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APRIL 2019

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2019 PUBLISHER

Jane Preuss | jane.preuss@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Angela Broockerd | angela.broockerd@lifestylepubs.com PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR

Paul Versluis | paul.versluis@lifestylepubs.com

Letter from the Publisher DO YOU HEAR THAT? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a (very) long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and we’re all enjoying the great

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Angela Broockerd, Allison Swan, Allison Gibeson, Lisa Moyer CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Shawn Beelman, Janie Jones, Paul Versluis

outdoors as the temperature warms and the days grow longer. In the coming weeks, I can’t wait to enjoy dinner with friends on the patio of my favorite local restaurant, to go on a bike ride with my family, and to visit the farmers’ market to pick out my produce! This month we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of Mother Earth—and our desire to preserve, protect and love her— we’ve compiled an array of eco-conscious and eco-friendly people and places making a difference right here in our community. From eco-minded businesses to spring decor, this issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories in these pages invoke feelings of love and gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it. Not sure where to start? When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what makes the world go ‘round! Happy spring, Leawood!

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Proverbs 3:5-6 Leawood Lifestyle™ is published monthly by Lifestyle Publications LLC. It is distributed via the US Postal Service to some of the Leawood areas’ most affluent neighborhoods. Articles and advertisements do not necessarily reflect Lifestyle Publications’ opinions. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Lifestyle Publications does not assume responsibility for statements made by advertisers or editorial contributors. Information in Leawood Lifestyle™ is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.


INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 14 New on the Scene: True Food Kitchen Fresh Ingredients and Healthy Bites

18 Band of Brothers Behind the scenes of Family Tree Nursery

34 Get the Look Outdoor Living 2- Ways

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38 Adorn: Bringing beauty to your door Leawood resident creates beautiful arrangements and planters

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Realty Report

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Hot Spot

34 Trend Setter 38 Locally Owned 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Culinary Creations


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Children's Mercy Red Hot Night Gala A ‘Million Dreams’ filled the room at the 15th Annual Red Hot Night Gala held February 16 at the Kay Barnes Ballroom. More than 1,600 guests spent the evening enjoying cocktails, live music, gourmet dinner by Fiorella’s, auctions and dancing. Guests shared the love with Children’s Mercy and raised a record $2.39 million in support the hospital’s mission. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS CRUM AND BEN PALMER.

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1. Ray & Jill Kowalik and Lisa & Barry Ginter | 2. Lisa & John McLaughlin, Cara McLaughlin, Paul & Jonalee McLaughlin, Steven & Anna McKee | 3. Maureen & Paul Kempinski and Ramin & Ashley Cherafat | 4. Paul & Jonalee McLaughlin, Dustin Colquitt

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Leawood Rotary Club Progressive Dinner Leawood Rotarians and their guests worked their way through several Mission Farms restaurants at a recent progressive dinner event. The Rotarians were celebrating another great year of making a difference in their community.

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1. Tom Sullivan, Roxann & Gary Lindsey, Pat Kelly | 2. Anges & Gene Bartholf, Gary & Kathy Bussing, Lisa May, Nancy Barber | 3. Sue & Russ Johnson, Stuart & Diane Sharp | 4. Rick Robinson, Lisa & Tim Harrison | 5. Rajeev Verma, Richa Patel, Kathy Dull 10

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REALTY REPORT REALTY REPORT

L E AWO OD

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

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DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Leawood Heritage

$2,400,000

$2,250,000

93%

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Tuscany Reserve

$1,525,000

$1,400,000

91%

545

5

4.2

Leawood

$899,000

$880,000

97%

49

5

4.1

Leawood Estates

$735,000

$715,000

97%

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4

4.1

Bridgewood

$620,000

$580,000

93%

160

4

5.1

Wilshire Place

$579,950

$575,000

99%

41

5

4.1

Villas of White Horse

$599,950

$569,000

94%

38

4

3.1

Wilshire Place

$565,000

$565,000

100%

2

4

4.1

Waterford

$525,000

$510,000

97%

76

4

4.1

Worthington

$525,000

$500,000

95%

51

4

5.1

Information compiled is from Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and includes properties listed and sold in the area from multiple brokers. 2019 STATISTICS from 2/1/2019 TO 2/28/2019. * DOM=Days on Market

