TIVOL Magazine • Kansas City’s Lifestyle and Jewelry Magazine • Fall/Winter 2022
Yellow Gold Golden South Sea Pearl Earrings, $11,340. Jewelmer 18K Yellow Gold and Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace, $15,600. Jewelmer 18K Yellow Gold Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant, $8,140. TIVOL 18K Yellow Gold Paperclip Chain Necklace, $760. Mariani 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Circle Station Necklace, $16,020.
Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection Diamond Bangle, $7,950.
Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Three Stone Ring, $178,280.
(Cover) Jewelmer 18K
Diamond Bangle, $16,300. David
Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $8,500. Cartier Ballon Bleu de
*Prices subject to change. TABLE OF contents 7 Cathy's Corner 8 Hunter’s Club 10 About Time 20 If These Walls Could Talk 33 Kansas City: Through the Years 45 Cultivating a Legacy of Kindness 56 In the Loupe 57 Weekend Destinations 65 Where to Wear: Style, Fashion, & Fun 72 #myTIVOLstory: A Matchmaking Home Run 77 Tivol Family Recipes 82 Tails from Tivol 65 20
CEO CATHY TIVOL PRESIDENT BRIAN BUTLER VICE PRESIDENT HUNTER TIVOL MCGRATH MARKETING MANAGER GLORIA MCGRATH GRAPHICS & LAYOUT LAURA HAWKS PHOTOGRAPHY RIAN STALLBAUMER EVENTS & COMMUNICATIONS HOLLIANN CONKLIN SPECIAL THANKS TO JACK KAPPLE JULIE & BLAKE SIDEBOTTOM NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM CLAIRVAUX ERIC & KACIE HOSMER SHAYLA NASH VANNE MCMILLIAN BY EGREIS TIMOTHY K HAMILTON VICTORIA BERRY 82 72 33
LOVE IN VERONA COLLECTION
my attempt atflood fashion
In just two hours, on the night of September 12th, 1977, 11 inches of rain poured down on an already soaked ground turning the typically calm Brush Creek into a raging torrent, washing away everything in its path. The damage was devastating. Trees, cars, debris of varying shapes and sizes, and piles of mud carried by the storm waters were deposited at the Country Club Plaza downstream. Estimates crested 100 million dollars in damage, incomparable to the twenty-five people who lost their lives in the storm’s wake.
When the flood waters receded, it was all hands on deck at TIVOL. Side by side, we were on hands and knees sifting through mud, glass, and broken cases in search of jewelry, documents, and other important items that might have survived. I vividly remember finding an old-fashioned credit card machine in our store that belonged to Bennett Schneider’s, a lovely book and stationary store that was a block away.
We were so grateful to the Red Cross and Lamar’s Donuts who set up stations to feed Plaza employees during those long days picking up the pieces from what could have been the end of business for us all. Since that awful wet night, TIVOL, the Country Club Plaza, and Kansas City as a whole, haven’t just recov ered…we’ve thrived. Resiliency means coming back from loss; taking a hit, but getting back on your feet.
TIVOL salutes the Country Club Plaza, and Kansas City, for overcoming immense adversity, rebuilding, and improving our beloved hometown landmark. Sometimes, the most beautiful objects that are right in front of us are taken for granted because we have them and see them every day. Kansas City has a rare jewel under our noses in the heart of downtown. Built in the 1930’s, Municipal Auditorium is a classic example of Art Deco architecture, and one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in KC.
On December 1, 1935, Municipal Auditorium opened as a multi-purpose treasure in downtown Kansas City. It features four unique special event venues, The Music Hall, Little Theater, Arena and Exhibition Hall. It emphasizes curving forms and long, horizontal lines with exquisite art deco examples throughout and is regarded as one of the most important architectural works in the United States. Almost 90 years after welcoming its first guests, Municipal Auditorium hosts music groups, artists, sporting events, and confer ences for the influential citizens who select the space for their important moments. This issue of our TIVOL magazine highlights the stunning space and we hope you enjoy a glimpse inside in each page featuring models with beautiful TIVOL jewelry posing against this magnificent backdrop.
07 CATHY'S CORNER
WRITTEN BY HUNTER TIVOL MCGRATH - VICE PRESIDENT
As we were putting together different ideas for this issue of our magazine, I was so excited landing on different spot lights of legacy and resilience surrounding our community, clients, and TIVOL. My brain started to swirl on great ideas of what I would write for Hunter’s Club! I can write about our family and different struggles we have had and overcom ing them through the years. Or I can write about the lasting legacy of jewelry and gemstones leave within a family and through the generations. How about writing about the formation of gemstones over thousands or millions of years and the resilience it takes to withstand the elements?! I was so excited at the many possibilities...but alas, our marketing department is insistent I write more about watches. Don’t you all want to experience the breadth of my knowledge? I am more than just a watch brain! Unfortunately, my opinion lost to the unwavering stance of a few others.
One of the most impressive aspects to me about luxury timepieces is that, properly cared for, they too can last gener ations. We often have clients purchase a watch to wear at the birth of their child, knowing that they will one day pass it down to them. Each scuff, scratch and ding that ends up on a watch tells the story of where it has been! And when the time comes to have a timepiece properly serviced, the story continues, and the life of that watch is extended.
The process of servicing a watch is incredibly thorough. Disassembly, cleaning, replacement of parts, lubrication, refin ishing, quality control. Every single timepiece, whether serviced in house in our state-of-the-art watch service center, or by the respective brand, is intensely scrutinized to achieve the highest level of timekeeping possible. It is only through this care and attention to detail that a timepiece can survive generations.
Next time you are purchasing a fine timepiece from TIVOL, think of all the hands that have touched the interior move ment, case and bracelet, in order to bring it into your life. Think of the story it tells through its natural wear. Think of the future servicing to prolong its legacy through the generations. The fine timepieces TIVOL is blessed to bring to your life can one day bring memories of you to your loved ones.
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | PHOTOS BY JACK KAPPLE
As the saying goes, “There’s no time like the present.”. We say, “There’s no present like time.”
From the genesis that inspires a new timepiece to the plans, prototypes, pre-series, assembly, regulation, and your pur chase in store, a lot goes into the small details of the watch you ultimately wear on your wrist each day. It takes a team of scientists, technicians, designers, and artisans to craft these unique micro machines.
Watchmaker certification requires thousands of hours of study that includes benchtime and theory. From there, new makers begin in entry-level positions and work their way up to become master watchmakers years later. Watchmakers are skilled, technical craftsmen who are devoted to highly detailed complication in timepieces. The creation of a time piece is a true art form that requires a steadiness of hand and years of dedication. Therein lies the complexity of time…
Jaeger-LeCoultre Mas ter Control Calendar 40mm, $13,000. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Graduating Hoop Diamond Ear rings, $1,630. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Dia mond Necklace, $1,650. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Oval Link Necklace, $4,550. Marco Bicego 18K Yel low and White Gold Lu cia Collection Diamond Bangle, $1,790. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Dia mond Flower Station Bracelet, $2,880. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Masai Col lection Diamond Station Bracelet, $3,860. Jae ger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Watch, $22,300. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Jaipur Link Collection Three Row Bracelet, $13,740. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Masai Collection Five Row Diamond Band, $7,160. TUDOR Black Bay Pro 39mm, $4,000. *Prices subject to change.
11 ABOUT TIME
David Yurman Cable Edge Hoop Earrings in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $3,800. David Yurman F Pendant with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold on Chain, $795. David Yurman Modern Renaissance Double Pendant Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold with Full Pavé Diamonds, $2,800. David Yurman Stax Convertible Chain Necklace with Di amonds in 18K Yellow Gold, $17,500.
David Yurman Cable Edge Bracelet in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold with Full Pavé Diamonds, $7,800. David Yurman Cable Edge Bracelet in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold with Pavé Diamonds, $7,800. David Yurman Cable Edge Cuff Bracelet in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $5,500. David Yurman Cable Edge Cuff Bracelet in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $8,200. David Yurman Cable Edge Saddle Ring in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $3,900. Shinola Bixby Watch 29x34mm, $850. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $6,200. Lika Behar
24K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Link Bracelet, $2,750. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Pink Gold, $23,700. Lika Behar
24K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Chill Link Bracelet, $2,810. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold & Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Stockholm Cuff Bracelet, $610. Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro 44mm, $9,400. Cartier Pasha de Cartier 41mm, $9,900. *Prices subject to change.
TUDOR Ranger 39mm, $3,050. TIVOL
18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Inside Out Hoop Earrings, $10,760.
TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Necklace, $5,325. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Line Bracelet, $21,700. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Tennis Brace let, $15,180. TAG Heuer Link Quartz Watch 32mm, $3,900. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Ring, $5,900. Baume & Mercier Riviera 42mm, $2,600. David Yurman Cable Edge Hoop Earrings in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $3,800. David Yurman F Pendant with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold on Chain, $795. David Yurman Madison Thin Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold, 3mm, $1,995. David Yurman Stax Con vertible Chain Necklace with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold, $17,500. Shinola Bixby Watch 29x34mm, $850. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $6,200.
