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70 25 EDITOR’S LETTER Straight from the Hearth __ Nothing is better than getting warm by the fire, especially if you don’t have a fireplace.
27 PUBLISHER’S LETTER The Good Stuff __ Reminiscing about old memories and creating new ones.
LOCAL 31 WHAT’S NEW
60 HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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70 “IT HAS TO DO WITH LOVE” An Independence family relishes their annual tradition of displaying true Christmas spirit in their home.
News for your home and lifestyle.
OUTDOOR 37 CALENDAR OF EVENTS What’s happening in November in Kansas City.
HOME 48 HOLIDAY DO’S Dress your home’s most important features using eight inspiring examples from local interior designers.
53 SMART HOUSE Big Screen: Big Deal __ There are many choices in televisions today, so before purchasing one, review the pros and cons of each to determine which is right for your home.
78 SMOKIN’ Known for making the best barbecue in KC — and possibly the best in the world, according to chef and TV show host Anthony Bourdain — the owners of Oklahoma Joe’s go for the blue ribbon in the best outdoor kitchen category.
LIFESTYLE 115 THE GIFT-GIVER’S GUIDE Mull over these gift ideas from local stores for your family and friends this holiday season __ and don’t worry about including the gift receipt.
121 SHOPPING SHOWCASE Visit our selection of shopping destinations for the best holiday gift results.
128 MARKETPLACE A reference guide to help you find our advertisers.
ABOUT THE COVER ... 83 IN THE GARDEN Extending the Harvest Season __ Protect your plants from the cold with a variety of coverings so your plants won’t get bitten by frost.
Christmas gets glamourous when designers get creative, like with 3 French Hens’ bubble tree. Photo by Gary Rohman
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Straight from the Hearth Nothing’s better than getting warm by the fire, especially if you don’t have a fireplace. A FIREPLACE IS ONE THING MY HUSBAND AND I DIDN’T GET ON OUR WISH LIST when we bought our house four years ago. And every year when winter rolls around, I feel like something’s missing. I haven’t had many experiences with a real wood-burning fireplace because my family has almost always had gas logs, but I long for the authentic crackle, woodsy scent and mesmerizing flame in my living room (not to mention not being the one to trudge out into the snow to pick up the firewood). For this reason, I have to admit that I’m especially envious of many of the houses in this issue. The mantels in our featured photos drip with garland and ornaments while a warm glow fills the atmosphere. The fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the home, where families gather ‘round, exchanging gifts and hugs, and eyes remain fixated. Our JCYM Home for the Holidays tour preview on page 60 and ideas for decorating your most focal elements (mantels, trees,
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tables and doors) on page 48 have a bunch of examples that start my yearning churning. But there’s another type of fireplace I’d like to have now, too. A Tuscan fireplace. Outdoor living designer Maverick Pickering introduced me to this concept through one of his most recent projects, which has one, along with a pizza oven. Turn to page 78 for a peek. But first, I must preface that it’s not just any project, it’s the pinnacle of his career and most definitely the highlight of his clients’ property. And they are not just any regular homeowners, they are the Stehneys, owners of Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue. And that’s not just any BBQ joint, it’s one of respected chef and host of “No Reservations” Anthony Bourdain’s recommendations of the 13 places to eat before you die. (See the June issue of Men’s Health for the other listings.) Few people have an amenity so majestic, and it’s sure to get your own fire burning for one. While I don’t have a fireplace of my own __ yet __ I have been fortunate enough to share the experience with not only friends and family but with the generous homeowners we worked with in this issue. These relationships provide their own kind of warmth, maybe even the best.
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The Good Stuff Reminiscing about old memories and creating new ones. WITH THE HOLIDAY SEASON FINALLY UPON US, IT’S TIME TO DUST OFF THOSE decorations, watch your kids make their wish lists, and plan parties with family, friends, food and lots of holiday cheer. For me, it’s also a time where fond memories of past years flow freely. I remember growing up in Boston with my family, and Thanksgiving was always at our house. My mother would spend lots of time planning and preparing a great meal, with plenty of cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles piled around the table telling stories. The children would take their prominent place at the “kids table” and try to sneak a listen to the ranting of the old-timers (or who we thought were old-timers back then) as we enjoyed our holiday meal and treats. Christmas Eve was always at my cousin Jerry’s house, where we celebrated with a meal in the Italian tradition of “The Seven Fishes,” an all-seafood meal that somehow my family turned into seven courses. We would then play games to figure out who would open their gifts first, and everyone had a great time.
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And, finally, Christmas Day, we woke up to see what the jolly guy had brought us, and my parents played with us on the living room floor all morning. Afterward, we’d get ready to go to church and take off to my uncle John and aunt Betty’s house for another great meal, more laughs, and more stories and good times. As I get older and am raising my own family now, naturally, the traditions and memories from my childhood carry over to the next generation. I find my oldest son, Evan, 8, coming and asking me to tell some stories about my past holidays and growing up. My youngest, Vincent, 3, listens intently and puts his own imagination into what it must have been like to grow up in a seemingly different place. This is the good stuff — the things their memories will be made of and the stories they will tell to their children about me and my wife some day. Well, guess what? I have become the old-timer now. And I wouldn’t have it any other way! Happy Holidays to you and yours. I hope you enjoy this great holiday-themed issue!
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Luminous Experience The holidays are all about pretty lights, but the dance of a candle flame takes it up a notch. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will light 10,000 luminaries Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5 in a breathtaking display. Additionally, the Luminary Walk will feature carolers and other live holiday music, Santa, bonfires, outdoor displays and refreshments. Find this and more events on our website, www.kchandg.com.
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Achievement Award for the best downtown revitalization organization in the state, the highest honor of the night. Lee’s Summit is one of only four Main Street programs that’s nationally accredited in the
Overland Park Bound Diane McCarthy opened Olive Branch Art Gallery and Studios at 7915 Santa Fe Drive in early August. It’s an eclectic gathering of different artwork, including fine art, photography, glass, pottery, wood, hand-painted furniture, handmade clothing and cards, jewelry and more. The Images Gallery landed at 7320 W. 80th St. in mid-September, which promotes local artists, offers art classes and is involved in the community. Four other new businesses just opened in the Overland Park area as well. Olive Branch Art Gallery and Studios can be reached at 913.488.4946; visit www.imagesartgallery.org to see artists’ work on display.
Senior Services Many families worry about aging parents who don’t want to be moved from their home. To help families care for a loved one, The Court at Overland Park created a service called the Home Visits Program. With their motto, “You don’t have to live with us for us to help,” this Emeritus Senior Living community offers in-home services by health care professionals, which include nurse evaluations to recognize needs, support systems to find potential challenges, referrals to other doctors/clinics that won’t be covered based on needs, follow-up visit with family and referral sources after visit, and access to Emeritus resources like senior safety tips. 913.491.1144 or www.emeritus.com
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2 Become (Under) 1 The D’Zine Gallery and Drake’s Custom Window Design have merged under one roof. Gary Jones and Teresa Drake, who have worked together on projects in the past, opened the one-stop shop in the Raymore/Belton area, which didn’t have one. Gary specializes in home decor, while Teresa has experience in drapery and blinds. “What he doesn’t do, I do, and what I don’t do, he does,” she says. Their new location is a home owned by the Raymore Historical Society, and after extensive remodeling, it’s a designer’s dream. 816.678.3214 (Teresa) or 816.785.2351 (Gary)
Combining Forces Jennifer Niehouse, wardrobe and image consultant for it’s so U!, became partners with Jennifer Indyk, The Etiquette Advisor and part-time lawyer. Together they provide practical and interactive presentations and seminars to groups and individuals on how to present oneself in a professional manner. Niehouse teaches how to gain credibility through personal image, employer expectations and proper business attire. Indyk customizes training modules to cover everything from dining and entertainment to office life, cell phones, networking and mannerisms. www.itssouwardrobe.com or www.theetiquetteadvisor.com
Corrections: In KCH&G’s 2009 Boulevard of Dreams issue,
Landscape’s contact information was listed incorrectly. It is located at 6411 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS. For more information, call them at 913.888.7320 or visit www.artisticdesignsinc.com. We apologize for any inconvenience. Julie Schorgel also was listed incorrectly in the 2009 Boulevard of Dreams issue. She was an interior designer with Gail Golden of Hobson Interiors for The Nantucket built by Forner-LaVoy Builders. NOVEMBER 2009 • 35
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Local Happenings for November
“Without Place __ Without Time __
Without Body” — through January 17, 2010. Wolfgang Laib’s exhibition is a
Holiday Open House & Mayor's Tree Lighting —
JCYM 2009 Home for the Holidays Tour and
sculpture of hundreds of mounds of rice
November 6-7. Decorated shops on Independence
Boutique — November 16-18. This tour of five
Square offer specials, with Santa, sleigh rides, live
homes in Leawood benefits Johnson County Young
the work. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of
entertainment and music until the Mayor lights the
Matrons’ numerous community philanthropies.
Art, 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
tree at 5 p.m. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Independence
913.897.2707 or www.jcym.net
816.751.1278 or www.nelson-atkins.org
Square, 112 W. Lexington St., Independence, Mo.
28th Annual Candlelight Homes Tour —
laid out in a grid, including five mounds of luminous yellow pollen at the heart of
For more calendar listings, go to www.kchandg.com
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November 20-22. The 2009 Candlelight Homes
Homes of Note Tour XXXV — November 11.
