The Beauty of Words

August 17, 2014 · Posted In: Education, Family, HerFamily, Teen Voices

When interviewing a spelling whiz like Grace Johanningsmeier, it’s almost impossible to avoid lapsing into the role of a spelling bee participant. The road to Washington D.C. and the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the […]

Baubles & Beards

August 16, 2014 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Coco Chanel’s philosophy on accessorizing was simple. “Before you leave the house,” she once famously quipped, “look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Style maven Nicholas Wasserberger eschews Chanel’s advice. The beard, he […]

The Great Outdoors

August 15, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Lifestyle

At Christy Christiansen’s dream job as Outdoor Education Specialist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, her “office” is as boundless as the prairie, lakes are more common than water coolers, and the open sky […]

Shining Light

August 14, 2014 · Posted In: Dundee, Home

Before 1986, respected Omaha artist Allan Tubach did his painting in the basement of his Normandy-style stucco home in Dundee. The light was mostly artificial, maybe a bit dungeony. It wasn’t at all ideal studio […]

Jack & Jack

August 13, 2014 · Posted In: Humor, Omaha Magazine, People On the Rise, Social Media

It has been said that all glory is fleeting. Nobody knows that better than recent Westside High School grads Jack Gilinsky and Jack Johnson. They’ve found online fame in a big way—all in the most […]

Just Do It!

Posted In: DIY Project, Family, HerFamily

Looking for the perfect storage/organizer accent piece? Pottery Barn has nothing on this super easy DIY project, one that cost about $30 and took well under an hour to construct. We found this faux reptile […]

Little Italy, Big Flavor

August 12, 2014 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Restaurants

One recent Sunday, the delicious scent of fresh-baked bread and a hodgepodge of other yummy smells wafted outside the Orsi’s building at 6th and Pacific. A steady stream of customers flowed in and out of […]

Of Sophocles, Mutants, and Warhol

August 11, 2014 · Posted In: Family, HerFamily, Parenting

My wife, Julie, and I have amassed a library of perhaps 75 children’s books for story time with our grandkids, Easton (4) and Barrett (3). I’m also augmenting the collection with titles that were my […]

Beat the Heat

August 10, 2014 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Fashion, Style

Well girls, if you’re 60-plus there’s a lot you all have in common.  Regardless of shape and size, whether you’re short, tall, curvy, or thin, there are certain places you prefer to keep covered because […]

Adding Spice to a Saltbox

August 9, 2014 · Posted In: Before & After, Home, Home Improvement

This beautiful home on a tree-lined street was the perfect saltbox-style house for my transplanted client from the Northeast (where this colonial-era style is common). They loved many features of the house, but there were […]