Some of my best meals have been at La Bodega. Thinking back to a recent dining experience there reminded me of a story I heard on Christina Cooks, a Create TV cooking show. Christina Pirello, the host of the show, shared a story of a trip she made to Spain. While there, Pirello met a young man who struck up a conversation about the culture of American dining. He commented on how he shocked he was that Americans can simply eat anywhere including on the streets. (Picture grabbing a quick cheeseburger from the nearest food truck or scarfing down breakfast on the way to work.) NowRead More →

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art's annual Passport to India Festival featured food, music, dancing, art, and culture all in celebration of India. - Kiara Loves KC

Vacations are a time to break away from the routines of everyday life. They’re a time for some rest and relaxation. Which is good, if you want to rest. Not me. I had 10 days to do nothing but explore Kansas City. And, the best part is, I didn’t spend a dime doing it. I’ve gotten pretty good at free activities in Kansas City. Partially out of necessity. I’m not wealthy so there’s no logical sense in living like I am. And, partly for the fun of it. I like free stuff. I also like that I never have to look too long before IRead More →

If you’ve followed me on Instagram for a while you may have noticed my recent going back and forth on my bio. “Capturing the amazing life Kansas City has to offer” and “You don’t have to be rich to live an amazing life” My blog and photo style have changed several times over the past 2 years, just like I have, but my reason for blogging has not. As I continue to grow in blogging I want to make sure that reason is clear. I started blogging as a way to show gratitude for the life God has blessed me to live. A life whereRead More →

The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art created an instant travel adventure with the Passport to India Festival. Events for the day long celebration of India included Indian art, culture, music, dance, fashion and food. India, officially the Republic of India, is the seventh largest country in the world. The country is also the second most populous with over 1.2 billion people. India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to the Indian Ocean coastline. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex, massive Jama Masjid mosque and Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges inRead More →

The 2016 State of the City Address for Kansas City was presented by Mayor Sly James on March 29, 2016 at the Uptown Theater. Mayor James discussed several key topics that are currently affecting Kansas City during the State of the City Address. Kansas City’s tech boom, the KC Earnings tax, city growth and development, education, the city budget, and crime reduction and prevention were all major themes in the speech. Highlights included organizers and programs in the city that are working to create jobs, reach out to the youth, and doing their part to make positive impacts in their communities. Attendees of the StateRead More →

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