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GOOD TIMES

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TRUE FOOD KITCHEN BELIEVES DELICIOUS DINING AND CONSCIOUS NUTRITION GO HAND-INHAND. Without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence, their menu was inspired by the philosophy that food should make you feel better, not worse. Shannon Keller, True Food Kitchen's chief marketing officer, is excited for Kansas City to experience their vibrant culture and robust culinary scene at their newest restaurant located at the Country Club Plaza. “True Food was co-founded 10 years ago by Dr. Andrew Weil, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and leader in the field of integrative medicine,” Keller says. “Weil wanted to show people that there’s no opposition between food that tastes good and food that’s good for you. He created the anti-inflammatory food pyramid as a way to help those seeking the necessary foods needed to fight inflammation and assist in achieving and maintaining optimal health. Dietary choices play an important role in inflammation, the root cause of many serious illnesses including heart disease, cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease. Simply put, our menu includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices including turmeric and ginger.  Eating this way will provide steady energy and ample vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, dietary fiber and protective nutrients.”   Their menu changes with the seasons, allowing guests to enjoy ingredients at the peak of their freshness.  “We believe food was meant to be grown and nurtured, so we’re inspired by the freshest, in-season ingredients,” Keller says. “We know where all of our produce is grown and abide by the Environmental Working Group’s guide to source 100 percent organic fruit and vegetables as necessary. All our restaurants serve 100 percent grassfed, grass-finished beef, wild-caught and sustainably farmed fish, antibiotic-free and hormone-free poultry as well as organic milk products. We strive to make choices with the environment and community in mind by supporting innovative, sustainable and fair trade businesses. We offer popular food staples, but with nutrient-rich ingredients for a healthy twist. For example, our teriyaki bowl consists of quinoa, ancient grains and fresh vegetables, and our grass-fed burger is covered in a flax-seed bun and complemented with a kale salad and roasted sweet potato versus french fries.  

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“Among our signature dishes, you’ll find many fan favorites throughout the healthful salads, hearty bowls, house-made pizzas and starter selections. Our seasonal scratch bar features delicious, hand-crafted cocktails, freshly pressed fruit juices and a selection of beer and organic, biodynamic and sustainable wines by the glass and bottle. Our food looks and tastes terrific. There’s something for everyone.” Guests can customize anything to meet dietary needs or preferences. “We celebrate variety and encourage any number of modifications including substitutions or omissions for those on a gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, low-sodium diet or more severe allergies,” Keller says. “Each of our servers are trained to offer recommendations and suggested modifications should you wish to make any of our dishes fit within your lifestyle.” With restaurants across the country, Kansas City will be their 27th location. “The restaurant features artwork and décor celebrating the local community that’s inspired by our brand’s mission and values,” Keller says. “Local artist Phil Shafer created a Kansas City-inspired mural that incorporates landmarks in the shapes of seasonal fruits, vegetables and culinary utensils featured in our kitchen.” Community-centered events like yoga and cooking classes will be held in-house. “Our restaurants are gathering places of enrichment— they’re open and bright with lots of windows, have a mix of community seating and areas for more intimate gatherings. Our open kitchen means that our passionate chefs and our quality, creative ingredients take center stage. We host events year-round that are available to all guests in our dining room, including fitness and yoga classes followed by a group brunch, community dinners that celebrate new ingredients and their health benefits, cooking classes, gardening workshops, educational seminars and lifestyle workshops. We look forward to partnering with local fitness and yoga studios as part of our ongoing commitment to our True Wellness series.” For those wanting to live a healthy lifestyle, Keller says it’s not just a choice. “It’s a journey that starts with simple changes. Each time you dine in is an opportunity to further your journey toward healthy living. The meaningful experiences and warm hospitality that we deliver to our guests are not just the cornerstone of True Food Kitchen, but the foundation for a life well lived. It is because of our loyal guests in each one of our local communities that True Food Kitchen continues to thrive.”   16

