Lifestyle Columns

Garden Variety: New purple water lily can live through winter

Water garden enthusiasts have something to be excited about: A purple-blooming water lily that can survive the winter right here in Lawrence. The new lily, Nymphaea “Purple Fantasy,” has been growing at Denver Botanic Gardens since 2013 and was released to the public earlier this year. ...

Style Scout: Justin Curry

Name: Justin CurryAge: 24Relationship status: DatingHometown: Kansas City, Mo.Occupation: MusicianDream job: To travel and play musicWhat were you doing when scouted: Going to get something to eatDescribe your style: I wear whatever she tells me to Fashion trends you love: Hats, extended ...

Lawrence Libations: Tigerlilly at Zen Zero

If you're a fan of bubble tea and its gelatinous globes of tapioca, you'll probably enjoy the Tigerlilly at Zen Zero. Basil seeds (not basil leaves) float around the bottom of this Asian-inspired cocktail, which made its debut a few weeks back at the downtown restaurant. The black seeds are ...

Locally Sourced: Why ‘local’ and ‘fresh’ foods aren’t the same thing

We all have our own way of defining “local.” Whether it’s local music, local celebrities or local beer, we find ourselves valuing things original to the place we call home. Seeking “local” is an instinct that we all have to some degree. When it comes to food, “local” takes on a ...

Fix-It Chick: Improve a deck or patio with restorative paint

Give your old worn deck or patio a new lease on life with a couple of coats of acrylic polymer fortified paint. This special type of restorative paint is relatively new to the market. Similar versions with various aggregates are made by almost every deck stain manufacturer out there. Choosing ...

Behind the Lens: Avoiding the media fashion police in South Korea

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2015/jul/02/293780/Editor’s Note: Journal-World Chief Photographer Mike Yoder and sports reporter Bobby Nightengale are currently providing exclusive coverage of the Kansas University men’s basketball team at the World University Games in Gwangju, South ...