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Lifestyle Letter

Letter from the Creative Director

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pring is here! I am so excited about what this season brings to our city with the amazing weather and the opening of so many outdoor venues. There really is so much to do in our community and surrounding areas as the weather starts to warm up, and best of all, the warmer weather means my kids are constantly outside playing. Every year around this time I start to ponder the idea of having a backyard garden. We have a spacious lot, and I love fresh fruits and veggies. The only problem is that I do not have a green thumb. It is definitely not a strength of mine, but I want it to be. In theory, it sounds like so much fun, but those poor plants do not want to be in my care. My husband, on the other hand, is amazing with plants, so maybe one of these days we will have our own backyard garden with him at the helm. In the meantime, I will continue to frequent the various farmers markets around town. There are so many fun ones to visit, and they all have their own unique vibe, but best of all, it is so fun to talk to the vendors about what they do. I love supporting local farmers and makers, and these markets are the perfect place to do that and to meet people creating things in the community. This month is our farm-to-table issue. We wanted to share with you some of the local resources in town as well as information on farm-to-table, how to support our local farmers and businesses and even share a few recipes. Slow Food is a very cool resource, so check them out if you have a chance. Happy Spring!

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(Check websites for various open dates and times) *Overland Park Farmers Market   7950 Marty St., Overland Park *Merriam Market  5740 Merriam Drive, Merriam *Mission Farm and Flower Market  5613 Johnson Drive, Mission *Olathe Farmers Markets   1205 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe Black Bob Park, 14500 W. 151st St., Field One ON THE COVER Farm-To-Table Dinner PHOTOGRAPHY BY JANIE JONES

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April 2017

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Serving up the perfect blend of business and community

20 Jax Fishhouse & Oyster Bar

Coastal Cuisine, Seafood Supreme

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Now Open

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Hot Spot

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Realty Report

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Local Limelight

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Locally Owned

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Local’s Choice

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Good Times

NCL Senior Recogniton

The Kansas City Chapter of National Charity League held its senior recognition on March 5 at Grand Street CafĂŠ, celebrating 20 high school seniors from across the metro. NCL is dedicated to improving communities through volunteerism. This 2017 class logged more than 9,000 community service hours over the last six years.

Arti Gras

A juried art show featuring over 100 artists held its opening night reception on February 17 at the Lodge at Ironwoods Park. Patrons enjoyed viewing and voting for their favorite art, great themed food, beverages and music. Arti Gras is presented by the Leawood Arts Council and the Leawood Foundation.

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From Broadway With Love

A musical revue of Broadway songs about romance by outstanding vocalists was dedicated to Valentine’s Day. All performances featured complimentary desserts provided by Corner Bakery Café and beverages. The musical revue was held February 10-12 in the Oak Room of Leawood City Hall.

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ecafé SERVES UP THE PERFECT BLEND OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY THE COWORKING SPACE AND COFFEE SHOP CATERS TO A CHANGING WORKFORCE ARTICLE KATHERINE BONTRAGER | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

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This page: ecafé is one of the few local spots to serve specialty coffee from PT’s Coffee Roasting Company in Topeka. The next closest place to score this delicious blend is downtown Kansas City! Opposite: Aside from specialty coffee, over half of the menu is gluten free, and ecafé is happy to accommodate gluten-free requests for pastries, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

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ocated at 10650 Roe Avenue is a most ingenious hybrid—a coffee

work environment. He spoke to his wife, Cathy, and daughter, Lisa

shop and coworking center all delightfully wrapped into one. As

Dimond, about the distinctive needs of this evolving career set. With

its name implies, ecafé offers an ideal blend of social and professional

Dimond's background in the restaurant industry, it didn’t take long

opportunities for mobile and home-based workers.

before a family business plan whipped into formation. Their refresh-

However, it was an idea that percolated for years before coming

ing venture, ecafé, opened in Johnson County this past fall.

to fruition. With some two decades in the executive suites business,

“Office space is expensive and working from home distracting,” Rayl

David Rayl saw firsthand how a changing workforce warranted a new

says. “At ecafé, we’re trying to give mobile workers and home-based

Coworking allows people to meet and collaborate with other professionals and expand their business network, David Rayl says.

