Inside Columbia
Your Guide To Living, Working & Having Fun In Columbia

Wish Upon a Swing

photos by Schaefer Photography It was a thoroughly pre-vetted blind date that matched Kari Schaal and Glenn Vogt in January 2013. A coworker at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) thought Kari and a sales rep who frequented the…

Farm-to-Table

Blue Bell Farm is best known as an event venue, perfect for weddings and private parties. But the land owned by Derek and Jamie Bryant is steeped in local history and now a centerpiece of farm-to-table dining destinations in the Columbia…

Turning 35

photo by L.G. Patterson The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri turns 35 this year. And its executive director Lindsay Young Lopez wants you to know that this birthday is truly a community celebration. “This is our community’s…

Style Is Eternal

photos by L.G. Patterson photographed on location at the Sager | Braudis Gallery, 1025 E Walnut St. "Fashion fades, style is eternal," said Yves Saint-Laurent who may or may not have been paraphrasing the late, great, one and only design…

Almost An Afterthought

photos by Drew Piester You may recall, we visited the stately Colonial Revival home at 716 W. Broadway in our summer Home & Garden issue, highlighting the kitchen renovation designed by Hannah Wilson of Columbia Showcase Kitchens &…

Rustic Roots

photos by Kayla Wolf When Debbie Davis and David Means set about updating their 1960 ranch style home that sits just off Highway F outside Fulton, they knew exactly what they didn’t want. Neither is the “frou-frou, fancy-dance-y” type,…

The Perfect “Match”

It may have been a different kind of “match” that brought Jessi Hoyle and Brad Russell to Columbia. But these Oklahoma transplants chose to affirm the match of their own making here in mid-Missouri where they’ve made their new home. Jessi…

A World Away

The swinging bridge and treehouse provide a breathtaking view of the Missouri River near Hartsburg, but the inspiration comes from rainforests and mountain stream crossings continents away. The two structures are Tim Travers’ retirement…

Ashley Gross And Brandon Minor

"Surprise me.” Ashley Elizabeth Gross told her wedding planner. “ ‘You plan it all,’ I told him.” And she kept her word, entrusting details of the ceremony and reception to the planner, a longtime family friend who had handled her two…

Tigers on the Road

Football is in the air. Before you know it, there will be Saturday afternoon gridlock as Tiger fans take over the town. But what about those other weekends when the Tigers are away? This season, the Tigers will play on the road for five of…

Dusk To Dawn

Early this summer, we explored Columbia and its immediate environs during the half of the 24/7 cycle when most of us sleep. From an outdoor slumber party in southwest Columbia to the first light of day at the Foremost Dairy Research Center…

An Aerie Of An Oasis

“Labor of love” is an oft over-used term, but no other phrase will do to describe a Columbia couple’s elegant 21st-century reimagining of a majestic 1980s home. “We put our heart and soul into recreating this space. It is a beautiful home…

Grow-How!

5 Podcasts Download or subscribe to these free podcasts. A Way To Garden With Margaret Roach One of America’s best-known garden writers, Margaret Roach shares organic gardening, garden-to-table cooking and nature topics on this show…

Water Features 101

Water features have taken off in popularity within the last eight years as more homeowners have decided to stay put and enhance existing homes by creating their own beautiful, natural retreats, say Anne and Josiah Crousore, the…

Wall Covering Comeback

Wall coverings have been making a comeback ever since the 2008 recession, but their popularity has really popped within the last year, says Vicki Wren-Eultgen, interior design consultant with Johnston Paint & Decorating. Wren-Eultgen…

History Lesson

It’s always a conundrum: how to honor the original bones of a historic home while ensuring the redesigned spaces meet the expectations of a 21st-century family. This give-and-take is playing out beautifully in the three-story Colonial…

‘ELEMENTS-ARY’

Anne K. Moore, owner and president of D&M Sound, offers advice on planning and buying a backyard sound system that best meets your needs. Homeowners want the same flexibility many enjoy indoors — zoned entertaining that offers the…

Happy Trails

You can’t turn around in Columbia without bumping into a trail, park or conservation area that you can easily learn to love. We’ve wrangled together some insider info, tips, resources and reflections to help you explore the natural beauty…

The Quest

Carol Ward has built a career searching for the key to understanding humankind. The director of anatomical sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, is among the world’s eminent paleoanthropologists whose research is…

For The Love Of Smoke

Whatever you call it, however you spell it — barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Que, barbie or braai — there’s one constant: “Barbecue is probably the world’s oldest cooking method, and that is the only thing about it that is beyond…