We visited Kansas City this weekend for a friend's wedding, and I have to say the city is way more interesting (and beautiful) than I had anticipated. I've only been there once before, which was for a soccer tournament when I was 11. I can't remember much, and I think the tournament was in Overland Park so I doubt we actually even went into the downtown area. We had a great time exploring - the architecture is beautiful, the culture is unique and I've never felt safer walking around any City's downtown at night as I did there. We're already looking forward to our next visit, and can hopefully spend a little more time exploring.
The last two photos are of some items I purchased from Hammerpress, an amazing letterpress and design studio. I fell in love with the shop upon walking in, and basically squealed with glee when I found Woodcut out on display. If you remember this post about Bryan Nash Gill's prints using tree cross sections, you understand my excitement. Now I have my own copy of the book (happy early birthday to me!). I can't wait to go through all of it!