Life in KC

#InkTakeover: Jasmine Diane finds art ‘everywhere’ in KC

Our latest guest Instagrammer, Jasmine Diane, posted photos of graffiti, Ruby Jean’s Juicery, sweet treats and her favorite T-shirt.

Kansas City painter Allan Chow finds adventure in art

You might’ve seen Allan Chow’s paintings at the K or Arrowhead Stadium. Now the Kansas City artist is helping Brookside’s Leopold Gallery celebrate its 25th anniversary with a free bash on Friday.

Overland Park teachers tie the knot with an elegant interfaith ceremony

She’s Jewish, he’s Christian — together they planned an elegant interfaith ceremony in downtown Kansas City.

#InkTakeover: Subashini Nadarajah shares love of light and landscapes

Subashini Nadarajah brought the pretty during her takeover of Ink’s Instagram account. Want to be next? Email

Kansas City beer lover is looking to brew romance

Mackenzie Weber, 25, is on the lookout for a guy who wants to explore the city — and then share a beer.

Hollywood looks to Prairie Village man for Emmy-worthy special effects

Bruce Branit of Prairie Village left Los Angeles 10 years ago to move his young family 4 miles from his childhood home in Fairway. For years he has crafted visual effects for high-profile shows and has been nominated for Emmys six times.

Designer charts a new course with Mid Coast Modern

After years climbing the corporate ladder in the advertising industry, Matt Bramlette followed his passion and opened his own shop. Mid Coast Modern sells “modern handmade” goods, including many products from Kansas City.

The Big Show: Ink’s Live Music Stage at the Plaza Art Fair

Heading to the Plaza Art Fair this weekend? Don’t miss the Ink Live! Stage, where 23 bands will play a variety of free shows, from country to indie rock and jazz.

Halls department store celebrates 100 years with fashionable display

Halls has retrospective showcases featuring vintage Halls fashions, photos and ads. It also will host two pop-up shops and have an auction for premium designer items including Charlie Hustle T-shirts signed by hometown celebrities Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis.

Radio producer sneakily pops the question at KC fountain

In July, Ben Heisler surprised girlfriend Elena Hermanson with a sneaky proposal by a fountain at the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden in Kansas City.

Money Challenge: Three ways to spend less than you earn

There’s one truth that all personal finance advice depends on: You have to spend less than you earn. Here are three ways to make it happen.

Baker Max Watson is on the rise at Farm to Market

Max Watson worked as a chef until he switched gears (and schedules) to bake bread at Farm to Market. Now the 30-year-old is head baker at a company that supplies Kansas City stores and restaurants with fresh loaves daily.

Artery: Spenser Albertsen finds inspiration everywhere

Spenser Albertsen always knew he wanted to be an artist. After moving to Kansas City, he followed his dream by devoting himself to artwork and graphic design full-time.

Chance the Rapper has ‘No Problem’ selling out the Midland

Chance the Rapper, a rising young Chicago rapper, will perform at a sold-out show at the Midland in Kansas City on Wednesday.

As Crossroads Music Fest turns 12, the fine-tuning continues

Before Crossroads Music Fest kicks off on Saturday, singer/songwriter Kelley Hunt will conduct a songwriting workshop and participate in a panel discussion about women in music. The free sessions on Wednesday are open to the public and will be at Collection, 1532 Grand Blvd.

Retro Overland Park ranch gets a ‘midcentury ’80s’ makeover

Sarah and Mick Hartman used paint and Craigslist finds to furnish their Overland Park home, where colors, patterns and eras clash beautifully.

Datelines: Kansas City beer and book lover is looking to connect

Last year, Jean Horton changed jobs, moved to a loft in downtown Kansas City and embraced her love of beer with a part-time job at Boulevard. Now the former English teacher is looking for a guy who can turn a page in her book of relationships.

Legends Outlets update: Tommy Hilfiger returning; Victoria’s Secret opening date

An original tenant of the center, it closed in late 2014. Now it will reopen in early October in a different space. Victoria’s Secret and PepperJax Grill plan late September openings in the center.

Suitsupply, Kendra Scott & Cyclebar for Leawood; Crossroads Hoopla closes

Amsterdam-based Suitsupply will open its first area store selling suits made from Italian fabrics and tailoring while the customer waits. Austin-based jewelry chain Kendra Scott is opening its second area location. Hoopla salon has closed in the Crossroads, blaming low foot traffic.

From Guatemala to KC: Embroidery show was a honeymoon discovery

Israel Garcia, owner of Garcia Squared Contemporary gallery, was on his honeymoon in Guatemala when he noticed exquisite pieces of embroidery hanging in a resort restaurant. They were works by the late artist Antonio Ramirez Sosóf, and Garcia worked with the restaurant owner to bring the pieces to Kansas City.