What? You’ve never heard of the Midwest Tea Festival! Well, keep reading to get the scoop on this fabulous day long event that celebrates the art of tea. During the festival, hundreds of tea lovers gathered to learn about tea culture and history, how tea should be prepared, where tea comes from, and enjoy plenty of tea tastings! As Lily and I entered the auditorium, I was dazzled by just how many people were there for tea. This year was my first in attendance so I had no clue what to expect. Although, when I heard the words Midwest Tea Festival I pictured a roomRead More →

Some of my best meals have beenĀ 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 →

Sunday May 8, 2016 and the days leading up to it were my best celebration of Mother’s Day yet! No, I didn’t get breakfast in bed (ugh crumbs) or a day at the spa (maybe soon). However, what I did get I loved, none the less. A fantastic Mother’s Day weekend with my incredible daughter, Lily. The weekend got kicked off at the first 18th & Vine jazz district First Friday. It had the vibes of being more like a neighborhood block party. The street from the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey office to Cajun style restaurant Danny’s Big Easy was closed off. SoundsRead 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 →

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