professionals a better place to work. Coffee shops and restaurants aren’t always the best environment in which to work. And they typically don’t want you working there because it takes tables away from those who are there to purchase food and drinks. But workers like the amenities of coffee shops and restaurants, and that’s why we decided to combine a cowork center with a full-service coffee shop.” The unique setup has a great communal vibe, and coworking allows people to meet and collaborate with other professionals and expand their business network, Rayl adds. ecafé offers a public side, where everyone is welcome to gather and enjoy all the benefits of a specialty coffee house—complete with drive-thru—and a private side, where monthly memberships or daily passes can be purchased. A fully equipped conference room 16

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can be rented by the hour or day, and a business center offers copying, printing, scanning, faxing, mailboxes, postal services and office products. It truly serves as a one-stop shop for all working—and caffeine—needs. “So many workers need a flexible workspace in which they can come and go, meet clients and not be tied down to a four-walled office,” Dimond says. “And what better way to bring people into the coworking space—and help feed and fuel them—than a coffee shop?” The one-of-a-kind ecafé serves specialty coffee from PT’s Coffee Roasting Company, smoothies and some truly scrumptious breakfast and lunch fare—including a large array of gluten-free items.

ecafé's modern design is spacious and clean, using vibrant colors and natural light to keep workers energized. The workpods even offer some truly picturesque nature views.

“I have celiac disease, and I know how hard it is finding good, gluten-free food, especially pastries,” Dimond says. “In fact, over half of our menu is gluten-free, and we’re happy to accommodate gluten-free requests for pastries, breakfast, lunch and snacks.”

As tempting as the menu is, ecafé’s design aesthetic is equally appetizing. The modern space is spacious and clean, using vibrant colors and lots of light to keep workers energized. And there are some truly picturesque nature views from the work pods. It’s a difference that’s resonated with area workers. As a business consultant, Jennifer Kempfer-Norris helps create solutions and systems for small busiecafé is a brilliant blend of coffee shop and cowork space. One side is open to the public to gather and enjoy coffee and snacks, while a private side focuses on business.

nesses. So it seems only fitting that she relies on ecafé as the hub for her business operations, both for meeting clients one-on-one and for networking events. “I love working out of ecafé because it’s owned and run by a local family and their location is convenient for my clients," Kempfer-Norris says. " The building itself is incredibly clean and fun, but the staff always makes me feel like a friend. I’m not just a cup of coffee

The modern and well-lit conference room is fully equipped and can be rented by the hour or the day.

to them. They go out of their way to make sure I’m comfortable and well-taken care of—you might even say a little spoiled. They go over and above what I would expect from any other café, even going so far as refilling my personal water bottle when there’s a station where I could do it myself.” The friendly atmosphere, attentive employees, and delicious drinks and treats are just part of what makes ecafé an exciting addition to the Johnson County business scene. “It’s nice to make people happy with something as simple as a cup of coffee or a delicious pastry,” Dimond says. “And to help professionals further their own businesses in a vibrant, inspiring setting is a true joy.” April 2017 | Leawood Lifestyle

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Midwest that choice is often comfort foods, brimming with satisfying starches and savory traditions. There's nothing wrong with these treats, but what if seafood is the mission? Particularly authentic, fresh and superb seafood? This may seem like a culinary fantasy best left for a visit to a breezy coastal eatery. Fortunately, those wonderings are no more! Seafood paramours rejoice as Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar will successfully turn all those seafood dreams into a tantalizing reality bringing the exquisite regional tastes of the coast right to the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. CONTINUED >

