layout & space is perfect with 2 large masters, open living areas, walk-out basement, & formal dining for holidays. New flooring and interior paint is now being completed.

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