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  • New York Magazine names Churchill as one of the Urban Cool Places to Shop in KC

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    It's a great article on everything cool in KC for a weekend traveler.  Remember Churchill is by appt or website only so please plan ahead.

    We'll have everything out that you're interested in.

    It names great restaurants and places to stay, party and learn.


    Thank you NEW YORK Magazine.

    The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

    Uncover Urban Cool in Kansas City

    Everything’s up to date in this former railroad town: a blossoming culture and art scene, a newly hip industrial neighborhood, and food that goes beyond barbecue. By Kate Donnelly


    Explore Kansas City’s burgeoning arts scene. Start at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (free admission except for exhibitions), a 1933 Beaux-Arts structure enhanced by architect Steven Holl’s eastern expansion of five dramatic, translucent glass blocks. Inside, experience rotating exhibits like the upcoming “Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity” (February 28–August 2, 2015). Enjoy a peaceful moment inside the Isamu Noguchi Sculpture Court and stroll the grounds, scattered with works by Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Claes Oldenburg. Walk a few blocks west to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s (free) private collection featuring artists like Damien Hirst, David Hockney, and Louise Bourgeois, whose supersize iron spider is perched on the front lawn. In the evening, head to Moshe Safdie’s Kauffman Center for a Kansas City Symphony performance; be sure to take in a spectacular view of the city from the glass-canopied lobby.



    Splurge at Halls, the Bergdorf Goodman of the Midwest. The glitzy luxury department store recently reopened at Crown Center, close to the heart of downtown. Browse designer brands like Gucci and Prada, and edgier, mid-priced lines like Yoana Baraschi and Derek Lam—then check out the Plaza’s trendy boutique Standard Style for labels like Elizabeth and James and rag & bone. Pop down the block to Baldwin Denim, which stocks plenty of plaid and tees from Surf Saturdays and Steven Alan, plus house-label jeans ($220). While you’re in the area, make the five-minute drive to upscale shop Churchill, filled with labels like Lorraine Schwartz and Jenny Packham. Ask to see the back room, essentially a warehouse of one-of-a-kind items ranging from an African tribal mask ($1,195) to a pair of palace doors from a sultan’s Zanzibar residence ($45,000).



    Explore post-industrial West Bottoms, right in the heart of the city's historic Stockyard District. Cattle from across the Plains and Texas once arrived here to supply beef to the eastern United States; now it’s become a hip hub for contemporary galleries like former New York fixture Bill Brady, and Haw, presenting regional and local artists. On first weekends of the month, explore the West Bottom Antique Stores, housed in a walkable series of old brick buildings and full of mid-century furniture, vintage textiles, and sports memorabilia. Grab lunch at Genessee Royale, located in an old Sinclair service station, serving comfort-food staples like the “ML Body,” a meatloaf sandwich with sharp cheddar, roasted tomato, bacon mayo, and a sunny-side-up egg ($10).


    1. Where to Stay



    Sleep in mod style at the Hotel Sorella.  


    Drop your bags at the polished Hotel Sorella (from $199). Minimalist flair greets guests in the lobby, dressed in Carrera marble, with a blue Murano chandelier designed by Paola Navone. The 132 mod rooms are appointed in charcoal, white, and blue hues, with bathrooms kitted out with rainfall showers and Lather apothecary products. Head up to the seventh floor’s red-hued Italian restaurant, Bar Rosso, at sundown for a Brown & Bourbon cocktail mixed with brown sugar, orange bitters, and Fernet Branca ($12).



    Stay central at the boutique Raphael (from $229), housed in a 1920s Italian Renaissance Revival building. Though the hotel’s on the National Register of Historic Places, the interior recently enjoyed a full renovation, with elegant mahogany and travertine marble floors in the lobby and 126 guest rooms done up in warm gold and earth tones, along with subway-tiled bathrooms with generous soaking tubs. Ask for a north-facing room with open views of the Country Club Plaza, an homage to sister city Seville in Spain. At night, head to the outdoor patio to hear local jazz outfits or sip a cocktail like the Lawrin ($8), mixed with Dark Horse Reserve Bourbon, cane sugar, fresh limes, and soda, at the lively, on-site bar, Chaz on the Plaza.



    Bunk with the arty crowd at Oak Street Mansion (from $175). Situated in a stately, renovated Georgian Revival mansion, the property feels more like a design hotel thanks to its owners’ eclectic collection of 100 paintings, ranging from Thomas Hart Benton lithographs to more recent pieces from Kansas City Art Institute alumni. Each of the eight rooms features a unique style of art: Try the Jazz Room, with framed album covers of Charlie Parker and Angela Hagenbach; or the Street Art Room, where three walls showcase a bold mural of train cars and the local skyline by local artist Jesse Hernandez. In the morning, fill up on pumpkin-spice pancakes and other seasonal goodies at the complimentary homemade breakfast.




    Hi there,

    Exciting news at CHURCHILL!! We found out this week that Erica Courtney, famed jeweler to the stars, is coming to Kansas City for the first time. If you are not familiar with Erica's work, let me remind you as I'm sure you've seen it on some celebrity or in VOGUE, In Style, or People. She has a long litany of stars who have walked the red carpet in her designs. Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt, Jessica Alba, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Taylor and more. She has all price points so don't be hesitant that you have to have a celebrity bank account to afford her jewelry!! Her clientele spans all ages because her work is romantic yet edgy. You can wear her jewelry with anything from your favorite wornout jeans to a glamorous evening gown. Many brides are choosing Erica's work for their bridal sets, so all you girls and guys who are about to take the plunge, dont miss this chance to meet the designer of truly one of a kind pieces. For anyone who wants to be DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, you simply must come meet Erica and see her line.

    Thursday One Of A Kind Nights
    Fall Schedule
    Thursday October 16th - Erica Courtney
    Thursday October 23rd - Paolo Ferro, Yves Kamioner
    Thursday October 30th - Susan Foster, Vicente Agor, Briana Erin
    Thursday November 6th - Erickson Beamon
    Thursday November 13th - Arunashi
    Thursday November 20th - Estate Jewelry Event
    So, Erica Courtney's appearance is just one of the fabulous "one of a kind nights" CHURCHILL has planned for the fall. Every Thursday night we are having cocktails and visiting jewelry collections of our most unique designers. Here is a small sample of items to drool over.

    Now onto other events that CHURCHILL is supporting. We can't wait to go to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art's FLIP Gala on Sat., Oct.11th. You can go to their website to read about the event. I just had the patron's party at my home where they introduced the Fliptini, a delicious concoction of Cooranbong vodka ( Australia's first premier vodka), tangerine nectar, triple sec,and fresh lime. Needless to say a good time was had by all, and everyone arrived home safely afterwards!! There will be a drawing for three Tiffany Frank Gehry vases at the event. I have been on this committee since it's inception and it's always one of the most fun parties. This year they are having Quixotic, a troupe of performance artists of firedancers, trapeze/aerilists, musicians and dancers(hence the Flip theme) and the Zeros playing who are the ultimate new wave band. You can buy tickets online, at the door, or over the phone (816) 457-6128.

    Brand new arrival of Pauric Sweeney purses that are to die for. I think they are his best yet.