Lee’s Summit Events: March 2018

Lee's Summit Events: March 2018

The spring warmth is finally peaking out, which means it’s a great time to get the family out of their winter coma and out into beautiful Lee’s Summit. [Read more…]

Local Lee’s Summit Events in May

Local Events in Lee's Summit: May

Goodbye April showers, hello May flowers! Between May Day, Mother’s Day and the first true signs of summertime, the month of May is one of our favorites. The Lee’s Summit community really comes alive with the beautiful spring flowers and outdoor-friendly weather. We’ve put together a list of some of the best local events going on in Lee’s Summit during the month. [Read more…]

Lee’s Summit Local Events: January

After the business of the holiday season, it may seem a little quieter in Lee’s Summit. But don’t be mistaken–the month of January offers a variety of fun events for all ages and interests. Lee’s Summit residents are never short of something to do in our community. Check out our top picks for what to do in Lee’s Summit in the first month of 2016.

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Where to do Your Holiday Shopping in Lee’s Summit


Holiday season is coming, and we couldn’t be more excited! This season is all about being thankful and giving to others, and luckily Lee’s Summit has many wonderful shops and boutiques where you can find the perfect gifts for all your loved ones. Besides checking out our November Specials, here is a list of great local Lee’s Summit shops that we highly recommend for your holiday shopping.

Blue Heron Design

Blue Heron is a one-stop-shop for a variety of jewelry, accessories, and knickknacks. Something that makes this shop so special is its commitment to offering customers both fair trade and locally produced items. Fair trade products ensure that producers in developing countries receive fair wages for their work. Buying fair trade means that you know your money is going toward the fair wages for hard workers in the developing world. Some of Blue Heron’s featured fair trade products include sustainable jewelry by Zulugrass of Kenya and Wakami bracelets from Guatemala. Another Blue Heron favorite is their locally made jewelry. Their team consists of local artists who create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry right here in Lee’s Summit. They even produce custom jewelry designs for individual customers, which means that finding a unique gift for your loved one is never hard to do at Blue Heron.

Lovin’ Soap Studio

The local Lovin’ Soap Studio is an offshoot of Lee’s Summit resident Amanda Griffin’s Lovin’ Soap Project, which is a non-profit that aims to empower women in developing countries through teaching the skill of soapmaking. At Griffin’s soapmaking studio she teaches patrons everything from the basics of making soap to making various molds, colors and designs. The gift of a specialty soapmaking class is perfect for your more creative and natural products loving friends and loved ones. In addition, the Lee’s Summit based Imperial Drifter line of beard care products produced by Griffin’s husband is available for purchase. These high-quality, natural products are the perfect men’s gifts this holiday season.


@jolly’s is a fun and trendy boutique owned by a local mother-daughter duo Linda and Mallory. Their dynamic relationship brings plenty of laughter, fun, and heart into this local clothing boutique. They make shopping at their clothing store a real experience, so that it is impossible to leave their shop without a smile on your face. @jolly’s is always filled with seasonal favorites, new trends, and unique finds. It’s the only place you need to go to find the perfect gift for your most fashionable friend.

Local Shopping this Holiday Season

We wish you luck with all of your holiday shopping this year! Stop by Summit Skin & Vein Care today to check out our skin care products and specials, or call (816) 286-4057 today.

Local Business Spotlight: A Thyme for Everything

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A Thyme for Everything is Lee’s Summit’s premiere kitchen supply shop. Located in historic downtown Lee’s Summit, A Thyme for Everything opened in 2006. In opening this local kitchen supply store, owner Jet Pabst has said that she accomplished a long-time dream. This cooking shop truly is a local gem, even drawing customers from all over the Kansas City metro area. What makes this shop so special? Read on to find out.

A Thyme for Food, Fun, & Friends

Lee’s Summit’s favorite cooking supply store, A Thyme for Everything, offers a wide variety of gourmet cookware, chef’s tools, decorating supplies, decor, and cookbooks. Each item has been picked out specifically with local customers in mind so that they can find whatever specialty kitchen item they need (or want!). If you love food, cooking, or decorating, then you are sure to adore this kitchen and cooking store.