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rmed with an undertaking to get coastal quality seafood to the middle of the country, Jax was founded in 1994 in Boulder, Colorado. This quaint 65 seat dining room promised to provide its patrons with a genuine seafood experience combined with a high-spirited atmosphere. Jax successfully delivered just that by giving customers both authenticity and freshness that seemed to be missing from this genre of dining. Fast-forward and this accomplishment has evolved into a conglomerate of restaurants housed within the Colorado cities of Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and Glendale. Then in 2014, Jax opened its doors in Kansas City, the first location outside of Colorado. Each restaurant is meticulously planned to take into consideration the customer, the ambiance and the staff. "Each kitchen has a different chef, and thereby a different focus that is a more perfect fit for their individual communities. The personality of each store is special and that are run as wholly separate entities. All floor plans, sizes and proportions are different. KC is one of a kind," owner Adam Reed explains. It is through thoughtful organization, a keen awareness of customer cravings and an aura that highlights the total experience that Jax has become a sought-after place to dine. Jax prides itself on its innovative menu and willingness to experiment with tastes in efforts to bring the best culinary experience to its diners. Although some menu items are common in all their restaurants—the calamari, crab cake, gumbo  and their distinctive oyster shucking technique—there are other items specifically chosen for the Kansas City location, and their menu is always evolving and chefdriven. Recently the restaurant has begun hosting a Sunday brunch perfect for the more relaxed weekends of this bustling city. This brunch provides a bounty of delectable snow and Dungeness crab along with an abundance of tasty sides. Outside of a menu that highlights incredible seafood, executed almost seamlessly is their food and drink pairings. Known for its enticing oysters, Jax partners them with a delicious porter or robust stout including brands such as Guinness and Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing in Manhattan, Kansas. And if wine is the fancy, they

EACH KITCHEN HAS A DIFFERENT CHEF, AND THEREBY A DIFFERENT FOCUS THAT IS A MORE PERFECT FIT FOR THEIR INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES. THE PERSONALITY OF EACH STORE IS SPECIAL AND THAT ARE RUN AS WHOLLY SEPARATE ENTITIES. ALL FLOOR PLANS, SIZES AND PROPORTIONS ARE DIFFERENT. KC IS ONE OF A KIND CONTINUED >

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also have personally selected flavors rich in bright flavors and aromas that are a natural match for seafood. For red wine enthusiasts, the Sineann Oregon Pinot Noir is a perfect counterpart to both their seafood and meat dishes. For an even more exclusive experience, Reed suggests their current drink spe-

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cial, “From the Deep,” which features Tequila Ocho, lemon, agave, egg whites and squid ink which gives a delicate mineral quality to the drink and makes it a lovely pairing for fish. Another quality that sets Jax apart from other seafood restaurants is that it provides environmentally aware sustenance. The featured Emersum oyster is the product of a partnership with the Rappahannock River Oyster Company, a business committed to respecting and maintaining ecologically friendly fisheries. It is this ever-conscious awareness that has earned them the first— and still the only—designation as a restaurant certified as a restaurant partner with Seafood Watch, the industry leader in reporting what is safest to eat from our oceans. It is by design that Jax has created a flawless globally aware dining experience. The concept of a restaurant serious about providing a  high-quality product that captures both the whimsy of the coast and the comfort of the Midwest seems intangible, but Jax has it mastered.  Add to this a lively feel that caters to anyone looking for notable tunes, enjoyable beverages and irreplaceable

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couple of years ago, I found myself in an argument with my father about the local and “organic” meat I had purchased. In his defense, he uttered “but all food is organic!” Unfortunately, the definition of organic has changed during my father’s lifetime. Much the same, eating local has also evolved. Over the last century, we’ve seen the food industry completely change. We’ve modified our food supply to solve the scarcity problem of the past to meet the demands of a booming global population. At the time, it was called innovative. It was called humanitarian. We believed it saved lives. But the truth is, the science behind it was a shortterm solution for a long-term goal. The chemicals that made plants strong have made our bodies weak. The preservatives that extend the shelf life of our products have shortened our own lives. We’ve been told it’s either abundance or health. Humanity had to choose one. But the “farm-to-table” movement tells us this doesn’t have to be our story. That our story is one of hope, and they have been telling us this for decades. Restaurants and stores started valuing quality over ease and convenience thus emphasizing the purchase of locally sourced and seasonal products. The trend continues to increase when we, the consumer, participate with our personal choices. Kansas City has a strong loyalty to buying and eating local—many restaurants buy local produce, farmers markets abound and organizations like Cultivate Kansas City, Kansas City Food Circle and KC Healthy Kids are improving access to fresh foods. With all our efforts, we can cultivate our city for better health and be a vibrant “local roots” community. “Everyone has the right to good food. They should have the right to food they can afford, the right to food that fits their culture and the right to food that is grown with love and care. And it is especially important to have food that is grown by someone that you know,” Cultivate Kansas City Executive Director Katherine Kelly says. 30

