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Friday, November 21, 2008

Amazing Local Design & Decor Experts

In my ongoing quest for the best locally-owned services and retail establishments here in Kansas City, I've recently become aware of a great little shop in the Prairie Village Shopping Center (6911 Tomahawk Rd.) that specializes in home decor: Stoney Broke, Ltd.

Stoney Broke has a number of things going for it. It's locally owned by Kansas City Interior Designer Joye Adamson, and when it comes to buying unique and different items for her clients to discover, she really knows her stuff. The accessories offered cover all price points and there are some excellent bargains to be found. Three design professionals are on staff to advise on everything from paint and wallpaper to where-should-I-put this-great-bowl-I-just-bought, and a complete floral design team experienced in creating the perfect arrangement or seasonal wreath for you is at your beck and call.

Several of my girlfriends have known about this wonderful store for some time and one of them is part of their personable and knowledgeable staff.

If you're looking for expert and elegant interior, floral, or complete home design, an objet you'll love, an unusual Christmas gift for someone cool, or if there's just something for your home you've been looking for that you can't seem to find, I recommend you give Stoney Broke a look and a call. They probably have it!

Check out their web site or call them at (913) 432.3700.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I don't ask for things on my blog, but this is a special circumstance.  If you are reading this and can help, it will mean so much.

My friend Linda, restaurant manager, baseball fan, movie buff and comedienne extraordinaire, has a debilitating spinal condition for which she recently underwent surgery.  Add to that the fact that this surgery has left her incapacitated for 6-8 weeks and therefore unable to work, and you see the problem.

So, the Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill and ComedyCity (at the Flea Market) are holding a benefit fundraiser for her.  There will be live music (and open mic) by some of Kansas City's favorite local musicians.  There will be cheap world famous Flea Market burgers and beer. There will be comedy.  And there will be raffles with incredible prizes.  Even a City Pretties Earrings of the Month Club membership (a pair of earrings once a month for six months - a $99 value).

The cover charge will be $5 (for the Flea Market side), $20 (for the ComedyCity side, which pays for the show, entry to the Flea Market and two tickets to a future ComedyCity show!) and raffle tickets are $2 (buy five, get one free!) for the smaller items and $10 for "big ticket" items, including Chiefs and Royals tickets, dinners at The Quaff, bluestem, Avenues Bistro, Governor Stumpy's, Matsu Sushi, a year's free admission to the Riot Room, and much, much more.

You can find more information and the invitation here.

Donations will also be accepted via PayPal to lindadonations@fastmail.net.  This can be done absolutely safely and securely:

1.  Go to PayPal
2.  Click on the "Send Money" link at the top of the page
3.  In the To: box, enter lindadonations@fastmail.net
4.  In the From: box, enter your email address
5.  In the Amount: box, enter the amount you wish to donate
6.  The For: button should indicate "Services/Other"
7.  Click "Continue"
8.  On the next page you will securely enter your credit or debit card info (or if you already have a PayPal account, you will sign in)
9.  Click "Agree & Continue"
10. Review your payment and info, write a message if you like, and click the orange "Send Money button.

You should receive an immediate email receipt for your payment.  Please rest assured that your donation will reach Linda in cash.

If you live in KC, join us at 817 Westport Road on Sunday night, November 30, starting at 7pm! 

Your good will will mean so much to someone who needs it.  Please help if you can!

Thank you.