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From the Editor Dear lakehomes&lifestyle Readers,

We are so incredibly honored to be hearing from so many of our readers. And the only thing that excites us more then sharing our love for lake living, is our readers wanting more of the love. We may all have our favorite lakes but it is that bond between man and lake that connects us all. With approximately 11,000 Kansas City residents owning a second home at lake of the Ozarks alone, it is no wonder you have all been so inviting (and why come Friday at 1pm there is a heavy Southeast gravitational pull). Our emphasis is always on enjoying life, both on the lake and off, and this issue is no different. With entertaining tips that will make all your guests swoon, decor ideas to brighten your home, and all the deliciously guilty pleasures to keep you up to date, and broaden your mind for a beautiful life. Like the christening of a new boat we would like to commemorate the new season. May you spend more hours on your boat the lake home echo with laughter the grill never grow cold and the wake always be on your side

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Historical Lake Maps

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Boys of the Lake

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Empyrean Refinement

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Navigating the Scene

This Issue's Must Haves!

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house & dock

31 Spring Time All the

departments beauty & style

21 Touchable Tootsies

Time

35 Love Thy Lakes

57 Sunny & Simply Smashing 60 Get Your Grill On

38 Create the Look Every ISSUE

hobbies & watercraft 49 Tops Down

22 Swimwear 2010

52 Presenting the Launch 20

28 Summer Flip Flops

55 Hobby or Lifestyle?

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Save the Date

JUNE Jazzoo

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MAY Mother’s Day Brunch

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The Lodge of the Four Seasons Lake of the Ozarks

Celebrate mom with a great brunch.

Starlight Theatre Annual Benefit Gala

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MAY 13-31st

Silver Dollar City Branson

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Kansas City Zoo Kansas City

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Lake of the Ozarks

Plenty of fireworks over Memorial Day weekend! www.funlake.com 1-800-FUNLAKE

6:30 pm– midnight

HK Golf Tournament

An evening of cocktails, fine dining and outstanding entertainment.

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Lodge of Four Seasons Lake of the Ozarks Former Kansas City Cheifs linebacker Willie Lanier will serve as honarary chair. www.lakeregional.org 573-348-8265

National Kidsfest

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JUNE 5-AUGUST 8 Silver Dollar City Branson

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May 14 & Jun 11 Bagnell Dam Strip Lake of the Ozarks

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Mimi and Friends Ragtime Piano Concert

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The Legacy Invitational Golf Tournament

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On the Water contributing writer:

Andy Manz

American actor and avid yachtsman, Sterling Haydon once said, “Wind is to us what money is to life on shore”.

Lake Lotawana Rings in the Sailing Season with the First Annual “No Frills” Spring Regatta a welcome relief to lake lovers, boaters, and outdoor enthusiasts. The “No Frills” C-Scow Regatta that took place on Lake Lotawana the weekend of April 16 made many forget about the long, cold winter that was. Twenty two sailing teams, and some nice northeastern breezes helped make the event a resounding success. Sailors came from as far away as Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota to participate in the two day regatta. The one-design C Scow class created by Johnson Boatworks of White Bear Lake, Minnesota began sailing in 1905. Original, the boat and masts were made of wood and the gaffe-rigged mainsails were made of cotton.  Through the years, hull shapes and materials have changed, but the critical formula remains the same: One hull, one large sail,

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two bilge-boards, and one helluva ride! There are 58 “C Scow” fleets that compete in inland lake racing across the U.S. Lake Lotawana has

long been recognized as one of the largest and most competitive fleets since the boat was introduced here in 1948. Unlike the Lotawana Fall Regatta, which has attracted high profile sailors such as Olympic gold medal winner Buddy Melges,

this regatta celebrated the social side of sailing as much as the competitive side. “If the Lotawana Fall Regatta is the brass ring of sailing, this weekend was more about shaking off the rust, welcoming spring, and celebrating our sport with new and old friends,” said Zach Carruthers, who crews on captain Gary Schroeder’s MO-37. The Canoe Club Restaurant served as the “unofficial” headquarters for the participants. Friday night the crowd was treated to live bluegrass from Springfield, MO’s The Hillbenders, while Saturday night the Candice Hill Steel Drum Jazz Trio took everyone on a musical journey to the Caribbean. “Our goal going into the weekend was to have fun and sail fast, fortunately we did both!”, said MO-44 skipper Jon Martin, who along with his crew, Katie Prideaux took first place in the eight race event.

For complete regatta results and more information about the Missouri Yacht Club visit www.moyc.org To learn more about C Scow sailing go to www.cscow.org

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Gallup Maps have dated back as early as 1875, which puts the

Gallup Map Company as one of Kansas City’s oldest.

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Fred Gallup, the original location was at Broadway and 9th Street then moving to Baltimore and 9th, then to Walnut and 14th. Most of these moves were do to growth, having at one time as many as 100 cartographers. With one of the landmark accomplishments being that they produced the very first United States road atlas and sold it to Rand McNally in the 1930s. The Gallup Map Company is now located at Main and 17th, and owned by one Patrick Carroll. Patrick recalls when his parents purchased the Gallup Map company from it's founder's family. Tom and Pat Carroll had purchased Harris Custom Framing in 1957 and was doing a lot of framing and mounting for the Gallup Map Company. When the Gallup family placed the map company up for sale in 1968, the Carroll's bought it as a way to expand the framing company. "I was 8 at the time, and helped my Dad move the business from 14th and Walnut, to 1733 Main where it remains today" remarked Patrick. As you can imagine, road maps, rail road maps, county abstract maps, etc, of every size, shape, and format occupy the building on Main. But it was not until 2006 that Patrick came across a collection of maps that would place ounded by

Gallup Map Company "on the map". Not just as one of Kansas Cities oldest companies but as having a collection of maps labeled so rare that an antique traveling road show was stumped. This collection consists of about 125 original hand drawn, pen and ink maps on linen paper. Each map is a one of a kind manuscript. They are classified by appraisers as "super rare" because they do not exist in the auction records. They just never come up for sale. The maps have been stored, sealed in tubes for decades, some almost a century. They had not been exposed to light, sun or even air, until 2006 and some not until this year. This means that the condition of most of these are excellent. Nearly all of them are copyrighted by Gallup Map Company. They are all hand drawn, and hand labeled, without the use of lettering systems. The cartographers that drew them were true artists, and the incredible amount of skill they had is evident in each and every map. Every map is a true work of art and something to see!