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STEAK RUB FOR GRAPEVINESMOKED TRI-TIP

3 parts brown sugar 3 parts smoked sea salt 1 part smoked paprika 1/2 part coriander 1/2 part chili powder 1/4 part cayenne 1/4 part dried thyme 1/2 part cracked pepper Directions: Mix all spices and apply liberally to the tri-tip. Allow to rest in refrigerator for 24 hours before smoking over grapevines. APPLE TART

• 12-inch pie crusts • 1⁄2 cup sugar • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 4 cups chopped peeled apples • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg • 1 tablespoon butter 1. Heat oven to 400º F. 2. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in large bowl. Stir in apples. The sugar-flour mixture will not all stick to the apples; that's OK. 3. Spread the apple mixture uniformly from the center of the dough circle to within 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of dough slightly. 4. Mix 2 tablespoons sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples and dough. 5. Cut 1 tablespoon butter into 5 or 6 small pieces; spread on top of the apples. 6. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 7. Cut into wedges. Serve warm drizzled with caramel topping.

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FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER

Eric Carter, executive chef at The J Bar, prepared a delicious four-course farm-to-table dinner using local purveyor Shatto Farms, which is a small family-owned and operated dairy farm located just north of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Shatto expanded their home delivery service to include not only dairy but also meat, eggs, produce, bread and more, and they provide only the best in locally sourced food. Carter served a local lettuce salad with roasted beets and local goat cheese with Tank 7 Vinaigrette, herb roast campo lindo chicken with Shatto garlic butter and local grapevine-smoked beef tri-tip with rosemary and caramelized onion. He rounded the meal off with a delectable local bourbon-glazed apple tart topped with salted caramel ice cream. "My food is usually focused upon modern interpretations of Midwestern heritage cuisine," Carter says. Carter's go-to spices are fennel, coriander and smoked paprika. He advises trying herbs seasonally and says it is best to pair the milder flavored herbs with lighter proteins and the more forceful herbs like rosemary with heavy proteins and flavors.

“Food was always a central part of my family growing up,” Carter says. “Whether it was grilling with my grandfather, making pies with my grandma or growing a garden with my parents, food always brought everyone together.”

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Realty Report

Leawood Realty Report Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Beds

Baths

SIENA OF LEAWOOD

$1,425,000

$1,425,000

100%

4

5

4.2

HIGHLANDS CREEK

$1,250,000

$1,187,500

95%

185

4

5.1

LEAWOOD HILLS

$1,150,000

$1,050,000

91%

134

6

4.1

HALLBROOK

$995,000

$993,000

99%

3

3

4.2

BRIDGEWOOD

$985,000

$965,000

97%

0

4

4.1

HIGHLANDS RANCH

$999,000

$957,500

95%

293

5

5.2

BERKSHIRE

$819,000

$792,000

96%

204

6

5.1

LEAWOOD HERITAGE

$760,000

$751,000

98%

133

5

3

BRADFORD PLACE

$795,000

$745,000

93%

110

4

4.2

LEAWOOD SOUTH

$699,900

$705,000

101%

53

4

4.1

Information compiled is from Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and includes properties listed and sold in the area from multiple brokers. Statistics from 2/1/2017 to 2/28/2017. DOM=Days on Market

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slow food, unplugged

How a food movement that started in Italy made its way to Kansas City—and why its ambassadors want you as a member. ARTICLE KIMBERLY WINTER STERN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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ansas City is a thriving food scene, a culinary landscape that boasts chefs, artisans, enthusiasts, growers, producers, restaurateurs and consumers eager to embrace the region’s bounty. After all, we live in the heartland and America’s breadbasket—a rich and plentiful area that provides the rest of the nation with premium corn, grain, beef and pork. It was in the not-too-distant past that farm-to-table was a trend that signified chefs procured some of their menus’ ingredients directly from the farmer or producer.