TUDOR Ranger 39mm, $3,050. (Next Page) Cartier Pasha de Cartier 41mm, $9,900. TIVOL 14K White Gold Inside Out Diamond Hoop Earrings, $13,760.
TIVOL Platinum Diamond Riviera Neck lace, $55,260. Cartier Pasha de Cartier 35mm, $26,100. TIVOL 18K White Gold Seven Row Diamond Band, $6,490.
*Prices subject to change.
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AN INVESTMENT FOR THE present & future
A Patek Philippe is your entry into the world where each generation is dedicated to perpetuating a unique heritage.
More than 180 years since hand-crafting their first timepiece, Patek Philippe’s legacy of beautiful complications, stun ning movements, and exquisite design continues to position the family-owned brand as one of the most sought after in the world. What began in 1839 is Geneva’s oldest independent family-owned timepiece manufacturer and one of the most respected. Their incredible core values create a beautiful balance between timeless tradition while embracing modernity through the years.
“At our family-owned company, everything we do relies on the skills of our people. Very human skills which cannot be rushed or replaced. Only humans can accept the challenge to always be on the edge of what is possible.” -Mr. Thierry Stern, President
The purchase of a Patek Philippe is more than just an investment: it is an invitation to invest in the present and the fu ture. It is an opportunity to look after a timepiece designed to last for successive generations, cementing tradition in the past, present and future. From design to movement, each exclusive Patek Philippe creation earns its special place in the hearts of the enthusiasts who hold them.
Patek Philippe remains a leader of ingenuity and design through its rich history. The introduction of the very first compli cated ladies’ wristwatch in 1916, No. 174603, contained a five-minute repeater. The World Time Watch, first showcased in the 1930s, featured local times for each of the 24 time zones at a single glance. In this way, Patek Philippe provides instant accessibility to the world over.
An ode to the beautiful history of watch craftsmanship, Patek Philippe released the 7130R-014 in 2022. Elegance and seductive gem setting combine in a contemporary vintage style that breathes new life into classic timekeeping. The in novative design speaks to the substance and sophistication of both the brand and the woman who holds it on her wrist.
if these walls COULD TALK
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | PHOTOS BY RIAN STALLBAUMER
Those who wish to travel back in time need only step inside the beautiful halls of Municipal Audi torium for a glimpse of what life was like in 1935. The masterful architecture, vibrant works of art, and thoughtful detailing throughout each square foot of the space pay tribute to the thousands of people who worked to construct the building that has since played host to the countless memories made together with strangers, friends, and loved ones. It is, afterall, the moments we share that give our lives meaning and inspire us to build a future that will withstand the test of time.
What arose in the aftermath of a fire that destroyed Kansas City’s first convention hall protected more than 2,000 families from the financial heat of the Great Depression by providing employment for Municipal construction in 1934. Its grand opening on December 1st of the following year signified the resilience, grit, and determination of Kansas City and its people. Each room of the multi-functional space houses the collective stories of the visitors who’ve spent time inside. If the walls could talk, what would they share?
Would they recount the air of hope felt by those who clung to the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the keynote speaker for the building’s dedication inside arena in October 1936? Or would they reminisce about the absolute excitement felt by screaming fans when Elvis played in May 1956? Perhaps they would share the feeling of wonder experienced by the sweet children who saw Barney come to life on stage or when fans delighted in the beautiful friendship of Elphie and Glenda when Wicked toured the Midwest. If these walls could talk, they would share the signif icant moments, the laughter, and the love experienced by all inside.
Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Waterfall Diamond Drop Earrings, $20,845. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Sunburst Diamond Line Necklace, $16,500. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Diamond Confetti Necklace, $24,500. Penny Pre ville 18K Yellow Gold Art Deco Pendant Necklace, $11,990. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle, $8,350. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Edge Bangle, $10,790. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Round and Pear Station Diamond Bracelet, $6,030. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold XO Diamond Crossover Ring, $5,450. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold Orbit Crossover Diamond Bangle, $12,700. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Stackable Fancy Shape Diamond Bangle, $16,700. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Stackable Diamond Bangle, $8,150. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Lunar ia Collection Diamond Ring, $9,050. *Prices subject to change.
21 IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK
Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Pezzi Unici Tourmaline Drop Earrings, $10,760. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Dia mond Strings Collection Diamond Necklace, $10,200. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Lunaria Collection Diamond Necklace, $17,270. Lika Behar 18K Yellow Gold Necklace, $7,650. Assael 18K White Gold and Ta hitian Baroque/Semi Baroque Pearl Necklace, $33,200. Robert Procop Platinum Diamond Blue and Sapphire Luminous Collection Bracelet, $228,800. Robert Procop 18K White Gold Diamond and Blue Sapphire American Glamour Ring, $18,700. Kwiat Stackable 18K White Gold Narrow Diamond Bangle, $9,990. Miseno 18K White Gold Diamond Blue Sapphire Procida Bracelet, $8,200. Roberto Coin 18K White Gold Verona Collection Diamond Station Bracelet, $17,100. Robert Procop Platinum Sapphire Ring, $89,400. TIVOL 18K
Yellow Gold and Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace, $15,600. Jewelmer 18K Yellow Gold Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant, $8,140. TIVOL 18K Yellow Gold Paperclip Chain Necklace, $760. Mariani 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Circle Station Necklace, $16,020. Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection Diamond Bangle, $7,950. Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection Diamond Bangle, $16,300. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $8,500. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier, $38,500. Assael Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring, $178,280. Roberto Coin 18K Rose Gold Inside Out Diamond Hoops, $9,900. As sael Platinum Diamond and Pearl Necklace, $164,000. Miseno 18K White Gold Faro Necklace with Multi Cube Diamond Stations, $32,000. Assael 18K White Gold Diamond and Pearl Strand Necklace, $64,800. Cartier Tank Must Watch, $6,850. Penny Preville Platinum Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band, $24,600. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet, $40,890. Ra haminov Platinum Diamond Halo Ring, $73,210. *Prices subject to change.
David Yurman Cable Edge Hoop Earrings in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold with Pavé Dia monds, $9,800. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Pendant Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $9,800. Miseno 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Baia Sommersa Long Necklace, $13,600. David Yurman Stax Convertible Chain Necklace with Diamonds in 18K Yellow Gold, $17,500. David Yurman Narrow Twisted Cable Cuff Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold, $7,500. David Yurman Cable Edge Cuff Brace let in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold, $8,200. David Yurman Cable Edge Bracelet in Recycled 18K Yellow Gold with Pavé Diamonds, $7,800. Assael 18K Yellow Gold Yellow Diamond and Golden Pearl Ring, $72,000. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Four-Row Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $18,900. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $8,500. Assael 18K Yellow Gold Diamond and Pearl Open Ring, $3,900. Lika Behar 18K Yellow Gold Necklace, $7,650. TIVOL 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Oval Link Paperclip Chain Bracelet, $4,500. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Jaipur Link Collection Diamond Bracelet, $6,390. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Jaipur Link Collection Bracelet, $4,520. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Lunar ia Collection Diamond Ring, $9,050. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle, $8,150. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Orbit Collection Diamond Bangle, $8,400. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold XO Diamond Bangle, $13,400. Marco Bi cego 18K Yellow Gold Pezzi Unici Tourmaline Ring, $17,050. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold XO Diamond Crossover Ring, $5,450. Assael Platinum Diamond and Pearl Necklace, $164,000. Miseno 18K White Gold Faro Necklace with Multi Cube Diamond Stations, $32,000. Assael 18K White Gold Diamond and Pearl Strand Necklace, $64,800. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet, $40,890. Rahaminov Platinum Diamond Halo Ring, $73,210. *Prices subject to change.
Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Sunburst Diamond Line Necklace, $16,500.
