Postcards from Kansas City

Two weekends ago, Tom and I took a staycation here in Kansas City to celebrate our anniversary.

I took my camera along like I would on a regular vacation, and since I love showing off KC any chance I get, I wanted to share some of the pics here.

We stayed at the historic Hotel President, where we stayed on a previous anniversary trip and enjoyed it.

The Historic President Hotel in Kansas City

Kansas City President Hotel lobby

The President is in the Power and Light District of KC

Downtown Kansas City President Hotel KCPL Building

Kansas City Mainstreet Theater

love the blue lights in the P&L District

Kansas City Power and Light District Blue Lights

After we arrived and checked into the hotel, we had a great anniversary lunch nearby at BRGR.

BRGR Onion Rings

We also spent a lot of time during the weekend on the Country Club Plaza, where we spotted this bike rider and his friend.

Country Club Plaza Bike Rider and Dog

I snapped this picture of one of the many fountains on the Plaza. The statues in this fountain are the ones in the fountain prints I had framed for my family room. (Sorry for the tree in the way and the distance, I took this from the car. I wasn’t driving. ;))

Kansas City Country Club Plaza Fountain

Another Plaza shot, taken during that glorious blue hour.

Country Club Plaza Courtyard

The weather was fabulous all weekend. The temps were so mild for August in KC. We asked for a table outside at almost every restaurant.

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The one exception was our breakfast at Woodsweather Cafe, which is best described as a local joint.

Woodsweather Cafe

Woodsweather Cafe in Kansas City

The Woodsweather Cafe is in the West Bottoms, which has antique stores open on the first weekend of every month. Guess what? It was the first weekend! I took almost no pictures while I shopped but I did snap this one because I can’t resist a pergola with little white lights. It was in The Painted Sofa’s shop.

West Bottoms First Weekend Antiquing

We ended the weekend where we started it, back near the hotel, this time at The Bristol. Eating outside again, where I was enjoying the blue hour, blue lights, and a blackberry lemonade martini.

Kansas City Martini

We loved the staycation. I’m already thinking about another. Do you have places near you for staycations and day trips?

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  1. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon, VA says:

    Thanks for the photos! My husband is from KC, specifically he was raised in Prairie Village. Right after we married, we went back to KC for two years (then returned to DC), and lived in Leawood. I miss hugely The Plaza and the fabulous antique shops at Corinth Square. Some of the very best shops are in your area. Enjoyed your post immensely.

    1. Marilyn, so glad you enjoyed the virtual visit. I visit Mission Road Antiques (right across from Corinth Square) several times a year. It’s a favorite. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Looks like you had a great weekend! Love both the West Bottoms and Mission Road. Maybe I’ll run into you there sometime!

    1. I would love that, Michelle. We still need to do lunch!

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