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And it didn’t have to be from a traditional farm—it could be from an artisan winery, cheesemonger, ranch, fishery or boutique grower (think herbs, lettuces, tomatoes). The trend morphed into the mainstream, and today a large movement in the U.S. and around the globe exists to produce and access real food without GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and practice sustainability. In the Kansas City area there are hundreds of farmers, growers and artisans who support the notion of “good, clean and fair food”—which happens to be the

foundation of Slow Food International and Slow Food USA’s mission statement. Slow Food had its beginnings in Italy in 1986 as a small association led by Carlo Petrini, an advocate for bridging the gap between agriculture and gastronomy. Created in response to the industrialization of food production and the fact that people were losing the vital connection between plate and the planet, the organization flourished and today boasts more than 150 chapters, or convivia, and 6,000 members in CONTINUED > more than 160 countries.


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In 2000, chef Jasper Mirabile Jr., owner of Jasper’s Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, saw a food disconnect locally. He had just returned from his family’s ancestral country, Italy, and was inspired by friends who were launching Slow Food chapters in this country; there was a lack of support for local chefs and independently owned restaurants. “At that point my family had been in the restaurant business for 47 years,” Mirabile says. “I remember farmers and producers knocking at the back door of Jasper’s in the early mornings at our original 75th and Wornall location in the 1950s and my father carefully picked through tomatoes, cucumbers, Italian eggplants and green beans and examined meats and dairy products, choosing the very best. It was intriguing to see those raw ingredients, fresh from a field or barn mere miles away, get transformed into dishes that would be on guests’ plates later that day.” Decades later, as Mirabile researched Slow Food, he realized it would be a way to support local farmers, producers and artisans just as his father did. He started a convivium in Kansas City and today Slow Food Kansas 38

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City has more than 150 members—one of the largest and most active groups in the U.S. It hosts a robust calendar of 12-15 events during the year, including fundraisers like the Culinary Garage Sale in September and pop-ups like the annual Tomato Tasting in August, among others. The local convivium supports the community, donating money to many nonprofits. “Slow Food Kansas City is not political—we don’t sit in protest at local fast food restaurants but instead promote the chefs who support the local farmers in our community,” Mirabile explains. “We also help preserve traditional cuisine. For instance, at Jasper’s, we cook authentic Sicilian dishes, and many recipes have been handed down through the generations. The Slow Food movement, among others, is bringing a lot of the food we eat back to its origins. It’s like rediscovering your great-grandmother’s recipe box.” Lisa Waterman Gray, an Overland Park, Kansas-based food and travel writer and Slow Food Kansas City board member, attended Terre Madre/Salone del Gusto in 2014, Slow Food International’s annual gathering.

“I gained a global perspective about Slow Food International and its mission,” she says. “Challenges in providing good, clean, fair food for all people exist everywhere in the world, although what those challenges 'look like' may differ from one culture to the next.” Slow Food Kansas City supports local food artisans, farmers and producers throughout the year. Local dairy Shatto; heirloom tomato grower Kurlbaum; all-natural grass-fed beef producer Steve Buerge; honey and cheese producers; coffee roasters; wine grower and producer Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery; garlic and mushroom farmers; and even bean-to-bar artisan chocolate producers have hosted events and pop-ups. “Slow Food Kansas City is a celebration of local food where we feed mind, body and soul,” Mirabile says. “And we learn along the way how to support good, clean and fair food.” For more information on joining Slow Food Kansas City, visit SlowFoodKC.org.


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Local Limelight

JACK SOCK ARTICLE CHARLES REDFIELD

PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY VICTOR

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he past 12 months have been good for professional tennis player Jack Sock. The 2011 Blue Valley North High School

graduate has experienced Olympic and professional success during this period. The Johnson County resident didn’t feel well going into the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil after being diagnosed with walking pneumonia before leaving for the games in Rio de Janeiro. “I was going to play in the Olympics with everything but a broken bone,” he says. “I wasn’t going to miss the chance to represent my country at the highest level.” Sock got a gold medal in mixed doubles and a bronze in doubles at the Olympics. “It meant everything to me,” he says. “It was such a surreal feeling in the opening ceremonies and wearing the red, white and blue on the court. Hoisting the two medals I won for not only myself but my family, friends and country.” Sock has been a big fan of the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs, and following his Olympic success, the clubs honored him.

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Local Limelight

(CON TI N U ED)

“I’m a die-hard fan of both,” he says. “I was fortunate enough to throw out the first pitch at a Royals game and lead the 'chop' for the Chiefs pregame.” But all his rooting interest isn’t all in KC. He was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. “My roots make me a Husker fan for college sports,” he says. The

former

Mustang

has

enjoyed success this year. He won the singles titles in Auckland, New Zealand and Delray Beach,

“I’m a die-hard fan of both,”

Florida in January and February. He was ranked Number 18 in the world in early March.