Penny Preville 18K White Gold Diamond Confetti Necklace, $24,500. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Art Deco Pendant Necklace, $11,990. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle, $8,350. Penny Preville 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Edge Bangle, $10,790. Penny
Preville 18K Yellow Gold Round and Pear Station Diamond Bracelet, $6,030. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold XO Diamond Crossover Ring, $5,450. Kwiat 18K Yellow and White Gold Orbit Crossover Diamond Bangle, $12,700. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Stackable Fancy Shape Diamond Bangle, $16,700. Kwiat 18K Yellow Gold Stackable Diamond Bangle, $8,150. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Lunaria Collection Diamond Ring, $9,050. Roberto Coin 18K White Gold Perfect Diamond Collection Inside Out Square Hoop Earrings, $7,400. LAGOS Sterling Silver Black Caviar Collection Diamond Necklace, $1,330. TIVOL 22.5" Black Diamond Necklace, $16,980. Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day, $15,400. Annamaria Cammilli 18K White Gold Dunes Collection Diamond Six Row Ring, $4,570. LAGOS Caviar Sterling Silver, Diamond, and Black Ceramic Bracelet, $2,150. LAGOS Sterling Silver Black Caviar Collection Diamond Bracelet, $1,800. LAGOS Sterling Silver Black Ceramic and Diamond Bracelet, $995. TIVOL 18K White Gold Seven Row Diamond Band, $6,490. Miseno 18K White Gold and Diamond Multi Cube Station Faro Long Necklace, $16,000. Roberto Coin 18K White Gold Verona Collection Diamond Chain Y Necklace, $40,500. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Diamond Confetti Necklace, $24,500. As sael White Akoya Blue Baroque Four Row Necklace, $3,500. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Confetti Diamond Bangle, $26,900. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Galaxy Collection Sapphire and Diamond Bangle, $14,785. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Diamond Bangle, $28,800. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Medium Duetto, $9,400. *Prices subject to change.
Robert Procop 18K White Gold Diamond and Blue Sapphire American Glamour Hoop Earrings, $29,700. Penny Preville 18K White Gold Diamond Spikey Choker, $32,800. Robert Procop Platinum Luminous Starburst Diamond Pendant, $27,500. Assael 18K White Gold and Tahitian Baroque/Semi Baroque Pearl Necklace, $33,200. Kwiat Stackable 18K White Gold Narrow Diamond Bangle, $9,990. Miseno 18K White Gold Diamond Blue Sap phire Procida Bracelet, $8,200. Roberto Coin 18K White Gold Verona Collection Diamond Station Bracelet, $17,100. Robert Procop Platinum Sapphire Ring, $89,400. TIVOL 18K White Gold and Diamond Stacked Choker, $38,320. Robert Procop Platinum Luminous Starburst Emerald Pendant, $24,200. Robert Procop Montana Sapphire Parisian Bracelet, $424,000. Assael Platinum Tourmaline and Green Tahitian Pearl Ring, $11,800. TIVOL 18K White Gold and Diamond Four Row Bracelet, $25,890. Pasquale Bruni 18K White and Red Gold Giardini Segreti Collection Flower Earrings, $33,800. Pasquale Bruni 18K Red and White Gold Giardini Segreti Collection Flower Necklace, $62,000. TIVOL 18K White Gold and Diamond Four Row Bracelet, $25,890. Rahaminov Platinum Diamond Halo Ring, $73,210. Roberto Coin 18K White Gold Classic Diamond Collection Diamond Flower Necklace, $45,000. Miseno 18K White Gold Faro Necklace with Multi Cube Diamond Stations, $32,000. Assael 18K White Gold Diamond and Pearl Strand Necklace, $64,800. Cartier Tank Must Watch, $6,850. Penny Pre ville Platinum Asscher Cut Diamond Eternity Band, $24,600. TIVOL Platinum Swirl Design Diamond Bracelet, $45,540. *Prices subject to change.
Assael 18K Rose Gold Yellow Diamond and Golden Pearl Drop Earrings, $258,400. Roberto Coin 18K Rose Gold Black and White Diamond Falcon Collar Necklace, $46,550. Roberto Coin 18K Rose Gold Pois Moi Collection Seven Row Bangle, $24,200. Pasquale Bruni 18K Red Gold Giardini Segreti Collection Ring, $6,800. Roberto Coin 18K Rose Gold Cento Collection Diamond Bangle, $43,320. LAGOS
Smart Caviar Stainless Steel & 18K Rose Gold Band for Apple Watch®, $14,000. Pasquale Bruni 18K White and Red Gold Giardini Segreti Collection Pave Flower Ring, $21,600. Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Night and Day, $15,400. Annamaria Cammilli 18K White Gold Dunes Collection Diamond Six Row Ring, $4,570. Jewelmer 18K Yellow Gold Golden South Sea Pearl Earrings, $11,340. TIVOL 18K Yellow Gold and Golden South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace, $15,600. Jewelmer 18K Yellow Gold Golden South Sea Pearl Pendant, $8,140. TIVOL 18K Yellow Gold Paperclip Chain Necklace, $760. Mariani 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Circle Station Necklace, $16,020. Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection Diamond Bangle, $7,950. Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold Navarra Collection Diamond Bangle, $16,300. David Yurman Pavé Crossover Ring in 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds, $8,500. Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier, $38,500. Assael Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring, $178,280. *Prices subject to change.
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kansas city: THROUGH THE YEARS
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | ILLUSTRATIONS BY EMILY CASSIMATIS
A look into the significant spaces, meaningful moments, and records of resilience that transformed lives and shaped Kansas City into the vibrant community it is today.
What started as a river port settlement in the mid-nineteenth century has since been the backdrop for countless mem ories, stories of hope, of loss, of change, of growth, and of a love for a town by the millions of people who have been lucky enough to call this place home. Officially named after the merger between Westport and the City of Kansas in 1889, Kansas City’s transformation over the last 133 years has made it one of the most wonderful places in the Mid west. You’re invited to explore the events, edifices, and elements that breathe life into our home, the place we know and love. This is Kansas City through the years.
Part of the ten-year plan that fostered tremendous growth in the city, Municipal Auditorium opened its doors in the mid-1930s as a multi-functional facility. Its ornate architecture, artful imagery, and art-deco inspired lines have stood out as one of the most well built structures of its time. Inside its hallowed walls are the stories of men, women, and children whose collective memories have left them captivated, in awe, and inspired by the vibrant entertainment-arts that have been on display inside.
FUN FACT: Although there are no deaths on record inside, Municipal’s Music Hall is claimed to be one of the most haunted places in Missouri. Patrons claim to witness apparitions wearing clothings from the building’s earliest performance era walking the halls around performance time. Perhaps they’re there to bear witness to one final performance?
33 KANSAS CITY: THROUGH THE YEARS
After a flood destroyed the original train station in the West Bottoms, Kansas City decided to relocate and rebuild. From that venture, Union Station first opened its doors in 1914 and has served as a historic hub since. Home to world class Science City Museum and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium, Union Station offers a variety of activities and options to visitors of all ages.
FUN FACT: The Union Station Massacre, an attempted rescue of John Nash by fellow gangsters in June 1933, exposed the deeply seeded criminal un derbelly that existed during the Pendergast era in Kansas City. Although the mission was unsuccessful, it remains one of KC’s most notorious moments.
What began as a trading post and small market commerce site in the mid-1800s has become one of the city’s oldest operational open-air centers. Its vibrant history and eclectic mix of merchants have wel comed a variety of interesting folks in the near century and a half since it first opened.
FUN FACT: Jackson County’s original court house was just a stone’s throw from City Market until the 1930’s. Notorious robber and gang leader Jesse James was known to frequent City Market. One has to wonder if James wished he’d had his day in court instead of losing his life to Robert Ford, a member of his own gang, seeking reward money in 1882.
COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
Planned by J.C. Nichols, the Coun try Club Plaza was the first planned suburban shopping district in the United States. Designed in Moor ish Revival Style, the architecture echoes and includes elements from Seville, Spain. Guests can see elements from its intricate design throughout the space. TIVOL’s flag ship store, located on the southeast side of the Country Club Plaza, opened in 1951.
FUN FACT: The Country Club Plaza cele brates 100 years in 2023, making it one of the oldest and most treasured shopping centers in the United States.
THE JAZZ DISTRICT
18th & Vine is not only known for its vibrant culture and delicious foodie fare, it’s also home to the iconic jazz era of Kansas City’s heart. Notable musicians began their careers in Kansas City, paving the way for musicians to make a name for them selves in the following decades. 18th & Vine isn’t just a significant space for the history of jazz, the neighborhood is also home to many of Kansas City’s most promi nent black owned businesses.
FUN FACT: Although deeply rooted in historic significance, the 18th & Vine District wasn’t added to the list of historic registries until 1991.
In 1897, twenty-four years after being founded, the Kansas City Public Library (KCPL) opened its third location at 9th and Locust in downtown KC. The building, which was constructed over the course of three years from a $200,000 bond proposal, was a major step in providing literacy to locals. KCPL became a free resource for citizens just one year later.
FUN FACT: The main library, which was built to be modern and innovative in the late 1800s, is now a historic landmark treasured by the community.
As part of the Country Club District in the early 20th century, Ward Parkway is iconic to Kansas City. Centered along the parkway, in the median, are ornate sculp tures that were hand-picked by J.C. Nichols from Europe. The Country Club District, which was built between 1906 and 1950, was the nation’s largest planned community in the United States.