Tour shares the history of the original pioneers of
Presented by The Kansas City Symphony Guild,
Weston. Enjoy three antebellum homes and two
tour four homes decorated for the holidays in
downtown lofts. Hours: 5-8:30 p.m., Friday; 2-8
Kansas City North. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
p.m., Saturday; 2-7 p.m., Sunday. 816.640.2909
816.587.8804 or www.kcsymphonyguild.org
November Holiday Weekend Open House —
Zona Rosa Holiday Lighting Ceremony —
November 14-15. Find fun, food and history, all
November 21. Time: 5-7 p.m. Zona Rosa, I-29
wrapped into the charming shopping venues of
and Barry Road, Kansas City, Mo. 816.587.8180
historic downtown Weston, Mo. 816.640.2909 or
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The Legends 5th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony — November 21. Time: 7 p.m. Legends at Village West, 1843 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan. 913.788.3700 or www.legendsshopping.com Briarcliff Village Holiday Lighting & Fireworks Event — November 22. Hours: 4:30-8 p.m.; 7 p.m., fireworks. 816.595.5820 or www.briarcliffvillagekc.com KUDL's Christmas in the Sky — November 25. It’s an evening filled with local celebrities, holiday stage productions and an amazing fireworks display. Admission: free. Time: 6 p.m. Longview Lake Park, 11100 View High Drive, Kansas City, Mo. 816.503.4800 or www.jacksongov.org Christmas in the Park — November 25December 31. Longview Lake Park transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland with 300,000 lights and 175 animated figures. Hours: 5:3010 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 5:30-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday.
www.jacksongov.org Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony — November 26. With the flip of a switch, more than 80 miles of multicolored bulbs
Ceremony — November 27. Time: 5:30 p.m. Crown Center Square, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 816.274.8444 or
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www.crowncenter.com “Spirit of Christmas Past” Heritage Homes Tour — November 27-December 30. Visit three historic Independence landmark homes decorated in their holiday best. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., MondaySaturday; 1-4 p.m., Sunday. BinghamWaggoner
Vaile Mansion, 1500 N. Liberty; 1859 e or th ver f s. a r g n d the e ar awar e o be oud t e of the Y r p e r m a o e H W &G KCH
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Independence, Mo. 816.325.7111 or www.visitindependence.com Whoville Holidays — November 28, December 5, 12, 19. The Grinch will make a special appearance at the City Market. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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JOHNSON COUNTY YOUNG MATRONS
Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
To u r 5 E x t r a o r d i n a ry H o m e s i n L e aw o o d Tour Tickets: $18 in advance
$20 at the door
Tickets are available at most local Hen House and HyVee grocery stores.
Visit www.JCYM.net to purchase tickets online. Nov. 1st-18th or at the door the day of the event.
2-Day Holiday Boutique featuring 35+ of the area’s best specialty retailers
The Lodge of Ironwoods Park (147th and Mission, Leawood, Kansas)
Tuesday, Nov. 17th & Wednesday, Nov. 18th
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
For the list of holiday boutique vendors, see our ad on page 81
Proceeds will benefit Johnson Count y Young Matrons’ Philanthropies
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18TH ANNUAL HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOUR
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The City Market, 20 E. 5th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.842.1271 or www.thecitymarket.org
Holiday Music, Theater and Dance “It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” — November 5-December 27. Experience the captivating story of George Bailey as a live radio broadcast set in the Manhattan studios WBFR on Christmas Eve 1946. American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grand St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.842.9999 or www.ahtkc.com “Christmas in Song” — November 19December 27. Celebrate the season at the annual holiday cabaret revue of traditional and popular music. Quality Hill
Kansas City, Mo. 816.421.1700 or www.qualityhillplayhouse.com
t’s so very rare to find the architect who brings the same passion, exactitude and expertise to the actual construction. Yet, since 1975, Design Build Team, Inc. spaces continue to live up to the breath-taking
“A Christmas Story: The Musical” — November 20-December 27. Kansas City
promise of their design. Coming soon: GREEN GENERATION HOMES — modular homes for today
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Repertory Theatre, Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.235.2700 or www.kcrep.org “Handel’s Messiah” — November 28. This mosaic of the scriptures remains Handel’s most famous work and is one of the most triumphant choral pieces ever written, performed by the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus, along with Community
Independence Messiah Choir. Time: 8 p.m. Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut St., Independence, Mo. COUNTERTOPS VANITIES | FLOORS BACKSPLASH | FIREPLACES
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the American Legion Band and speeches to honor the significance of this important day. The ceremony concludes at 11 a.m. — a symbolic time on this special day — with the laying of a wreath. Time: 10 a.m. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.784.1918 or www.theworldwar.org 74th Annual Ararat Shrine Circus — November 12-15. Time: 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., Saturday; 1 p.m., 5 p.m., Sunday. 816.923.1975 or www.araratshrine.com Second Saturdays — November 14. The program is designed to provide guests with a chance to interact with artists, merchants, musicians, chefs and entrepreneurs living and working in the Crossroads Arts District. Venues change each month and RSVPs are required. Hours: 10:45 a.m.2:45 p.m. Crossroads Arts District, 1705 Baltimore
816.268.4555 or www.kccrossroads.org
Music, Theater and Dance Art Garfunkel — November 6. Time: 8 p.m. Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, Kan. 816.471.0400 or www.kcsymphony.org “H.M.S. Pinafore” — November 6, 8, 11, 14. Gilbert & Sullivan’s sidesplitting opera features loveable characters and a score that won’t quit, including iconic tunes such as “I’m Called Little Buttercup.” Lyric Theatre, 11th and Central, Kansas City, Mo. 816.471.4933 or www.kcopera.org “Ferocious
November 7. Liz Lerman Dance Exchange investigates the impact of genetic research through groundbreaking movement and theater. Time: 7:30 p.m. 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, Kan. 785.864.2787 or www.lied.ku.edu Tap Dogs — November 11. Created by Olivier award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, this show is a Broadway hit, with six athletic dancers who create mesmerizing rhythms and stomp and PLEASE TURN THE PAGE 42 • KCHANDG.COM
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tap to vibrant music. Time: 7:30 p.m. 1600 Stewart Drive, Lawrence, Kan. 785.864.2787 or www.lied.ku.edu “Wicked” — November 11-December 6. Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for “the most completely satisfying new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Music Hall, 301
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performances. Time: 7:30 p.m. 1600 Stewart
785.864.2787 or www.lied.ku.edu Rock for Babies — November 20. Mix
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93.3’s Rock for Babies is a benefit for the March of Dimes, with appearances by Five for Fighting and Mat Kearney. Time: 8 p.m. The Midland by AMC, 1228 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. 816.283.9921 or www.midlandkc.com Sibelius — November 20-23. Music Director Michael Stern leads two patriotic `
works by Bartok, Sibelius and Avner Dorman. Time: 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Lyric Theatre, 1029 Central St., Kansas City, Mo., Friday-Saturday; Johnson County Community College, College and Quivira, Overland Park, Kan.,
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Stars of the Season Whether itâ€™s your table, tree, mantel or door, the most important elements of your home need some sheen and bling. Silver may be the new gold, and forest green may look more like lime, but tradition is never far away. See what good tidings local designers have put together for this seasonâ€™s inspiration.
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Seasonal Adaptation Bright colors like apple green and orange help an entry transition from the first day of fall through Thanksgiving. Alan Karlin styled this simple wreath of artificial rose bush leaves and Chinese lantern blooms (common in the fall), tying them together with a satin ribbon. Two rusted iron architectural finials with artificial greens and florals add dimension. When the season changes, you can easily update this look. “The beauty of this is that the same elements can be used to transition into the holidays with more glitter and red to replace the orange, or change it all out to white for a look that lasts until you add hearts for Valentine’s Day,” he says. “Add pink for spring and flags for July. There you have a year-long plan for a beautiful and welcoming entry.” Designed By: Alan Karlin Design | Photographed By: Gary Rohman
Creative Reuse Ornaments, greenery and florals (real or silk) can take design in many different directions. Connie Church-Fey used what she had at home to create this welcoming arrangement, starting with evergreens and leftover ivy and ornaments. Spraying the flowers with clear glitter increases shine and makes them appear frosty. Various sizes contrast with lineal and artistic shapes. “This arrangement could be said to emulate the many colors of gift wrapping and ribbons we’ve come to love during the holidays,” she says. Designed By: Madden-McFarland Interiors Photographed By: Gary Rohman 48 • KCHANDG.COM
Sophisticated Setting If you want to forgo the traditional holiday colors and decor, try instead a stylized, European look for the mantel this year. Drape the mantel with greenery and replace ornaments with pine cones. Sparkly white lights and shiny gold ribbon bring it to life as off-white candles give a subtle hint of elegance and sophistication. “We worked the style of the greenery and ribbon around the golds and blacks in the fireplace,” owner Arlene Ladegaard says. It’s a focal point that not only represents the holiday but matches the room, too. Designed By: Design Connection Inc. | Photographed By: Gary Rohman
Glitter and Shine Ringing in the holidays with traditional red and green, this mantel display by floral designer Nancy Holm will complement a glowing fire on any blustery night. While the stockings were hung by the chimney with care (embroidered with the family’s names), they incorporate various textures and height, attract attention with glittery, shiny bead sprays and ornaments. “The glitzy bead sprays looked over-the-top, but it worked when we put it all together,” says shop owner Becky Mosby. Designed By: Edgevale Interiors Photographed By: Matt Kocourek
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Connecting Through Color Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to reconnect with our families through the joy of...eating. Tables are always a bustling mishmash of tastes, textures, silverware, dishes and glassware. Here, the antique Masonware in brown and white toile is mixed with Target orange and white melamine plates. Chargers made of rattan and orange linen napkins are essentials for all holidays, and the pricey turquoise glassware mixes well with the inexpensive wine goblets and collectible retro states glasses. Rethinking the classic fall palette to include turquoise, Sunkist orange, pear and beet freshens up a classic color set for a cheeky twist on an old favorite. It’s all about the eclectic mix of high and low, cheap and expensive, comfort and elegance. Oh, and pie. Lots and lots of pie. Designed By: Twigs Interiors | Photographed By: Gary Rohman
Simple Elegance This table setting represents casual entertaining so more time can be spent gossiping with friends and family. “This year I have opted to keep it simple, but to me that doesn’t mean unimaginative or boring,” Mary Carol Garrity writes in her new book, “O Christmas Tree.” “I am all about creating drama and surprise in my home decor, and that can be accomplished with everyday materials...” The design incorporates lots of layering to create interest, different heights and bringing in nature. She used a variety of textures and colors, pairing lights and darks together, and encourages everyone to see what they have in their own home to use and try to look at it in a different way. (A vase doesn’t always have to hold flowers, you know.) Designed By: Nell Hill’s Photographed By: Bob Greenspan
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Classic Tradition The key this year is sparkle. Add layers to the tree with larger ornaments placed to the inside of the branches and smaller, more decorative ornaments toward the end of the branches. This tree’s texture is embellished by flowers, branches of berries and multiple patterns of ribbons. While there are a variety of colors being shown for the season, red and gold are perennial favorites when your friends and family are home for the holidays. Designed By: Picture Perfect Interiors Photographed By: Gary Rohman
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Movement and texture define this glacial sculpture of Christmas tradition. The neutral colors of pewter, graphite and champagne create a subtle contrast when paired with silver in the contemporary spiral tree. Sheer-woven jacquard ribbon coupled with glittered opaque coil garland dances freely through the tree as both clean contemporary and organic elements help create this theme. Silver birch branches encircle the bubble tree, while clusters of glass finials jut upward and outward. Antiqued mercury glass discs and crystal prisms refract LED light from within the tree’s glowing column as incandescent lights radiate throughout the space. Three blown-glass finials crown the treetop for a simple and sleek yet grandiose finish. Designed By: 3 French Hens Photographed By: Gary Rohman
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| Flat-screen TVs hang nicely on the wall, but are they the best option for your home? |
Big Screen: Big Deal There are many choices in televisions today, so before purchasing one, review the pros and cons of each to determine which is right for your home.
