12 Days Til Christmas

12 Days Til Christmas contains links to affiliate websites that I believe are beneficial to Kiara Loves KC readers. Wow! I can’t believe there are only 12 days til Christmas! Can you? Thankfully the weather outside hasn’t been too frightful, yet. That means there are still plenty of ways to get out and have fun. Here are some great places to spend time with the family, have a romantic dinner, enjoy a girls night, or splurge on yourself! Family Fun Kidz Playground Kids expel energy while exploring indoor attractions including a laser tag arena, laser maze, and elevated playground. Cool Crest Attractions include four 18Read More →

The Kansas City Power & Light District is hosting the Hot Chocolate Happy Hour in the Kansas City Live! Block on Friday, December 4th, Saturday, December 5th, Friday, December 11th and Saturday, December 12th. Meet Santa and two of his reindeer, enjoy complimentary hot cocoa*, and festive holiday music. Photos are free, just bring your own camera. The Hot Chocolate Happy Hour takes place from 4-6 pm. Afterwards, stick around for S’Mores with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. For just $5 per person ($20 per family), enjoy tasty s’mores* and watch holiday movies on the KC Live! screen. Holiday Movie Schedule (movies begin at 6Read More →

The Long Night by Tim Matsui, an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer, shines a light on the issue of sex trafficking in America. This riveting documentary weaves together the stories of seven people — young girls who were forced or coerced into the sex trade, their parents, and police — whose lives have been forever changed.  Originally a photography project the 72-minute film is a culminates 15 years of work. Set in Seattle, WA, it was named Pictures of the Year International’s top documentary project of 2014. The Kansas City Public Library screened The Long Night at the Plaza Branch’s Truman Forum Auditorium. Matsui then lead aRead More →

There are so many great neighborhoods in Kansas City, all with their own special flair! For those who are shopping for unique specialty gifts, look no further than right here at home. No matter what part of Kansas City you’re in there are plenty of locally owned businesses that will cater to your likes in fashion, beauty, food, lifestyle, and everything else! Here’s my neighborhood guide to shop local in KC. Brookside The Brookside Shops have been fulfilling J.C. Nichols’ vision for the absolute best in neighborhood shopping, dining and services for nearly a century. Generations of Kansas Citians have turned to the Brookside Shopping District toRead More →

In Eastern Europe and Slavic legend, a rusalka was a water sprite or nymph. Originally thought of as benevolent, they were associated with fertility. They would emerge from the water in the spring to help nuture crops before returning. However, in the 19th century, the legends got darker. The rusalka became known as the spirit of a woman who had died in the water. She was said to be malevolent, sometimes luring unsuspecting men to their death with her beauty, much like mermaids and sirens of Western European stories. While the story of the Little Mermaid and Rusalka have similarities, there are several key differences.Read More →

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