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FOR MISSION HILLS, SUNSET HILL AND THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA DISTRICT THE HILLS SUMMER 2014 FRIENDS CREATE A SPLASH IN SWIMWEAR THE BACKYARD REDEFINED OUTDOOR LIVING MAGIC MISSION HILLS COUNTRY CLUB C

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PUBLISHERS Steve Rose David Small EXECUTIVE EDITOR Carol Rose ADVERTISING SALES Barbara A. Godfrey Judy Lanes Deb Mathine Anna Newman RDM Architecture GRAPHIC DESIGN Angie Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

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EDITOrS NOTE LOCAL I always marvel at the staggering amount of artistic and creative talent we have in the Hills and surrounding areas. I experience it daily through my time as editor of this magaz

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FRiEndS CREatE a SpLaSH in BY ROBIN GEDMAN Swimwear Winter has finally left us and with the glory of sunshine and warm temperatures comes the not so glorious task of donning a swimsuit. Frustrated w

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Helen bikini halter top and Helen bikini bottom in Sanibel. 24 THE HILLS

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Left Erica in Sea sweetheart bikini halter and white resort pant. Right Jamie in Sea sweetheart halter and beach pant. 26 THE HILLS

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Continued from Page 21 and a half years at Parsons, The New School for Design, which she attended after completing her undergraduate degree. She then spent several years working in the fashion industr

is a continual work in progress to figure out who is in charge of what when it comes to daytoday business at Helen Jon. Neville and Prentice explain that it isnt all that difficult to come to an agree

tHE pHOtO SHOOt PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANN BROWN 30 THE HILLS Location

T The Helen Jon photo shoot took place at Missy Nevilles beautiful house. With just one look it is immediately clear why this picturesque landscape was chosen as the background. Lusciously plush and

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Continued from Page 31 you at the door and curiously follows you around, nails clicking along the richly patterned hardwood floors. With such a busy work life and the daytoday activities of a family o

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Built in 2005 on 117 acres, this can be your legacy property. Gail Cluen 46 THE HILLS

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The I Am Berry Sweet from Caf Gratitude says everything about summer. 48 THE HILLS

itS tHE BY CHRIS BECICKA PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA BOND Berries Just picked blueberries create the most delicious homemade muffins. When German playwright, poet and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A chocolate flourless torte with fresh raspberries from Pig and Finch creates a decadent finish for any meal. Berries on a stick and Mimis famous secret recipe cheesecake from Accursos sweeten the da

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Backyards REdEFinEd MagiCaL OUtdOOR EnviROnMEntS BY DANA ROSENTHAL CAMPBELL Pool and spa by Swim Things border a pergola room for a complete outdoor environment. 52 THE HILLS

Pool, using a variety of natural stone, by Blue Haven Pools. F From the most traditional to the ultracontemporary, the majestic homes in The Hills demand equally magnificent backyards. Backyard, how

According to David Ashby, lead designer at Blue Haven Pools, Pools have gone through an evolution of sorts. The days of the rectangular pool surrounded by the cement sidewalk are long gone. People wan

A pergola is a great place to relax or find shade by the pool. Designed and built by Madi Mali Homes. 15 Off Tile and Stone Warehouse InStock Products Not valid with any other offer, either verbal

Outdoor kitchens have changed dramatically in recent years, said Katie Ott, AKBC, coowner, Kitchen Studio. Our clients want all of the amenities they have indoors cooking, food storage, cleanup areas

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SPECIAL FOCUS OUTDOOR LIVING Jim and Susan Haas Let Awnings by HAAs Add comfort And styLe to your Home Staying cool is no easy task during Kansas City summers. And, if you are able to keep your home

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SPECIAL FOCUS OUTDOOR LIVING QuALity HArdscAPing Lives forever Raised on a dairy farm in Denmark, Henrik Andersen is no stranger to hard work, or to landscaping. Dairy farming means long hours and n

Fine Art QuAlity HArdscApe Highest quality hardscape based on traditional European style of paving Hardscape Construction Drainage Erosion Control Site Evaluation Landscape Design Land Planning

SPECIAL FOCUS OUTDOOR LIVING Quinn concrete construction offers A wide vAriety of AffordAbLe services From driveways and patios to colorization and stamping, Quinn Concrete Construction offers affor