THE LIGHTS ARE DIMMED AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE GATHERED ’round, sipping eggnog at the annual holiday viewing of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” It’s a pivotal moment in the film with George Bailey clutching Lulu’s flower petals as he prepares to jump off the bridge. Everyone in the room squints to see what is going on. Did he jump? It’s hard to discern the bridge, the raging waters below and the night in between. It’s a grayish blob for just a moment until Clarence’s white nightgown appears, pulling George clumsily from the river.
By Tammy Worth Photo courtesy of Naturally Wired
Is this your viewing conundrum? Before the family arrives this holiday season, make sure your house is the place to be by picking the right kind of TV. When shopping for a television, you should consider your viewing habits and the room in which the TV will reside. “There is a lot of technology out there and a lot to be overwhelmed with,” says Darren Mortensen, owner and proprietor of Cinema at Home. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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have vivid colors, so flesh tones pop and shades of black contrast rather than run together. They work well in a slightly darker environment. Plasmas are also economical — this is the TV that gives consumers the most “bang for their buck,” Darren says. Cons: Unlike LCDs and LEDs, plasmas have a glass screen that reflects light. Plasmas also get hotter, are heavier and aren’t as thin as LCDs and LEDs. They are not very “kid-friendly” and are slightly susceptible to damage during shipping, says Todd Sandler, president of Naturally Wired. And while technology has improved, there is the possibility of burn-in, where an image is ghosted into the screen after it has been there for a long period of time (like a score on a video game that has been played for hours).
LCD (Liquid-Crystal Display) Cost: A 52-inch will be around $2,000. Pros: These are great for brighter rooms because the screens don’t reflect light or create a glare. LCDs are thin and don’t get hot, so they can be placed in a cabinet and won’t “cook themselves,” Todd says. They
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LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) Cost: A 50-inch is around $2,900.
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colors. Lights and darks will pop, and you don’t have to worry about dark spots. LEDs can be razor thin, so they stick out only a couple of inches when mounted to a wall. These TVs often have a longer lifespan than LCDs, the lamps last longer and require less maintenance. “LEDs run cooler, use less energy, and even though fluorescent light tubes (traditional LCD lights) last a long time, LEDs will outlast them,” says Keith Axe, owner of Integrated Electronics. He also adds that since most popular LEDs use edge-lit technology, which is lighting around the outside lip, you might want to consider spending more money to get an LED with full-array technology, meaning there are lights directly behind the panel, not just around the edge. “Fullarray technology has the best contrast ratio between bright whites and the deepest blacks,” he notes. Cons: An LED picture is not quite as good as that of a plasma TV. It has the same drag as an LCD. And it is the most expensive of the three. While technology has been upgraded, Darren says the picture is not worth the
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extra money. “With electronics, they try to upgrade and add higher contrast ratios, but it’s not quite there,” he says.
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DLP (Digital Light Processing) Cost: A 60-inch would be around $1,300. Pros: DLPs bridge the gap between traditional flat screens and projectors. They start at about 60 inches and go up to about 82 inches. These offer a great quality picture, much like a plasma, and Todd says they “may be arguably the best choice out of the different technologies.” They are also much less expensive than LCD or LED. Cons: The drawback to DLPs is their depth. Anywhere from 10 to 20 inches deep, they can’t be hung on a wall.
Projector Cost: It varies but can be around $4,000 for an 80-inch set. Pros: Size. A projector screen can be as large as 200 inches in high definition. When they are used in a dark room, the “image is stunning,” Darren says. Cons: Projectors are what everyone wants, but they aren’t a good solution for most homes, according to Ethan. Projectors work best in dedicated theater rooms that are pitch black, otherwise the picture is greatly compromised. The room also has to be the right size: a projector can’t be mounted too close, and if it is too far, you start losing contrast, Ethan adds. They don’t have sound, so the room
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Decor that Gives More The food looks yummy — but so does this table! You’ll see many gorgeous decorating ideas on this year’s JCYM Home for the Holidays tour, November 11, which raises money for local charities. Also, peek around the tiny but complete Dickens Village in a home seemingly built for Christmas.
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Home for the Holidays Join Johnson County Young Matrons at the 18th Annual Home for the Holidays Homes Tour and visit five festive, exquisitely decorated homes. All proceeds benefit local charities.
aving a philanthropic heart best describes the
to provide crucial financial assistance to countless men, women and
homeowners and decorators of the JCYM Home for
children in need right here in Johnson County. We are so very proud
the Holidays Homes Tour as they volunteer their
to serve and be a part of this wonderful community.”
homes, time and talents to make the 18th annual tradition a much-
Now in its 48th year, JCYM is a philanthropic organization with
anticipated holiday event. This year, five extraordinary south Leawood
270 members. Its goals are to promote and foster a positive future for
homes will be open to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 9:30
area residents in need through volunteerism, financial support and
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education. It’s estimated that this year alone JCYM philanthropies will
“Since its inception, JCYM has donated nearly $1.6 million and given
assist 54,760 Johnson County residents. Proceeds from the homes tour
more than 437,000 service hours to numerous local philanthropies,” says
will benefit Evergreen Living Innovations Inc., Friends of Shawnee
Vida Leming, JCYM’s president. “Our annual homes tour has been
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the cornerstone of JCYM’s fundraising efforts for the last 17 years.
Christmas Bureau, SafeHome, TLC for Children and Families, the
The tremendous support and generosity of area residents who attend
JCYM Charitable Gift Fund and the JCYM Scholarship Fund.
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Holiday Boutique November 17-18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. The Lodge at Ironwoods Park Find that perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list from more than 35 vendors. Admission is free and open to the public.
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11713 Mohawk Lane “I TRULY THINK THE NEW TRENDS WILL BE BURNT BRONZE, MUTED SILVERS, COPPERS AND GOLD.
ALSO, I SAW AND PURCHASED FUN, WHIMSICAL DECOR LIKE DIVA LADIES, WINE THEMES AND BRIGHT COLORS FOR KIDS. THE TRADITIONAL RED-GOLD IS STILL AN ALL-TIME FAVORITE.”
ntering the circular drive of this unique home, you’ll wonder if you’ve just entered
the foothills of Northern Spain with its private atmosphere through landscape design.
As you enter the sun-drenched home, you’ll be convinced you’ve been transported to another continent. The sand-colored stone floors and walls create a neutral backdrop for displaying collections of art, while in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows allow a clear view of the beautiful backyard. This home features many custom creations, including three hand-wrought iron chandeliers in the living room, dining room and entry. The dining area features all you could want to entertain. The diners at this table also will be treated to good wines from the wine cellar and wet bar located nearby. The homeowners have kept this room warm and welcoming with a large stone fireplace and table that expands to accommodate many. The large bright kitchen is reminiscent of those seen in southern Europe, with its arched stone fireplace and distressed wood cabinets as well as dramatic bluestone countertops and island with hand-painted Spanish tiles. The master bedroom features a rustic sleigh bed and floor-to-ceiling atrium doors that lead to a small private deck overlooking the backyard, while the bath is exquisite yet simple in decor, featuring an open glass-walled shower and Swedish cedar tub that harkens back to the Spanish villa motif. You will notice an array of eclectic framed artwork on the way to the lower level, which showcases stained and scored concrete floors and has a rustic wet bar, pool table, fireplace, large television and lots of seating for casual living. There are three small suites that could be used for visiting guests, an office or an exercise room.
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11809 Mohawk Lane “THE 2009 HOLIDAY SEASON IS AN EXCUSE TO CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR HOUSE. HOWEVER, THE RECOVERING ECONOMY MIGHT MAKE YOU FEEL THAT THOSE BOXES OF PAST ACCUMULATIONS WILL HAVE TO DO. GUESS WHAT? THAT IS WHAT IS IN STYLE! THE VINTAGE LOOK IS INFLUENCED BY OUR MORE EARTH-FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE.
THIS IS NOT A SEASON FOR RADICALLY NEW CONCEPTS — RED AND GREEN STILL DOMINATE. BUT RED IS BRIGHTER AND GREEN IS BOLDER. JUST ADD A FEW ARTIFICIAL POMEGRANATES TO THE MANTEL OR SOME CHARTREUSE ORNAMENTS TO THE TREE. THE ONE TREND
NOTICED ACROSS THE BOARD IS THE PREDOMINANCE OF SILVER AND PEWTER. COPPER AND GOLD CAN GO BACK INTO STORAGE IF YOU WANT TO BE A LITTLE MORE LIGHT, CLEAN AND HIP. THINK LUSTER, NOT SHINE; SILVER, NOT GOLD.”
