Long Grain Furniture

October 23, 2015 · Posted In: Home, Hot Products, OmahaHome, Publications

A crack appears in the top of the table Todd McCollister is showing me; actually, a couple of thin, ragged splits show through, exposing tiny strips of light. Laid into each is a cross—a kind of […]

Boiling Point

August 14, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People, Publications

This article appears in July/August 2015 The Encounter. I love how isolated I am in downtown Omaha in a parking lot.” Jill Benz says this from the second floor of her Little Italy home, trees […]

Paula and Jim Wilson

July 31, 2015 · Posted In: At Home, Home, OmahaHome, Publications

This article published in July/August 2015 Omaha Home.   It all started when Omaha’s Advanced Design & Construction set up temporary residence in Jim and Paula Wilson’s west Omaha neighborhood, where the couple had their own […]

The Scratch & Sniff Method

May 8, 2015 · Posted In: Chefs, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Publications

Article originally published in May/June 2015 Omaha Magazine. I meet Chad Lebo at Whole Foods early on a Wednesday evening. He’s made his way to the café section by way of the store’s cured meats area, […]

New Beginnings on Park Avenue

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home, Neighborhoods, Publications

It wasn’t until Dave Wingert was in his 20s that he learned, that, like himself, his father had been an actor and radio personality. And it wasn’t until that time that he learned the full […]

Custom Build

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home Improvement

For Kevin and Amy Brokaw, it’s the small details that make their home their home. Little, unexpected things—wallpaper that looks like industrial-chic metal panels. An undercounter cabinet that pulls out to reveal rows of wine-glass […]

Zedeka Poindexter

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Zedeka Poindexter has had a good year. In the spring, the Omaha-born performance poet was named slam master of the Om Center Poetry Slam, a monthly event where Omaha’s nationally recognized slam teams come together. […]

A Space for Everything

February 10, 2015 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Ganesh graces the soft purple cover of Sandy Aquila’s guestbook. The book is bound at the top; inside, on delicate handmade pages, the dates corresponding to the signatures within start at 2001. On some pages, […]

Red, Redder, Reddest

January 19, 2015 · Posted In: Beauty, HerFamily

A couple of years ago, my friend and I went out for dinner and drinks Downtown. She was wearing a fantastic red lip color—deep red and super-matte. I admired it throughout cocktails. I admired it […]

Historic Brandeis Mansion

December 24, 2014 · Posted In: At Home, Home, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

Mark Maser starts with sound advice for any home decorator: “Buy what you like and find a way to make it work in your space.” And when the holidays come around, he says, “everything stays.” […]