FUN FACT: Abhorrent restrictive cove nants in the earliest documents for the development placed limits on the deeds limiting homeowners to specific racial and religious parameters for the transfer of ownership. The Supreme Court overturned these deed restrictions in 1948 and further limited prejudice with the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
THE MISSOURI RIVER
Part of the Lewis and Clark Expedi tion of 1804, “Big Muddy” is North America’s second longest river and, arguably, the reason Kansas City ex ists today. The Missouri River begins its journey in Western Montana, flowing across, over, and down 2,341 miles before flowing into its gateway to the East, just north of St. Louis.
FUN FACT: The Missouri river, alone, stands as the 2nd largest in the United States. As part of the Mississippi river system, however, it comes in first. Proof that we’re made stron ger when we join together.
KANSAS CITY ZOO
Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Oh, my!
The Kansas City Zoo first opened its gates in December 1909 as a way to connect people to the nat ural world around them. After a slow start over the first forty years in business, the Zoo began incor porating family friendly elements in the 1940s that have since been enjoyed by children of all ages.
FUN FACT: The Kansas City Zoo has since been recognized as a top zoological park, combining education and preserving life. It is enjoyed by thousands of patrons each year.
Remodeled in 2021, the Truman Presidential Library and Museum pays tribute to the midwestern native whose roots were planted in the heart of Independence, MO. Harry Truman’s rise to influence began during the Pendergast era in Kansas City as he climbed the ladder of significance that ultimately landed him the highest office in the land, President of the United States.
FUN FACT: Harry Truman worked as a teenager inside a local ice cream and soda shop that remains operational to date in downtown on the Indepen dence Square.
NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL MUSEUM
Privately funded with a building near 18th & Vine, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 as a way to pay tribute to the incredible players who overcame adversity during periods of racial di vide. Honoring some of the world’s most incredible players, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum high lights the history of the sport and the significance cultural prejudice played in the early 1900s.
FUN FACT: The first Colored Championship was played in 1903, just three years before legendary ball player Satchel Page was born.
WORLDS OF FUN
Designed in an effort to allow guests to travel the world in a day - from the comfort of Kansas CityWorlds of Fun first opened up for guests in 1973. To commemorate the opening of its very own theme park, Kansas City built a colorful water tower that now serves as an icon of the town.
FUN FACT: Sports fans who enjoy the thrilling rides and exciting entertainment available inside the theme park will be delighted to learn that Worlds of Fun was started by none other than sports icon and Kansas City Chiefs' founder Lamar Hunt.
The third largest in KC, Loose Park was once home to Kansas City Country Club, a space designated for residents of the city’s Country Club District. After relocating the golf course to Mission Hills in 1925, the land was purchased by Ella Loose who transitioned it into a park to honor her husband, Jacob, in 1926.
FUN FACT: The land was once occupied by Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. Markers from the period can be found throughout the park.
NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened its doors on December 11, 1933 and has since been home to beautiful exhibits and works of art spanning human history around the globe. Development of the museum spanned over twenty years and serves as a timeless reminder of how we are all connected.
FUN FACT: The Shuttlecocks, which first arrived at Sculpture Park in 1994, created controversy, due to their size and appearance, in the community. Now, nearly three decades later, they are seen as iconic Kansas City, treasured by all as a permanent fixture on the museum lawn.
Nearly 700 acres of land sep arates downtown Kansas City from the communities that make up KC’s northland (Riverside, North Kansas City, and Parkville). What was once a massive hub for travel, the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport is now home to private jets, small commercial cargo options, and the National Airline Museum - which houses many of TWA’s old artifacts.
FUN FACT: The downtown airport was dedicated in 1927 by Charles Lindber gh…long before the largest airplane was ever conceived - the Airbus a380which seats over 850 passengers. 1920’s aircraft typically seated fewer than twenty passengers.
KANSAS CITY POWER AND LIGHT BUILDING
Perhaps one of the most notable in downtown, the Kansas City Power and Light building was one of the town’s first skyscrapers. The massive 36-story building was built, in part, to provide much needed employ ment for a struggling economy. Completed in 1931, the building was an iconic symbol of Art Deco architecture and remains an exam ple of resilience.
FUN FACT: Lights from the peak of the building, nearly 100 feet into the air, could be seen glowing like jewels for miles around.
JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Jackson County’s original court house was located at 2nd and Main until it was destroyed by a tornado in 1886. The new court house relocated south, until Kan sas City’s populace outgrew the space and construction on a new building began. The Art Deco style courthouse was dedicated in 1934 and still stand today.
FUN FACT: The Courthouse was built at the instruction of Tom Pendergast, who stabilized the city's development and in frastructure. The lighter side of his legacy highlights how his decisions helped save Kansas City from the damaging impacts of the Great Depression by providing much needed employment and resources for those struggling to survive.
Built as a symbol of strength and sacrifice, the Liberty Memorial opened in 1926 and stands to honor the fallen of World War I. A climb atop the tower provides 360 degrees of stunning Missouri and Kansas skyline stretching miles from the centrally located structure.
FUN FACT: The National World War I Museum hosts their annual “Taps at the Tower” each summer, an emotionally charged experience that calls guests to pause and reflect on the significance and impact war has on us all.
NATIONAL WORLD WAR I MUSEUM
Officially recognized by Congress in 2004, the National World War I Museum highlights The Great War, a pivotal period in history. Although the United States did not enter the war until it was nearly over, it remains one of the most signifi cant periods in American history.
FUN FACT: Poppies underneath the clear bridge between the entrance and the museum symbolize the millions of lives lost during the war and project hope for a better future for the world.
CITY OF FOUNTAINS | COWTOWN | PARIS OF THE PLAINS
“You can call me anything…just don’t call me late for dinner.”
The BBQ Capital of the World has been lovingly nicknamed through the years. From Paris of the Plains to Cowtown, the city is known for bringing life and vibrancy to the Midwest. For most of us, the nickname "home" best describes how important KC truly is… the love of its people, the collective resilience, and the unwavering commitment to community make Kansas City such a special spot on the map.
the flood's aftermath
POWER OF WATER:
WRITTEN BY GLORIA MCGRATH
As light rain started to fall on September 12, 1977, in Kansas City, the Country Club Plaza was alight with energy as customers stopped by the store to share well-wishes to TIVOL’s matriarch, Mollie Tivol, and her granddaughter, Cathy Tivol. The pair were lucky enough to share a birthday and the family planned to gather for a celebratory dinner that evening. None of them suspected that rainstorms would soon overtake Brush Creek and lead to catastrophic flooding in the area the following day.
The rainfall raised the level of Brush Creek to the edge of its retaining wall at the border of the Country Club Plaza. The downpour increased just before 8pm that evening, growing concern for many of the local tenants: flooding was imminent. “I remember leaving my birthday dinner to come and check on the store,” says Cathy, “it was not good.” The area was overwhelmed with a total of 16 inches of rainwater, leading to a swell as high as 15 feet, rushing water 20mph in some areas, and causing catastrophic water damage throughout the local homes and businesses.
The next day, September 13, 1977, Patrick Switlik and his father, both jewelers at TIVOL, arrived at the store to assess the damage and begin clean-up. The floodwater had receded enough for them to enter through the front door – “the waterline at the door was 5 feet high, up to my shoulder,” recalls Patrick. He remembers being unable to get to his jew eler’s bench because water remained at the top of the stairwell to their basement-level shop. “It took two days to pump the water out of the basement,” he states, and when they could safely enter the space, the real work began.
The cinderblock walls that had partitioned off each tenant’s space had filled with water and had either fallen over or been washed aside. “You could walk the city block through the basement of the stores,” Patrick remembers. Although waterlogged, TIVOL’s vault remained intact, protecting each client’s personal items and much of the store’s inventory. The sediment left by the recessed water would take the next six weeks to filter out of the space and comb through for salvageable items. “It was like nothing I’d ever seen before - or since,” says Patrick.
In the coming weeks, the community came together to help each other. Cathy recollects finding a credit card machine that had floated into TIVOL’s basement from a nearby book and stationary store and returning it to them. She and Patrick remember long hours of clean-up throughout the entire store with a goal to re-open for the holidays. Cathy reminisces how local food merchants supplied breakfast items, boxed lunches and snacks. “It was heartwarming to see businesses, including the Salvation Army, pitching in to keep us well-fed.”
On the 45th anniversary of this life-altering event, we are reminded of the resiliency of our store and its community. We hold those in our hearts who experienced unimaginable loss due to the flooding and remain forever grateful for the people who have assisted, supported, and encouraged us along the way.
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Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska. In Kansas City, generous support provided by Linda Woodsmall DeBruce and Paul DeBruce; Dick Belger and Evelyn Craft Belger; Nancy and Rick Green; Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation; the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank, Trustee; The Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust; JE Dunn Construction; National Endowment for the Arts; TIVOL; and the Campbell/Calvin Fund for Exhibition Support (as of April 11, 2022).