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alm and peaceful describe the feeling of this home. From the slate entryway both
inside and out to a glass wall of windows, it’s reminiscent of a mountain retreat.
Notice the subtle blending of interior and exterior throughout. The furniture is low and modern to allow the eye to scan and take in the broad vistas provided by the decks and glass walls. The living room envelops its occupants with a massive floor-to-ceiling solid rock fireplace, and just in front of it, a round table for a cozy dinner. Balancing this grand structure on the opposite side of the room is solid cherry library paneling encasing a cascading fountain. Many parts of this home recall the Prairie style of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The lighting is all custom-designed to resemble his preferred style as well as custom leaded glass windows inspired by his Tree of Life design and custom wrought iron railing inspired by his design at the Arizona Biltmore. Additionally, there are custom built-ins throughout the house. The kitchen features a large island with cherry cabinetry and a backsplash that repeats the black pearl slate from the entryway. Leather benches at the table provide comfortable seating for looking out the windows, most of which are actually atrium doors just inviting the transition from indoors to out. Tucked quietly behind the fireplace, adjacent to the kitchen, is a cozy family room featuring one of the Tree of Life windows. The perfect spot for winding down, it’s a lovely use of space. You’ll pass an elegant office with cherry bookshelves and built-in desk on your way to the master suite, which is another peaceful retreat, with furnishings that reflect the mood of the house, such as the built-in bed and window seat. The adjoining bath features the slate seen elsewhere in the home, granite countertops and unique basins. The lower level uses space optimally with a wine cellar, exercise room and massage therapy room, while the outside patio features an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and landscaping intended to resemble a mountain stream running from the front through the back of the property.
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4901 133rd St. “WE SEE THE POPULAR METALLIC TREND CONTINUING DURING THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON. METALLIC PLATINUM, GOLD, COPPER AND BRONZE WILL BE REPRESENTED THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. WE WILL SEE THE METALLIC COLORS IN ORNAMENTS, GARLAND AND PICKS. NEW HOLIDAY COLORS SUCH AS PISTACHIO GREEN CAN BE MIXED BEAUTIFULLY WITH METALLIC PLATINUM. TRADITIONAL RED AND GREEN ALSO WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE. THIS MUCH-LOVED COLOR COMBINATION WAS FEATURED EVERYWHERE AT MARKET. EMBELLISHED STOCKINGS AND TREE SKIRTS WILL MAKE A RETURN; LOOK FOR BEADING, TRIM AND EVEN FUR. TREE SKIRTS NOW COME IN LARGER SIZES TO ACCOMMODATE BIGGER TREES AND ROOMS, WHILE DETAILED STOCKING HOLDERS FEATURE CROWNS, JEWELS, FLEUR-DE-LIS AND ANGELS.”
or the first time, this tour offers a glimpse into the carefree lifestyle of luxury
condominium living. If your interest is piqued, the place to go is Parkway 133.
Custom design, security, top-of-the-line appliances and attention to detail are part of the package. With the open view of the green space and manmade lake with fountain, you hardly realize you are in the heart of a newly developing Johnson County shopping site, just a brisk walk to a variety of shops and restaurants. You don’t even have to give up access to the outdoors with a deck, complete with a ceiling fan, gas or electric hook-ups for a grill and plenty of space for entertaining. The kitchens are fitted with Viking appliances, with the hood venting outside, another unusual feature for condominiums. Granite countertops shine, while cabinetry closes shut without a sound. A pantry holds all the household goods, leaving the island to serve as an eating area with a couple of bar stools. The living and dining rooms are spacious yet welcoming — especially with a wet bar and wine cooler. Plantation shutters are standard, and lighting is state-of-the-art. A guest bedroom poses the possibility to double as an office. Who wouldn’t want to work from home with that view? As you enter the master bath, you’ll see gracious living at its best, with a walk-in shower and whirlpool tub. The double sinks are at ergonomically convenient heights, while the closet is efficiently designed by California Closets to hold both winter and summer clothes. The laundry room isn’t the usual condominium fare either. Here, full-size front-load washers and dryers — also vented to the outdoors — are standard and so is a soak sink. When it comes to safety, Parkway 133 has you covered, literally, from secured basement entries for two cars to security card operation of the elevators and individual security systems for each home. Imagine enjoying a lovely snowfall in front of the fireplace in a beautiful, worry-free home. This is the good life.
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15147 Catalina “THIS YEAR, WE’LL SEE MORE PEOPLE LOOKING TO MAKE THE MOST OF WHAT THEY ALREADY HAVE, WITH JUST A FEW NEW SPRINKLES OF FANCY IN THE MIX.
I ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO FIND INTERESTING WAYS TO RECOMBINE HEIRLOOM ORNAMENTS, DECORATIONS AND EVEN NATURAL ITEMS LIKE FRESH EVERGREEN CLIPPINGS, HOLLY AND PAINTED TWIGS. CALL IT A RETURN TO TRADITIONAL DECORATING, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT CAN’T BE FRESH AND EXCITING. YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR CAN BE BOTH SENTIMENTAL AND SPECTACULAR!”
ou anticipate the wonders awaiting you as you enter the European-style courtyard,
complete with an outdoor gas fireplace for cool evenings and a three-tiered fountain
for warm summer nights. This is an elegant home designed for entertaining even the most discriminating guest. Entering the foyer, you’re invited into the excitement of this spectacular home, from the soaring turret with upper windows, torchiers encased in travertine niches, columns of stone and rafters of knotty pine. Faux-painted walls resemble rough-hewn stacked stone. Looking out floor-to-ceiling windows is a panoramic view of the lake with its fountain. There’s plenty of room in the kitchen for gathering, plus a dry butler’s pantry for storing extra dishes and linens or for caterers to store their supplies. The laundry room includes a soak sink and a hanging bar for those items too delicate for the dryer. The host and hostess will always be a part of the party loop in this open and airy home, from the dining room to the kitchen, courtyard and out to the deck. When the weather permits, the double sliding doors in the kitchen open to allow guests to move in and out. On the main level, there is a guest suite and a study with a cleverly hidden spot for the owners’ computer and printer. This allows for easy furniture placement and viewing of the courtyard to watch the falling snow or blooming flowers. The master suite is elegant with an eye-catching ceiling and a bathroom befitting a fortunate homeowner, including multiple showerheads that create a relaxing spa environment and countertops at a comfortable ergonomic level. Walking down the grand staircase to the lower level, a travertine tile floor spreads out before you. A walk out to the lower patio, an extra bedroom suite and a wet bar with a wine cooler and dishwasher add convenience. Just in case the wine cooler isn’t big enough, there is also a beautiful wine cellar. Don’t miss the game room and large area for many friends to visit. Because this home is in a maintenance-provided community, it’s wonderful for a busy family and especially great for the couple who loves to entertain.
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15301 Ensley Lane “THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND DURING THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES, WE LOOK TOWARD KEEPING IT VERY SIMPLE, USING THINGS YOU ALREADY HAVE BUT ADDING SIGNATURE COLORS AND ORNAMENTS THAT REFLECT YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. THIS YEAR, TO EXCITE THE IMAGINATION, COLORS ARE BRIGHTER GREENS WITH POPS OF FUCHSIA, PINK-REDS AND TEALS.”
he grand staircase at the entrance of this lovely home creates the perfect way to
enter a holiday party. The four-tiered chandelier lights the warm, honey-colored
walls and travertine floors, making them glow with richness. The dining room is sumptuous in Old World ambiance, with a crystal chandelier above a massive dining table for 14. The living room features Asian walnut wide-plank flooring, which is found throughout the home. A baby grand piano located in the window alcove makes this a lovely setting for listening to music after dinner. Soaring ceilings in a two-story family room accommodate a 14-foot Christmas tree. Library paneling, leather furniture and a suspended catwalk give this room a majestic feeling, while a massive dark wood fireplace adds warmth. As you enter the kitchen, you will see a stone-tiled coffee bar. Notice the elegant appointments, such as the oiled bronze and opaque glass bowl light fixtures over the granite-topped island and the pewter and ceramic chandelier above a rustic dinner table. Surprisingly, the master bedroom suite begins with a formal sitting room with a stone fireplace. The feeling of a mountain retreat continues into the sunroom, complete with a hot tub. The best view of the outdoor pool area is from here. Upstairs, there are two catwalks, one of which has a library setting. The children’s rooms reflect their individual interests, while the end of the hallway becomes a magical hideaway where fairies and princesses convene. The lower level is all travertine stone tile with a complete kitchen and wine cellar. The natural stone fireplace and comfortable leather furniture make this room truly an incredible space for the family or a dance floor during a party. There are two game rooms, one with a pool table and fishing trophies, and the second with a ping pong table and shuffle board. Although you can entertain elegantly in this home, it is evident that family is at the heart of it.
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❝ It has to do with love ❞ An Independence family relishes their annual tradition of displaying true Christmas spirit in their home. Story by Brooke Pearl
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ete and Loretta Goebel have been in their
home for 3½ years. It’s an “old house feel with modern conveniences,” Loretta calls it. But during the winter season, the Country French style magically transforms into a holiday spectacular, with 10½ Christmas trees and the Dickens Christmas Village. Loretta rejoices in the holiday season, and her husband, she says, is a good sport about it. Red, green and gold blanket the home’s 5,100 square feet, with every tabletop and chandelier dripping with the spirit of the season. But there’s no way she could create her holiday haven alone. “Russ is my Christmas present each year,” she says, referring to interior designer Russ Lawrence, owner of Changing Seasons Gift Gallery & Flowers. “He knows what I like.” Pete and Loretta took a trip to Europe for 12 days last year, leaving boxes of decorations scattered throughout the house, and when they returned, Russ had put in the allotted 60 hours it normally takes to decorate the entire home. “We look at Christmas differently than everyone else, and that’s what we try to do,” he says. “It’s a different emotion in every room.” Starting at the entry, guests will find a Nutcrackerthemed study, which includes all ornaments on the tree, Loretta’s Fitz & Floyd Collection of four and the 5-foottall Nutcracker focal point. The family tree in the living room, overlooking the swimming pool, is all about family, displaying ornaments from years past, along with heirlooms and those brought back from trips, and it’s the one tree the family always decorates themselves. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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In the breakfast room, fairies from Mark Roberts Fairy
with her holiday tea set and Peggy Karr plate collection.