“It gave me a lot of confidence to begin the early season like this,” he says. “I think it's going to catapult me into the rest of the season.” The Nebraska native moved to Johnson County during his middle school years, going to Overland Trail Middle School and then to Blue Valley North. His tennis career for the Mustangs will be hard to surpass. He won every match he played in and only lost one set—to his brother Eric— during his high school career. “I think (high school tennis) helped teach me how to win,” he says. “I was probably favored in all those matches, but it's still not always easy to win when you are expected to win, so I think that helped me in a lot of ways.” It wasn’t easy adjusting to professional tennis in the summer of 2011. “It’s a very tough adjustment at the beginning, getting used to being on planes all the time and the hotel rooms and having to perform at the highest level takes experience,” he says. “I feel like I have a very good grasp on it now.” Sock spends his offseason and time between tournaments working with his first coach in Johnson County, Mike Wolf, the director of high performance at the Elite Squad Tennis Club in Overland Park. “2016 was another step forward for Jack,” Wolf says. “He advanced further in more majors and 1000 series events, he had more top 10 wins than in years past and was consistently beating the players he was supposed to be beating.” What does the future hold for Sock? “I think Jack will continue to improve each year,” Wolf says. “I see his belief growing each season.” What does the BV North grad need to work on? “I can always keep improving on and off the court,” Sock says. “I think (I can work on) my quickness around court and ability to understand the game and knowledge of it.” Sock is working towards a good showing at the French Open, which will be held May 22-June 11. 42

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Locally Owned

CARPET SOURCE THE MAGIC OF CARPET AND MORE ARTICLE JENNY WOLFF | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

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un your hand over thin layers of leather and silk. Feel the subtle fingertip texture of intricate needlepoint patterns.

ufacturer on the market.

Marvel at the dimensional beauty of beveled, hand-sculpted

Fey grew up in the carpet business; he started working at

and handwoven layers of exquisitely dyed wool yarns. You

Carpet Source for his father during high school. Now with his

are experiencing the world of Carpet Source, Kansas City’s

30 years of experience and his father Dick’s five decades in

high-end destination for carpet, wood and laminates.

the business, their family team provides unparalleled service

“We’ve got everything that goes on the floor,” Brian Fey, owner of Carpet Source in Lenexa, says.

to the Kansas City community. "We have been dealing with Carpet Source for over 15

The craftsmen who create these works of art use carving

years. They are professional in every way. Our customers

tools, glues and thread to combine the brilliantly rich and

are always satisfied with their selections, service and value.

deep-dyed wools cohesively. Any of the carpets on display

Brian and Dick are excellent to deal with and are fair in all

can be made into custom-sized area rugs.

respects as businessmen,” Tom French, president of Tom

“Many of our builders and designers choose one of these statement carpets for a master suite or home office,” Fey says. “Patterns are popular on stairs.” 44

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French Construction, Inc., says. As a turnkey operation, Carpet Source receives, warehouses and installs all flooring.

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“We have our own installers, many who have been with us over 25 years. Our newest employee, a salesperson, has been with us 10 years,” Fey says. From luxurious statement pieces to the needs of everyday life, Carpet Source can help. The store advertises the Shaw LifeGuard nylon carpet known for its waterproof backing system. “Pets are the best thing for my business! The Life Happens collection is possibly the most innovative solution to spills in the last 10 years,” Fey says. “This carpet’s protective layer blocks spills from seeping into the carpet pad, which minimizes pet accident odors and makes for quick cleanup.” Carpet Source also specializes in prefinished hardwoods. “The trend is more and more hard surfaces. The higher-end the home, the more hard surfaces you will find,” Fey says. Prefinished hardwoods offer a quick, clean install, which is perfect for remodels and new construction. Today’s products are thinner and are often used in basements and mudrooms. The material can be glued, nailed or stapled down, or floated above an existing floor. Patterns and price point vary. “Most people gravitate to the wider planks. The hand-sculpted, reclaimed hardwood look is extremely popular,” Fey says. The clean, quick install is also extremely popular in commercial properties, such as office buildings and restaurants. Here contractors and designers often choose prefinished hardwoods and laminates with the appearance of stone and tile. Luxury vinyl planks can be paired with carpet tiles for smooth transitions—important in hospitals and retirement homes. Rugs have been a part of the world for centuries, and they are still relied upon to bring warmth, charm and beauty to a room. For your personal red carpet treatment, call 913.894.2644 for an appointment. Brian Fey and his team of professionals at Carpet Source look forward to working with you.