SPECIAL FOCUS OUTDOOR LIVING Acme brAss ceLebrAtes its 100tH AnniversAry The Acme Brass Works opened its doors April 15, 1914, when August Hummel began offering his craftsmanship to the Kansas City

SPECIAL FOCUS OUTDOOR LIVING LORAX Design Group believes the outdoor living space is an extension of the home. This photograph of a private residence features LORAXs cohesive design that matches the

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Enjoy the Beauty of Stucco Stone Johnson County Siding Window Celebrating 38 Years of Satisfied Customers Locally Owned Licensed Insured for Your Protection Free Consultations Bring Value Qua

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Simply the best... for your wedding Raphael Hotel 325 WARD PARKWAY KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 816.756.3800 SUMMER 2014 71

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T H E T O P 10 TOP 10 Summer HiLLS aCtivitiES BY ANN SPIVAK PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA BOND 74 THE HILLS

1. WALKING THROUGH LOOSE PARK 2. HIKE TO BRUNCH 3. STROLLING THROUGH THE PLAZA 4. PLAYING TENNIS AT COUNTRY CLUBS 5. PLAYING BRIDGE ANYWHERE OUTSIDE 6. DRINKS ON THE BACKYARD PATIO AT SUNSET 7. GOLFIN

T H E T O P 10 M MARILYN ARNOLD DESIGNS More and more, Hills residents are discovering that their favorite summertime memories are created close to home, many times in their own backyards or as the

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TA I L S O F D E VOT I O N CaLL OF tHE tWO giRLS tOSS COnvEntiOn tO tHE Wind tO LEaRn abOUt tHE EERiE WORLd OF ExOtiC aniMaLS BY LORING LEIFER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANN BROWN Wild and feed her once or tw

TA I L S O F D E VOT I O N Start small, Lauren said. Asking questions is better than guessing. If you guess, the animal will probably die. And go to a recommended place, added Lucy. The girls are pa

THE LOWDOWN ON GECKOS AND SPIDERS imminently adaptable, geckos inhibit every continent, but antarctica. in the desert, geckos developed webbed feet to walk on sand. in rugged regions, they have velcro

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yOur NEIgHbOr ProfiLe dEtERMinatiOn FUELEd FOURtHgEnERatiOn RaiLROadER MiCHaEL HavERtYS bRiLLiant CaREER. BY KIMBERLY WINTER STERN MiCHaEL HAverty Michael Haverty reaches into his suit pocket and

yOur NEIgHbOr ProfiLe Since my dad worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad MoPac we traveled for free, which meant a lot since we were lower middle class and wouldnt have been able to afford it oth

and his brood an 11day, 12night, 5,000mile rail odyssey. The Atchison, Kan., native, who grew up and rose through the ranks as brakemanswitchman on the Missouri Pacific Railroad to become one of the c

THE INSIDE STOry Mission Hills COUntRY CLUb CELEbRatES itS 100tH YEaR aMOng FOUR CLUbS at tHE HiLLS SOCiaL, RECREatiOnaL HEaRt by Kevin murPHy PHotogrAPHy by biLL mAtHews 90 THE HILLS

M Mention Mission Hills and most people think of graceful homes and winding, rolling streets tucked quietly among abundant trees and flowers. But something else identifies Mission Hills like few comm

THE INSIDE STOry Courtney Christensen, city administrator. They also help with the environment with all the trees that absorb carbon dioxide. The clubs are also unique as the only commercial, sales

The club hired famed golf course architect Tom Bendelow, a Scotsman, to design the course. Bendelow designed more than 500 courses, including Medina County Club in Chicago, a venue for major professio

THE INSIDE STOry privileges when some facilities are closed. Mission Hills and the Kansas City Country Club only have golf memberships but Indian Hills also has social memberships. All three clubs a

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Chance are, instead of bumping into practically everyone you know in the new 2015 RollsRoyce Ghost Series II, most locals may live out their entire existences without knowingly laying eyes on a single

DrIVEN Indeed. Just last year the emagazine readitt.com wrote that RollsRoyce was the car you cant buy with money. This car maker has a process to see if the applicant can really be honored with a Ro

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