Collection swing from the chandelier and pose on the stair
“Lots of sweat went into the kitchen because I know how
railing. Each one is adorned with a set of wings, dainty
much it means to Loretta,” Russ says. Her grandson, Benton,
suits, bells and jewels and represents a holiday pastime —
however, is intrigued by the mistletoe in Loretta’s bedroom.
the one on the stairs is the decorating fairy, while the
“Gaga, you have to see your bedroom. Look, it’s mistletoe —
wrapping fairy clings to the lights. Others found their way
it has to do with love,” he told his grandma. She couldn’t
into the kitchen, which is one of Loretta’s favorite spaces,
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The rest of the house, in every corner and on every ledge, is just as elaborate: half of a trimmed tree is delicately stuck to the upstairs hallway wall, a black Christmas tree with peacock feathers brings prominence to a guest bedroom, and Loretta owns every piece of Lynn Bywatersâ€™ snowmen sculptures and displays them proudly. However, the decoration that gets the most attention is perhaps the addition that Russ custom built to snuggly fit under the staircase. He made it to match the molding and color in the family room so it looks like part of the original layout. Moving two chairs that normally sit in the nook under the stairs, Russ spent about 15 hours assembling the custom piece needed to display the Dickens Christmas Village. When the switch is flipped, the hand-painted pathways light up, as well as some of the 120 trees and various buildings, and the liquid glass ponds sparkle as if filled with real water. Town folk are sprinkled around the village, each telling their own story and leaving footprints (as well as marks from the horse-drawn carriages) in the snow. Yes, the spirit of Christmas is alive and well, not only in this tiny make-believe village but in the entire Goebel home, where every precious decoration is a reminder of this magical season.
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Food Cooked by Flame Oklahama Joeâ€™s owners Jeff and Joy Stehney make their world-famous barbecue for customers but like to experiment with different foods and flavors at home. See their extraordinary new outdoor kitchen where it all goes down in the following pages.
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Known for making the best barbecue in KC — and possibly the best in the world, according to chef and TV show host Anthony Bourdain — the owners of Oklahoma Joe’s go for the blue ribbon in the best outdoor kitchen category.
Jeff and Joy Stehney, the backbone of Oklahoma Joe’s. Of the hundreds of awards they’ve won, Jeff calls Anthony Bourdain’s recommendation of Oklahoma Joe’s as one of 13 Places to Eat Before You Die “the single most significant accolade I’ve ever had.”
eff and Joy Stehney know quality. Whether it’s a slab of meat or hand-cut stone, they want the best for their customers and themselves. So when they embarked on an outdoor kitchen addition to their 20-acre DeSoto ranch this spring, they were willing to put in the money to get it done right, they just didn’t have the time. Having committed to hosting a party of 60 for his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, they had less than three months to get from design to installation. Topping it off, the end result would be far from what they first envisioned. “They originally wanted a demure, basic grill island and pizza oven,” says outdoor living designer Maverick Pickering. “But Jeff kept talking about cooking with wood, specifically for Mediterranean dishes and dirty steaks, and the only way to do that is with a Tuscan grill.” A Tuscan grill is basically a fireplace at waist height and allows one to cook comfortably over a flame. At first it took some persuading on Maverick’s part. He was trying to lead Jeff toward what he thought he’d eventually want, so Maverick poured footings twice as big as discussed in case Jeff decided to go for it, and when he did, the proper support was already in place. In the space plan, Maverick located the grill against a nine-foot concrete wall poured to hold back a hill he had excavated. He also included the requested “pizza” oven next to it, although it’s built to cook much more than that. “Jeff wants to be able to make anything anytime,” Maverick notes. At 800 degrees, he can use it for pizza, flatbread and The glow of the fire combined with accent lighting against stone proves a powerful draw. User-friendly and gorgeous, the Stehneys enjoy the outdoor living space at least twice a week.
focaccia; at 400 degrees, he can put in pie, cobbler, bread and casseroles.
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Plantings behind the kitchen help integrate it into the landscape, as wisps of lavender wave hello over the countertops and a path winds up toward the horse barn.
“I’m convinced that if you’re going to cook great food, you need extremes in temperature,” Jeff says. The duo are housed in a massive stone structure that serves as the focal point of the entire project. Individual stones were hand-cut and stacked on site not only on the chimney but on the surrounding wall and everything capped off with limestone. “The detail work is impeccable,” Jeff praises. One wall intersects with the house and forms a covered patio underneath a sunroom. The structure above also gave Maverick a strong anchor for the Mission-style pergola covering the cooking area. In between these two spaces a stairwell made of reclaimed timbers connects to an upper-level patio with pergola that hints at what is below, if the rising smoke didn’t already give it away. The other wall, housing the kitchen’s many appliances, juts into the landscape, which gradually slopes down until it meets the walk-out basement level where the pool, patio and smoker reside. Before the Stehneys added the outdoor kitchen, their reverse 1.5story home made it inconvenient and unnecessary to go to the backyard. With Maverick’s additions and adjustments, including a stone waterfall to the pool and a built-in stone bench against the house,
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the spaces complement and connect like never before.
Maverick worked steadily throughout the hottest months of the summer to meet the Stehneys’ August deadline, even building a tent to protect him and his crew from the blistering sun and the flies that visited from the pasture. He is fueled by a passion to do things right to meet his clients’ and his own expectations. “This project was a once-in-a-career opportunity. It really made me push my own envelope,” he says.
Good smells waft from the small opening in the pizza oven, where previously grilled chicken now gets a good baking in the hot oven to seal in juices. Although the Stehneys have a smoker on the side, they don’t cook as much traditional barbecue at home. “We smell enough barbecue smoke seven hours a day that we don’t want it when we come home,” Jeff says.
Princess and Curly, two of the Stehneys’ five halter horses, graze in the pasture just behind the house, their rural environment juxtaposed with modern luxury and conveniences.
“Not only did he build it, he saw it as it should be,” Jeff adds. The backyard now offers a complete collection of living, dining and cooking areas, including every amenity from charcoal and gas grills and burners to warming
Scout, an Aussie Sheppard, and Pumpkin, a Welsh Pembroke Corgi, pose in the covered patio, outfitted in cowboy couture. Authentically rustic timbers form a staircase to the main level of the house, another crowning feature of the project.
drawers and a fridge. Jeff also wanted a caterer’s kitchen installed in an unfinished portion of the basement to help out with large gatherings like the anniversary party. “We have everything we need here without having to run upstairs,” Jeff says. With the exception of needing to leave the property to drive back to 47th and Mission Road to tend to their world-class barbecue establishment, the Stehneys are perfectly content to stoke the fire, whip up a batch of margaritas and relax with close friends.
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The sky rolls past the Stehneys’ picturesque acreage.
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elcome to the Kansas City Symphony Guild Homes of Note Tour XXXV. The
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City Symphony in this annual event. This year’s tour, “Across 3 Centuries,” features three lovely homes in the Briarcliff area of Kansas City. These homes span the 19th, 20th and 2lst centuries and are not to be missed. The pre-tour cocktail party entitled “An Evening with Kriss Kringle” will be a once-in-a-lifetime event! We wish to acknowledge the homeowners for their generosity in sharing their homes for this event. We are thankful for their open and warm hospitality and, additionally, give thanks to the talented florists and decorators who generously donated their time and expertise in contributing to showcase these lovely homes with holiday magic. We are grateful to our community supporters throughout the years and would like to acknowledge Jack Miller and Platte Woods Methodist Church for continuing to provide transportation and the accomplished musicians who give their time to help make this event memorable. A sincere thank you to the volunteer members of the Symphony Guild for their time and efforts throughout the year preparing for the Homes of Note Tour XXXV. On behalf of the Kansas City Symphony Guild members, the homeowners, volunteers and supporters, please enjoy the tour.
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Memberships he Kansas City Symphony Guild is one of six auxiliary organizations supporting the Kansas City Symphony. These groups provide ways for residents across the metropolitan area to support the arts and through creative fundraising projects contribute more than $700,000 to the Symphony’s annual fund each year. The Symphony Guild sponsors two annual events in the Northland __ the Homes of Note Tour, now in its 35th year, and the Cabaret Concert, which features a performance by the Kansas City Symphony. The 2010 Cabaret Concert will be Sunday, March 21 at Embassy Suites Hotel near Kansas City International Airport. Guild members meet the first Wednesday morning from September to May. The December and May meetings are social luncheons, while the business meetings are held at 10 a.m. at North Cross United Methodist Church. There are currently more than 60 active members and almost 100 total members in the Guild. For information on membership, contact Karen Arendt at 816.587.7426 or via email at email@example.com.
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ohn Shackelford has been serving the
ebbie Keefer has been a floral
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filling homes with floral happiness. He is a
and operated Keefers Flowers for the past 15
in the Kansas City area kissed by a prince,
member of the American Institute of Floral
years, located in the Liberty/Kansas City
arranged flowers for a banquet attended
Designers and also participates in many
area of the Northland across from Pleasant
by Bill Clinton and provided Olympians
Valley Baptist Church at 9750 N. Ash Ave.,
with hand-tied bouquets at the request of
Kansas City, Mo.