Classified as “super rare” because they do not exist in the auction records

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Having had Museum Directors, Historical Societies, Library directors, and more review the maps, Patrick is quoted as saying, "I am glad I know CPR because I thought some of these people were going to faint or have a heart attack when they saw them". They would all love to get their hands on them and add them to their collections, with the overall consensus being that the historical value on them is priceless because they don't have these kind of records on the ownership maps. The US map and a few state maps show the roads before they were numbered. The trails like the Oregon, Santa Fe, Wonderland trails and the Lincoln Highway, Pacific Highway, Pike Peak Ocean to Ocean were designated numbers in 1926 by the federal government and became US 101 , US 40, US 50 and so on. Many of the County Ownership Maps show oil and gas leases, well sites and notes the names of the property owners on the map. When the maps were viewed at the Wyandotte County Appraisal Fair last winter Patrick was given a room all to himself. And while most people who came to get an appraisal that day had a 5 minute meeting with an expert that knew their item, Patrick was visited by every appraiser and auction company as well as all the volunteers. Each spending at least 15 to 30 minutes or longer, looking at the ten maps Patrick brought in that day. He was there for

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more than four hours before he had to leave. The experts were at a loss, they had never seen anything like them and there was nothing they could compare them to for a base value. It is from the collective group of experts that Patrick has spoken with that he learned the term "super rare" and that he probably has the largest collection of vintage, hand drawn cartography maps in the United States, if not the world. One of the hand drawn maps Patrick had discovered was a Lake of the Ozarks map from about 1930. Patrick was asked to reproduce the map by a former customer and in doing so has come to realize that there are several lake enthusiast that also share a love for

Patrick probably has the largest collection of hand drawn cartography maps in the United States, if not the world history. It was the first map he chose to bring back to life because it was beautiful, it showed the entire lake and he knew lake residents were craving a map of the lake that would also be an art piece to hang in their lake home. Patrick has since produced A Map for Lake Lotawana using an old 1940 land map. He also made an old style map of Lake Viking, and is working on a map of Table Rock Lake.

To learn more about the Gallup Map Company visit www.gallupmaps.com

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have you seen?

Have You Seen?

Sharon

“This is a truely wonderful piece of art, to be passed on from generation to generation.”

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“do what you love and love what you do”. Davita “Dede” Nowland’s love for old boats lead her to create Nauticals of Marblehead, Located in Marblehead, Massachutes. hey say

Scavenging for derelict wooden boats, Dede was in search of a coffee table for her waterfront abode. A lifelong sailor, Davita wanted something for her home that would remind her of the sea and connect her with the water. She envisioned a coffee table where you looked through glass at the ribs of a wooden sailboat.

“The ribs are their heart and soul, which is where I was touched with these beautiful one-of-a-kind tables.” A graduate from University of Rhode Island’s College of Resource Development, Nowland marketed boats, yacht charters and taught sailing in between yacht deliveries on the Atlantic Ocean.

Later a graduate of The Simmons College MBA program, she worked in marketing and sales. In search of fairer breezes and clearer skies, Davita created a business that incorporates her love of the ocean, woodworking, the working waterfront, wooden boats and the treasure hunter in all of us.

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ostcards from the lake…being a lake rat I love to visit other lakes and Lake Austin Spa Resort is a stunning resort with world class amenities. A great girls weekend or couples retreat where you will feel right at home on the water.

“The luxury of a world-class spa, the warmth perfect tag line for of a best friend’s lake house” thisA very celebrated resort nestled on 19 lakefront acres on beautiful Lake Austin, 35 minutes from downtown Austin. Featured in numerous national travel and spa magazines after a 2004 multi-million dollar renovation. Offering all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, gourmet dining, indoor and outdoor fitness activities, 100+ spa and body treatments, and more. -Jennifer

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have you seen?

“Our family loves the WaterMat and we are considering adding another one to our collection�

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WaterMat is not new for 2010 but still worth the title of one of 2010’s favorite lake toys. Occupying the young, and young at heart, for hours. No more inflating and deflating, and ready to use in minutes. The standard WaterMat is six feet wide and twenty feet long. Made out of twoply, marine-grade, closed

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cell polypropylene foam, it is one and a quarter inches thick and can support 1500 pounds. For bigger kids and high-usage camp settings, they launched the thicker WaterMat Plus in 2009. And, new for 2010 is the WaterMat Junior, designed specifically for smaller kids and more mobility. -Scott

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have you seen?

Lisa

“It is not stuffy, and quite easy to dress up or down with other accessories and tableware.”

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or spur of the moment, I enjoy having friends over and this usually intails at least one meal. Not always fancy, it may be just a couple of close girl friends, sliced apples, a sharp chedder cheese and

a glass of wine. But, no matter what the occassion I like to set the mood for “fun”, that is why I had to share the sea inspired tableware offered by Home At Sea. -Lisa

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he Aquaracer by Tag Heuer was founded on providing accuracy. With company achievements beginning with the first patent for a chronograph mechanism in 1882 and followed by a long list of achievements: the first stopwatch accurate to 1/100 of a second, the first dashboard stopwatch for race cars, the first miniature electronic timekeeping device accurate to 1/1000th of a second, and the first automatic movement with a microrotor, to name just a few.

