As someone who loves trying new places, finding hidden gems, and staying loyal to my local faves I am excited to share with you my Kansas City Local favorites for 2017! I have always wanted to do this, and I thought my 10th year in KC was the perfect time to start.
All of the places on this list are local; no chains. I would like to note that NO part of this is sponsored. For some categories there may be only 1 favorite, and for others I have listed a few. They are in no particular order.
Best Sushi: Jun’s
FASHION // HOME
Best Kids Clothing & Shoes: The Little House
Best Swimwear: Nani Nalu Swimwear Boutique
Best store for Dressy Occasions: Halls
Best Eyebrows: Heidi at Wax and Honey
Best Spraytan: Hoopla Studio ask for Bobbi
Best Manicure and Pedicure: Hoopla Studio, Lovely Nails
Best Makeup Artist: Gina Holmberg, Beth Nelson, Jami Roth
Beth Nelson of B.Beauty working her magic
Best Facial: Nikki at Bare Medspa
Best Laser: Forever Young BBL or Halo Aestheticare
Best Botox: Mandy at Bare Medspa
Best workout: ok, ok I may be a tiny bit biased; but nothing beats Health House.
Best Parks to go with Kids: Loose Park (spray park is a hidden gem), Valley Park in Grandview, and Roe Park
Best Free Activity with kids: Ride the streetcar, pack up a picnic and hang in Loose Park, Kauffman Gardens, The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, Liberty Memorial
Best Paid activity with Kids: Science City (and their new outdoor area is amazing!), Seeing the Nutcracker at Kauffman Center, Skyzone Trampoline Park, Deanna Rose Farm, Johnson Farm in the fall, Ice Skating at Park Place, The Toy & Miniature Museum
Unique to KC: Antique shopping in the West Bottoms, First Fridays, Plaza Art Fair