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In 1965, Ron Nelson found himself in a bit of a predicament at his wholesale plant growing facility. He had an overabundance of geraniums that

are all involved. The Nelsons have additional

needed homes.

employees who have been with the com-

When he took out a newspaper ad to try to sell the flowers, he wasn’t exactly envi-

pany for 15 to 30 years, some of whom are childhood friends of the Nelson brothers.

sioning starting a retail business. Yet, when

“Our grandfather and father both got the

many answered the ad and drove out to

business to where it’s at, and we want to

their part of Overland Park, which was on

continue that legacy and tradition of what

the outskirts in those days, he began to see

they started,” Jesse says.

the potential in opening a retail side to his

The most recent addition to the business

business. Fifty-four years later, Family Tree

has been Café Equinox, a new coffee shop

Nursery now has locations in Overland Park,

that the eldest of the brothers, Bo, has opened

Shawnee and Liberty, with three genera-

at the Shawnee location. It was something

tions involved in the business.

they had been wanting to do for years as Bo

Ron first got involved in horticulture when

branched out of the business and started his

he worked at a plant shop in high school.

own coffee roasting company, Thou Mayest

There was some talk of him taking over that

Coffee Roasters, and they had room at the

business when he graduated, but he instead

facility. Jesse, Bo and Jonah all grew up expe-

decided to go to K-State to study dentistry.

riencing food as a focal point for conversation

Ultimately, he decided against dentistry and

and community thanks to the efforts of their

went back to plants, co-founding the growing

mother, Lorrie, to make this a priority, and this

facility that first yielded the extra geraniums.

café provides an outlet for just that.

As in any endeavor, there have been ups

As much as the company has grown, it

and downs throughout the years of the

still retains its connections to the family and

business. It took some time during the early

their values. Jesse says when he was grow-

years for them to begin making a profit, and

ing up, he and his brothers didn’t spend

the first year they were going to be profitable

much time inside watching television, but

their whole facility burned down. This was a

they would instead play outside exploring

huge setback and energy killer for the family,

and building forts.

but nevertheless they persisted. Over the decades, the company eventually opened stores in Shawnee and Liberty,

“We all gained a strong appreciation for being outside, and we love hard work. It brings us a lot of fulfillment,” Jesse says.

and they now sell a wide variety of horticul-

Overall, he’s never seen the business as a

ture products including lawn care products,

job but rather sees it as just something the

pots and planters and even a gift shop. Ron

family does. Growing up, when they would

initially ran the whole business himself, but

have friends spend the night, they would all

to ensure future growth he began empower-

get up early and help with plants and con-

ing others to help lead the company.

tribute to the business. To top it off, Lorrie

Today, Ron’s son, Eric, now owns the business, and his grandsons, Jonah and Jesse,

would always make it fun for them and make them big meals afterward. CONTINUED >

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PLANTING A FAMILY BUSINESS

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Jesse also sees what they do as a form of modern farming. “There is something very natural in our human DNA that we desire to grow and produce things,” Jesse says. Jesse says the family has always been tight-knit and loves working together, adding that there is no one else he would rather partner with in business. He says their goal is to find the best products on the market with the best genetics. The company focuses on helping customers find success with plants, discussing their needs and finding a product that fits their interest and lifestyle. Sometimes this means telling a customer they shouldn’t buy a particular product or steering them to another product that might work better for them.

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choosing the perfect indoor plant Picking out the prefect plant for your house can be tricky, but Jesse suggests asking yourself the following questions when considering an indoor plant purchase:

What plants do you like and find interesting?

Where are you going to place the plant in your home, and how much lighting will it receive in that location?

How much time do you have to water the plant and give it attention?

What type of design and style works best for your home?