Enjoying a devoted following among sports celebrities and enthusiasts. Tag Heuer is now one of the most recognized and sought-after watch brands in the world. Classy and water- resistant to 300 meters. -Michael

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Touchable Tootsies prepare your feet for summer! being lake rats, we know that a pair of shoes is nothing more the best fashion accessory ever, and that going barefoot is your preferred mode of transportation from deck to dock. So keeping your feet smooth and sexy throughout sandal season is a little extra work. With one or more of the following tips you will have no worries when it comes to donning a beautiful pair of strappy heels at all the hot summer soirees.

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1. Soak once a week with Epsom salts and colloidal oatmeal. 2. Use a sea salt scrub in the shower for a good three minutes on each foot. 3. For extra dry spots use a pumice stone followed by a loofah pad.

4. While your feet are still wet use a metal slipper spoon (most commonly used for slipping shoes on and off) to remove dry skin from your heels. 5. After your typical foot soak or bath cover your feet with

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baby oil or Vaseline and wrap with moist hot towels for ten minutes. 6. If you can tolerate overnight, wrap your feet in cling wrap after applying Vaseline, then a pair of socks and go to bed.

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come summer 2010 we're all going to be eager to catch some rays. But whether you're soaking up the sun in Kansas City or at the Lake of the Ozarks, the most important decision won't be the SPF of your lotion, but which swimsuit you will be wearing? For some women shopping for a swimsuit can be a very daunting afternoon, although, what we find more alarming is wearing that suit you bought in 2003. The runways were filled with color and more color from saturated embellished tones and neons reminiscent of the 1980s to prints with pretty pastel palettes, color ran riot.

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We've seen striking prints for a couple of years, but 2010 is stacking up to be the year that lively prints really become monumental for swimwear.

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Whether it's a one-piece swimsuit, bikini, or cover-up, prints are in the swim for 2010. For petites who prefer dark, solidified colors, selecting swimwear becomes an opportunity to break out of the mold and have recreation with fashion. Just match the size of the print to your own size and stature because large motifs can seem overpowering on short women. deep v

The deep V necklines on some 2010 swimwear fall beneath the bustline and sometimes beneath the waistline, so even though

they're on one-piece swimsuits, the message is adventurous and sexy. Although V-necklines flatter petites, these very deep plunging necklines won't be for everybody. asymmetrical

One-shoulder styling has been popular for dresses and tops, and now swimwear trends emit this asymmetrical design too. Seen on both one-piece swimsuits and bikinis as well as cover-ups. Asymmetry can be a beautiful thing for petites, and it certainly won't make us look any shorter, so

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there's no need to shy away from this fashion stint. bandeau

Designers showed bandeau tops in styles ranging from those that are nothing more than stretchy bands to bandeau tops with underwires and a great deal of support. The main consideration with adopting the bandeau way for

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beauty&style Diamond Girls: Montana Vinson, Amie Davis, Annie Gazaway, Xirna Martin, Brigitte Bartola, Jenna Gnip, for helping us with this year’s shoot. We look forward to returning the favor as we show our support for the team this coming season. We also could not have done the shoot without the Bolero Salon & Spa stylists, Jenni Escobar, Rama Camacho, Amy Ficklin, Linda Gill, who graciously supplied all hair and makeup needs for the girls.You all did a great job! www.kcpanthers.com

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personal & picturesque don't forget about the sense of smell.You will garner some fresh air by bringing in plants and flowers, but you should also consider something as simple as dryer sheets in the bottom of dresser drawers or candles in scents of “Spring Time Air”.

sprightly & simple bring decor in that is simplistic and fun. No need to over-think things or they tend to get stuffy. Just like the term spring cleaning— unclutter your decor. Put away some of those heavier, warmer pieces such as area rugs and heavy draperies. Place some fun, light colored table runners out on the buffet and some washed linen throw pillows throughout.

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& individuality the gracefulness of Spring with more subtle color palettes and tone on tones. You can always liven things up with splashes of color, but if you start with a canvas of lighter shades adding the brighter shades of color becomes easy and genuine.

focal point—possibly away from the fireplace and out to the garden or hanging plants outdoors. If you have a front porch give this a little extra attention; nothing says spring like a cozy front porch. If you do not have a porch look at creating a little sitting area with a bench and flowers off to one side of your front door or perhaps right inside your front door.

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there is a natural element to Spring decorating so get resourceful and reuse. Make sure all silks are put away, making room for real flowers and greenery. There is nothing like walking into a home that is filled with fresh flowers and plants to make a person feel more alive.

graceful & genuine our final and most important tip…always stay true to your personality. If you stray too far from your comfort level you will not be happy; so take our advice but never abandon your true sense of comfort and style.

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Love thy Lakes shades of green the push to go green is not just some trendy, withtime-it-will-pass-fad. It is about respect: Respect for each other, our children and all of our ancestors. We have a responsibility to our environment. The following are some tips we would like to share to help keep our playground (the lakes) clean.ď §


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Never dump motor oil, chemicals, pet waste, dirty or soapy water, or anything else down the storm drain. All of these materials pollute our lakes and rivers! label it

Volunteer to label storm drains in your neighborhood to inform residents that they flow directly to our lakes and streams. look for the green

Almost all big-name cleaning brands have introduced enviromentally safe version. Buy green and use smaller amounts of cleaning solutions when you can. make a date

Car wash facilities treat their dirty water before discharging

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it to our lakes and streams. So, make a date to take your car to a car wash.

phosphorus option. Request a soil test to ensure the right amount is applied.

wash it on the grass

buy low

If you wash your car at home, consider washing it on the lawn. Or, if you can't use the lawn, try to direct the dirty water towards the lawn and away from the storm drain.

