In a short time, Alysa Rene Boutique has gained quite a bit of attention from fashionistas, allowing it to open a second location after only two years in business. The shop's ever-changing stock of colorful dresses, playful tops, and chunky metal cuffs presents shoppers with vibrant options that show off their personalities more attractively than a handheld banner listing their pet peeves. Apparel from designers such as BB Dakota, Ark & Co., Line & Dot, and Genetic Denim has even attracted the attention of Shawnee Mission KIA, who used several outfits from the boutique in a recent commercial.
Embrace the Grape, operated by the folks at Gomer’s in Lee’s Summit, provides five different dates and classes designed to stimulate as well as educate the most precocious of palates. Each event begins at 6:30 p.m. All events (except the cognac tasting) will be held at the serene Emaline Ballroom in Lee’s Summit:
Like a box of strictly red-balloon-shaped Lucky Charms marshmallows, Gennaio sifts through all the seasonal selections, carefully curating key pieces. Here, shoppers can rack through looks from highly covetable labels (William Rast, Big Star) along with smaller, up-and-coming collections. Peruse designer denim by brands including Miss Me ($88 and up), MEK Denim ($101 and up), and Silver ($75 and up). Tops, tanks, and halters start at $29, and dresses at $35. Gennaio Boutique also carries affordable accessories, starting at $10 for bracelets and ear adornments.