Trevor Hollins’ Giving Tree Mural

June 20, 2013 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome

When Trevor Hollins decided he wanted to paint a mural in son Logan’s bedroom in their West Omaha home, he found inspiration in a favorite read from his own childhood: Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree. […]

Sentimental Plantings

Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

We select many plants and trees for our yards purely for their aesthetics—beautiful color or shape, heavenly scent, or because they pair well with other plants. But sometimes, we choose for sentimental reasons—because they simply […]

Balance & Harmony

Posted In: Before & After, Home, OmahaHome

As an interior designer (and a Libran), Susan T. McMannama, ASID, has always sought balance and harmony within her projects. In the case of this recent remodel of the lower level of a home in […]

Bringing Bali to Nebraska

Posted In: At Home, Downtown, Encounter, Home, People

Concrete floors and 26-foot ceilings. A spiral staircase up to the loft where Stephanie Francois has made her “comfy-couch room.” Vast windows. A huge balcony with an honest-to-God cabana, drapey white curtains billowing from the canopy over the […]

Jeannie Ohira and Joseph Pittack

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, People

Summer is in full swing in the metro, bringing the kind of heat that make us all want to scream for some good old-fashioned ice cream. Jeannie Ohira and Joseph Pittack, the brother-sister duo and […]

Hustle and Sew

Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

If you looked at 46-year-old Tamara Heasler, you’d probably assume that she’s a loving wife and mother who runs a cute, little boutique in the Old Market. And you’d be right. But what you might […]


Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Restaurants

If you haven’t heard of Dishcrawl yet, you’re in for a treat (here you can use the word “literally” unironically). The San Francisco-based organization leads restaurant scavenger hunts so locals can check out the awesome […]

Crafty Cocktails

Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Downtown, Encounter, Nightlife

House of Loom owners Brent Crampton and Ethan Bondelid finally took the plunge and dove headfirst into a new entrepreneurial endeavor, The Berry & Rye. Tucked away in the former Myth Cocktail Lounge at 1109 […]

How to Ride the River City Star

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Recreation

The strains of “Folsom Prison Blues” as played by a one-man band is the perfect soundtrack to a riverboat tour. I bet there’s rich folks eating/In a fancy dining car/They’re probably drinkin’ coffee/And smokin’ big […]

Pecha Kucha

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Nightlife

Four nights a year, they gather in dark, hazy spaces just beyond the streetlamps. Each participant is prepared with 20 projection slides each, showing images on a design topic of their choosing. They’ll take no […]