Choose a fertilizer with low or no phosphorus. Most lawns already contain enough phosphorus. Excess phosphorus causes algae blooms in our lakes!

sweep it

Select an organic or slowrelease fertilizer. Check the label. A slow-release fertilizer is one with at least half of the nitrogen in water insoluble form. Slow-release fertilizers provide a steady supply of plant nutrients over an extended period of time.

Fertilizer and grass clippings left on sidewalks and driveways wash into storm drains. So, save money—and our lakes and streams—by sweeping fertilizer and grass clippings back onto the lawn. hire smart

Select a lawn service that uses organic fertilizers or offers a slow-release nitrogen, low or no

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Keep fertilizer applications at least 20 feet away from the edge of lakes, streams, or storm drains. prompt and proper disposal

Whether in your yard or on a walk, promptly dispose of your pet's waste in the trash or down the toilet where it will be properly treated. When pet waste is left behind, it washes into storm drains and ditches. From there it heads straight to your local lakes and rivers taking harmful bacteria with it.

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Watch and enjoy the ducks and geese, but avoid feeding them. Feeding ducks and geese may seem harmless, but, in fact, can be harmful to our water. Feeding waterfowl causes them to become more dependent on humans which, in turn, creates unnaturally high populations and more animal waste. This waste contains bacteria that pollutes our parks and lakes. c

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From Another Time get inspired to escape 2010 — from classic colors to Grandma's decor, the look of past can make for a relaxing retreat. To help you create your vintage-inspired style, gather thoughts of ice cold lemonade, juke boxes, or old college pennants. Have fun with this step, what brings that reclaimed resort style back for one does not work for all; it should be tied to your memories. Furnishings and decor accessories should be welcoming and created from reclaimed and recycled materials. Simple, yet colorful wood chairs and buffets, baskets, bedspreads, old garden hats and board games — that's vintageretreat style! Be creative, be imaginative and have fun with it!

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Oh when I look back now That summer seemed to last forever And if I had the choice - ya - I'd always wanna be there Those were the best days of my life

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hey say that to cultivate strong family ties that will last a life time; buy a lake home. The same strong ties are created amongst friends, or as we like to call them—"lake rats". Maybe it is the fact that a majority of your activities are structured around lake living such as Saturday regattas and ski club practices. You take on a whole new language, bail (to remove water from the boat) or broach (to spin out of control, either causing or nearly causing a capsize). Or just maybe, it was the understanding of the responsibility of being on the water that you not only had to your parents but your buddy's parents as well. You managed to get into a lot of trouble, but you also managed to get out of a lot of trouble, and that was our pledge to one another.ď §


Andy is in a Rag & Bone Scarf, Woolrich Sweater, Woolrich Shirt, D&G
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family moved off the lake we reunited about ten years ago when I came back to Lake Lotawana. Now we're married to sisters! I met Brandon through all the lake rats, lots of great memories out here with those guys.  Nick and I met down at college and we'd always see each other at Widespread Panic concerts and what not here in KC. We then had a crazy idea to open a restaurant together and so far so good! memory of something that happened at the lake

lakehomes&lifestyle took a beautiful spring day to pull these boys (men) away from life’s responsibilities and back together lakeside, with wardrobes compliments of Halls on the Country Club Plaza.

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schooling

Blue Springs South H.S., class of 1995. CMSU graduate in 2001, with a B.S. in Political Science. Opted for ski bumming in Vail after college instead of Grad or Law school! profession

Co-owner of the Canoe Club Restaurant at Lake Lotawana, along with partner Nick Calkins. Husband to the best wife a guy could have and a very proud new dad! how you all met

Austin and I go back the farthest: our moms both taught swim lessons out here at the lake when we were too young to remember. After my

I will defer to a funny story about my parents’ first date, which was a boat ride out here at Lake Lotawana.  Apparently my dad was distracted while leaving the boat in gear and came to just as they were about to crash into a dock.   Don't know if I should be grossed out or laugh, but it's pretty funny. what you do now for recreation

Nowadays, my favorite thing to do on the lake is go out on the pontoon with my wife Katie, my son August, and our dog Rajah. As the fourth generation in my family to own a home here at Lotawana, I feel very fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community. I am an avid sailor as Austin and I have had our sail boat in the regattas at various lakes throughout the Midwest. I also have a passion for music, playing guitar and drums in a band here at our restaurant and at other venues through the Midwest.

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Austin Chamberlin schooling

Graduated high school in 1999; graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003 with a degree in Architecture. profession

I have started a Real Estate Development Company that does some commercial development, multi-family housing and custom homes here in Lake Lotawana. how you all met

I actually grew up at the lake and came back to Lake Lotawana after college as this was all I felt I could do. Brandon and I knew each other from high school and I met Andy through a bunch of friends here at the lake as we all liked to hang out.

Austin is in a Gant Shirt, Gant Polo, Howe Shorts, Smathers & Branson Belt, Sperry Topsider Shoes, and M. Cohen Bracelets.

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Oh, the “best kiss” at the lake was with my beautiful wife Julie. We were on the sail boat during the day, in the evening she stayed and continued to hang out. So, I tried to lay one on her and she accepted. I had courted her for about a year and she said yes, finally. Julie is related to Andy’s wife Kate, they are sisters. We both say we kind of helped Andy and Kate get together and all live at the lake now! what do you do now for recreation

All clothing and accessories were provided by Hall’s on the Country Club Plaza

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I love to do water sports such as wake boarding, water skiing, and sail boating, I also go rock climbing. Andy and I are avid sailors and compete in the sail boat regattas throughout the Midwest. Every weekend we have sailing races and this weekend we just had a Spring Sail Boat Regatta here at Lake Lotawana.