Rotan (American, 1903–1991). Skyscrapers, 1932. Gelatin silver print, 7 11/16 × 9 13/16 inches (19.5 × 24.9 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.4331. Th ro ugh J an uary 8, 2023 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 | nelson-atkins.org
CULTIVATING A legacy of kindness
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN
On Christmas Eve 2020, I sat for breakfast adjacent to a man inside a street corner cafe at River Market. That morning was significant for me. Coming off the heels of splitting up with my (now) ex-husband, it was our first attempt at giving one another space during the holidays with our daughter. The season was hard on all of us - closing out a year that transformed our world and shifted our focus inward. It was a time in our lives that inspired reflection, encouraged us to discover the things that were most important, and forced us to face hard truths. I knew, leading into that morning, that I wanted to pour some love and ener gy into the world. Despite the personal challenges I’d experienced in the months prior, if I’d learned just one thing from all of it, it was that we all faced monsters and were united together in our humanity. In the weeks leading up to this particular morning, I’d been collecting things…
Bags, blankets, small toiletries, hand warmers, masks, gloves, scarves, and gift cards to carefully assemble for distribution among the most displaced citizens in Kansas City Christmas Eve morning. River Market was the first stop that day. The frigid morning temperatures made their way into my bones and inspired me to take a reprieve inside that small cafe on the corner for a hot cup of coffee and some warm eats. The man at the table adjacent to me was old. Not the kind of old that you get from natural aging through the years but, rather, the old that stems from the unfairness of the world. Even though my experiences in trav eling had taught me not to create narratives for people based on external factors, there was something about Adjacent Man’s energy and presence that hinted at the long, hard journey that had led him into that day.
I decided to quietly pay for his breakfast, handing the server enough cash to cover the bill. Even if my original assessment of him wasn’t accurate, the meal was a secret gift that I wanted to give to the stranger in the cafe. Realizing that his ticket had been taken care of, Adjacent Man demanded the opportunity to offer thanks to the responsible table. This pivotal moment is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
45 CULTIVATING A LEGACY OF KINDNESS
This adjacent stranger started to speak about his life. He described his makeshift home, on a ledge between two buildings, and the critters who came to life each night while he attempted to sleep. He told me about the nifty tricks he used to survive cold nights, finding a way into the emergency room of a nearby hospital for evaluation. He shared that he was dismissed at 5:00 that morning by the hospital staff and had made his way back “home” where he’d managed to collect just enough money for breakfast. These details about his life were presented as simple facts - nothing more, nothing less - and they were the least striking thing about my conversation with him that day.
He told me of his past, of the family he once had. He shared the simple joys experienced throughout each day and of his goals for the future. Only a few years prior, he had accepted his fate as the old, homeless man whose story contin ued on the streets, on the edges of Kansas City. Many questions swirled through my mind as he spoke - like why didn’t the man just find a place inside a shelter - filtered through my lens of comfort. Rather than shift the conversation to fill the void of details in my brain, I offered this man the space he needed to tell his story. Within the safety of that space, he began to outline his short term life goals. He said he wanted to live to see Christmas morning.
He told me that if he was able to make it to Christmas morning, he would set his sights on New Year’s Eve. If he could make it to the close of the year, he would be satisfied with his life. Seven days of life lived…A simple goal for most, yet so seemingly insurmountable in his eyes. Our conversation ended with casual wishes extended for a Merry Christmas. With each visit back to the area in the months that followed I looked for Adjacent Man but never saw him again.
We carry with us the stories, moments, and acts of resilience that define us. These are the things that shape our thoughts, words, and actions and shift our perception of the world around us. All too often, this perception is filtered through the lens of our own understanding, limited by the fact that we are just one of the nearly eight billion in our collective human race. How frequently do we encounter those adjacent to our own lives, the people who exist in the spaces of our community? These are the moments that have inspired me in my own humanity and have led me to intentionally seek out the same in my interactions with the world. It’s what led me to TIVOL.
It has been a lifetime since TIVOL first opened its doors in downtown Kansas City. The world has a new population now and so much has changed. Yet somehow, so much has remained the same. TIVOL’s legacy was founded on the values of kindness, generosity, honesty, and respect for others. This people-first approach is a large part of the success of the company - but it only offers a glimpse into what truly makes it special - TIVOL’s unwavering love for others, evidenced by the wonderful people who’ve chosen to call this space home.
TIVOL’s long standing dedication to remaining a community-focused, kindness-first company is deeply rooted in our culture and has played a significant role in how we interact with organizations within our Kansas City community. In that spirit, I decided to find out how we, as individual contributors to society, can cultivate a legacy of kindness.
What follows are some ideas for areas in Kansas City that offer opportunities to nourish your own legacy of kindness this year. Let’s explore…
OPPORTUNITIES TO give your talents
Impact: Children and youth Commitment: Read with an elementary student one lunch hour a week
Great for: People 55+, Groups
Mission: “Our mission is to improve third grade literacy by mobi lizing community volunteers to read one-to-one with children in Kansas City-area classrooms on a weekly basis.” (leadtoreadkc.org)
Impact: Children and youth, crisis support Commitment: Lead volunteer opportunities Great for: Individuals
Mission: “To prevent suicide through public awareness and edu cation, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.” (save.org)
Impact: Children, arts, community Commitment: Teaching dance classes two days a week Great for: Dance teachers
Mission: “We exist to provide unique performance arts services to underserved youth in Kansas City. We take pride in our work and volunteers as their key role will be to inspire youth towards becom ing young professionals.” (ce816kids.org)
Impact: Community Commitment: Various opportunities Great for: Individuals Mission: "MOCSA exists to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual abuse and assault and to prevent sexual violence in our community." (mocsa.org)
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” -Emile Zola
OPPORTUNITIES TO give your time
Impact: Women, children, domestic violence and abuse Commitment: Volunteer time, prepare meals Great for: Individuals, families, groups Mission: “Hope House’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower those impacted by domestic violence. Hope House will advocate social change that protects and engenders a person’s right to live a life free of abuse.” (hopehouse.net)
Impact: Homelessness Commitment: Provide meals, volunteer time Great for: Individuals, families, and groups Mission: “Project 1020 provides shelter, support, and compassion to all adults experiencing homelessness while helping them utilize community resources to achieve their goals.” (project1020.org)
Impact: Domestic violence and abuse, women, children Commitment: Volunteer time, write a letter Great for: Individuals, families, and groups Mission: “Newhouse is the catalyst for survivors of domestic violence to rise through the impacts of trauma by providing an eco system of transformative services that lead to safety, self-sufficiency and whole person healing.” (newhousekc.org)
Impact: Veterans, homelessness Commitment: Volunteer time, get well cards, meal preparation Great for: Individuals, families, and groups Mission: “The mission at Kansas City Heroes is simple: to cultivate a growing community of heroes who pay it forward to those in need of a hero.” (kc-heroes.org)
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” -Theophrastus
OPPORTUNITIES TO give your resources
Impact: Kansas City Police Officers & families Commitment: Ongoing financial giving Great for: Individuals, families, groups Mission: “The mission of the Kansas City Police CARE Team is to provide non-judgmental caring to active and retired department members, their families, and friends in times of personal, family, and career crises.” (kcpdcares.org)
Impact: Homelessness, poverty Commitment: One-time or ongoing financial donations Great for: Individuals, families, groups Mission: “reStart empowers individuals and families to prevent, navigate or end homelessness. Through strong community partner ships and effective, diverse programming, we work with those that come through the agency.” (restartinc.org)
Impact: Families, children, community Commitment: One-time or ongoing financial donations Great for: Individuals, families, groups Mission: "JFS is a comprehensive human service agency commit ted to strengthening lives throughout Greater Kansas City. Our pro grams are anchored in core Jewish values that honor community and caring for one another while serving people of all faiths – one person, one family at a time." (jfskc.org)
Impact: Children & teens Commitment: Ongoing financial giving Great for: Individuals, families, groups Mission: “Cristo Rey Kansas City provides a Catholic, college and career prep education enhanced by an innovative corporate work study program to culturally diverse, ambitious students with eco nomic need.” (cristoreykc.org)
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
His legacy lives on.
We work throughout our lives to build careers we can be proud of, to encourage our children to find their passions and follow their dreams. We inspire those around us to confidently pursue their talents, develop their potential, and to make a name for themselves in the world around us. The art of creating a legacy is both valued and deeply ingrained within our society.
Kansas City’s legacy is one of unparalleled perseverance, an unwavering commitment to progress, and an unapolo getic love for its people. The spirit of all who came before us lives within the hearts and minds of the individuals who lean into humanity with love, grace, understanding, and compassion. May each of us find ways to give of ourselves and remember that we belong to one another.
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Kwiat and Tivol: A RESILIENT RELATIONSHIP
In 1907, Sam Kwiat opened a diamond shop in downtown New York City. In 1910, Charles Tivol opened a jewelry shop in downtown Kansas City. Two recent immigrants, driven by a dream, rewarded by hard work, and renowned for their integrity and expertise. Their families would go on to create a fruitful working partnership that has lasted for more than 50 years.