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WHEN YOUR SPECIAL MOMENTS DESERVE TO BE CELEBRATED WITH EXCEPTIONAL JEWELRY, YOU CAN TRUST THE TEAM AT VANBROCK TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Established in 2007 in the upscale Mission Farms complex in Leawood, VanBrock offers its clients a premier jewelry experience with unparalleled service in selecting unique treasures in an elegant, private setting. No matter your personal style, you will always find that perfect piece. With a wide selection of incomparable jewelry including necklaces, rings, bracelets, and watches, VanBrock is the one stop for all your exquisite jewelry needs, for both men and women. Dozens of exclusive designers worldwide partner with VanBrock to bring hand-selected and curated collections to Kansas City. Owner Bonne Illig’s passion for jewelry and fashion, along with VanBrock associates’ expertise and ethical standards, means a knowledgeable and friendly team is dedicated to helping clients select the ideal piece to commemorate their occasion.

MEE T YOUR VA NBROCK A S SO C I AT ES A N D A FEW OF ITS DESIGNERS: ASHLEE BRESSEL (gemologist/sales associate) loves connecting with her clients: “VanBrock has given me the opportunity to become friends with my clients and to grow with them. I love helping them celebrate their joyful occasions with that special piece of jewelry.” RACHEL THOMPSON (sales associate) is passionate about making clients feel relaxed and at home: “We treat our clients at VanBrock as if they were in our home. What do I do when I invite guests into my home? How do I make them feel warm and welcomed? I believe that making things special and personal for our clients is what sets us apart.” LENISE WARD (sales associate) describes VanBrock as incomparable, comfortable and fun: “Clients who have traveled the world, as well as our region, have expressed their utter joy and gratitude for the genuine way they are treated at VanBrock. They understand and appreciate our “by appointment” business model, our unique gallery, vast designer collections, and impeccable service. As I like to say, ‘Jewelry always works, but if you don’t know jewelry, know your jeweler!’”

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A KANSAS CITY JEWEL

(CON TI N U ED)

“WE HAVE STRINGENT STANDARDS FOR QUALITY, SO YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE GETTING THE HIGHEST CALIBER OF DIAMONDS AND GEMSTONES. OUR ASSOCIATES ARE EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND LOVE TO SHARE AND EDUCATE CLIENTS IN A LUXURIOUS, YET FUN AND RELAXED ENVIRONMENT. COME TO VANBROCK FOR THOSE MAGIC MOMENTS THAT WE ARE DEDICATED TO CREATE!” – BONNE ILLIG, OWNER

KRISTINA KLUG (associate development leader)

JUDAH SILVERMAN (public relations) with Designer

believes VanBrock gives clients a unique experience

Norman Silverman says, “We truly believe that

they can’t find elsewhere in Kansas City, with most of

VanBrock’s mission best represents the Norman

its designers exclusive to VanBrock. Kristina encour-

Silverman brand and our passion for exceptional jew-

ages clients to shop for jewelry like they shop for a

elry. Joining forces with VanBrock and its incredible

clothing wardrobe: “Start with the basics and add

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Kansas City market.”

diamond hoop earrings because they easily take you from day to night. I also love to see clients repurpose

VanBrock offers a full range of jewelry repair services and

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KIM STEVENS (executive) “VanBrock’s mission is to provide an exclusive and regal experience for each guest, where friendships are made, questions answered, and dreams come true.” MARCH POYTNER (representative) with Designer JudeFrances loves working with VanBrock. “Their knowledge of their clients’ needs and wants allows them to really choose specific items their clients will love. Because JudeFrances is a line that encourages women to find a look unique and special to them, having VanBrock represent and sell our line really helps women create that look.” 26

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Spring HELLO

ARRANGING SPRING FLOWERS PHOTOGRAPHY JANIE JONES

FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO FRESHEN UP YOUR SPACE AND ADD A POP OF COLOR TO THE ROOM. Learning to arrange flowers is a fun way to add personality and artistic vision to your home. Here is a simple step-by-step guide for how to arrange flowers. 