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Brandon is in a Diesel Black Gold T-Shirt, M. Cohen Necklace, Fedaboa Belt, Naked & Famous Selvedge Jeans, and Creative Recreation Shoes.

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metro area. I work as a project manager along with two other PM's. We basically help manage the process by maintaining contact and coordination with subcontractors, quality control, providing feedback and assistance with finishes and selections. We do whatever we can to make it easier on my old man!

Probably some of my greatest memories on the lake are from our boat parties. During summer break we would all borrow our parents’ pontoon boats and head for the middle of the lake, just in front of the dam. There was a few times that we had close to 12-13 boats all tied up. Everyone’s boat met capacity per US Coast Guard… times 2! Then, everyone would party hop from boat to boat. Each pontoon had its own theme, without even trying. Some boats were more laid back and everyone was chillin. Other boats had upbeat music and the thing was swaying back and forth from all the dancing. Then you could come upon a boat that had nobody in it, everyone was swimming and partying in the water. I remember a few times bringing the boat back home and I didn't need any lights, the sun was peeking over the damn. Those memories with my friends on the lake are some of the greatest for me. what you do now for recreation

Some of my favorite past times… basically anything outdoors: Mountain I met Austin and Andy on the lake. I've biking, Wakeboarding, Snowboarding, known Austin the longest, just from Hockey, Inland surfing, Coed Kickkicking it on the lake. I didn't meet ball, float trips. And if I can do any and Andy until college or shortly after. I met all of those with my closest friends, I Nick through Andy at the Canoe Club. am the happiest guy on the planet. how you all met

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Nick is in a Paul Smith Hat, D&G shirt, Smathers & Branson Belt, AG Jeans, and Lacoste Shoes

Nick Calkins schooling

Oak Park High School, class of 2001 and then attended CMSU. profession

I am Co-Owner of the Canoe Club with Andy Manz. Two years ago I decided to start the restaurant with Andy. Andy and I share the task of business operations, cleaning dishes, prep work, bartender, and all the other boring stuff, but all of the fun stuff too. how you all met

I met Andy at CMSU and then met Brandon and Austin through Andy at Lake Lotawana. memory of something that happened at the lake

I would say one of the best times, and a cooler two of beer and cheap wine involved, was probably on Andy’s boat when I first moved here. You go swimming in the water and under the pontoon boat if you get my drift…probably some kissing girls was going on under there… what you do now for recreation

I have always wanted to live on the water, I love skiing, fishing, all of that. I am very outdoorsy and Andy and I are very much the same in that. And we went snowboarding in Colorado, so pretty much any outdoor activity I love. c www.lakehomesmag.com

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Don your espadrilles, and a raffia sun hat, as we whisk you away to a place of empyrean refinement. photography by: Janelle Vano | www.JanelleVano.com


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fter twenty successful years as the proprietors of Polo/Ralph Lauren on Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, Rick and Flo Ann Brehm opened Hudson & Jane, a name inspired by the classic signature styles found in particular neighborhoods in New York City.

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Providing a diverse collection of couture that allows their clientele from around the country to create their own unique style from the world’s top and emerging designers. And with quality, styles and designer names you can’t find anywhere else in Kansas City, it was only logical that lakehomes&lifestyle was so honored when they agreed to design our vignette for Dining by Design.

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The table was draped with a caspian blue and white table runner from Ralph Lauren Fabrics, capiz shell scalloped place mats, hand crafted and hand painted cobalt blue dinner plates, a small plate from the French collection of Gien, and irregular salad bowls from the Sophia Conran for Portmeirion collection.

Of course the goal at hand was to portray the luxurious, yet relaxed atmosphere of lake living. Which made the La Plage collection by Ralph Lauren Home the perfect inspiration with its “artful mix of chic and rustic elements and endless nautical shades of blue and white”. Pamela Ely, who had just returned from Connecticut to fill the roll of interior designer for Hudson & Jane had her work cut out for her, but welcomed the opportunity having just relocated to one of Kansas City’s area lakes herself. Yes, Pamela shares our love for life on the water. A graduate from KU and receiving her certificate from the New York School of Interior Design, Pamela comes accredited with 25 years of experience while she has found herself scattered from San Mateo, California to East Hampton, New York. The settings were crowned with stemless-monogrammed wine glasses that added to the playful relaxed character of being water side. 46

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Chuck Matney with Matney Floral Designs so graciously contributed our centerpiece. A beautiful fish vase complete with white gerbera daisies. www.matneyfloraldesign.com

Once the inspiration was found Pamela went to work to pull it all together. Starting with a grand French-Walnut table measuring 110” purchased from a small picturesque boutique in Lyon, France. A Swedish three door painted armoire found on a summer jaunt to Paris. Vintage plantation doors, and a wood paneled back drop with a wash both gray and dreamy hand-rubbed into the wood grain. The setting was a true breath of “sea” air. And Pamela with Hudson & Jane made the transformation so easy with her knowledge and worldly access to some of the finest pieces. Pamela was quoted to say, “We work with every client individually, creating a signature style they can call their own—that is Hudson & Jane”. c Our dinner guests were treated to a Hudson & Jane monogramed boat tote and lakehomes&lifestyle monogramed beach blankets. 48

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Tops Down...Let's Drive

nothing says summer like the wind in your hair. your best and be having one of the best months in your career but nobody really notices when you're driving down the highway. However, if the wind is blowing in your sun kissed tresses, the stereo blaring, and you're in a hot convertible, everybody notices. Be transformed from just another 435 commuter to one who is carefree and adventurous. Ask any convertible owner, they make for a more enjoyable ride and add more excitement to life. We have picked a few of our favorites that will be sure to turn some heads this season.