Northland area for more than 25 years,
designer for 35 years. She’s owned
John’s detail is unsurpassed, whether the
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Debbie is a Master Floral Designer and
job is a single order or a large event. He can
In the Northland, Cookie is participating
be found at Shackelford Botanical Designs
in the Kansas City Symphony Guild’s XXXV
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Furniture & Gifts of Excelsior Springs to
Homes of Note Tour with her contemporary
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feature a line of fine furnishings in her floral
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at her full-service floral design shop in
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AN EVENING WITH
he lovely home of Deborah and Mark Henderson is
resemble people more than traditional dolls, and it is
decorated for Christmas 365 days a year. During
not unusual to find a face that is reminiscent of a friend
the holiday season, however, the trees, ornaments and
or relative. Sometimes Deborah discovers that she has
especially the Drollerie population grow exponentially.
unintentionally created a familiar face. The clay guides
Created by Deborah when she started Drolleries in 1980, these quaint Santas and elves __ you can’t have too many elves, according to Deborah __ are nestled among the
her, she says.
Henderson family mementos, antiques and furnishings from
anniversaries or birthdays. She told him to compromise by
China, Russia and other European countries.
selecting one holiday to celebrate.
Mark is responsible for the Christmas focus. When the Hendersons married, he told Deborah he did not do holidays,
Visitors admire the Drolleries’ costumes and are
“He picked Christmas,” she says, adding that he didn’t
mesmerized by the faces molded out of acrylic clay. They
realize it would lead to a business where the product was shipped by the semi-trailer load.
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In 1985, after selling successfully at
the Renaissance Festival, Deborah began marketing her Santas to upscale stores like Marshall Fields, Saks and Neiman
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“It was Debbie’s lucky duck day,” she says, “and Debbie’s folly.” What followed was an invitation to a White House reception hosted by the Clintons. Deborah and her daughter, Cate, attended the event. In 1994, the couple opened the Kriss Kringle shop in Weston. When they closed the business in 2002, it was in its third location due to an increasing need for more space. Now Deborah’s work is displayed in the Smithsonian, several other museums, in countless homes and has been featured in national publications __ not bad for a woman who was accepted at the Kansas City Art Institute after high school but didn’t think she had anything to offer. Deborah has a studio in her home and
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he Vivion Home is a 19th-century landmark in Kansas
daughter, Sheffa Vivion Foster, and her husband, Benjamin,
City north. This Homes of Note tour stop will be a
came to live in the Vivion home following their marriage in
treat for those who have been fascinated by the white
1915. Benjamin Foster owned Foster Lumber Company.
mansion sitting near the busy intersection of North Oak Trafficway and Vivion Road. Confederate Major Harvey Jackson Vivion built his mansion in 1876, overlooking his 105-acre estate. His only 14 â€˘ 2009 HOMES OF NOTE
In the winter of 1947, the Vivion Home caught fire and burned to the ground, leaving only the chimneys standing. This was a significant news event that some members of the Kansas City Symphony Guild still remember.
Mrs. Foster then had the home rebuilt, including such features as copper roofing, decks and hand-fitted eaves. She refurbished the home with antiques, some of which were salvaged from the fire and had been in the family for more than 100 years. Homes of Note guests will be pleased to know that many of these antiques, which have been carefully researched, photographed and cataloged, are still on display in the home.
Mrs. Foster bequeathed her home, its furnishings and the surrounding five acres to the Midwestern Baptist Seminary in 1966. The seminary had purchased the rest of the farm from her in 1957. The seminaryâ€™s first president, Millard J. Berquist, and his wife, Gladys, restored and redecorated the mansion in 1967. The seminaryâ€™s second president, Milton Ferguson, and his wife, Bettie, moved into the home with their daughters in 1973. The current president, Dr. Phillip Roberts, accepted his appointment to the seminary eight years ago. He and his wife, Anya, led in the renovation and retrofitting of the Vivion Home and designated it for hospitality and guesthousing. The floral designs of John Shackelford and Debbie Keefer add to the charm and ambience of this historic home. The Roberts family and the Midwestern Baptist Seminary welcome the Homes of Note tour to enjoy this landmark property. 2009 HOMES OF NOTE â€˘ 15
ary Kay Williams developed an attachment for her
The home was originally built by The Motter Company
Briarcliff home long before she and her husband,
for the construction company owners, Eual and Erma
Homer, moved into the Tudor house in July 2005.
“I had to drive by the home every day,” she says. “I even
The Williams already owned a landmark Frank Lloyd
knocked on the door to see if the Motters were interested in
Wright home in the neighborhood, but Mary Kay says that
although she respected the design and the designer, it
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was not home to her. But Homer, an architect, enjoyed living in a house designed by a legend. The couple reached a compromise when
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the Motter home finally went on the market.
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(N.W. Corner of Santa Fe & Antioch)
but keep the Wright home as Homer’s office
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One of the things that Mary Kay fell in love with was the way the house embraces the lot, its circular driveway leading to the front veranda. “It’s a private environment for all seasons, watching snowfalls and rainstorms and seeing the leaves changing color,” she says. She also enjoys the views year-round from her garden room, and the living room is special for family gatherings when their sons come home and bring friends. Since Mary Kay is a real estate agent, she knows the importance of creating memories in a home for all to enjoy. These are the unique items that have special significance to the family. Her clients understand that as well. Some of her favorite collectibles are from clients who gave her mementos from their own houses. The warm Tudor design lends itself to the Thanksgiving decor by L & L Home Goods and Gifts of Briarcliff Village and accented with floral arrangements by Hibiscus Designer Florist.
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he reason Lynda Garney loves her third-floor Ravello
Her favorite room is the main living area, a large open
condominium isn’t inside her condo — it’s the 440-
space that incorporates her kitchen, living and dining rooms.
square-foot balcony that wraps around the southern and
“The condo is all windows,” she says. “It’s very peaceful
western sides, giving her breathtaking views of the
to look out my windows, stare at the beautiful Kansas City
downtown Kansas City skyline and the Missouri River valley
skyline and just relax in my favorite leather chair.”
In the winter, after she has finished her day teaching
She recently purchased a double chaise lounge from
first-graders in the North Kansas City School District,
Pottery Barn for the balcony. “It’s so beautiful to sit outside
Lynda likes to light a candle, turn on her fireplace and
and relax,” she says.
relax while looking at her view.
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Since the building is truly a product of the
Holidays are special for Lynda, and she is
21st century, built by the Pauls Corporation
proud of her collection of one-of-a-kind
from Denver in 2007, Lynda and her
Christmas ornaments made by her first-
decorator friend Debbie Haws have kept
graders. Each is unique.
the decor modern. Lynda purchased her
Her condo lends itself to entertaining
home in 2008, and she is
and not just during the
the condo’s first owner.
Christmas season. “My
“I enjoy antiques and
open floor plan allows
family heirlooms at my
everyone to be able to
parents house,” she says.
everyone loves to be out
on the balcony.” During the summer
Garney’s Briarcliff home
months, Lynda hosts two
from her dining room. But Lynda has a collection of her own that reflects her love of her alma mater, the
special events. “My family and friends love to come over to watch the Fourth of July fireworks from
University of Kansas. “I have collected a lot of sports
my balcony,” she says. She also looks forward
memorabilia. I have hung or placed all of
to hosting the annual Kansas City Air Show
my sports items in my office,” she says.
event as the planes fly right over her place
“When you start collecting or buying sports
from the Wheeler Downtown Airport.
items, they are memories you will have for a
“Being up this high and out on my
lifetime.” Lynda also loves attending Royals
balcony, my family, friends and I have a
and Chiefs games.
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Homes of Note 2009 BOUTIQUE VENDORS THE BEE HIVE Spice mixes, beaded spreaders, message boards and magnets Antonia (Tonie) Roper 8300 N.W. 80th, Kansas City, MO 64152 816.587.3993 BY BEVERLY Watercolor originals and prints, sterling silver jewelry, handpainted silk scarves and handmade purses LaVonda Hamilton 11200 W. 120th St., Overland Park, KS 66213 816.223.4243 firstname.lastname@example.org
loyd Parker and Leo Andrade, are the Ls of L & L Home Goods and Gifts. Their passion for
home decor, accessories and design comes from their experiences renovating and decorating
numerous homes in the Kansas City area and from designing and building their weekend retreat in the historic village of Arrow Rock, Mo. Today, the same energy and inspiration that once went into their home makeover projects now goes into their beautiful home decor and gift store in Briarcliff Village.
BRIARCLIFF VILLAGE Soon after opening their Arrow Rock store, they began hearing from city visitors that they’d love to have a shop like theirs closer to home. After much deliberation and fretting, they followed their favorite mantra “Leap and the net will appear” and moved their shop to the new Briarcliff Village in Kansas City North. The unique mix of independent, local retailers that is featured at
THE DIANA COLLECTION JEWELRY Handcrafted sterling silver and semi-precious stone jewelry Diana Abitz 9321 Catalina, Prairie Village, KS 66207 913.649.9217 email@example.com JANE HOWARD Handmade Santas 8210 N. Bradford Court, Kansas City, MO 64151 816.741.1466 firstname.lastname@example.org LILY HILL Jewelry, purses, home décor Vickie Wade 111 Main St., Plattsburg, MO 64477 816.539.3135 email@example.com
Briarcliff is the perfect fit for Leo and Lloyd, and they’ve since been very happy with their decision to locate there. Because their Briarcliff shop is larger, they are able to offer more furniture and larger home decor items as well as a few more upscale gift lines. They like to refer to their look as “transitional” because their furniture and decor items are every bit as suited to a traditional home as they are a downtown loft. They’re also able to offer design services and solutions with the customer’s lifestyle, not the designer’s, in mind.