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HELLO SPRING

(CON TI N U ED)

How To Arrange Flowers STEP-BY-STEP

01 Gather your materials. + Scissors + Vase  + Plant food + Flowers of choice — You’ll need greenery, primary flowers and secondary flowers for the arrangement.

02 Remove any extra leaves to create clean stems. It’s okay to leave some foliage, but remember that you’ll also have greenery to fill in any extra space.

03 Measure the flowers against your vase of choice and cut to size. Be sure to cut the stems at a diagonal. This will let the flowers soak up more water and help them stay alive longer.

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Fill your vase half full with water. You’ll want to

change the water every three days.

05 Pour the plant food into the vase and stir.

TIPS FOR VARYING VASE SIZE + When arranging flowers in a tall or cylinder vase, it’s important to consider which flowers you are choosing. The vase itself is already large and makes a statement, so you can choose just a few types of flowers. The flowers you decide on should have long and sturdy

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Start by criss-crossing your foliage to create a

base. Forming this lattice pattern will create a sturdy base for your other flowers.

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Add in your focal flowers, making sure they are

spread out. The focal flowers are the ones you want to highlight. They may be the most colorful, the biggest or just your favorites.

08 Add in any of your secondary flowers. Secondary flowers tend to be smaller and will round out the flower arrangement.

09 Rearrange or fill in as needed. Remove any petals

stems. Find one colored variety that can be used as the centerpiece and then fill in neutral toned secondary flowers around it. + When arranging flowers in a medium vase you have the most freedom. Medium vases usually have a wide opening and can fit many floral varieties. Try picking a colorful main and secondary flower and then filling in the rest of the vase with textured neutral colors. With this many flowers, it’s important to criss-cross the stems or even tie them with twine so that they stay in one place. + Arranging flowers in a small vase looks best when there are a few bright statement flowers. To create a more dynamic look, choose contrasting colors and a variety of textures. With a smaller vase, it’s not necessary to fill the base with greenery because there won’t be as much extra space that needs to be filled in.

that are wilted and adjust the foliage so that it fills in any empty spaces.

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OUTDOOR LIVING 2 WAYS

PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

TREND SETTER

ERICA KRZYKOWSKI AND DESIGN ASSISTANT, ANGELA WEDEKIND ARE THE MASTERMINDS AND THE CREATIVE FORCES BEHIND PRAIRIE HOME DESIGNS. With their attention to detail, eye for innovative design and limitless creativity, this duo packs a powerful punch to  transform any space.  Principal designer Krzykowski makes it her personal mission to make each client’s space feel beautiful and reflect their unique and personal style. They are sharing two outdoor patio and front door looks with us to inspire us as we freshen up our outdoor living spaces this spring. "We chose to use the same sectional as the foundation to show how changing the small things can make a huge difference," explains Krzykowski.

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Modern The first look is monochromatic and modern. Simple is best when creating this vibe. The key is to not use too many different colors, but layer in texture for an inviting atmosphere. They used black and white as their palette and added interest and coziness with the drapery panels, patterned rug, comfy pillows and a throw for chilly evenings. Adding  an inviting chair to curl up with a book and including a tray for entertaining has this space ready for when the weather improves and neighbors come out, so we can all get reacquainted!  The modern front door  incorporates  a runner layered with two mats to create interest. "Think creatively about what kind of rugs your front space might need," Krzykowski says.  "A runner was used here because of the double doors, but you might want a 30x60 rug with an individual mat on it for a single entry door."  Pro tip: When it comes to modern planters, bigger is better, so pick something that will fill your space well.

