Serve Up Some Holiday Cheer

The classic Champagne toast will do for New Year’s Eve, but what about the rest of the holiday season? This cocktail, dreamed up by Dan Dethrow, beverage director at Flyover, will add something special to your holiday party drink menu. Pair…

A Gathering Place

It was Nov. 1, 2013, and as the leaves were giving way to new shades of autumnal gold and crimson, Kelly Gilion was entering a new season in her life. On that day, her 40th birthday, she turned the key and opened the door to her new shop,…

Meet Your Maker

Time. It’s an elusive resource most of us can’t seem to catch enough of. And what’s even more elusive than time? Patience — a virtue seemingly lost in the hustle and bustle of modern life. We move from one thing to the next in a heartbeat,…

Meet Your Baker

Photos by L.G. Patterson From Pinterest to Etsy, consumers are on the lookout for unique art to brighten up their homes — and their party menus. Many of these consumers take notice of true craftsmanship, and are willing to pay a little…

Pizza Joint Jaunt

Photos by L.G. Patterson No matter what time your pizza craving hits, Columbia’s plethora of pizzerias will satisfy your appetite. Old and new, each of these locally owned restaurants puts an emphasis on crafting pizzas that are…

CoMo Moves

photos by L.G. Patterson Aerial Arts The setup for an aerial arts class looks more like a circus performance than a gym scene. No weights, no equipment, just long streams of silk fabric cascading from the ceiling. But it would be wrong…

A Royal Residence

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fate was at work when Ron Onwezen was pulled over for driving just a hair too fast on Hwy 163 while out enjoying a morning cruise. It was there, with an idle moment to spare, that he noticed the parcel of land…

Kenyan Holiday Medley

Fridah Mubichi’s Kenyan grandmother began planning Christmas dinner in September. She canvassed her goats and chickens in search of the perfect cut of meat. Her selections made, she fattened them for slaughter on Dec. 24. As a tribute to…

The Joy of Sharing

When Sharmini Rogers moved from Malaysia in the ‘90s to join her new husband, Marvin Rogers, in the United States, she needed a bit of guidance in the kitchen. “I didn’t really know any Western cooking,” she says. “The only thing I had…

Many Homes, Many Holidays

Though it may be cold and grey outside, many homes are drenched in warm colors this time of year: the golden brown of fresh baked rolls, earthy greens and oranges in hearty stews, the deep red of cranberry concoctions. ‘Tis the season when…

Ring In The New, Russian-Style

Our U.S. New Year’s Eve celebrations typically wind down not long after the celebratory toast at midnight. But as the ball drops in New York, the homes of Pati Magomedova and Irina McClaren are just beginning to fill with guests. These…