Sam Kwiat and his son, David, perfected the art and science of diamond cutting. They knew that although a diamond’s color and clarity are important, but nothing is more critical than cut. A diamond only releases its full brilliance when it is cut to the most exacting specifications. Every angle must be perfect, the proportions just right. And, because a Kwiat diamond is cut to its widest possible diameter, it looks bigger than other diamonds of the same carat weight.
Following in their grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s footsteps, Kwiat continues to maintain the world’s strictest stan dards for diamond cuts — criteria that surpass even those of the GIA. It is this remarkable dedication to perfection that has earned Kwiat an important place in our collections at Tivol.
Kwiat and Tivol are also bonded by resilience. For more than a century and over four generations, we have both en dured every challenge. Through wartime and economic turbulence, natural disasters and pandemics, we continue to shine for two reasons: our commitment to extraordinary quality and service.
But it isn’t the bad times that keep us going — it’s the joyful moments and meaningful milestones. Because we truly believe that life is full of reasons to celebrate, and we’re honored to help you do it in the most beautiful way.
The Kwiat family: Cory, Greg, Lowell and Russell
IN THE loupe
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | PHOTOS BY RIAN STALLBAUMER
Together again, TIVOL welcomed treasured clients and friends for an evening of food, laughter, and fun to showcase Robert Procop’s stunning new collaboration with Brooke Shields: Luminous. Ignited by a shared passion for the celes tial skies, the long-time friends worked to create a collection that celebrates the connectedness of the sun, stars, plan ets, and inhabitants that live beneath them all. Hosted in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s beautiful Rozelle Court, TIVOL’s event featured the artfully designed jewelry, and an opportunity to mingle with the designer, Robert Procop.
Their second collaboration, Brooke and Robert’s Luminous collection is dedicated to helping improve the lives and futures of women. The two partnered with Women in Need (WIN) of New York, the city’s largest provider of support services and shelter to women and their families. Proceeds from the line will provide funding and resources to those most in need, making each piece unique in its aesthetic, value and significance. The enchanting evening honored the mission behind the collaboration, while gathering together friends, colleagues, and community members - and it was…Luminous.
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | ILLUSTRATION BY LAURA HAWKS
The morning alarm chimes, waking me from my peaceful slumber at 4:45am. I get up, get ready, and head to the gym for that 5:15am class that feels simultaneously too early and oh-so-good. Afterwards, I rush home to clean up, prepare breakfast, get the kids ready, chauffeur them to school, and head into the office for my work day. The evening feels just as busy fitting in homework, dinner, extracurriculars, and family time before finally putting my head to the pillow for a few hours just to do it all again the next day.
Life is a wonderful adventure in and of itself. While my path may be unique, variations of it exist in your own unique routine. What remains universal to us all in this journey of ours is the balancing act that we all try to figure out. It has become clear over these last few years that we could all use a breath of air from time to time.
Taking time away is a critical element of self care. Yet, studies show that only about 60% of Americans actually make the time for vacations. Why? Consider this your permission, not that you needed it from us, to schedule a few days…to getaway.
57 WEEKEND DESTINATIONS
most of us, the thought of adventuring alone to new places feels overwhelming, but experienced travelers, who understand the significance, recom mend a solo trip once every few years.
Top Reasons to Travel Solo:
Challenge of Being Alone
from KC: 349 Miles
you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself."
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS
Distance from KC: 228 Miles
What to explore:
American Banjo Museum
Bricktown Water Taxi
About Cha Coffee
Distance from KC: 604 Miles
Time: 8 hours 45 minutes by
1 hour 50 minutes by plane
What to explore:
Palace Bath House
The Stone House Restaurant
The Crescent Hotel
What to explore:
Historic Union Station
Denver Art Museum
Top Reasons to Travel Together:
Distance from KC:
happiness is the goal - and it should be, then adventure should be the top priority."
NEW HARMONY, INDIANA
Distance from KC: 510 Miles
Time: 7 Hours 35 minutes by car, 1 hour 30 minutes by plane
What to explore:
What to explore:
What to explore:
Skyline Tour On the Schooner Windy
The Chicago Crime and Mob Tour
The Underground Donut Tour
188 Miles Travel Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
• Uncolor Wine Bar & Gallery • The Attic Antique Mall • Hermanoff Vineyards
Distance from KC: 389 Miles Travel Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
• The Roofless Church • The Atheneum • Red Geranium Restaurant
• Reduced Stress Levels • Opportunity to Renew Connections • Challenge
Something New Weekend getaways with your significant other are an impactful way to strengthen your relationship, improve communication, and unwind. "If
time away with
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS
Top Reasons to Travel with Family:
What to explore:
What to explore:
What to explore:
MISSOURI Distance from KC: 248 Miles Travel Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
• The City Museum • Grant’s Farm • St. Louis Science Center
Distance from KC: 426 Miles Travel Time: 6 hours 7 minutes
• Ottenheimer Market • The Museum of Discovery • Inland Maritime Museum Distance from KC: 184 Miles Travel Time: 2 Hours 45 minutes
• Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium • The Old Market • Omaha Children’s Museum "Sometimes you
will never know the value
it becomes a memory."
unit is paramount in ensuring that your children feel secure and that you
the chance to create core memories together.
• Increased Communication with Kids • Opportunity to Create Lasting Memories • Challenge of Breaking Away from Habits family GETAWAYS
Group travel is an incredible way to relax and
the bonds you share with your chosen family all in one fell swoop.
Top Reasons to Travel with Friends:
Increased Sense of Community
Opportunity to Rejuvenate
Challenge of Coming Together
Distance from KC: 210 Miles
Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
"We should really get together..."
All Friends, Everywhere
What to explore:
Branson Belle Dinner Cruise
Backstage Cafe & Wine Bar
Silver Dollar City's Holiday Lights
Distance from KC: 480 Miles
Travel Time: 7 hours 25 minutes by
3 hours by plane
What to explore:
Chazen Museum of Arts
Madison Eats Food Tours
State Street Food + Shopping
Distance from KC: 555 Miles
Travel Time: 8 Hours 10 minutes by car, 1 hour 35 minutes by plane
What to explore:
The Grand Ole Opry
Belle Meade Mansion & Wine Tour
Hop On Hop Off Trolley Tour
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where to wear FALL+WINTER STYLE GUIDE
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | PHOTOS BY JACK KAPPLE
Perhaps it’s the vibrant culture that makes Kansas City such a beautiful place…
The shift from autumn to winter offers us a unique reminder to pause and reflect on the seasons of change in our lives. With this shift comes the opportunity to gather, celebrate, and cherish time with friends and loved ones. While blankets, cocoa, and an evening on the couch are often a welcome reprieve after the work week, this year feels just a little bit different. It’s time to explore, experience life together, and appreciate all that our community has to offer. As we begin to fill our calendars, make plans, and feel the anticipation for things to come, many of us are left with one unresolved question: what to wear?
TIVOL’s style experts have their fingers on the pulse of up-and-coming trends in fashion - and in fun - to take the guess work out of selecting what - and where - to wear your new pieces. Fall and winter’s cooler temperatures allow for the mixing of fun pieces, and add a bit of nostalgia to the season’s trending fashion. All you have to do is enjoy the extra time you just saved on styling.
Fall and winter 2022 are bringing it back…Y2K style. From cut outs to corsets, statement coats and state ment pieces - we see that color blocking you did there - and we love it! Fashion this season mixes the basics with some pretty colorful ideas.
WHERE TO WEAR: STYLE, FASHION, & FUN
WHAT'S TRENDING NOW
Sporty-casual looks for when you need to leave the house and probably shouldn’t wear your pajamas… again.
WHERE TO WEAR THIS LOOK
October 20, 2022
Blue Jeans Bash (benefiting Youth Ambassadors, inc.)
October 29, 2022
KCPD Police Academy Holiday Mart (benefiting the KCPD Care Team)
November 5, 2022
Camp for a Cause (benefiting KyMel)
December 1-3, 2022
Holidays in Crestwood (benefiting the Child Protection Center)
January 19, 2023
Fore the Kids Bourbon Raffle (benefiting Children's Mercy)
February 10, 2023
Volunteer at Night to Shine (benefiting the Tim Tebow Foundation)
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Daytime looks that will carry you through all the activities in your ever growing calendar.
WHERE TO WEAR THIS LOOK
October 22, 2022
It's in the Bag Auction (benefiting the Love Fund for Chil dren)
October 27, 2022
Bingo at Crane Brewing (benefiting MOCSA)
November 4, 2022
Charity Casino Night (benefiting the Center for Develop mentally Disabled.)
