Whether you're traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won't break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC!

Whether you’re traveling to Kansas City on a budget or are simply looking for activities that won’t break the bank, you will love my Guide to Summer in KC! Some of the event listings are sponsored which means I received compensation for sharing them with you. I love that I live in a city where I don’t have to spend a fortune on fun things to do. No matter the time of year, Kansas City has wallet friendly activities and events. But there’s just something magical about the summer! Warmer days, gorgeous nights, and for my family it is birthday season. Yep, we were all bornRead More →

Show Me Shoes was launched as a vision of long time friends Shiv'on and Anneka to inspire teenage girls to follow their dreams and help build confidence. -Kiara Watts, My City Adventures

Almost 10 years ago, long time friends Shiv’on and Anneka shared a wish to inspire teenage girls to follow their dreams and help build confidence. As a result of that vision, Show Me Shoes Foundation launched in 2009. Show Me Shoes Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in Kansas City, MO. They have created a crusade for confidence through self-love, mentors and sisterhood. The organization has served over 3,000 young girls and women in chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, and the founders hometown of Kansas City. With the support of volunteers and donations, they impact lives by restoring strength and self-love through the “sole”. Show Me ShoesRead More →

The Yelp Kansas City Spring Break Vacation Party was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, and fun games; set in the historic Brass on Baltimore.

On Thursday March 16, 2017 I found myself attending the Yelp Kansas City 2017 Spring Break Vacation Party. The event was a night full of music, dancing, delicious eats, beach themed cocktails, local brews, and games. This mini getaway from my norm, set in the historic Brass on Baltimore, was an enjoyable way to kick off the last few days of Spring Break. Yelp KC is a great source of real information about local places in Kansas City. The Yelp KC app occasionally features deals on restaurants and more. It gets even sweeter if you’re part of the Yelp Elite Community. Elite Yelpers have bonus access to meet-ups,Read More →

Don't Await It Create It is a leadership retreat which focuses on providing tools for women to invest in themselves for a more authentic work life.

Don’t Await It Create It is a leadership retreat which focuses on providing tools for women to invest in themselves for a more authentic work life. The retreat takes place March 24-26, 2017 at the Hotel Sorella on the Country Club Plaza. During the three-day event attendees will receive intimate training, coaching, learning, and reflection to plan personal, effective leadership strategies for their careers and lives. The Don’t Await, Create It retreat is for women who are ready to take the next step in their personal or professional leadership journeys. Now is the time to stop looking to others for permission to shine! The world needsRead More →

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 featured an array of restaurants that gave foodies a chance to visit old favorites and try new ones in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Restaurant Week 2017 featured an array of restaurants that gave foodies a chance to visit old favorites and try new ones. As always, Kansas City’s finest culinary talents offered a variety of mouth-watering lunches and dinners. Kansas City Restaurant Week has long been considered a 10 day highlight of one of the best dining scenes in the nation. Here are just a few of the delicious dishes that I enjoyed during the 2017 event. Cafe Trio First Course Brussels Sprouts Pan seared with bacon, sweet potato purée, pecans, dried fig, and red wine vinegar. Second Course Mac Daddy Voted KC’s Best Mac &Read More →

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