Here’s what page designer Chloe Moloney is into right now:
Spoiler alert! This smart, snarky grandmother was one of my favorite characters on “Game of Thrones,” so naturally they killed her off a few weeks ago. But even when Jaime Lannister offered up the poison, and she drank it, waiting to die, she still won. Even in death, she got the last laugh with the secret she divulged. She reminded me a lot of my mother, who is still the only person in my life who is too smart and too clever and who could probably get away with murder. (Thanks to “Snapped” on the Oxygen channel, I have those suspicions in my head.)
Art Alley KC
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I moved here almost a year ago, and if there’s one part of the city’s personality that sticks out, it’s the arts scene. Creativity bubbles over and spills out onto the streets, alleys and sidewalks. My favorite: Art Alley KC, running from 17th to 18th streets between Locust and Cherry, where street art covers the back of buildings with dope designs and deep colors.
Just Havin’ a Good Time tee
This awesome shirt was made by KC visual artist Dustin Williams. His style is clean and classic — and funny. Even the package was doodled on. The smiley reminds me of growing up in the ’90s, which was awesome (and when freeze tag trumped Twitter). Find it at dustinwilliams.bigcartel.com.
Freight Train Rabbit Killer
At the Westport Roots fest this spring I stumbled upon this duo, who occasionally add about a dozen more players on percussion, horns tambourines (!?!) and more to their sets. I like to think of their sound as voodoo blues. And did I mention they wear rabbit masks? The show was intoxicating.
Tequila on tap
There is something special about my favorite liquor flowing through a tap into a drink I gulp down with some chips and guacamole. Ponak’s is the place, 2856 Southwest Blvd. Not too sweet and on the rocks with some salt: supreme satisfaction.
Whether it’s celebrating a small feat or brightening a bad day, there is always a good reason to light a sparkler. I carry some with me wherever I go, so if you see me out, let’s light one up!
Zapp’s Potato Chips
My co-worker Chris Carter buys me small snack bags of Zapp’s Hotter ’N Hot jalapeno chips from Consentino’s every now and then, and I’m forever grateful. The chips have just enough heat and crunch to keep your hand reaching back into the bag for more. It’s a good thing I can only find a snack-sized bag.