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WANT TO GET THIS LOOK? HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF WHERE TO FIND THE ITEMS:

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Bohemian The second look is colorful and Bohemian. Fun, vibrant colors and lots of woven items were used for this whimsical look. "We started with a tall egg chair as a statement piece to establish the look and added battery powered hanging lanterns for interest up high," Wedekind says. "Don't forget about the space above your head. It's a great place to make an impact." Bring the indoors out with this look. Think about what you would want inside your house and find a way to bring it out. Included here in this look are  poufs for kids to sit on to play games, and an umbrella stand for guests who visit on rainy days. There is also a boot tray for days when the kids have been out playing in the mud. At the front door in this look, they include lots of color and pattern. The runner is a buffalo check, and the mats are floral to add interest. Layer here and be daring.

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CURB APPEAL AND THE INSTANT GRATIFICATION THAT COMES WITH PLANTING.

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ESIGNING AND CREATING PLANTERS IS A METHOD OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION THAT HAS BECOME A UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR JULIE CRUZ WITH ADORN PLANTERS. In the past, the former elementary school teacher has used her creativity as a vendor in The West Bottoms at Restoration Emporium where she has transformed furniture with paint

and sewn pillows and table runners. She also uses her creativity in her own backyard by trying out new and unique plants. In fact, her favorite backyard garden is a sensory garden with a mix of annuals and perennials including lavender, lemon balm, lemon grass, curry and patchouli. Given her interests, joining her sister Elizabeth in business with Adorn Planters simply made sense. Elizabeth opened the business in Oklahoma City five years ago while working a full-time job because she always wanted to start her own business, and this opportunity allowed her to have flexibility to spend time with family. It grew slowly, and Julie joined her and brought the business to Kansas City in the fall of 2017 because she is also passionate about gardening. Julie said both women owe their love of gardening to their parents who are lifelong gardeners. “I absolutely love curb appeal and the instant gratification that comes with planting,” Julie says. “To me, taking a space to its full potential and being able to use my creativity to make that happen for my clients is a dream job.” Julie says she is able to help clients when they may feel unsure of the sizes of plants to use in the planters or when they may feel intimidated going to a nursery and picking out the best plants to use given the wide variety of choices. “To me, planters are a piece of art,” Julie says. “I love picking flowers and plants that work well with my client’s space, the shape of their planter and the color of their home. I enjoy the way I can use plants as a creative outlet. With plants, I can add a pop of color or texture to take an ordinary space and add drama, serenity or even whimsy. I thrive on the instant gratification from the transformation of the planters and the added curb appeal.”

THREE COMPONENTS OF AN EYE-CATCHING ARRANGEMENT In her planters, Julie likes using flowers that she calls thrillers, spillers and fillers. Here’s what that means: + The thrillers create height and become the focal point of the planter. Good examples of summer thrillers include Kimberly queen ferns, caladium and majestic palm. + Spillers are used to spill over the side of the planter and add extra drama to the arrangement. Some of her favorite spillers include sweet potato vine, fan flower, vinca and inch plant. + Fillers are used to fill in the space between the thriller and the low spiller. Her favorite summer shade fillers include impatiens, begonias, caladiums and coleus. April 2019 | Leawood Lifestyle

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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opportunities to the Greater Kansas

marathons in the Midwest. This  route

City area youth.

along scenic Ward Parkway has been

A TASTE FOR LIFE

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voted “Best Race Course in Kansas

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City” and includes event shirts and medals, live music along the course

Midland Theatre

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and much more.

4TH ANNUAL JAZZ & JACKIE CELEBRATION

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compelling program that shows what

Don't miss the 4th Annual Jazz

being a “friend” of Rachel House is

& Jackie Celebration starring the

SEVENDAYS BE THE CHANGE 2019 FAITH, LOVE & WALK

The 2019 “A Taste for Life” Gala for Rachel House will be a night to remember. Guests can expect to enjoy samplings of food from the finest restaurants Kansas City has to offer, an engaging live auction and

For tickets visit rocktheparkway.com

The Gem Theater

all about. Visit https://rachelhouse-

incomparable

friends.org/event/gala/ for registra-

soulful sax man, Eric Darius. The

SevenDays engage all people to

tion or more information.