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Lifestyle Calendar

April EVERY FRIDAY, APRIL 7-28

APRIL 23 TAKING TEA WITH SHAKESPEARE LEAWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER OAK ROOM Enjoy a lovely afternoon of British Tea and scenes from Shakespeare presented by the Leawood Stage Company. $20 per person or $114 for a table of six. Call 913.663.9157 for reservations or more information.  

TALES, TAILS AND TRAILS

APRIL 28

IRONWOODS PARK

ANNUAL THYME FOR KIDS PLANT SALE

Young ones ages 2-5 will enjoy a nature-themed story and pro-

OZANAM CAMPUS GREENHOUSE

gram with their caregiver. A portion of each class is spent outside

Our "Thyme for Kids" Plant Sale will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 28 and

exploring, so dress appropriately. One-hour class from 10 a.m. to

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and features a variety of plants, flowers and

11 a.m. No reservation required.

herbs grown by the children in the Cornerstones of Care-Ozanam

APRIL 8 TRUCKS AND BIG RIGS FOR KIDS

Campus greenhouse. Open to the public and free to attend, most plants cost between $2-$8. Proceeds from the sale support our Horticultural Therapy Program. CornerstonesOfCare.org

SHAWNEE MISSION PARK Come explore trucks, tractors, construction, and city vehicles up close. Sit in the driver's seat and talk with the real-life operators. We also feature Mater, the tow truck character from the animated movie Cars, as well as many others. Admission is free, but a donation of $10 per vehicle is suggested at the gate. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

APRIL 8 GEO KIDS OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDENS GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for ages 7-11. Kids then head out into our learning arboretum on a treasure hunt for prizes with educational stops along the way. Advance registration and payment are required to participate. Adult presence/participation is also required. Contact Katharine Garrison at 913.685.3604.

APRIL 9

APRIL 29 MILDALE FARM COMMUNITY DAY

EGGSTRAVAGANZA

MILDALE FARM

LEAWOOD CITY PARK

Bring the family out and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm

Join the fun at Leawood City Park for the Parks & Recreation Depart-

property during this free event. Visitors can explore and picnic on

ment's 24th annual egg hunt. Egg hunt begins at 12:30 p.m. sharp!

the 158-acre site. Arts and craft activities for the kids will take place

Boy Scouts will be serving a hot dog lunch—$2 for hot dog, $1 for

in the main barn. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all of the seven

chips and $1 for drinks. This event is free for all participants, ages 8

ponds will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. 

and under with plenty of eggs for everyone!

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APRIL 29 THE TIMBERRIDGE OPEN HOUSE

JAZZ AT THE GEM—JACK DEJOHNETTE TRIO

TIMBERRIDGE ADVENTURE CENTER

GEM THEATER

Choose from several activities: canoeing, kayaking, pedal boating,

Celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month with NEA Jazz Mas-

hiking, BB gun shooting and archery. All ages are welcome to partici-

ter and Grammy winner Jack DeJohnette, one of the greatest

pate in the Family Fun Treasure Hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catch-and-

drummers in the history of the genre, also featuring Ravi Coltrane

release fishing also available. However, participants age 16 and older

and Matt Garrison. Tickets are $45 and are available through

are required to have Kansas fishing license. For more information,

AmericanJazzMuseum.org or Ticketmaster.com.

contact Lysa Holladay at 913.856.8849.

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Local’s Choice 8.

10.

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Pantone

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11.

COLOR OF THE YEAR

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5.

12.

13.

2.

Lauren Korte’s

HOME DÉCOR PICKS 4.

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air the 2017 Pantone color of the year, greenery, with your favorite

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10. Restoration Hardware 11. Kate Spade 12. Anthropologie 13. Williams-Sonoma

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