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BMW 650i Convertible Euphoria. With a view. Starting at $85,550 MSRP 4.8-liter,V-8 engine 360 horsepower Rear-wheel drive 21 mpg hwy*

The BMW 6 Series convertible is hard to ignore. The 6 Series is offered in one model, the 650i, a four-place convertible with a conventional power-operated fabric top. A choice of manual or automatic 6-speed transmissions, aggressive tires, a well-balanced rear-drive chassis and Active Roll Stabilization ensure dynamic performance and level cornering on even the tightest curves. ď §

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Consumer reviews report that the ride is supple and quiet, the brakes are powerful, The highly praised 4.8-liter V8 cranks 360 hp and 360 pound-feet of torque and provides forceful and sweet-sounding acceleration. A six-speed automatic is standard and a sixspeed manual is an extra-cost option. The BMW 650i Convertibles are covering lots of road in a hurry while making their occupants look and feel great.

MercedesBenz E550 Cabriolet Making a statement Starting at $67,00 MSRP 5.5-liter,V-8 engine 382 horsepower Rear-wheel drive 22 mpg hwy*

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cloth roof that’s nearly an inch thick, and taking about 20 seconds to furl and unfurl, the V-8 E550 droptop will reach 60 mph from rest in 5.1 seconds. The E550 comes with standard features such as leather seats, a 14-way power driver’s seat, Aircap, burled walnut

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trim, two-zone climate control, seven airbags, and the AMG sport styling elements. Among the Cabriolet’s many standard lifesaving features is an innovative “Attention Assist” system which couples a highly-sensitive steering sensor with intelligent software that can identify

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behaviors that drivers make as they begin to get drowsy. A great feature when getting a late start to the lake, the system senses drowsiness and alerts the driver. The rear passenger compartment is spacious enough for two full-size adults to hang out and enjoy an open-aired automotive experience. To make the experience a bit less windy for the back

passengers, Mercedes has introduced a device called an Aircap. This is a retractable spoiler that’s mounted on top of the windshield, to divert air over the passenger compartment. Packed with useful, new safety technology, the E550 is likely to become another industry trend-setter. c

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Chris Craft launch 20 tremendous response on the Chris Craft article from our January–February issue of lakehomes & lifestyle. It is apparent (and good to know) that our readers agree with us, when we say these are some of the sexiest boats ever manufactured. Therefore, we knew we had a responsibility to introduce you to their latest “top model”— the Launch

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20. This new 2011 model is sporty, sleek, and sophisticated, perfect for waterskiing and wakeboarding or just satisfying the need to travel in style. All the luxury and class of larger Chris-Crafts, but with an agility, size and speed that makes this the perfect day boat. Reminiscent of the classic ChrisCraft lines of the 20’s and 30’s and in traditional nautical colors of white

and deep blue. Complete with teak decking, polished stainless steel hardware, and custom roll pleated cockpit upholstery, the Launch 20 is intriguing just to gaze at. Restoring the image of the affluent boating lifestyle. A curved windshield with a center walk-through to a large bowrider area makes for easy navigation aboard. The helm is equipped with a 12 

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This boat is one your children would fight over volt accessory outlet, compass, the Chris-Craft gauge package, a custom mahogany steering wheel, and in-dash LCD depth finder. A deep V-hull ensures a smooth and stable ride and tops out right under 55mph. Yes, although she looks like a 1920s pin-up girl, she was engineered with contemporary technology both in design and manufacturing. This boat is all about functionality and longevity, a boat your children would will fight over. c

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Hobby or Lifestyle? cigar smoking is one of the oldest hobbies in the world. the cigar association of America, Inc. (CAA) is the national trade organization of cigar manufacturers, importers and distributors as well as major suppliers to the industry. Originally established in New York City in 1937 as Cigar Manufacturers of America, the CAA’s roots date back to predecessor organizations prior to 1900. President John F. Kennedy, ordered 1,000 Petit Upmann’s just 24 hours before enacting the trade embargo against Cuba in 1962, which was the start of a decline for cigar smoking in the U.S. until the mid-1990s. Two cigar smoking American authors had decidedly different views of things. Hemingway smoked only Havana born cigars, while Mark Twain, it is rumored, would smoke anything but a Havana. Today there are millions of cigar aficionados

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Throughout history, cigar smoking has been the hobby of such famous cigar smokers as:  winston

churchill

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Petit Upmann Cohiba Corona Especial

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worldwide, cigar smoking is a favorite pastime among adults of all ages, and more popular than it’s been for at least a generation. This hobby just like any other is focused on enjoyment and relaxation with strong social roots. It is a daily, weekly, monthly, or even a rare occasion hobby, and like

most things in life—best with a “everything in moderation” philosophy. So you ask, hobby or lifestyle? Both! Just like the love of boating or fishing it is something you choose to devote your time to, something none of us have enough of and all need to remember to enjoy more. c

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Sunny and Simply Smashing outdoor entertaining by: Natalie

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the internet is full of amazing tips, tutorials and inspiration to pull off any type of entertaining. Let me be your shortcut to using these ideas to your advantage and be fabulous, simply and effortlessly! The Sun is shining and the landscaping is pruned, groomed and planted; we all know what that means…time to take the party outside! Outdoor entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. Why? 1. The mess is outside. 2. It’s a party…enough said!

Don’t be overwhelmed with the idea of planning a party…the easiest thing to do is to take it on in steps: figure out what kind of party you want to have, (looking to images for inspiration can always help with this process) break the event down into areas, make your to-do-list and before you know it you’ll have a party planned and executed that would make Martha Stewart herself want you on her design team! No matter what the occasion or reason for throwing an outdoor party here are some key areas to focus on. 