November 9, 2022
Dinner on Ice (benefiting The Boys and Girls Club of Great er Kansas City)
Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro 44mm, $9,400. Lika Behar 24K Yel low Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Hoop Earrings, $1,590. Lika Behar 22K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver Chill Link Necklace, $1,480. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Dia mond Link Bracelet, $2,750. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso One Duetto Pink Gold, $23,700. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Chill Link Bracelet, $2,810. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold Black ened Sterling SIlver and Diamond Stockholm Cuff Bracelet, $610. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold Blackened Sterling Silver and Diamond Deco Belt Bracelet, $5,350. Lika Behar 24K Yellow Gold Sterling Silver and Diamond Deco Ring, $1,890. *Prices subject to change.
For the slightly elevated moments in your life. Date night, parties, and fundraisers.
WHERE TO WEAR THIS LOOK
October 29, 2022
Fur Ball for St. Lukes (benefiting St. Lukes East Hospital)
November 4, 2022
The House Party (benefiting Veterans Community Project)
November 12, 2022
Fundraise on the Runway (benefiting Ideal Industries Incor porated)
November 16, 2022
Writers for Readers (benefiting the Kansas City Public Library)
Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Graduating Hoop Diamond Earrings, $1,630. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Diamond Necklace, $1,650. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Oval Link Necklace, $4,550. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Lucia Collection Diamond Bangle, $1,790. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Marrakech Onde Collection Diamond Flower Station Bracelet, $2,880. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Masai Collection Diamond Station Bracelet, $3,860. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duoface Watch, $22,300. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow Gold Jaipur Link Collection Three Row Bracelet, $13,740. Marco Bicego 18K Yellow and White Gold Masai Collection Five Row Diamond Band, $7,160. *Prices subject to change.
From the company Christmas party to the soiree for your favorite community project, you can feel good at your next event.
WHERE TO WEAR THIS LOOK
October 22, 2022
Night of Hope (benefiting Pathway to Hope)
November 5, 2022
Night Out with MOCSA (benefiting the Metropolitan Orga nization to Counter Sexual Assault)
December 10, 2022
Sugar Plum Fairy Children's Ball (benefiting Kansas City Ballet)
February 3, 2023
Savor the Sound Soiree (benefiting Cornerstones of Care)
TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Inside Out Hoop Earrings, $10,760. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Necklace, $5,325. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Line Bracelet, $21,700. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Tennis Bracelet, $15,180. TAG Heuer Link Quartz Watch 32mm, $3,900. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond and Ruby Ring, $5,900. (Next Page) TIVOL 14K White Gold Inside Out Dia mond Hoop Earrings, $13,760. TIVOL Platinum Diamond Riviera Necklace, $55,260. TIVOL Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle Bracelet, $10,495. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet, $30,140. Cartier Pasha de Cartier 35mm, $26,100. TIVOL 18K White Gold Diamond Eternity Band, $21,560. *Prices subject to change.
A signature look for the season's most significant moments.
WHERE TO WEAR THIS LOOK
October 29, 2022
Masquerade Ball - Autumn Equinox (benefiting Cerner Charitable Foundation)
November 12, 2022
Imagine a Day Gala (benefiting New House)
December 3, 2022
Yuletide Gala (benefiting Olathe Health Charitable Founda tion)
February 11, 2023
Candelabra (benefiting Orpheus KC)
March 25, 2023
Dancing with the KC Stars (benefiting Cristo Rey)
SPECIAL THANKS TO
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GIVING BACK NEVER
home runA MATCHMAKING
WRITTEN BY GLORIA MCGRATH | PHOTOS BY KT MERRY
“Reciprocity is number one in a relationship: enjoy where you are and know where you are going.” -Kacie Hosmer
It was nearing Valentine’s Day in 2015, and Kacie McDonnell was reporting on a Galentine’s Day package for a local television network. The piece featured TIVOL on the Country Club Plaza, Gary Pener, Store Manager, and company Vice President, Hunter Tivol McGrath, were involved in the production. As a sports enthusiast and local reporter, she was well-known to the TIVOL staff through her career, connections and personal history with the store. Gary and Hunter, ever the matchmakers for jewelry and timepieces with their clients, decided to try their hands at matchmaking.
The two discussed introducing Kacie to their friend and client, Eric Hosmer. Kacie remembers the moment Gary and Hunter approached her: “I thought what are they throwing at me?” Nevertheless, she agreed to meet this baseball player client of theirs – a nice guy from Miami who had been playing for the Kansas City Royals since 2011. Kacie remembers loosely engaging with Eric over the course of the next few months, as they kept missing opportunities to meet. The night before opening day 2015, Eric called and sent her tickets to the next day’s game. She attended and the two fell into an easy relationship.
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“We are big cheerleaders for each other – my dreams are his and his are mine,” Kacie states. The two grounded each other in the coming months as the Royals advanced to the 2015 post season and won The World Series. “Where Kacie goes, champagne flows,” according to Eric. They enjoyed every moment together over the next few years: celebrating career successes, traveling and finding themselves most at home with each other, their families and their friends. “We enjoy blending our friend groups, connecting the people we love and watching their relationships with each other grow,” Kacie explains.
It seems only fitting that in August 2020, Eric reached out to Kacie’s sister, Isabelle, and Gary at TIVOL for their help with an engagement ring for Kacie. “I’m like Nancy Drew, so the fact that I didn’t figure it out is a tarnish on my resume,” Kacie chuckles. Eric, Gary and Isabelle took time to carefully source the ring of Kacie’s dreams: a 5.55 carat emerald cut diamond set with a pair of tapered baguettes in a yellow gold mounting. Meanwhile, Eric planned a proposal during his birthday dinner at the Versace Mansion that October.
“Eric was acting weird the whole night,” Kacie recalls of their time at the Versace Mansion. He was holding her hand strangely and not acting himself. He eventually twirled her around, planted on one knee and stated, “It’s time for you to be a Hosmer!” Kacie was thrilled and shocked, “I never thought he would propose in public!” She delightedly agreed, and the two began to plan their lives together.
Due to baseball season, their options for a wedding date were limited. In Kacie’s family, tradition calls for the hosting of celebratory occasions around holidays. The thought being that people generally have extra time off of work and more time to spend together enjoying each other. At a friend’s recommendation, they visited The Breakers in Palm Beach, about an hour from their home. They immediately loved the event space and moved forward with wedding plans, Ka cie embracing her role as a ”Breaker’s Bride.”
They were married at The Breakers on New Year’s Eve 2021 surrounded by their close friends and family. They ex changed yellow gold and diamond bands: hers an eternity band with twelve emerald cut diamonds set east to west in a yellow gold mounting and his an 8.5mm diamond and yellow gold beveled edge band. The celebration began on Wednesday and culminated with the wedding that Friday night, leaving everyone the weekend to recover and travel home. “It was three days and nights that we will never, ever forget,” Kacie reminisces. The largest table at the wedding was full of Kansas City Royals alumni – a testament to the bonds the couple have made and maintained during their years together.
The connections they create are easily cultivated beyond the baseball field, outside the camera lens and in their every day lives. “We feel so comfortable with Gary,” Kacie declares, “the staff at TIVOL sets the bar and continues to raise it. It doesn’t stop with the purchase: it is a relationship and it's ongoing.” Kacie shares that her family has had an old time piece restored with TIVOL’s watch shop and her ring is cleaned and checked regularly by their jewelers. She remains appreciative of everyone who has provided support to her and Eric over the years, and it is clear in their interactions with Gary and the TIVOL staff. “Our son will be getting his engagement ring from TIVOL when it is time!”
Over the last year, the Hosmers have encountered many firsts as a married couple. Kacie surprised Eric with a onesie that reads, “It is time for you to be a dad”, echoing his line from the night he asked her to marry him. As they welcomed their first child this fall, Kacie curates a home in Boston and Eric settles into a rhythm with his new team, the Boston Red Sox. The TIVOL team looks forward to welcoming the newest Hosmer into our stores, and we remain grateful for friend ship, trust and the reminder that TIVOL’s greatest treasures are its clients.
i'll have a gimlet
WRITTEN BY HOLLIANN CONKLIN | RECIPE PHOTOS BY LAURA HAWKS
Those who knew him best remember THE CARD. Carefully presented, at the time of his order, to bartenders and servers at restaurants and events. Harold Tivol's recipe card outlined the five basic ingredients that made up his favorite drink. Scotch, dry vermouth, bitters, two olives, and ice. "I'll have a gimlet," he'd say.
There are seven core spirits that go into making any one of the thousands of variations of cocktails enjoyed across each continent of the world. And yet, for most of us, there is typically one tried and true recipe we just know we'll enjoy... no matter what. For Harold Tivol, that was a Dry Rob Roy with a splash of bitters and two olives, on the rocks. That was his gimlet.
WHY CALL IT A GIMLET?
A traditional gimlet, made with a liberal amount of lime juice mixed with gin, first entered the alcohol scene in the late 1920s. By then, there were already dozens of iconic drinks and count less variations to please just about any post-pro hibition palet. So why, exactly, did Harold refer to his recipe - made with scotch - a gimlet?
