Au Naturel: Local eateries give summer favorites a healthy makeover

The best burger in Kansas City contains tears of joy and the breath of a thousand angels. It’s also made out of real unicorn meat, and following it on Twitter might be the best way to track it down.

Summers of love: Season of vivid memories and photos that last a lifetime

I made my film debut as a Bond girl, fearlessly steering a speedboat off the coast of Monte Carlo. Behind the wheel, solo and sassy, I was a fox on the French Riviera.

The Playing Fields: How friendships are formed and life-long bonds take flight

The simple act of tearing off a phone number from one of those handwritten, photocopied ads posted on Bongo Java’s bulletin board back in 1995 determined the course of my next 15 summers. “We’re forming a new Ultimate Frisbee women’s team,” the flyer said.

From garden to table: Local authors provide fresh ideas for grilling

With the summer grilling and gardening season in full swing, fresh vegetables and backyard barbecuing are weekend staples. You've probably already fired up the grill and had your first cookout of the season. Did you go with the good old standby of hotdogs and burgers? Try mixing things up this summer with garden-fresh vegetables and fruits.

Summertime and the livin' is easy

George Gershwin’s jazzy show tune “Summertime,” from the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess, could have been written about outdoor summer theater in Kansas City.

Stay cool, look hot: Stash these beauty picks in your beach bag

As the temperature rises, it’s one thing to shed a few layers of clothing — it’s another thing to shed a few layers of makeup. To stay cool during this summer’s hot, hot heat, arm your beauty bag with these melt-proof summer skincare and makeup essentials.
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Take it outside: Best places to imbibe on hot summer nights

Summer patio season is upon us, and Kansas Citians love to eat, drink and laugh under an open sky, ideally with an attentive server close at hand. The following locales are among the metro’s best places to bask in the sun or chill under the moonlight with a sweating glass at your elbow on most any day of the week. 

Hot Steppin' — Shoes to keep you on your toes

Aside from a fresh pedicure, nothing can make your feet feel as happy as a new shoes. Welcome summer by slipping on a pair of these fun and colorful shoes, each representing the hottest trends of the season.



Lounge Life: Pool-perfect looks inspired by the hottest trends

This swim season offers a range of looks to suit any style, from vintage and glamorous to sexy and animalistic, from fun and colorful to cool and edgy. You can find new inspiration to update your summer style with bold colors, patterns or cuts, or keep it clean and classic, whether you choose a bikini, one-piece or something in between.

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