As an athlete for nine years, I naturally look for a workout that is going to push me to my limits, push me to get stronger. However, by the time I graduated from college, I had stress fractures, falling arches and a possible labral tear in my groin. Needless to say, I knew it was time to admit to myself that I needed a break from sprinting and running all together really—but the idea of never running again scared me if not a little depressed, so I decided to try transitioning myself into distance running (so much for taking a break, right?). But running on the treadmill wasn’t my cup of tea and I knew based on the fact that I never ran more than 200 meters, that I was never going to be into distance running; running a 5k for me was only going to happen under severe peer pressure. In reality, I was tired of running—I had done it for 9 years after all—I wanted to continue being active because it was important to me but I wanted a new challenge. Continue reading
The first time I ever went to Swirl wine bar, I was on a date with a guy in which I had tasked myself to write a story about a blanket he owned (yes, I had his permission). I brought a notebook into the bar to take notes and needless to say everyone that sat next to us thought that was pretty odd, even the bartender. But that didn’t really bother me. I’m used to being the odd duck and a bar that showcased wines on tap seemed pretty odd to me. So, I suppose it was only natural that I would end up being a regular at Swirl.
On most days of the week, I would swing by to have a glass of wine to decompress after a long day of work. But, last Friday night warranted a change in routine as Swirl’s owner, Heather launched her own wine inspired coffee blend, compliments of KC’s very own The Roasterie. Continue reading
An ex once recommended we check out Snow and Co. before we broke up. When the relationship fizzled out, and was admittedly rebound dating, I mentioned Snow and Co. The date itself was horrible and in my gut I should’ve ended the date when he constantly reminded me that California, where he’d just moved from, was way better than Kansas City as if it were some sort of knee jerk response to everything I said. Well if it’s so much better, why don’t you just get back in your Mercedes and go back? The only good thing I got out of that date was a free pair of Ray-Bans he decided to give me and some damn good drinks from Snow and Co. that helped make that date much easier.
If the name isn’t enough of an indication, Snow and Co., located in the Crossroads district of KC, specializes in making snow cones…with alcohol. Continue reading