event is a salute to Jackie Robinson

discover commonalities and over-

in recognition of his professional

come evil with acts of kindness. Join

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baseball roots beginning in the

is in this year's ONWARD - Faith,

Negro Leagues with the Kansas City

Love, & Walk at the National WWI

KIDS NIGHT OUT FEATURING DIANA ROSS

Monarchs; and his love of Jazz, an art

Museum and Memorial. Enjoy pre-

form that got its soul in Kansas City.

walk activities, Food Trucks, Music

For more information visit nlbm.com

and

Alex

Bugnon

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ing the children served by the Boys and Girls Clubs of  Kansas City. The evening includes a cocktail party, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a performance feature the Motown

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more.

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Registration required

Overland Park Convention Center

This exciting annual event is benefit-

National WW1 Museum and Memorial

13 10TH ANNUAL ROCK THE PARKWAY HALF MARATHON & 5K 411 E 135th St, Kansas City, Missouri

17 BEHIND-THE-SCENES JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM TOUR

legend herself, Diana Ross. With your

Rock the Parkway has become the pre-

generous support, we will continue to

mier half marathon in Kansas City and

Interact with museum staff as you

provide life-changing programs and

one of the largest and most popular half

learn why we collect, how we collect,

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Johnson County Museum


and the importance to our local com-

Mission Rd., Leawood, Ks. About

$20 each or $114 for a table of 6.

munity. Our collection features over

noon, Steve Hess, an artist and pas-

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17,000 3D objects and over one million

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images. 1 - 60 min. tour - $10 adults /

Garden: Creating a Sense of Place."

$9 seniors (60+) / $8 children Includes

The meeting and our membership is

museum and KidScape admission.

open to everyone and guests are most

Call (913) 831-3359 to register.

welcome. Bring a sack lunch – beverages and desserts are provided.

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A new season is beginning for

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MAY 7 SPANISH PAELLA COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF JONATHAN JUSTICE Black Dirt

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soccer team and we're celebrat-

Fashion Show student designers from

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Course Tasting + Spanish Wine

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TAKING TEA WITH SHAKESPEARE

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LEAWOOD GARDEN CLUB MEETING APRIL 2019

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CULINARY CREATIONS

INGREDIENTS + ½ cup plant-based milk + 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar + ½ cup vegan butter + ¾ cup sugar

V EG A N OR A NGE P OPPYSEED M U F F I NS ARTICLE MARLY MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY SHAWN BEELMAN

+ zest of one orange + 1 cup vegan sour cream + 1 teaspoon vanilla + 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1.5 tablespoons poppy seeds + ½ teaspoon salt + 2 teaspoons baking powder + ½ teaspoon baking soda + ½ cup powdered sugar + 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

MARLY MCMILLEN, A LOCAL KANSAS CITY RESIDENT, IS AN UNLIKELY VEGAN FOOD BLOGGER AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR.

INSTRUCTIONS

In her 20s, spending time in the kitchen felt overly domestic. Giving up

01 | Heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare muffin pans.

M&Ms and mozzarella was a struggle. And she wasn’t trying to make

02 | In a small bowl combine soy milk and vinegar, stir

a moral statement with her diet.

and set aside.

But lifelong stomach problems led her to eliminate dairy. Then in 2006

03 | Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer. Add the

when she met her husband, Shawn Beelman, also a vegan, she was

buttermilk, vegan sour cream, orange zest and vanilla.

even more motivated to explore and fully adopt veganism as a lifestyle.

Mix again with your mixer until well-combined.

McMillen’s book, The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook,

04 | In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, poppy

comes out this month, with all the content written by her and

seeds, salt, baking powder and baking soda). Add to the wet

photographed by her husband, Shawn. It includes everything from

ingredients and stir until just combined (don’t over mix!)

super indulgent treats to whole-food recipes written in such a way

05 | Drop the batter into prepared muffin pans and bake

to make it easy to get dinner on the table.

for approximately 20 minutes.

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06 | Stir together the powdered sugar and orange juice to create glaze. Drizzle over the muffins.


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