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September 2013

There She Is

Thanks to shows such as TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” it seems as if American beauty queens go straight from diapers to evening gowns. This wasn’t exactly the case for the June 8 winner of the 2013 Miss Missouri pageant. The newly crowned…

Wrap It Up

Fall will be here before this month is over. Inevitably, there will be a night before a tailgate and you will need an item to bring. Angels on Horseback is a simple choice to take to a tailgate; it’s always a crowd pleaser. The traditional…

Run For The Rosés

Ah, sweet September … that delicious time when tailgating and picnic seasons converge for a few precious weeks. Stay flexible in your menu plans throughout this month that starts out hot with Labor Day weekend and finishes in a…

Dress Up

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I recently read in this magazine about the classic margarita; I love that drink. My husband and I would concur that it is a wonderful summertime libation. We have been experimenting with other tequila cocktails but…

Here’s To Beer

Beer has been around for millennia, at least since the Babylonians wrote down the first known recipe in 4300 B.C., but that doesn’t keep each successive generation from trying to make a good drink even better. This month, we set the mood…

Man Made

Step inside real estate developer John Sutherland’s Ashland home, and you’ll find one of the most impressive sports and music memorabilia collections around. From a Lombardi trophy and walls filled with signed music and sports memorabilia,…

From Runway To Real Life

From New York to Paris, one runway trend we spotted for the 2013 fall fashion season was the leather jacket: cropped motorcycle styles, hybrids with contrasting fabric panels and oversized jackets with big buckles. Any style of this…

The European Option

As 21-year-old Lydia Melton strolled down the small, charming alleyways of Hasselt, Belgium, she had an idea. It simmered while the Missouri native tasted her way across the city and its neighboring countries during her studies abroad. Her…

Shining Like A Diamond

Theron Denson, a 1982 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, recalls a school talent show where he wowed the crowd with his unusual vocal talent — he sounds exactly like Neil Diamond. Denson left Columbia in pursuit of a dream: to become the…

Dining (All) Out

Mid-Missourians enjoy an abundance of options when it comes to eating and drinking. From fast food to four-star, there is something to satisfy nearly any taste. For those who desire a meal with a little something extra, several local…

Healthy Friendships

There is a lot of tail wagging, belly rubbing and slobbery kissing going on in at least half of America’s families. According to the Humane Society of the United States, 46 percent of U.S. households have at least one dog and 39 percent of…

Off The Beaten Path

As summer fades, staying active in Columbia becomes more enjoyable with the pleasant fall weather. Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, south of Columbia on Highway 163, offers a variety of trails to explore outdoors. Most Columbians know about…

Return Of Citizen Jane

Celebrating female filmmakers from all over the world, the Citizen Jane Film Festival has premiered films such as Lena Dunham’s “Tiny Furniture,” and Tia Lessin’s Academy Award-nominated film “Trouble the Water.” Citizen Jane has also…

A Growing Tree

Joplin native John Gilbreth arrived in Columbia as a college freshman in 1999. Two weeks after unpacking his bags, he dropped out of school and scored a job at a pizzeria downtown. “I had some friends who already worked at Shakespeare’s,…