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now i heart kansas city, and here's why.

By 4/06/2015

just getting home from a whirlwind long weekend in missouri. (there's a joke somewhere in there?)

i was invited to speak at kansas city's annual design week, and i had the privilege, and seriously, i mean the real treat, to discover the amazing, thriving, creative, beautiful kansas city. i joked several times over the weekend the city needs a hashtag #whoknew!? to really capture the sense of discovery a newcomer like me feels when they have the good fortune to get to know a midwest town experiencing a a full-blown renaissance.

from art museums to james beard award-winning chefs, bustling flea markets to hip independent boutiques, designer hotels, craft cocktails, rolling hills and a meandering river, live music and a truly inspiring creative community working feverishly to push their city to its very best, kansas city is a gem to discover, and certainly warrants a stop rather than a fly over next time.

 
















west bottoms antique district // kansas city design week monster drawing rally // nelson-atkins museum gift shop // oracle fine curiosities // westport cafe //  hammerpress // il lazzarone pizza // urban provisions // thou mayest // voltaire // birdies // nelson sculpture gallery

13 comments

  1. Soo excited to see this post! I love this city so much.

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  2. I was so sad to miss the lunch on Friday, but sick kids can't be helped. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself in our city, and thanks for sharing it with others! We think it's pretty great around here. :) Hope Dawn showed you a lovely time, she's always such a joy to spend time with!

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  3. Gorgeous pics! Whirl else did you go? (My cheap shot at a joke...)
    55minutedrive.blogspot.com

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  4. Glad you came to KC! Really enjoyed your talk and appreciated your candid expertise! Come back any time~

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  5. Thank you so much for your love and praise of our great city. I also wanted to thank you for featuring my work from Monster Drawing Rally (The Jellyfish). https://www.facebook.com/mandolinartworks

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  6. tanks
    http://lahnelkalam.blogspot.com/

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