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In short, you won’t find pretense or stuffiness in their store. Instead, you’ll find products that work to make your home a place of visual and emotional enjoyment. Colors and textures that inspire yet comfort. Scents that soothe and personal care items that nourish. Every L & L Home Goods and Gifts staff member is there to help make the shopping adventure an enjoyable and
POTTERY BY LAURA LENHERT Pottery Laura Lenhert 14155 NW 65th Court, Parkville, MO 64152 816.891.8409 firstname.lastname@example.org PRINTS BY MARGARITA Original watercolors and prints Margarita Tinder 6523 N. National Drive, Parkville, MO 64152 QUOTATIONS - A FASHION STATEMENT Clothes, jewelry hair extensions Cathie Mayer 17 Water, Liberty, MO 64068 816.781.9288 email@example.com
satisfying one. Leo and Lloyd will host a pre-tour cocktail party on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. A percentage of all sales that evening will be donated to the Kansas City Symphony. In addition, they helped create the holiday décor for Dr. Homer and Mary Kay Williams’ home that is part of the Homes of Note tour XXXV. 20 • 2009 HOMES OF NOTE
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Present-ly Here The holidays mark a season of appreciation, when we turn to our friends and family to give thanks at the table or with a gift around the tree. Surprise everyone with something theyâ€™ll love from our gift guide and shopping destination locator. Just remember to treat yourself, too.
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Mull over these gift ideas from local stores for your family and friends this holiday season __ and don’t worry about including the gift receipt.
ntil recently, Beijo bags have been available only in Europe and the on the East Coast of the
United States. With an ever-expanding collection, now including baby bags and clutches, Beijo purses have something for everyone. (average retail price $99) 913.663.3338 or www.3frenchhenskc.com
his hand-carved wood-frame chair has a leather seat, nail head trim
and an antique rug as the back fabric ($1,695). The background rugs
are beautiful examples of new Oushak rugs that feature an antique look. 913.677.1877 or www.knottyrug.com PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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iamonds (actually all stones in general) are a girl’s best friend.
Knowing that, you can’t go wrong with Jewelry Arts’ one-of-a-kind 18
karat white gold ring flaunting three fine rubies surrounded by diamonds. It’s a gift that can’t easily be forgotten. ($5,500) 913.381.8444
he Glass Fusion Santa Plates are holiday serving pieces that will
cause commotion at any family gathering. The large platter is
just right for entertaining, while the smaller platter includes a glass for Santa’s milk and cookies. Manufactured by Demdaco, these colorful pieces are all hand-blown glass. ($43, large; $38.50, small) 816.697.1923 or www.cockrellmercantile.com
eggy Karr Glass is handmade in America and cut
by hand into more than 20 shapes and sizes. Using
ground glass and ceramic pigments, the company makes its own colors. Numerous computer-generated
stencils layer the colors, such as with this poinsettia design, part of the Christmas collection. ($34, tray; $88, platter) 913.599.1727 or www.pastandpresentskc.com
ixture candles are locally based and environmentally sensitive. Soy-based, they also come with lead-free wicks. ($5.50; $20,
7-ounce glass) 816.914.4257 or www.shanavaughndesigns.com
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rom note cards to a full set of social stationary,
custom-designed stationary is an affordable and
unique option. Available in all colors and styles, it’s perfect for a new mom or a budding entrepreneur. 913.406.6585 or www.maireaddesign.com
ew River’s Charleston Collection rocking chair features oversized proportions and provides comfort, stability and aesthetics. Made of Brazilian cherry and
available in multiple finishes, it has an extra-wide ergonomically contoured seat, clean lines and classic styling. The UV-blocked, catalyzed polyurethane-painted finish offers protection for indoor or outdoor use. ($329+) 877.230.3419 or www.seasonalconceptsonline.com
he new 32GB Microsoft Zune HD wireless media player connects
you to a new world of entertainment. With built-in HD radio receiver,
HD-compatible video, multitouch navigation, 3.3-inch color OLED screen and games, Zune HD delivers the next level in music and video experience and fits nicely under the tree. ($289.97) 913.288.6200 or www.nfm.com
he Palliser Rhumba Series comes custom-made, with
a choice of more than 100 leather and microfiber
colors, four foot finishes, two cup holders, and straight or curved configurations for the ultimate home theater. The Rhumba’s “wall hugger” design means seats can be placed only 4 inches from a wall and still fully recline. ($694+, single seat; $1,188+, two seats; $1,782+, three seats) 913.381.0222 or www.aminis.com PLEASE TURN THE PAGE
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ach Lifetime Oil Candle is hand-crafted in America and no two are exactly alike. They are odorless, clean burning and non-allergenic
and are filled with safe, nonflammable candle oil, which, if spilled, extinguishes the flame. The wick will absorb and burn off the oil without “burning” for a clean glow — and the wick never needs to be replaced. ($34.95-$94.95) 913.681.7960 or www.offthevinedesign.com
ne can rarely go wrong with a piece of jewelry, regardless of its size, shape, color, clarity or cut-grade. Try a white or
yellow diamond or a combination of the two. 816.454.2052 or www.mjewelry.com
rt Jewelry, 100-percent hand-crafted in the U.S., features images derived from vintage photos and postcards. Charms can be purchased with or without the chain and can be
worn on leather, velvet or ribbon findings. Bracelet components are available as well. (Prices start at $18 for charms; findings start at $4.) 913.888.8976 or www.theyellowbarn.net
and-poured in Kansas City, Pickwick & Co. creates high-quality, distinctive candles featuring earth-friendly,
nature-inspired fragrances to ignite your senses. Pickwick’s signature black and ivory packaging is actually quite ‘green’ — from soy-based inks to recycled paperboard and tin lids — all of which are 100-percent recyclable and biodegradable. ($22) 816.505.3505 or www.landlhomegoods.com
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Shopping Showcase Lifestyle Centers Briarcliff Village
Sure, online shopping is (mostly) quick and easy, but where is the fun in it?
Briarcliff Village is a holiday shopper’s delight. This unique shopping experience, designed after a real Tuscan village, offers a relaxation getaway featuring a shopping and dining experience unmatched in Kansas City. You’ll find the best collection of locally owned businesses anywhere, and what you find will be
There’s no experience to be had. We suggest taking your time to find a gift from the heart and making a day of it, with delicious bites to eat and maybe even a stop at the spa.
one-of-a-kind in quality and design. Plan a “getaway day” with a spa visit, an exclusive lunch or dinner, and gift selections that ensure your loved ones will have an extra special holiday. Intersection of Highways 169 and 9, just five minutes from downtown Kansas City. www.briarcliffvillagekc.com.
Crown Center Christmas lives at Crown Center. With 50-plus unique shops, Crown Center will put you in a holiday state-of-mind. Shop for
Take a short drive to these local destinations for a hands-on, heart-warming, jolly good time.
one-of-a-kind gifts from fascinating stores you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Enjoy a snack or a relaxing meal at one of more than 25 restaurants. Visit Santa, see a play or just listen to the holiday music. Crown Center sparkles with light, warmth and fun at Christmastime. 25th and Grand, Kansas City, Mo. www.crowncenter.com
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LIFESTYLE Shopping in the Mission Road Antique Mall, with its more than 350 dealers and the quaint Bloomsbury Bistro. Catch up with friends over coffee at Hattie’s, pick out an educational gift for a young student at The Learning Tree and buy something manly (a chainsaw?) for your hubby at Westlake Hardware. 83rd and Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kan. www.corinthsquare.com
Oak Park Mall Treat yourself to great holiday shopping at Oak Park Mall, featuring more than 180 fabulous stores, including the area’s only Nordstrom,
Pandora and XXI Forever. Oak Park Mall also features Dillard’s, JCPenney and Macy’s, along with favorites like Bare Essentials, Coach, Sephora, Swarovski and Teavana. Many other stores opened this year, such as Barnes & Noble, Francesca’s Collections, The Jayhawks Store, PINK and Zumiez. Take the kids to meet Santa daily, November 14-December 24. 95th and Quivira, Overland Park, Kan. www.thenewoakparkmall.com.
Zona Rosa Looking for that old-town feel with the most modern stores? Zona Rosa, a shopping,
community, is home to many well-known merchants, including Barnes & Noble, Ann Taylor LOFT, DSW, Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, and more. Be sure to check everyone off your list (after you’ve checked it twice) before heading to dinner at one of the many dining options, including
Hereford House, Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy and Ted’s Montana Grill, or fine jewelry certified gemologists member american gem society
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check out a late-night comedy show at the Improv. I-29 and Barry Road, Kansas City, Mo. www.zonarosa.com
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SQUARE Choose to Reuse MISSION ROAD ANTIQUE MALL O PEN D AILY 10-6
4101 W. 83RD ST. PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS (913) 341-7577 www.missionroadantiquemall.com
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one regular priced item. Not valid with any other offer. Expires Dec 25, 2009.
8232 MISSION ROAD PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS 66208
Located behind Commerce Bank next to The Learning Tree in Corinth Square (83rd & Mission Rd)
Welcome to your friendly, neighborhood liquor store Wonderful – Selection • Wonderful – Price Wonderful – Service
O P E N S U N D AY S
While quantities last. Coupon must accompany purchase. We reserve the right to limit quantities Expires November 8, 2009
While quantities last. Coupon must accompany purchase. We reserve the right to limit quantities Expires November 8, 2009
No discounts on sale items or beer
No discounts on sale items or beer
CORINTH SQUARE LIQUOR STORE 83rd & Mission Rd. • 913-648-7278
Holiday Open House November 12
Call now to reserve special holiday decorating
BECKY MOSBY Owner/Designer
EDGEVALE INTERIORS 6116 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS 66202
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We specialize in Galas, Fundraisers and Corporate Events Illuminating Special Events Since 1981
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Destinations Bonner Springs If you want big-city entertainment with a small-town atmosphere, spend a night (or day) out on the town of Bonner Springs. Located just minutes from Village West, Bonner Springs offers its own variety of shops and eateries. For home decor, gifts, jewelry and accessories, visit shops like Magnum Opus, Miller’s Too, Pink Zebra, Provence on the Prairie and Moon Marble. After a long
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(Needlework, Shadowboxes, Diplomas, Children’s Artwork, Memorabilia)
Hatter’s Tea Room or really relax at Bottle
• Classic to Contemporary, Local, Original & Ltd Edition Art
12. Bonner Springs is a hidden gem to add to
• Wide Selection of Beautiful Frames
your holiday shopping route. Located off K-7 Hwy, just minutes from Village West. www.bonnersprings.org/tourism.html
Historic Downtown Leavenworth More than $22 million has been reinvested in
merica’s eartland allery
3645 W. 95th Street in Ranchmart South Overland Park (913) 341-2661 www.ahgframing.com
Excellence in Framing & Customer Satisfaction Since 1976!
