Kansas City, Round Two

Last weekend, I scampered off to Kansas City after my three-year-long relationship with my boyfriend came to a close. My friend Jordan kindly offered me her guest room for a four-day, much-needed respite. We shopped the Plaza and lunched in Westport, wandered through exhibits in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson-Atkins, and lounged at Jordan and her husband’s cute and cozy home in Waldo.

I had the chance to meet their new friends in Kansas City, who all happen to have roots in Oklahoma. We laughed over drinks at Manifesto, a modern-day speakeasy in the basement of the Rieger Hotel. We texted the owner for a reservation and entered through a back alley, then walked downstairs into a candle-lit bar with a fast-talking bartender. The cocktails were pricey, but worth every penny. It was quite an experience!

Now I’m back in Oklahoma, AKA “the real world”, but I want to know: What is your favorite American city to visit, and why?


  1. says

    I love Kansas City, I’ve only been once for a short visit but I was intrigued by it. I’d say of the cities I’ve been to either Chicago or Richmond are my faves.

    • says

      Oo, I LOVE Chicago! I’ve only visited during nice summer weather, though. I don’t think I could handle the cold winters!

      I’ve never been to Richmond, however. What’s so great about it? Now I’m curious!

  2. Laurita P says

    sorry to hear about your relationship. i feel you..just ended a 4 1/2 year one… Since i went to school in portland, OR, i love going back to visit and eat at all my favorite restaurants. it is gorgeous during the summer!

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