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The Jewel Ball – Debutante Tea

June 9th was the date for The Jewel Ball Debutante Tea, which was held at The Kansas City Country Club. Ellen Hockaday and Laura Hall were the co-chairmen.     (Seated) Tiffany Lynch and Annie Lynch (standing) Anne Russ, debutante chairman; and Jewel Ball Vice Chairman Susie Heddens   Reagan Mitchell and Gabby Hendren   […]

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Tie The Knot 2019 – The Dish With Ann

Executive Chef Linda Duerr with The Restaurant at 1900 and Lon Lane with Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions give many couples options for memorable, festive dinners. Within the restaurant, Linda can create a spectacular dinner for a newly engaged couple or can provide delectable menu choices for a celebratory event. Lon can cater engagement parties, wedding […]

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Tie The Knot 2019 – Tackling The Big Day

Sarah Quinlivan of Quintessential Events and Kindra Browne of Simple Elegance are two of Our Town’s premier wedding planners. These days, weddings have many moving parts, and a bride and groom and their families may need assistance with vendors, venues, hotels, contracts, transportation, and the multitude of ‘day of’ arrangements. These two capable, professional women […]

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Tie The Knot 2019 – Maddy’s Bows

Steve McDowell, director of design for architectural firm BNIM and renowned leader in sustainable and integrative design, has worked on iconic buildings in Our Town such as the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Bloch Building at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He also has designed embassies in Africa and South America and […]

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Tie The Knot 2019 – LOVE Beautiful Linens

Weddings are full of big decisions, including the food, the venue, the dress, the music, and the photographer. A great florist is incredibly important, but there seem to be a few design elements that are sometimes overlooked until later in the planning process. One element is the table linens. Table linens can tie everything together […]

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Tie The Knot 2019 – LOVE The Little Black Dress

It’s wedding season, and what’s the wardrobe piece that every woman wants and needs, whether it’s for the rehearsal dinner or for the wedding itself? You’ve got it right—the little black dress or “LBD.” Rightfully Sewn can be the spot where wedding guests or family members can find that unique piece that everyone will notice […]

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The Jewel Ball Prelude Party

June 6th was the date for The Jewel Ball Prelude Party, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The festive event kicked off the 2019 Jewel Ball season. Peggy Lyons and Jeanne Sosland served as the Prelude Party co-chairmen. Jewel Ball Vice Chairman Susie and Spence Heddens   Jewel Ball Announcer […]

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale

May 9th was the date for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale. Tracy Link and Ashley Gulledge were the named 2019 Man & Woman of the Year. The 15 candidates raised more than $575,000 to support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Molly Lack, 2020 All-Star […]

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Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry

The Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was the spot where the Truman Library Institute’s 20th annual Wild About Harry took place on May 2nd. Former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright was the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership honoree, and she and President Harry S. Truman’s grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, […]

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