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some fabulous outdoor party themes

B Movie night on the lawn Pull out the blankets, pop the popcorn, tie up a sheet against the side of the house and you have your own outdoor movie theatre.

Classic cookout

Complete with burgers, hot dogs and some frisbee or football throwing.

Girl’s only tea party Use your tea sets or gather eclectic dishes to create a whimsical garden party for the girls (big and small) in your life.

Backyard black tie Add a little sophistication to your classic cookout and pull out the champagne and romantic mood lighting and enjoy an outdoor supper. Don’t forget to have your guests dress the part!

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decorations

Depending on if you choose a theme or not you can go in many directions when it comes to decorations. An easy way to bring style and a cohesive look to your party is to use a color story throughout your space. Use the same color throughout the decorations, party details and sometimes even the menu items and refreshments! If you are having an evening outdoor party, great lighting is essential. Some fun options are paper lanterns, stringed

up lights or even candles hanging from the tree branches. Banners are very popular right now..use fabric that you have to create a pennant banner or cut out something to go with your theme and string them up! Mix citronella candles with colorful tea lights to keep away the bugs while maintaining a lovely look. Fresh cut flowers for the centerpieces thrown in vases or dishware that you already have add charm to your party! www.lakehomesmag.com


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Go with simple appetizers or a full 3 course meal. The more recipes you can prep beforehand the easier the day of will be! You want your guests to have tasty treats at your party but at the same time actually see you outside of the kitchen! Grilling is a great way to put the man in your life to work and let him be the amazingly manly grill master he is. Incorporate seasonal fruit into your menu to keep things fresh and sweet! Go with classic picnic food or kick it up a notch and break out your culinary skills!

Incorporate seasonal fruit to keep things fresh and sweet

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drinks

Serve a variety of drinks; from fruity soda’s to fresh-squeezed lemonade. Keep the refreshments chilled in a galvanized tub full of ice. It’s not only pretty to look at but will help cool down your guests!

lakehomes&lifestyle wants to celebrate all of our readers for putting safety first on the water. personal touches that will make your parties memorable

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It’s all in the details like menu ards or menu item cards showcasing what you are serving. Place cards are great for groups and add some sophistication to any gathering. Incorporate some kind of fun element into your party such as setting up a bocce ball course, fire pit or photo booth! If your party is child friendly be sure to have activities to keep them entertained while the adults mingle. Art supplies or a sand box works perfectly for this! Favors for your guests can be a creative and fun way to thank your guests for coming! They can be as simple as a bag full of treats to a tiny potted plant! Don’t forget to set the mood with some music! c

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Get Your Grill On The grill is often our focal point for entertaining family and friends, so the selection of a new grill should not be taken lightly. With the options now available in outdoor grilling you might just start an outdoor kitchen and forget about cooking inside, after all‌ meals cooked on the grill are some of the most enjoyed.

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charcoal vs. gas

The flame war between charcoal grill purists and gas grill hotheads can get as hot as a good political party debate. And usually as effective, because when it comes to direct heat grilling, if all things are equal such as cooking temp, most folks can’t tell the difference in the taste between charcoal and gas grilled food. If you use strong flavored marinades, and sauces, you will never notice taste differences.You may think you can, but blind tastings have shown that you probably can’t. So with little to no taste difference, the choice comes down to convenience and cost. The clear winner of convenience is the gas grill. Featuring push-button ignitions, you have a consistent, steady

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food&festivities heat source that’s ready to go within minutes, excellent temperature control, and easy cleanup. On the cost side of things the charcoal grill is the least expensive to purchase but you can spend an extra two to four dollars with every meal over the gas grill. So unless you derive a prehistoric pleasure from piling up the charcoal, lighting it, tending the fire, and manually adjusting cooking temperatures by moving food from hotter spots to cooler ones—you may be happier with a gas grill. gas vs. infra-red

The difference between gas and infra-red grills is not a fuel difference —they both use gas, either propane or natural. The difference is a regular gas grill cooks using convection and an infrared grill uses radiation. In a traditional gas grill a direct flame is used to heat the cooking surface. In infra-red grills you have a burner assembly made from stainless steel and ceramic, with the burner inside.

The burner heats up the ceramic plates, which in turn radiate heat up to the cooking surface. Infrared grills get really hot but they don’t typically do lower temperatures, where regular gas grills give you a broader range of temps but don’t usually get as hot. some grillers believe that infrared cooking allows you to more closely duplicate an open wood fire, even when using gas.

The higher temperatures of radiant heating do allow you to sear meats quicker, sealing in the natural juices; and they also allow foods to cook more quickly, giving them less opportunity to dry out. Helping foods retain more of their natural flavors. Which ever grill fits your fancy, the following receipe will help you produce a great steak every time. 


Great Steak Every Time‌ Whether it’s a strip or fillet. items needed Choice cut of meat Extra Virgin Olive Oil Zarda Steak Rub Bayou Blast or Cajun Seasonings Honey

Caution! If you are not in a serious relationship preparing this for your guest has been known to have serious permanent side effects such as unwarranted proposals or stalking. lakehomes&lifestyle is not responsible and can not be held liable for any of these side effects.

directions Pour extra virgin olive oil in a container with a lid that will hold your steaks(just enough to be able to coat your steaks on both sides). Add the Zarda steak rub and cajun seasonings to the olive oil. Place each steak into the mixture, coating them well on both sides. Once you have them coated place them back in the container and drizzle with honey. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least one hour before placing on the grill and cooking to your desired temperature.


Table Rock Lake

Featured Listing

Discovery Bay

Log Home

Prestigious gated community boasting private landing strip, boat slips, walking trails and more. Beautifully situated, main channel and cove access, lakefront, lakeview and hanger home lots available. Lots starting at $45,000. Discover peaceful seclusion...discover natural beauty...discover paradise...all at Discovery Bay!

