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FOR MISSION HILLS, SUNSET HILL AND THE COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA DISTRICT THE HILLS FALL 2011 A STORYBOOK LOOK Traditional Styles, Retro Designs, Tutus Dress Our Darlings Dream Project Has Unique Challeng

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EDIToRS noTE fun And inTeReSTinG fALL Were just bursting with fall excitement here in the Hills. Its such a great place to live at this time of the year. Weve got some features to share that make th

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A Storybook Look TRADITIONAL STyLES, RETRO DESIGNS, PLUS TUTUS AND SPARKLES DRESS OUR DARLINGS Gray wool suspender skirt with red buttons and red cotton houndstooth blouse from Velvet Tweed. WRITIN

A As the weather turns crisp, in spite of modern conveniences like a central heating system, we naturally get in the snuggle up with a book and our little ones by a fire mode. And we run for cover ..

Green hoodie by Patagonia, rain jacket by Petit Bateau, jeans by Habitat and Sperry tan bucks. All from The Little House. 22 THE HILLS

Chocolateandgray wool lumber jacket wool camel herringbone pant chocolate, white and camel dobby shirt and chocolate with red back knit vest from Velvet Tweed. Astor brown boots from The Little House

Blue baby cord longsleeved dress with white cording and button back sash from Kayce Hughes. Astor brown shoes from The Little House. 24 THE HILLS

Chocolatevelvet, rufflecuff pant and chocolateandcream gingham top with faux wood buttons and patch pocket from Velvet Tweed. FALL 2011 25 FALL 2011 25

Continued from Page 21 happy hour at the sandbox. On the days we do manage to get them into their Sunday best or holiday finest, we wise ones document digitally, furiously, as in truth, these portrait

deepred tutu dress with sequin bodice and redandblack tutu dress with floral bodice from ooh La, La Couture. wee Squeak shoes from mady me. FALL 2011 27

itys sas C or the Kan me f w Ho Ne Continued from Page 26 happy, heaven forbid. The current retro look is more of the classic childrens clothing styles favored in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. With thes

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LIVING IN THE HILLS ALLOwS FAMILIES ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRy. CHOOSING THE SCHOOL THAT SUITS yOUR CHILD IS A BIG DECISION. TRADITIONAL SELECTIONS ARE PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOO

Schools like St. Ann Catholic School and St. Pauls Episcopal Day School clearly have a large faithbased attendance, but much more than that is attractive about a religionaffiliated education. The McLi

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PIQUENIQUE PLEINAIR BRINGING A LITTLE BIT OF Provence to the Hills BY CISLEY THUMMEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANN BROWN A french feast for the senses color, texture, taste and fun. Piquenique by Jadore Hom

A La Rochere bee goblet makes an eyecatching alternative to the traditional wine glass, while an apropos eiffel Tower corkscrew lies ready for service in the background. A A loaf of bread, a jug of

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Bold hues and a mix of patterns grace Comptoir de famille linens and pillows, creating a comfy spot for reclining or dining the day away. Continued from Page 47 arent complaining. His grilled lamb ch

Blackandred raspberry cobblers from oak 63 glisten with sugarandfruit goodness. everyone loves our cobblers, says Chef J.B. Bremser, whose aunt makes the recipe from scratch for oak 63 patrons. Hand

fresh fruits and vegetables burst forth with fall color and do double duty as dcor one moment and cuisine the next. FALL 2011 51

Continued from Page 49 Most of all, the fun of a French picnic lies in its mix of old with new, rustic with exquisite, and simple with sophisticated. Add in friends and a fresh fall day and the combin

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LIvIng hISToRy J 64 THE HILLS Just over a stones throw from the majestically rearing horses of Kansas Citys landmark Meyer Circle fountain sits the home of Benny and Edith Lee. From the outside, i

The great room is often turned into a concert hall for piano performances. FALL 2011 65

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This large artichoke chandelier stuns in the twostory entry. Continued from Page 64 Im a little crazy, laughs the goodnatured Lee, who on this day has for some reason agreed to be interviewed just ho

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The bar is tucked neatly into one corner of the great room. TRAdiTionAL on THe ouTSide, yeT unexPeCTedLy fReSH And innoVATiVe on THe inSide, THiS HouSe RefLeCTS ALmoST PeRfeCTLy THe PeRSonALiTy TRAiT

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The kitchen features the latest technology, hidden storage and changing neon backsplash lighting. The kitchen seating area offers a striking place to settle in while visiting with the cook or having

LIvIng hISToRy The Lees enjoy acquiring contemporary art, such as these paintings in their dining room. 72 THE HILLS

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LIvIng hISToRy This kitchen pantry can be hidden But who wants to hide it by closing the sliding doors. 74 THE HILLS

media equipment appears as art beside the stairs leading to the lower level. new TeCHnoLoGieS, new mATeRiALS And new effiCienCieS ConTinue To fueL Benny LeeS PASSion And deSiGn SenSiBiLiTieS. FALL 20

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Big and small screens add up to lots of viewing options in the lowerlevel media and party room. FALL 2011 77

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The master bathroom tub features a ceiling water source as well as a wall source. The master shower offers three shower heads and a builtin TV. FALL 2011 79

LIvIng hISToRy The stunning view of ward Parkway from the exterior back deck. THATS How we ARe, Benny Lee SAyS of HiS Home, HiS fAmiLy And HimSeLf, TRAdiTionAL on THe ouTSide, innoVATiVe on THe inS

Continued from Page 67 While he says the sweeping internal changes he made to bring his home into the 21st century were done the hard way, a love for change and innovation is a hallmark of Lees person

LIvIng hISToRy influence, they brilliantly conceal a pantry and a wall packed with westernized entertaining essentials ovens, steamers, espresso machines, warming drawers and shelves of dishes and gl

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ThE InSIDE SToRy S 92 THE HILLS BY KEVIN MURPHY PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL MATHEWS Editors Note Since this article went to print, the Polsinelli Shughart law firm announced it planned to move to West Ed

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Continued from Page 93 down in 2007 when the contractor, J.E. Dunn Construction Co., filed suit, contending that change orders increased the project cost by 22 million. BernsteinRein subsidiary, Trilo

ThE InSIDE SToRy Caymus also is developing an office complex at Park Place at 117th Street and Nall Avenue, a Price Chopper in Belton and a highend residential complex at Mission Farms at Mission Roa

The economy played a part for a couple years in the stalling of West Edge, Stephenson suggests, but Harrison says the commercial real estate market has rebounded in the past year or so. The Plaza itse

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Continued from Page 102 On July 21, 1984, he embraced a program of recovery from alcoholism, which he continues to practice. He has stayed sober. When a second marriage ended in 1991, he underwent sev

youR nEIghboR PROFILE MARTHA DODGE NICHOLS BY HEARNE CHRISTOPHER JR. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENNY JOHNSON 106 THE HILLS

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