This summer is all about the basics and in Kansas City the best place to find everything you need is at the Country Club Plaza.  If you are not from KC, the Plaza is a shopping district with some of the best stores this city has to offer, along with great patios for happy hour like Gram and Dun and Coal Vines for a glass of rose.  

Here are my picks from some the the Plaza’s top stores 

Zoku Classic Pop Maker from Sur La Table– $14.95 / Neon Border Napkins from Anthropologie– $28.00 / Denim Shorts in Patina from J Crew– $79.00 / Cotton Jersey Dress from H&M– $9.95  (what a steal!)/ Ruffled Bandeau Bikini from Forever 21– $26.60 / Panama Hat from J Crew– $58.00 / KC Cap from Standard Style– $42.00 / Karen Walker Sunglasses from Standard Style / Mirrored Ray Bans from Sunglass Hut- $159.95 Tory Burch Silicone iPhone Case from Halls Kansas City– $31.50 

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** this post is sponsored by the Country Club Plaza- a place that I genuinely love.  Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make A Dash of Details possible! 


Friday, Friday, Friday! Can anyone tell that I am excited that it is almost the weekend?  Just a few more hours and I will be pool side with a Greyhound (my summer drink of choice) in hand. The pool is finally opened and the weather is supposed to be hot, hot this weekend, so I plan on spending lots of time in my new swim suit and cover up. We had plans to go to Mumford and Sons, but unfortunately it was canceled, so instead Patrick will be heating up the grill for a backyard BBQ.  

This year I will be celebrating Father’s day from afar, since I will not be in AZ to honor my pops, I did send him a pretty awesome gift straight from his favorite KC restaurant.  Instead we will be playing golf (hopefully only 9 holes) and hosting dinner for Patrick’s parents. What are you up to this weekend? I hope it is something fabulous!  

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Halleluiah it’s Friday, friends! This has been one long and exhausting week, and I am sure ready for the weekend.  Tonight I am excited to lay low so I can go workout in the morning and then head to the Gallery for Conversations in Dining, thanks to La Crema Wines.  The panel is the pre-event to DIFFA’s Dining by Design later in the night.  The event is open to the public and you can go and see all of the table designs from noon- 3pm and hear from some of Kansas City’s top experts in lifestyle and design. So if you are in the KC area you should definitely stop by and check it out. 

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Still struggling on what to get for your dad, boyfriend, or brother? Here are a few gift ideas for the guy in your life.  My personal favorite is the Baldwin Camo Pants. Baldwin was started here in KC and recently celebs like Jay Z were spotted in these trendy pants.  For the techy guy, he would love this iPhone cord from Restoration Hardware or maybe the leather iPhone case from J Crew. Do you have any standard go-to presents like a wallet or watch that you get your guy every year? 

Uniform Wares Watch / Chambray Pocket Square / Nike Free Running Shoes  / Ralph Lauren “Polo Blue” / Burberry Cuff Links / Baldwin KC Cap and Camo Pants / IVY LEAGUE / Conde Nast Traveler Photographs / Leather iPhone Case / Jack Spade Parka / Leather Shuttle Breifcase / Collective Cable 

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Dad Always Knows Best

Father’s Day is around the corner and I am not proud to say that I am a procrastinator when it comes to finding my daddio the perfect gift.  I usually end up painting something, making a photo book from Pinehole Press, or giving him a gift card to Barnes and Noble to pick out a new book to add to his collection.  This year I decided to jump outside the box and get him something he would never ask for or expect.  Here are a few of my front runners and would be perfect gifts for any husband or dad.  


1. Malin + Goetz Rum Soap 

2. Field Notes from Letterbox Company 

3. Jack Spade Laptop Briefcase 

4. Kiehls Cross Terrain All-In-One Wash 

5. Mougin and Piquard Watch 

6. Alden Shoe Tree

7. Jack Spade “Dad” Money Clip

8. Baldwin Demin KC Cap 

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