In a word, the current weather is perfect! Warm days and cool evenings mean the heat of summer is finally over and a colorful fall is not far behind.
Mark & Nancy
SOUTHMORELAND IN THE NEWS---WOO HOO!
We are delighted to announce that Southmoreland on the Plaza won “THE VISITORS' CHOICE AWARD” at the 5th Annual Visitors’ Choice reception on September 22, 2011. It is based on the public’s votes and is sponsored by the Kansas City Visitor’s Association. THANK YOU to everyone who voted and supported the Inn! Our guests are the best, and we are proud to continue to serve you.
LOOK FOR US IN “KCH&G” MAGAZINE
“Kansas City Homes & Gardens” includes a monthly Q&A section at the front of their magazine that features four local professionals giving their opinion or advice on a topic. Look for us in the November issue featuring how to make your guests feel at home.
Do you and your co-workers need an offsite meeting? Could your organization, whether personal or professional, benefit from a day of retreat? YES is the answer, and Southmoreland is the place! SAVE OVER $100 on this package. It includes:
- 8 hours of meeting space in the verandah for up to 10 attendees
- A full gourmet breakfast
- Lunch served midday, including an entrée, beverages and dessert
- Afternoon cold beverage service and snacks
- Flip charts, dry erase boards, screen, conference call capability, complimentary Wi-Fi
- Service with a smile!
All this for only $495! We’ll take care of all the details. Call now and reserve your space.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN KC
BIG NEWS: OPENING OF THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, a new center for music, opera, theater, and dance, opened in downtown Kansas City on September 16-18, 2011 with a weekend of celebration. What began as a sketch on a napkin has become an architectural icon and home for the performing arts in KC. The Center has changed KC’s skyline, as well as the experiences of artists and audiences throughout the region.
Designed by architect Moshe Safdie (who also designed the residential buildings just east ofSouthmoreland, The Atriums), it will present a wide spectrum of entertainers and performances from around the world, including classical, pop, and jazz music, ballet and contemporary dance, Broadway productions, comedy shows and more. It is also the performance home to three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations—Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. The Kauffman Center will be one of the most technically and architecturally advanced performing arts centers in the nation, allowing its resident companies and presenters to stage more sophisticated work, encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, and foster the cross-fertilization of the companies’ audiences. The 285,000 square-foot facility includes two separate halls: the 1,600 seat Helzberg Hall and the 1,800 seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre— both housed within a dramatic overarching shell featuring a glass roof and glass walls. The Brandmeyer Great Hall provides sweeping views of Kansas City.
(Google Maps says the Performing Arts Center is 4.9 miles or an 11 minute drive from Southmoreland!)
Waterfire Kansas City
October 22, Rain date: October 29
Dusk to Midnight
Designed by award-winning artist Barnaby Evans, WaterFire Kansas City is a unique, multi-sensory experience of music, fire and water. Now in its 3rd year, the moving art installation features more than 55 floating bonfires on Brush Creek. It begins with boats that travel along Brush Creek through the darkness. They make their way with torches aflame in an enchanting display to ignite the braziers and bring all 55 pieces to life. Throughout the evening, boats return to the braziers, constantly feeding them with new wood to keep the sculptures in their original form for the duration of the evening. This powerful visual is reinforced by the fragrant scent of aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight on the anchored bridges, silhouettes of the fire-tenders passing by the flames, and the enchanting music. Food will be available for purchase from four Plaza restaurants.
Back in the Swing
October 10 - 16
A grassroots nonprofit that provides KC with clinical breast cancer survivorship care and academic medical research. It begins its second decade and it’s time to celebrate! Help to fund access to cutting-edge, survivorship education for local oncology nurses with Back in the Swing Parties. You don’t need a Shopping Card to join the celebration all over town. Everyone is invited to Back in the Swing Parties at KC area stores and restaurants during Back in the Swing week. See the calendar of events at www.backintheswing.org 100% of funds raised support local breast cancer survivors.
Sept 3 –Oct 16
Celebrating its 35thanniversary for 7 weekends, just north of I-70 and K-7 highways in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Open weekends and Columbus Day from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Oct 21-23: Bartle Hall
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Oct 15 – Jan 8: Two Exhibitions. One Price.
· Impressions & Improvisations: The Prints of Romare Bearden
· To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kauffman Center Tours
10:30 AM & 12:30 PM many days of the week!
Oct 1: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
Oct 9: Laurie Anderson
Nov 9: Vienna Symphony Orchestra with Eroica Trio
Nov 12: Idina Menzel
Nov 16, 17 18 & 19: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Nov 20: Lily Tomlin
Oct 3: Enrique Iglesias
Oct 22: Vicente Fernandez
Oct 27: American Royal Rodeo featuring Pat Green
Oct 28: American Royal Rodeo featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd
Oct 29: American Royal Rodeo featuring Reba
Nov 4 – 5: Women of Faith: Over The Top
Nov 12: Guns N' Roses
Nov 19: Rock & Worship Roadshow
Nov 29: Jay-Z & Kanye West: Watch The Throne
Dec 17: Alabama vs Kansas State
Dec 18: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Dec 19: Davidson vs University of Kansas
Jan 21: Nuclear Cowboyz
Feb 2: Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos
Feb 10 -12: Monster Jam
Feb 21 – 22: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour By
Cirque Du Soleil
Mar 7 – 10: 2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship
Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium
Sun, 10/02 Minnesota Vikings
Mon, 10/31 San Diego Chargers
Sun, 11/06 Miami Dolphins
Sun, 11/13 Denver Broncos
Sun, 11/27 Pittsburgh Steelers
Sun, 12/18 Green Bay Packers
Sat, 12/24 Oakland Raiders
Several of our “regulars” have told us how much they enjoy Mark’s homemade ricotta that he has recently been serving as a nibble at check-in time. They can’t believe how creamy and fresh it tastes! Mark has been taking them through the process, explaining the use of cheesecloth. Try this satisfying yet simple recipe at home. Your family and friends will thank you!
3 C Milk
1 C Heavy Cream
3 Tbs Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Salt
Place milk and heavy cream in a saute pan over medium heat. Using a candy thermometer heat the liquid to 190 degrees. (If you don't have a candy thermometer bring to a boil). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and salt. Let stand for five minutes. Place a strainer lined with cheesecloth over a large bowl. Pour curds and whey into the strainer and let drain for up to three hours.
Serve warm or chilled with crackers or baguette.
New Faces and A Fond Farewell:
A warm welcome to two new Innkeepers, Carla and Lindsey. Both have interest in the B&B industry as their future profession, and they are anxious to learn the ropes! Carla is a Kansas City native who knows her way around town. She has spent most of her career as a youth minister and has prior B&B experience. Lindsey recently relocated from Virginia. She minored in Hotel Management, has a B.A. in dance, and is currently a professional ballet dancer with Störling Dance Theater. She was delighted to perform at the new Kaufmann Performing Arts Center on the first day it was open to the public!
Best wishes to Innkeeper Terry, a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, who is moving on to pursue her career aspirations in art. She will be working as a graphic artist and packaging designer for a local candy company. Yum! We are hopeful that she will be stopping by often with samples…