Lil Freshie - Westside / Downtown
They have the most extraordinary selection of carefully crafted goods at this lovely little bakery on the Westside.
Tiny park statue - Brookside
All throughout Brookside and Waldo there are tiny neighborhood parks tucked away in out of the way places. Many have fountains or statues and are incredibly well maintained. I discover new ones everytime we take a new walking or biking route through the neighborhood and each time I wonder if it actually gets used by the neighbors. Either way they create a lovely addition to the neighborhood.
The Scout - DowntownThis famous statute overlooking downtown Kansas city was made by artist, Cyrus E. Dallin. Although it was originally intended to be a temporarily installation, the statute made Kansas City it’s permanent home in 1922. The view from its hilltop perch in Penn Valley Park, just west of Southwest Trafficway offers one of the best views in Kansas City.
Bella Napoli - Brookside
Another reason to visit Bella Napoli, their extraordinary Italian sandwiches.
Nelson Atkins Art Museum
Loose Park - Brookside
The Guild - Downtown
Since its opening The Guild has quickly become one of the most popular urban event venues in Kansas City. This stunning chandelier stands out against a minimalist backdrop of exposed wood beams and polished concrete.
Trolley Trail - Brookside / Waldo
As temperatures continue to drop around Kansas City I miss beautiful fall afternoons on Brookside and Waldo’s Trolley Track Trail. Stretching from Volker Boulevard on the north to 85th Street on the south end, the trolley trail provides one of Kansas City’s best spots for running, walking and biking.
Collection - Downtown
Celina Tio’s newest restaurant, just south of 15th street and Grand in downtown KC is the perfect spot for a weekday lunch. The service is prompt, the food is fantastic and they have free parking in the lot next door. I highly recommend the Spanish Mac n’ Cheese.
Polsinelli - Country Club Plaza
Stunning integration of art & architecture is showcased at Polsinelli’s new corporate headquarters on the western edge of the Country Club Plaza.
The 74”x 234” lenticular print featured in the ninth floor reception area was created by nationally recognized artist and former KCAI instructor, Mary Ann Strandell.
The building was designed by KC firm 360 Architecture.