Log, bluff-front, lake-front home with a priceless view. This home is loaded with quality craftmanship and is very unique and impressive. It features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, and the lower level is a walkout that has its own laundry room and expandable area. This fabulous custom built log home is situated on an incredible and historic bluff with a view that’s irreplaceable. Nothing ordinary about this home! Perfect for an executive retreat, a fulltime home or a weekend getaway! Boat slip available.

Trina Colwell

Trina Colwell

Remax Lakeside My Lake Dream Team

Remax Lakeside My Lake Dream Team

Contact direct line toll free

417-841-7888 877-858-6126

www.MyLakeDream.com

Contact direct line toll free

417-841-7888 877-858-6126

www.MyLakeDream.com


Lake Lotawana

Featured Listing

Featured Listing

29 O Lake Shore Dr

115 L Lake Shore Dr

Beautiful one-of-a-kind lake front home on 1.5 acres in a gorgeous treed setting with infinity edge pool. Very open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, first floor master, media room, large screened in hearth room with fireplace overlooking the pool and lake. Additional master suite on lower level with walkout to patio.

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 fireplace and wet bar in the great room. Approximately 1 acre across the street with large 40Ă—40 shop/garage with all kinds of possibilities that is available at extra cost.

Angie Ripley

Angie Ripley

Contact

Contact

816-665-4228 816-554-6368

816-665-4228 816-554-6368

Angie@LotawanaLakeHomes.com www.LotawanaLakeHomes.com

Angie@LotawanaLakeHomes.com www.LotawanaLakeHomes.com


Lake Lotawana

Featured Listing

12 A Lake Shore Dr Beautiful newer home, lake front with great main chanel views of sailboat races, fireworks display and much more. Stuco exterior, lots of parking, two full kitchens and a perfect layout for entertaining. Master on the main floor with large walk-in closet and spa-like master bath. Formal dining, large kitchen with big hearth area. About 500 sq ft of storage space under suspended garage, large cedar closet, wine cooler in downstairs kitchen, and much more.

Angie Ripley

11 O Lake Shore Dr Do not miss out, this home will move fast. Incredibly low price for water front home. Nicely rehabbed, gorgeous views, wildlife and rare privacy on Lake Lotawana. Swim dock now but room to expand docking. This price can not be beat!

Angie Ripley

Contact

Contact

816-665-4228 816-554-6368

816-665-4228 816-554-6368

Angie@LotawanaLakeHomes.com www.LotawanaLakeHomes.com

Angie@LotawanaLakeHomes.com www.LotawanaLakeHomes.com


On the Market Lake Lotawana Great Lakes Real Estate contact office: 816-795-5253 fax: 816-795-6991 1201 NE Lakewood Way Suite 110 Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Kelly Sloan Home Sweet Home Realty contact 816-808-4000 For virtual tours log onto www.kellysloan.com Tune in to KCXL 1140/1160 AM, every Monday 12AM-1PM for Home Sweet Home with Kelly Sloan. Everything you need to know about real estate, broadcast live.

113 P Lake Shore Drive Completely rebuilt eleven years ago. Three bedroom, two full bathrooms, garage, lot’s of parking and tons of cabinets. Open floor plan and flat walk to newer covered well dock. $210k.

Lake Winnebago Angie Ripley contact 816-665-4228 816-554-6368 Angie@LotawanaLakeHomes.com www.LotawanaLakeHomes.com

26 O Lake Shore Drive

49 W Lake Shore Drive

The best lake in the Kansas City area without a doubt. Skiing, sailing, personal watercrafts, fishing, within 30 minutes of Kansas City. This house has it all. Large lot, 6 car garage, 20' × 40' pool, two docks with no steps to the docks. Private drive to docks. Beautifully treed lot with million dollar view. Shown to preapproved buyers only. $1,150,00.

Two bedroom, one bathroom dollhouse! Great price, $145k! Gentle slope to private dock, all new inside and out, stainless stell appliances and gleaming hardwoods!

113 L Lake Shore Drive Main channel, stunning! All new inside. Amazing views upper and lower. Three bedroom, gorgeous slate floors, wood cieling, stainless aplliances, great main channel dock location, $399k.

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448 N Winnebago Dr 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.

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Lake Tapawingo Kelly Sloan Home Sweet Home Realty contact 816-808-4000 For virtual tours log onto www.kellysloan.com

Table Rock Lake Trina Colwell Remax Lakeside My Lake Dream Team contact 417-841-7888 877-858-6126 www.MyLakeDream.com

Village by the Lake Lake Lotawana

Groceries, entertainment, parks, lake and restaurant are all within walking distance .

Table Rock Lake

24 Emerald Over 3k square feet, vaulted humongous rooms, and amazing views. Two kitchens fin walk out, great dock location, garage and tons of storage. $350k.

Looking for 2 complete levels of living on your own gentle walk to the water lakefront? This 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home features kitchens up and down, walk out lower level and has a 3 car garage with shop for all of the lake toys. Large deck and screened porch make it perfect for enjoying the beautiful lake view.

„„ 50 years and older „„ Washer and dryer hook-ups, storage area, free carport „„ Pets welcome „„ All-electric high efficiency units „„ All appliances included

1–2 Bedroom starting at

$490 78 Anchor Wow! Two hundred and forty feet of shoreline! Highly sought after private boat house, awesome location. Over 3000 square feet, wonder views upper and lower. Two kitchens, three bedrooms, two full, two half baths and garage. $385k.

(816) 918-5620 Aaron Day


R&R Publications P.O. Box 6934 Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

www.lakehomesmag.com

lakehomes & lifestyle may june 2010  

May June issue of lakehomes & lifestyle for Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Lotawana, Table Rock Lake, Kansas City residents

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