Leavenworth’s downtown area through building rehabilitation, new construction, facade renovations and a variety of other improvement projects. But the small town hasn’t lost its charm. There are several antique shops for truly one-of-a-kind gift items, along with other delightful shops like Artistic Works by Lu, dorMail and Euro Pottery. Grab a bite to eat at the many restaurants like High Noon Saloon & Brewery. Off K-7 north of I-70. www.leavenworthmainstreet.com
Parkville This quaint, turn-of-the-century town is so interesting that Budget Travel magazine has named it “one of the 10 coolest communities in America.” Find great gift ideas from fashionable styles and bathroom sweets to fine jewelry at some of Parkville’s popular shops like Sunrise Soap, Watercolors High Fashion and Trinity Jewelry. Another stocking-stuffer idea is the gift of treating your mother (or even yourself) to a relaxing day at Spa St. Martin. South of 45 Hwy on Hwy 9. www.parkvillemo.org NOVEMBER 2009 • 125
Unique home decor and affordable gifts for all occasions!
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A Warm Holiday Welcome Awaits You at Provence on the Prairie
Tea room with entrees and desserts 228 Oak Street Bonner Springs, KS
Miller's, Too... 108 N. Nettleton
913-422-8800 Tues.-Sat. 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bonner Springs, KS
913-441-3511 Hours: Tues. - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
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913.441.6491 Tuesday-Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5 during holidays
HOME . INTERIOR . OUTDOOR . LIFESTYLE
ANTIQUES Berkay Antiques Leavenworth Antique Mall Mission Road Antique Mall Stevie's Antiques
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APPLIANCES/APPLIANCE REPAIR/KITCHEN & BATH INNOVATIONS Doolittle Distributing 22 Factory Direct Appliance 20-21 Kitchen Design Gallery 5 Nebraska Furniture Mart B a c k C o v e r, 3 3 Portfolio Kitchen & Home 15, H19 Regarding Kitchens 36 ARCHITECTS D e s i g n B u i l d Te a m
AWNINGS/SCREENS/WINDOW TINTING Nebraska Furniture Mart
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CABINETRY Casework DenMart Home Design Center Euston Kitchen Co. Kansas City Building Supply Kitchen Design Gallery Portfolio Kitchen & Home Regarding Kitchens
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CLOSET/OFFICE/GARAGE STORAGE SYSTEMS California Closets Kansas City Closet Co. Kitchen Design Gallery Nebraska Furniture Mart
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COMMUNITIES/DEVELOPMENTS/REAL ESTATE Briarcliff Development Co. Estates of Old Leawood Falcon Ridge
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DECKS/SUNROOMS/PATIO ROOMS/GAZEBOS Owen Lumber
DRAPERY/SHUTTERS/BLINDS Nebraska Furniture Mart One Stop Decorating Center
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ELEVATORS ThyssenKrupp Access
FABRICS/LINENS One Stop Decorating Center Picture Perfect Interiors
FASHION/JEWELRY/ACCESSORIES A r t i s t i c Wo r k s b y L U EJ's Boutique Jewelry Arts Meierotto Midwest Jewelry Silver Connection Tr i n i t y J e w e l r y Wa t e r c o l o r s H i g h F a s h i o n
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FENCING/ORNAMENTAL IRON/STAIRS AND RAILINGS Austin Ironworks Quality Ornamental Iron FINANCIAL/BANKING Capitol Federal Savings Va l l e y Vi e w B a n k FIREPLACE/MANTELS F i r e p l a c e & B a r- B - Q C e n t e r FLOORING/FLOOR COVERINGS/AREA RUGS Amini's Galleria Carthage Marble DenMart Home Design Center Knotty Rug Nebraska Furniture Mart Portfolio Kitchen & Home Sophisticated Stone T h e Ti l e S h o p FURNITURE/HOME ACCESSORIES Amini's Galleria Armoires & More Delaware Interiors Edgevale Interiors Feist Furniture & Design Hampton Court
GAME ROOMS Amini's Galleria
GARAGES/GARAGE DOORS/STORAGE SHEDS Kansas City Closet Co. Radio Controlled Garage Door
HEATING AND COOLING/ENERGY SYSTEMS A.B. May Harrington Brothers Heating and Cooling
HOME BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS B.L. Rieke & Associates Bryant-Ratliff Construction D e s i g n B u i l d Te a m Empire Homes Ostby Construction Quality Home Concepts Ti m C u n n i n g h a m H o m e s
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HOME SECURITY/SURVEILLANCE Applause Custom Sight & Sound Naturally Wired
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HOME THEATER/HOME AUTOMATION/ELECTRONICS Applause Custom Sight & Sound 30 Cinema at Home 11 Factory Direct Appliance 20-21 Naturally Wired 58 Nebraska Furniture Mart B a c k C o v e r, 3 3 We e k s E l e c t r i c H19 HOME WARRANTY A.B. May INTERIOR DESIGN 3 French Hens Delaware Interiors Edgevale Interiors Feist Furniture & Design Hampton Court Kitchen Design Gallery Nell Hill's One Stop Decorating Center Picture Perfect Interiors Shackelford Botanical Designs St. James Design Tw i g s I n t e r i o r s
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KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNERS/OUTDOOR KITCHENS Casework Classic Kitchens DenMart Home Design Center Euston Kitchen Co. Factory Direct Appliance Kitchen Design Gallery Portfolio Kitchen & Home Regarding Kitchens
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LAWN/LANDSCAPING/HARDSCAPING/WATER GARDENS/TREES Aquatic Creations Artistic Designs Belgard Va n L i e w ' s LIGHTING/FIXTURES/HARDWARE Ferguson Enterprises Nebraska Furniture Mart Portfolio Kitchen & Home
MEDIA "Living Large" " R e a l Ta l k w i t h D a v e " MEDICAL & AESTHETIC SERVICES/SPAS Hynes Plastic Surgery Center Johnson County Dermatology S a l o n Tu s c a n o Spa St. Martin ORGANIZATIONS American Lung Association PAINT/FAUX PAINTING/MURALS One Stop Decorating Center
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LUMBER/TIMBERS/RECLAIMED WOOD/ENGINEERED WOOD Owen Lumber
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REMODELING SPECIALISTS Applause Custom Sight & Sound D e s i g n B u i l d Te a m Empire Homes Kitchen Design Gallery Ostby Construction Quality Home Concepts Schloegel Design/Remodel Ti m C u n n i n g h a m H o m e s
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RESORTS/HOTELS T h e R e s o r t & Ya c h t C l u b a t To a d C o v e
RESTAURANTS/CATERING/SPECIALTY FOODS/EVENT SETUP Accent Special Event Rental 75 A s s u r e d Wa i t s t a f f 84 Bonefish Grill 88 E n t r é e Vo u s 19 High Noon Saloon & Brewery H22-23 Innovative Lighting and Design 39 Lon Lane's Inspired Occasions 26 Renee Kelly's @ Caenen Castle 45 Social Suppers H22-23 Ve l v e t C r e m e 17 X S L i g h t i n g S o u n d Vi s u a l i z a t i o n 124 RETAIL/RETAIL SERVICES 3 French Hens All Nation's Flag Co. A r t i s t i c Wo r k s b y L U Cockrell Mercantile Co. Crown Center dorMail Inc. EJ's Boutique Euro Pottery F i r e p l a c e & B a r- B - Q C e n t e r Furry Friends Great Finds Jewelry Arts Kansas Country Store Kitchen Thyme Land of Paws L a s t Ta n g l e Lauren Alexandra M a d a m e H a t t e r ' s Te a R o o m Magnum Opus Main Street Leavenworth Meierotto Midwest Jewelry M i l l e r ' s To o Moon Marble Company Nell Hill's Oak Park Mall Past & Presents Pink Zebra Provence on the Prairie Quilter's Quarters Sally's Choice Shackelford Botanical Designs S h a n a Va u g h n D e s i g n s Silver Connection Spruce It Up Sunrise Soap Co. Tr i n i t y J e w e l r y Wa t e r c o l o r s H i g h F a s h i o n T h e Ye l l o w B a r n Zona Rosa
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ROOFING/SIDING/GUTTERING Bordner Installation Owen Lumber
SENIOR LIVING Brookdale Senior Living Foxwood Springs
SPECIAL EVENTS/HOMES TOUR Carroll Mansion J o h n s o n C o u n t y Yo u n g M a t r o n s
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STONE FABRICATION Sophisticated Stone
STUCCO Bordner Installation
TILE/STONE/CAST STONE/METALS Carthage Marble DenMart Home Design Center Granite Center Nebraska Furniture Mart Sophisticated Stone T h e Ti l e S h o p
41 H11 10 B a c k C o v e r, 3 3 119 Inside Back Cover
WEBSITE DESIGN/MARKETING/TROPHIES AND ENGRAVING D e f i n i t i v e Ti n t & G r a p h i c s M i d w e s t Tr o p h y
PLUMBING/WATER SYSTEMS/FIXTURES Bill's Plumbing Service Ferguson Enterprises
WINDOWS/DOORS/MILLWORK Bordner Installation Kansas City Building Supply Owen Lumber
REALTORS Barth Real Estate Development Prudential Realty-Suzy & Eric Goldstein
WINE/SPIRITS O f f t h e Vi n e Wo o t e n L i q u o r s
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ART/FRAMING RESTORATION America's Heartland Gallery
COUNTERTOPS Carthage Marble Casework DenMart Home Design Center Granite Center Kansas City Building Supply Nebraska Furniture Mart Portfolio Kitchen & Home Sophisticated Stone T h e Ti l e S h o p
L & L Home Goods and Gifts Nebraska Furniture Mart Nell Hill's One Stop Decorating Center Past & Presents Picture Perfect Interiors Seasonal Concepts T h e Ye l l o w B a r n
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