Life in KC

Standard Style’s sales director shares fall fashion tips

Joni Johnson, director of sales and service for Standard Style, is all about fall fashion. On her hot list: flats, off-the-shoulder tops, cropped sweaters, flowy pants, ankle-length dresses and over-the-knee boots.

KC style pros take fall fashion to the streets

Inspired by Instagram, we asked six stylish locals to show off their fall fashion inspiration in Westport, the Crossroads Arts District, Parkville and Leawood’s Park Place.

Allison Arenas takes #InkTakeover on the road

Ink’s latest guest Instagrammer, Allison Arenas, took a break from her job as a helicopter medic to go rock climbing in Arkansas. Next up: Personal chef Tyler Fox shares his week in food.

The Big Show: Mad Decent Block Party at KC Live

6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at KC Live

Got #RallyMantis fever? Show it with these quirky accessories

We give you six ways to show your #RallyMantis love, including two Kansas entrepreneurs who have jumped on the trend. Because, at this point, the Royals need all the luck they can get.

KC Symphony to play with ‘once-in-a-generation’ Russian pianist

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, 25, was a child prodigy. He will play his own concerto with the Kansas City Symphony on Nov. 18-20. Also on tap for the fall: Mozart’s Requiem, Renée Fleming and “Hansel and Gretel.”

Down the Aisle: Rap, ‘Star Wars’ made this KC wedding special

Kersee and Drew Meyer of Roeland Park are passionate about “Star Wars,” rap and each other. They celebrated their love with a nerd-approved Kansas City wedding in June.

The Dixie Chicks hatch a sold-out Sprint Center show

After avoiding the spotlight for much of the last 10 years, the Dixie Chicks are back with a North American tour that stops at the Sprint Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

UMKC student is all about that KC jazz

Macy Layne volunteers to do social media for KC Jazz Alive, a nonprofit that promotes and supports the local jazz community. Her latest project: getting the word out about the third annual Charlie Parker Celebration.

Hampton Stevens’ InkTakeover trip around KC

Ink’s guest Instagrammer Hampton Stevens visits Gates, the Ethnic Enrichment Festival, Liberty Memorial and more. Plus, meet Ginger, the cutest pit bull ever.

Apple Country Club Plaza — not ‘store’ — aims to be a gathering place

Apple is the first store to open in the redeveloped Halls Plaza building, now called Plaza 211. The new store features a 6K video wall and retail items in a “boutique” setting. Also, Buffalo Wings & Rings is eying the local market.

Behind the scenes with Morgan Dameron, returning to KC for her feature film debut

After working as J.J. Abrams’ assistant (and having a “Star Wars” character named after her), Morgan Dameron is in Kansas City for her movie, which oozes a Midwest sensibility. The sites. The people. And, oh, the humidity. The fledgling writer/director’s movie is called “Different Flowers.”

Whimsical chicken footstools draw flocks of fans

Kansas City artist Sally Linville’s fun college project exploring her love of chickens has become a successful business. TheCityGirlFarm sells her handcrafted felted-wool chicken stools for $950 to $1,650.

Reporter Kacie McDonnell is leaving KSHB for job on East Coast

Kacie McDonnell had been a part of Sporting Kansas City’s telecasts and with KSHB-TV for the better part of two years, but she announced Friday she is leaving for an undisclosed job on the East Coast.

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa throw a marijuana-themed party in KC

Snoop Dogg demonstrated that he remains capable of creating menacing music and he was clearly energized by Wiz Khalifa, the Pittsburgh rapper and pop star. Both performed at Providence Amphitheater Thursday.

Animal-loving KC couple get engaged at the zoo

Kyle Searcy surprised his now-wife, Nessie, by popping the question during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kansas City Zoo.

Brian Eubanks’ #InkTakeover trip around KC

From Starlight Theatre, to Cliff Drive, to Heritage Park in Olathe, guest Instagrammer Brian Eubanks gets around.

Ryan Ferguson continues pursuing justice on new MTV show

The wrongly incarcerated Missourian is the star of the docuseries “Unlocking the Truth,” tackling the cases of felons who maintain their innocence — including a Kansas City man.

Former boutique owner launches a design-themed podcast

Three years after closing Westport boutique Bon Bon Atelier, Betsy Blodgett is launching a podcast called Hello Atelier. The podcast features interviews with indie designers and artists.

Tweak, taste, think: How to make a cocktail your own

The birth of a signature cocktail starts with mastering a classic cocktail, then tweaking the ingredients one by one, say pros in Part 7 of The Star’s The Cocktail Deconstructed series. PopFest, Aug. 26-29, is a great way to sample drinks and get advice from reigning cocktail champs.