My City Adventures, An Evening of Tea, Kansas City, MO

I received complimentary passes to An Evening of Tea in exchange for this special event article. I had the privilege of experiencing my first tea festival in the Spring of 2016. The annual Midwest Tea Festival was a day long celebration of everything to love about tea. During the event, I learned how to prepare a proper cup of tea and how tea merchants select teas from the farmers who grow them. I even discovered a few favorites to take home. What I appreciated most was that the festival dove far beyond mere causal tea drinking and brought those who attended into the rich cultureRead More →

Welcome to My City Adventures. I'm Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life.

Greetings, fellow explorer! Welcome to My City Adventures. I’m Kiara Watts and my daughter is Lilyanna Watts. My City Adventures is about our explorations as we live our everyday life. Below are examples of what you’ll read about here. special events like festivals, performing arts, and concerts reviews of delicious restaurants my tales of being a parent how I navigate being Black in America stories of people we meet historic landmarks and city attractions fun discoveries from our “walking tours” blogging tips and tricks that work for me how faith in God shapes our days The foundation for My City Adventures was laid early inRead More →

Indian Head Test Pattern. Fall Clean Up for Kiara Loves KC

With the summer of 2016 in the history books, I’m taking some much-needed time off from social media. There are so many things that I’ve wanted to do for months with my blog and photography that I’m finally going to buckle down and get done! ✔ This will be my spring cleaning, so to speak, but in the fall because I have issues with procrastination. 😏 Oh, speaking of Kiara Loves KC, it’s a hot mess right now so please excuse the mess if you happen to visit. Thanks and see you in December! (Yes, I’m giving myself 2 months to complete my to do list)Read More →

Borgman's Dairy Farm is all about heritage, quality, and choice. The dairy farm makes several goat milk products, including the best ever cajeta!

Over the past 80 years, Borgman’s Dairy Farm has earned a well established history in the Kansas City dairy industry.  This Grade A farmstead, goat dairy, and creamery is just minutes from downtown Kansas City.  Started in 1935 by the current owner’s, Randy and Dr. Janet Smith, grandmother, the farm has always been family owned. Husband and wife team Randy and Dr. Janet Smith are the current owners of Borgman’s Dairy Farm. Janet has a PhD and MBA. She is also a veteran of the United States Army. Randy is a Chemist, Physicist and Quality Engineer. Together, their experience and education allows them to combine artisanRead More →

Melissa Cavallari’s life journey has brought her from the United States to beachfront broadwalks of Venice, Italy and back again. All the while she has pursued her love of crafting artisan jewelry. Suryashakti Jewelry is the result of that pursuit. Cavallari was born in the United States but grew up in a little beach town just south of Venice. Since she was a young teenager she had dreamed of learning the art of jewelry making from master artisans.  She and her friends would stroll the small walks in Venice peeking into artisan’s shop’s windows, hoping to catch a glimpse into the life of a MasterRead More →

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