Beyond selling cooking and kitchen supplies, A Thyme for Everything also carries delicious treats, like local Kansas City Christopher Elbow chocolates, soups, dips, baking mixes, herbs, and specialty pastas. Not much of a cook? This cooking supply shop is more than just a store. It also offers various cooking classes every month taught by true culinary chefs. Class instructors have a wide range of skills and diverse backgrounds, including Indonesian, Italian, French, and gluten-free. Classes range from sweet (cake decorating, cookies, and gingerbread house decorating) to savory (Mexican, sushi, French, and more). Around the holidays, they hold special classes for seasonal dishes that will help you construct your next Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day meal.

A Thyme to Support Local Businesses

At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we are proud to be a part of the Lee’s Summit community. We love to support other local businesses and show others what Lee’s Summit and the Greater Kansas City area have to offer. Call us at (816) 533-4398 to learn more about our skin and vein care services.

What’s Happening in Lee’s Summit | October Events

Get ready for a month of spooky, pumpkiny, family fun in Lee’s Summit this October! Halloween isn’t the only exciting day of the month. From an annual downtown festival to a local business’s ladies night, there is something for everyone in Lee’s Summit this month. Take full advantage of this year’s first full month of the fall season with these fun events!

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Traditionally, harvest festivals were annual events held to celebrate the main harvest season and a short respite from long days working in the fields. These celebrations always featured ample food, along with music and other forms of merriment. The tradition continues with the Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival on October 3 from 7 am to 12 pm. Attendees can enjoy live music from the Lee’s Summit Symphony while shopping for fresh, local produce, baked goods, and handmade crafts. For the kids, there is free pumpkin decorating available for the first 100 children in attendance. Join in on this beloved tradition and you can get your grocery shopping and a fun family day out all in one.

Witches Eve

Ready for the witching hour? Very Violet Boutique is a lovely local store filled with beautiful antique furniture and homemade crafts. This year on October 15, the boutique is hosting a ladies shopping night. From 5 pm to 9 pm, local women are invited to head over with friends for shopping, drinks, and lots of cackles. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to dress up. Spend the evening enjoying “scary punch,” wine, and snacks with your friends. Don’t forget about the shopping–you’ll get to browse through a wonderful selection of fall clothing and accessories, including an exciting trunk show from Encore Boutique. Leave the kids at home and enjoy a much-needed evening out with your friends! Very Violet Boutique is located at 111 SW 2nd St.

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade

If you’ve never participated in the annual Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade before, this is your year. On Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 12 pm, families and their dogs are invited to attend this Lee’s Summit tradition. Those who wish to dress up in costumes, including children and dogs, are welcome to join in on the parade from City Hall Plaza to Howard Station Park. Make sure to bring your best costume game because at 11 am in Howard Station Park you’ll have the opportunity to compete in a costume contest. After the parade, participating downtown businesses are hosting a trick-or-treat for local kids. Specialized vehicles from the Lee’s Summit Police Department and Fire Department will also be on display. Don’t forget to stop by the adopt-a-pet station by the Lee’s Summit Animal Control division where you might just find your furry new best friend. This event is truly fun for the whole family.

Have a Spooky Good October in Lee’s Summit

Which one of these awesome local events will you be attending this month? Be sure to also check out Summit Skin & Vein Care’s October specials, or stop in to find out more about our products and services.

Top 3 Lunch Spots in Lee’s Summit

The city of Lee’s Summit is full of great restaurants, cafes, and diners. We all have our favorite spot to grab coffee, or meet friends for brunch on the weekend. But what about lunch? With work and busy schedules all too often this essential meal gets replaced by a granola bar or a pitiful sandwich. These three irresistible local Lee’s Summit lunch restaurants will get you excited about eating lunch again.

The Fig Treelunch restaurants

This cozy family-oriented diner is a true Lee’s Summit original. They serve both American comfort food and Middle Eastern specialties. So whether you’re in the mood for a Reuben sandwich or shawarma the friendly staff at the Fig Tree will have something to satisfy your lunch craving. The restaurant’s owners make using locally-sourced, fresh, and organic products a priority, which means that when you go here for lunch you’re supporting more than one local business. Despite its location in a strip mall, the Fig Tree is full of local charm not often found in such locales. We highly recommend one of their daily homemade bakery specials, or their delicious hummus appetizer platter with pita bread and freshly grilled vegetables.