You'd really have to "know your onions" in order to understand the colloquial language that inspired Harold Tivol to request a drink that pierced the tongue and penetrated the taste buds with each sip.
Gimlets, in 1920s slang, are known to have a piercing or penetrating quality.
Adding just a couple of ingredients to a Dry Rob Roy, which was made popular in 1894 New York City, elevated the existing beverage and turned into a go-to drink that became the iconic staple of Harold Tivol's cocktail hour.
A delicious twist on a classic cocktail 60ml (2oz) Scotch 30ml (1oz) Dry Vermouth Splash of Bitters 2 Olives Ice HAROLD'S gimlet 77 TIVOL FAMILY RECIPES
2 chopped hearts romaine
tsp dried oregano leaves
cloves chopped garlic
tsp granulated sugar
tsp red wine vinegar
c extra virgin olive oil
lb blue cheese crumbles drained mandarin oranges* peeled & chopped granny smith apple* chopped caramelized pecans* diced avocado*
INSTRUCTIONS: Cooking Instructions: • Combine oregano, garlic, sugar, and vinegar into small bowl • Whisk well • Fold in blue cheese • Season to taste with salt and pepper • Add romaine lettuce and optional ingredients • Toss and serve * optional, to taste
salt* pepper* Pro-Tip: This salad is best served with either apples or oranges and optional ingredients. CATHY'S BLUE CHEESE vinaigrette
CATHY'S FAVORITE roasted chicken
An exceptional take from the Standard Grill NYC's classic million dollar chicken recipe.
3.5 lb whole chicken olive oil
1 bay leaf
5 sprigs of fresh thyme ground black pepper kosher salt
4 garlic cloves (slightly smashed)
2 slices 3/4in thick sourdough
1 cup creme fraiche
1 tbsp finely grated shallots
1 tsp aleppo pepper maldon salt flakes (for garnish) optional butcher twine
• Liberally season the interior & exterior of the chicken with salt and pepper
• Fill the interior cavity with 1 lemon, 1 bay leaf, 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
• Refrigerate for 24 hours
• Optional - truss chicken with butcher twine
Creme Fraiche Glaze:
• Zest and juice up to 1 lemon (to taste)
• Combine 1 cup creme fraiche, 1 tbsp finely grated shallots, 1 tsp aleppo pepper
• Whisk together
• Allow chicken to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes
• Preheat oven to 450 degrees
• Lightly coat pan with olive oil
• Place sourdough bread in the center of the pan, underneath chicken
• Drizzle olive oil onto chicken
• Bake 60-minutes, basting every 12-15 minutes with pan drippings
• With pastry brush, slather chicken with glaze, cook for 10 minutes
Pro-Tip: Use a cast iron skillet to elevate this dish from exceptional to exquisite.
• Repeat the glazing process, cook for an additional 10 minutes
• Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving
• Garnish with lemon wedges and maldon salt flakes
CATHY'S BANANAS FOSTER bread pudding
A nod to Emeril Lagasse, who crafts the best bread pudding Cathy has ever tasted.
6 firm (ripe) bananas, peeled & cut into 3/4" slices
4 large eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 cup dark rum
6 cups day old french bread (no crust), cut in 1/2" cubes
3/4 cup granulated sugar
9 tbsp unsalted butter
3 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed light)
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp water with 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice pinch of salt
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Butter 1 tbsp sides & bottoms of 10"x14" baking dish, set aside
• Melt 8 tbsp butter in a large skillet, stir in 1 cup brown sugar and 3/4 tsp cinnamon until sugar dissolves (approx, 2 min)
• Add bananas, turning until both sides are soft and brown (approx 3 min)
• Remove from heat to carefully add rum
• Ignite rum with match and return to heat
• Shake pan until flame dissipates
• Remove from heat to let cool
• Whisk together eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cream, milk, and vanilla in large bowl
• Add cooled banana mixture and bread
• Pour into prepared dish and bake for 50 minutes (this recipe is easy to overcook, be sure to keep a watchful eye on your dish while it bakes)
• Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes
Serve bread pudding topped with vanilla ice cream or softly whipped cream. Drizzle with optional homemade caramel sauce and enjoy immediately.
Pro-Tip: Emeril's recipe calls for 1/4 c of banana liqueur to be added into the bananas before the rum. Feel free to try it!
• Combine sugar, water and lemon juice mixture in a medium heavy saucepan
• Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves
• Carefully whisk in cream
• Remove from heat
• Add 2 tbsp milk at a time until you each desired consistency
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WRITTEN BY EMMA TIVOL - CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER ILLUSTRATION & PHOTOS BY LAURA HAWKS
Emma here, TIVOL’s self-proclaimed Chief Happiness Officer. You may have seen me over on the (insta)gram, helping out on the sales floor, or by the TIVOL Doggie Bar out front (the best spot in the city for some fresh ice water on the plaza). I can usually be found roaming around, greeting friends, and keeping a watchful eye on our beloved store. My size and, let’s face it, adorableness, give me access to all of the things happening behind the scenes at TIVOL that you don’t get to see just stepping foot inside the doors, so I thought I’d bring you “the tea” (aka the scoop) on what really goes on here throughout any given day.
Speaking of tea time… you don’t happen to have any doggie biscuits with you that you’d be willing to share, do you?
When I was a new puppy, my birth-mamma explained the importance of doghood to my brothers, sisters, and me. She said that dogs often serve as the best friends to the families that we join. She told us that we would each get human parents who would adore us and a family, to play with and love on. I think she might have underestimated the size of my TIVOL pack - which stands at almost 70 work-family members. Each person plays an important role, just like I do, to help keep our TIVOL family strong…and I am lucky enough to love each of them every single day.
Mornings usually start out early for my daily debrief with the marketing team. They’ve got the best treats and are usu ally willing to share. The team has been hosting a lot of closed-door meetings over the last couple of months that they claim are to work on the magazine… but I’m pretty sure they’re just eating chips and looking at pictures.
Ward, TIVOL’s Inventory Manager, keeps trying to get in there for sneak peeks at the earliest images from the fall photo shoot they did over in Municipal Auditorium, but the marketing team won’t let him in the room when the pictures are out. I tried to offer up a trade exchanging images for a doggie treat but all he had was Diet Mountain Dew…his loss.
After visiting Ward’s office, I pop over to check in on the inventory team. They’re usually pretty busy tracking and filling daily orders from the sales floor and online. I used to think that our store did most of their business with the people who came inside but I’ve learned that it’s so much more than that. Beautiful watches and timeless jewelry leave the TIVOL stores each day and make their way to homes across the country - and all over the world - to be loved for gener ations by new families. In a lot of ways, these pieces are like puppies… treasured by the people who waited with utter excitement for them to arrive.
Afterwards, I head down the hall to check in on the fellas over in the jew elry shop where the guys stay focused on ensuring the tiniest details are perfect for every piece that comes their way. The room is full of tiny trea sures, trinkets, and gadgets that create masterpieces, mend significant treasures, and restore family heirlooms back to full glory. The colorful jewelers each have their own backgrounds and vibrant stories which only add to the magic that takes place inside their shop.
Once I’m ready to head back to Earth for a few minutes, I venture up stairs to say hello to my friends in the back office. They’re always busy helping to place orders, pull inventory, and ensure that the store is running smoothly. I follow one of my back office friends, who’s here from Cristo Rey, hoping he will stop to play some ball with me but he has a lot to do so I decide to greet customers instead - and to say hello to my mom (Cathy Tivol) for a few minutes because I know she misses me.
As the day passes, I realize that I’m late for a very important meeting with the stuffed lobster and owl who found their way to my makeshift bed downstairs. Before that, though, I need to stop in and check up on the guys in the watch shop. TIVOL’s service department is one of the best in the nation, and it’s up to me to keep these guys on their toes. This team stays almost as busy as I do! Their time is spent piecing together the thousands of complications and movements that go into each timepiece that comes in and out of the store.
Meeting time is spent dreaming up new adventures for my Tivol family, reminiscing about the incredible stories that have taken place inside the walls of the stores, and wondering why they won’t put a second dog treat station downstairs just for me. I decide to make one last pit stop be fore heading home, this time over to the finance department to discuss my salary with TIVOL’s President, Brian. I keep trying to negotiate biscuits in exchange for my time but they insist that the unconditional love, snuggles, and belly rubs from the people who work here are payment enough.
At the end of the day, they’re probably right. You could never know all that goes into a single day here at TIVOL - so I’m glad that I shared it with you - and I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. I’m honored to be TIVOL’s Chief Happiness Officer. I used to think that that title meant that I was the one bringing the happiness but the joy, laughter, and love that exist within the walls of our stores help me to realize that it’s sometimes the other way around.
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