Style Scout: Chris Ford
September 10, 2014
Describe your style: [My wife says I’m] a very stylish hipster, metrosexual and just always very nice.
Cooking From Scratch: Pavlova a sweet but tricky fall treat
September 10, 2014
Pavlova — a marshmallowy cousin to merengue, reportedly named after a Russian ballerina’s tutu — is often thought of as a summer dessert. Instead, I urge you to consider making pavlova in the fall.
The Fashion Column Twins: Must-have fall shoes
September 10, 2014
We love summer, but we are more than ready to stock up on our fall favorites! We especially love fall style because of the stylish shoe options.
Garden Variety: Re-blooming poinsettias
September 10, 2014
Remember the pretty poinsettia you picked up last winter to make your home or office a little more festive for the holidays? Poinsettias can be kept year-round, but they need a little special treatment in the fall to bloom again.
Tailgating this football season with the whole family
September 10, 2014
Die-hard tailgaters don’t miss an opportunity to get riled up for a game for any reason. Not even having children.
Sit down and savor — first Lawrence Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday
September 10, 2014
Does a sit-down dinner complete with aperitif, appetizer, salad and dessert, all in addition to your entree — seem decadent for an average night out? During the first Lawrence Restaurant Week, that kind of dining experience will suddenly become more accessible.
First-ever Torah scroll written in Lawrence to be started at Sunday ceremony
September 10, 2014
The Jewish community in Lawrence will have a special opportunity to buy a letter in a Torah scroll and see it written at a Torah-writing ceremony at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St.
Delicious/Nutritious: The underappreciated zucchini
September 9, 2014
Zucchini: Ubiquitous in the hotter months, this dark-green vegetable is the very definition of summer squash. Its neutral flavor allows it to be either the star or sidekick in almost any meal, and its moisture content can allow it to show up in the most unexpected of places.
Shoppers line up for opening of NE Kansas Ikea
September 8, 2014
A new Ikea store opens in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, but some shoppers couldn’t wait to get their hands on some of the Swedish furniture company’s products.
Behind the Lens: Optical vs. digital zoom
September 7, 2014
I get asked a lot of questions regarding cameras and photography. This week I’ll focus on one that may confuse some people: What’s the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?
Kansas City Connection: The circus comes to town, and the return of Ren Fest
September 7, 2014
School may be back in session, but those looking to treat their families to some fun performances and outdoor activities will have some good chances to do so this week in the Kansas City area.
The Pouring Twenties: Speakeasy brings classic cocktails, atmosphere to downtown Lawrence
September 3, 2014
It may not advertise its whereabouts with any kind of sign, but the folks at John Brown’s Underground will leave a light on for you. Open the nondescript door and the sound of a cocktail shaker, sophisticated jazz and pleasant conversation greets the guests. It’s now very clear you’ve stepped out of a college town and into a ‘20s speakeasy.
On the Cheap: Bagging a bargain
September 3, 2014
Without the right bag, it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your on your shoulders. I recently set out for a new bag to carry to work and discovered a few tricks to find a good deal on what I wanted.
How kids can offer little helping hands in the kitchen
September 3, 2014
It’s more work to cook with your young kids in the kitchen helping. Fortunately, there are ways to make cooking with kids go more smoothly.
Garden Variety: Getting the lawn in shape
September 3, 2014
Whether you want a perfectly sculpted lawn or just enough grass to prevent erosion and keep down the weeds, the next four to six weeks is the most important time of year for lawn care.
Fix-It Chick: Install a wooden screen door
September 3, 2014
Installing a wooden screen door instead of a typical storm door is an affordable option to your ventilation needs.
The Fashion Column Twins: Kimono this season’s new layering piece
September 3, 2014
Usually when we think of layering, a cardigan or jacket pops in our heads. But there’s a new trend in town and we’re loving it! Kimonos are making a huge statement this season, and the best part is they come in so many different styles: There’s fringe, printed, chiffon, silk and many more options.
Style Scout: Kristina Way
September 3, 2014
Tell us a secret: I secretly don’t like baths.
Style Scout: Nathan Way
September 3, 2014
Dream job: I probably wouldn’t be working!
Experts debate rise in traffic deaths as pot is legalized
September 2, 2014
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.