Frankie Farelanes Fast(ish) Food

This casual local lunch spot is one of Lee’s Summit’s latest restaurant additions. Located in the charming old downtown area, this newly opened lunch joint is an offshoot of another more established Lee’s Summit restaurant, Stuey McBrew’s. Frankie’s differentiates itself from Stuey’s by focusing on classic, quick street foods like tacos, wings, and sliders. However, don’t let the “fast” theme make you think this charming local restaurant is comparable to a Taco Bell. They are committed to using fresh, hormone-free ingredients, so you can feel good about what you’re eating. Their interior is modern and sleek, with stainless steel and wood details throughout the space. So, grab your coworkers and head over for a fast(ish) and delicious lunch at Frankie Farelanes.

Ginger Sue’s

Ginger Sue’s is a locally and family-owned breakfast and lunch cafe. After opening their first location in Liberty in 2007, owners David Bradley and Ginger Fuller later opened their Lee’s Summit branch. They strive to create a friendly atmosphere where people can come together for a good meal and good conversation. At Ginger Sue’s, you are always able to “Eat Among Friends,” just like the restaurant’s motto proclaims. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, with plenty of open space and natural light pouring in. Wondering about their food? They have a fabulous selection of omelets, including the unique Aloha Awakea Omelette, which is made with pineapple, ham and cheddar-jack cheese with toasted coconut. We also recommend the Salmon Salad, which features a sautéed salmon fillet on a bed of fresh greens, red onion, red pepper, cucumber, carrots and crumbled goat cheese with a house-made balsamic vinaigrette.

We Love Local Businesses

Ready to dig into a delicious lunch at one of these Lee’s Summit restaurants? So are we. At Summit Skin & Vein Care, we are proud to support other local businesses in Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City area. Call us today at (816) 533-4398.

Lee’s Summit October Events

In Lee’s Summit, there’s always something fun coming up just around the corner. Even though summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that the summer fun has to end. The month of October is full of great local Lee’s Summit events to keep you and your family entertained. Want to know where all the fun is at? You’re in luck because we’ve put together a list of the October events that we are most looking forward to!

Heart of the Summit 5K

The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit is once again hosting the annual Heart of the Summit  5K/10K/1 mile Walk/Run. This year marks the fifth year that the Rotary Club has hosted this event, and the Walk/Run in the past has drawn over 500 participants and volunteers. They host this race annually to benefit the Lee’s Summit Police Department and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department. 100% of the proceeds go toward helping these first responders that our community relies on every day. The Heart of the Summer is not just a fun run; it offers fun activities for all ages, from face painting to a delicious pancake breakfast, plus special appearances by area team mascots. The race’s start and finish will be placed at the corner of 3rd and Green Street in downtown Lee’s Summit, by the City Hall Plaza. It takes place Saturday, September 12 from 8-10 in the morning. Register through the Rotary Club.

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Oktoberfest is not just for Germans. The Lee’s Summit Chamber is hosting an authentic Oktoberfest, set to draw in about 70,000 visitors. This Bavarian-inspired event will take place in historic Downtown Lee’s Summit. Visitors will enjoy traditional German meals, three stages with various entertainment acts, and even a Biergarten! For the children there is a special “Kids Street” with free activities along with arts and crafts booths. Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest will be held on Friday, September 25 from 5-11 p.m., and Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Piccadilly Gala 2015

The 13th annual Piccadilly Gala will take place this year on September 17 from 6-9 p.m. This event is a fun ladies night out to benefit Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to the revitalization and preservation of historic Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests will enjoy a catered dinner and several fun auctions. The theme is “Truly Fabulous…150 Years.” Attire is semi-formal with the option of choosing to wear a favorite style from any decade in the last 150 years. Get tickets here for the Piccadilly Gala.


Summit Skin & Vein Care proudly supports local Lee’s Summit events and businesses. Call us today at (816) 533-4398 to learn more about our services.

