Chasing Davies: Savvy Summer Style in Kansas City

June 17, 2013

Savvy Summer Style in Kansas City

Staying stylish during the summertime in Kansas City can be hard work.  You'll definitely want your favorite anti-humectant hair product and light layers to keep you looking fab and staying cool.  Don't let the 90 degree, humid weather scare you from my hometown. If you happen to find yourself this way, there are a few things and places to help make your summer savvy!

{but first my beauty favs to keep you looking fab in midwest weather}
Fab dresses perfect for day to night summers in Kansas City all by London Times, top off any look with a lightweight Panama Hat (my fav) for extra shade, my favorite hair frizz tamer, lip color and conditioning with SPF and a swim suit you could also wear as a top!
{now what to do while looking all pretty?}

Find Shade. 
One of my favorite parks located right in the city and full of gardens, ducks and space to spread out for a picnic or to throw the ball: Loose Park. You can take your kids for a great playground and lots of exploring, get a work out in the 1 mile route around the edge of the park or bring your significant other or friends for a picnic.
{Liam loves the flowers}
Local Eats.
What are you in the mood for? Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and I recently tried {and loved} Rye.  Some of my other favorite places to brunch: Classic Cup, Succotash or Genessee Royale (as blogged about here). Get yourself some friends and hit up any of these spots or others that I've yet to try.

Hit Up a Pool {of course}.
There are tons of great pools. I belong to Woodside near the Plaza area - which just renovated their pool area to be even more awesome that it already was.  This club also has group fitness classes (I love the yoga classes), a gym, tennis courts and more. Some other great pool options: Fairway Pool, Prairie Village Public Pool {especially great for kids}, Intercontinental Hotel Pool.

Night Out.
After you've successfully spent the day outside, strut your new tan out on the town. I'm not totally down with the nightlife scene these days (toddler mom), but a few things will always be my favorite (whether they're in or not).  Happy hour outside for starters - either Brio on the Plaza for a more dressed up option and closer to lots of other entertainment areas or Blue Moose for a casual, kid-friendly local.  

Of course, dinner at either of those places, or other great patio options: Rye (where I went to brunch earlier also has the most amazing patio and great food for dinner, too) or  Gram & Dun, also known for their patio, fire pit and really interesting (in a good way) drinks!

And when I do get out for the night (like a few times a year), my pick is always O'Dowds! I love the live music they have on the weekends and the rooftop bar and seating area. 

Make sure to check out the other savvy style and tips for other cities as part of London Times Savviest Summer Ever Giveaway! For more info, go here!

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