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{guest post} with jamie of from me to you...
20 Oct 2011


Jamie of From Me To You is not only a photography and cinemagraph genius, but her travels are out of this world. So, I asked her to share some recent traveling adventures with us so I could vicariously live through all the sights, sounds, and tastes she's experiencing! — Joy

I was so thrilled when Joy asked me to guest post especially as I was heading to visit my fiancee's parents in Kansas City, half way exactly between where Joy & I live. You see, since I'm marrying a man from Kansas City I've gotten to know quite a bit about this mid-west town and to be honest, I'm becoming more and more smitten with it! Here is a Texas-born-transplant-New Yorker's top ten things about Kansas City {so far}...


1. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art — it's big, beautiful and oh-yeah free!


2. Boulevard Beer — as soon as I get off the plane I have an unfiltered wheat which is just the tip of their delicious portfolio {and you know I like my craft beer}


3. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ — Anthony Bourdain said it was one of the 13 places to eat before you die, what else is there to know?


4. The seasons are so beautiful — between the Apple orchards and pumpkin patches, fall is just spectacular. 


5. Happy Gillis — A favorite lunch spot! A delicious seasonal menu and retro atmosphere {perfect for my vintage dress collection}.


6. Antiques — reasonably priced antiques! Favorite shops: River Market, Good JuJu, Re-Runs but let's just keep that a secret...


7. Heartland — you could always hangout on a Ranch with some real Cowboys


8. The Kauffman Center — amazing new house for two performance centers so well designed even the parking garage has musical art to experience.


9. Easy day trips — sometimes you just need to hang out in a college town, right? Lawrence provides just that (home of University of Kansas) where you can buy old records, drink good local cheep beer and eat at a favorite farm to table restaurant


10. Shopping on the Plaza — designed after the architecture from Seville, Spain {plaza image at the very top!} walking from store to store amongst fountains and statues really makes you feel spoiled!

Each time I visit I discover new wonderful things, I'd love to hear what your favorite Kansas City spots are! — Jamie of From Me To You

{all photos and cinemagraph by Jamie}



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