Local Business Spotlight: Top 3 Coffee Shops

What’s better than a good quality cup of coffee to start up your morning or brighten a long afternoon? These three local Lee’s Summit coffee shops are bringing great coffee, conversation, and atmosphere to the local cafe scene. Get ready to caffeinate your day with a good old cup of Joe from one of these Lee’s Summit standouts.local coffee shop

Whistle Stop Coffee Shop

Located in the heart of Downtown Lee’s Summit, this local institution has operated since 1993. Along with delicious coffee, they serve a variety of pastries, along with a full breakfast and lunch menu. Since opening over 21 years ago, Whistle Stop has steadily gained a reputation as a friendly local cafe where friends can meet and relax. Their back deck offers extra seating and a pleasant atmosphere in the warmer months, while the inside features fun decor that stays true to the coffee shop’s name, such as their railroad crossing sign. They offer an astounding variety of over 70 different coffee beans. Each month they feature drink specials, such as the Coconut Caramel Creme or the Earl Grey Chai Tea Frost. Fun breakfast menu items include favorites like The Terminator and the Saucy CJ. They even offer a homemade quiche! With food and drinks like those, this local cafe is sure to stay around for another 20+ years.

(227 SE Main St)

Gusto! Coffee Bistro

Gusto! Coffee lives up to its name by serving a unique and interesting menu catering to all kinds of preferences. Along with the classic coffee drink options, they offer up fun originals, like the Starry Starry Night and the Black Velvet. They serve interesting tea latte updates on the London Fog, like the Egypt Fog and the Tokyo Fog. Gusto! even caters to restricted diets with delicious gluten-free items. Beyond their delicious menu, they also provide customers with a wonderful atmosphere with their big windows and cozy fireplace. They also feature fun weekly events, such as live music performances. Their Carhop Club curbside service offers the convenience of major coffee chains while staying true the local vibe and high quality of a small town coffee shop. Plus they sell delicious Christopher Elbow chocolates! Its location across from Longview College makes it the perfect stop for students to grab a pick-me-up or do some studying.

(3390 SW Fascination Dr)

Post Coffee Company

Post Coffee is the newest addition to our favorites list. Since its establishment last year, this local cafe has gained a crowd of loyal regulars because of its dedication to quality. They take a no shortcuts approach by roasting and brewing the coffee beans themselves in-house, after sourcing it through direct trade from Costa Rica. Lee’s Summit coffee-lovers appreciate this straightforward approach, as the result is some truly delicious and high-quality coffee. The decor features wood textures, welded iron, a cozy leather couch, a sleek brew bar. The glass garage doors that can be opened during pleasant weather add an extra dose of cool to the already sleek space. As far as we’re concerned, this new addition is here to stay!

(200 NE Chipman Rd)


At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we love being a part of the Lee’s Summit community. We are proud to feature our fellow local businesses on our blog. Call us today at (816) 533-4398 to learn more about our services.

Local Business Spotlight: Scrapbook Boutique

A Unique Lee’s Summit Business

Scrapbook Boutique, located in downtown Lee’s Summit, provides the community with a unique and creative space for all things scrapbooking. At Scrapbook Boutique, scrapbooks are much more than a decorated photo album. Owner Judee Rettler helps customers tell stories and preserve cherished memories with photos. The scrapbooks can include anything from family photos to memorabilia, such as tickets, letters, and postcards. Unlike with a regular photo album, a scrapbook allows you to tell the story behind the photos and preserve important memories and milestones. This creative local business adds a special flair to downtown Lee’s Summit.

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Many people have boxes filled with old photos and mementos that they don’t know what to do with or how to preserve. Judee is dedicated to helping people preserve those special items, and with them preserve cherished memories too. For anyone who feels intimidated by the process of creating a scrapbook or doesn’t know where to start, Judee is there to give her advice and experience. The Scrapbook Boutique provides all the materials you need to create a beautiful and creative scrapbook, plus some fun ideas to help you get started.

One-on-one scrapbooking classes with Judee give personalized help with creating your scrapbook. She’ll help you focus on a theme, such as family vacations or a special events, and give you all the tools you need to create a beautiful scrapbook to share with friends and family. From the design and layout to the scrapbooking materials, Judee can help through every step of the process.

A Downtown Lee’s Summit Specialty

Scrapbook Boutique is located at 100 Southeast 3rd Street in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Summit Skin & Vein Care is proud to share the Lee’s Summit business community with this fun and unique boutique.

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