Madeleine Leroux

alleyCat Yoga Plans Move

Local yoga studio alleyCat has announced plans to move from its space at 17 N. Fourth St. by the end of May. In a blog post, studio owner Susan Mathis says the studio will close its Fourth Street location at noon May 25. On June 1, the studio will reopen its physical space in a […]

Crumbl Menu Drops Pink Sugar Cookie

If you’re a Crumbl cookie fan, you’ll want to pay attention: The popular franchise is making a menu change. Crumbl announced that after Saturday, April 23, customers will no longer be able to find the pink sugar cookie regularly on the menu. The pink cookie has been a mainstay on the menu since Crumbl first […]

Celebrate Earth Day in Columbia

Ready to get down to Earth? Earth Day 2022 is this week and Columbia has a couple of different ways to celebrate. On Sunday, from noon-7 p.m., Peace Park will host the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival with more than 200 vendor booths, eco-centered entertainment and sustainability workshops. If you get to Peace Park a […]

Spring Shop Hop Set for Saturday

Here’s an extra incentive to shop local this weekend: The District is hosting its Spring Shop Hop 2022 on Saturday. Participating businesses will have new arrivals, sales and special offers, as well as complimentary refreshments. Plus, parking is free in downtown garages all weekend. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page or the website […]

Bamboo Terrace Opens Downtown Location

Bamboo Terrace’s new downtown location has opened its doors. Located at 26 S. Ninth St., the site of the former International Café is offering limited dine in and take out menus from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily as part of its soft opening. Bamboo Terrace is continuing to offer takeout from its old location at 3101 […]

Get Creative with Save the Dates

Congratulations — you’re engaged! Now you get to start planning. And once you’ve set a date, it’s time to notify your friends and family with the classic save the dates. But you don’t have to do what everyone else does! The wedding blog A Practical Wedding has compiled 50 different creative ideas for save the […]

The Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide

Not sure where to begin with planning your wedding? There’s a guide for that. Central Missouri Wedding Expo has released its 2022 “Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide for the Midwest Bride.” This free guide has questionnaires to help you and your partner figure out the type of wedding you want, as well as information on where […]

Finding the Right Vendors

When planning a wedding, you often have to deal with quite a few vendors, from catering to photography to officiants and even the venue itself. It can be a daunting challenge for those unprepared, but a little research can go a long way. Complete Weddings + Events in Columbia offers a few tips and tricks […]

Resourceful Resale

Planning a wedding on a budget? There are lot of ways to cut the costs while still making the wedding of your dreams! And one way to do that is through local resale. Gently used, and even some unused, wedding items are often put right back up for sale after the big day, and there’s […]

Natural Looks Top Wedding Hair Trends for 2022

Not sure what your bridal look will be when it comes to your hair? The big trends for 2022 are moving away from the elaborate styles of recent years and into the “less is more” style. Simple elegance, boho vibes and au natural looks are all in vogue this year. But fear not, if the […]

Spring Bridal Show Set for May

Are you getting wedding ready? There’s so much to consider when planning your wedding, but the Central Missouri Wedding Expo is here to help, with its Spring Bridal Show set for noon-3 p.m. May 1 at Stephens College. In addition to various vendors, a fashion show and a $10,000 wedding giveaway, the Central Missouri Spring Bridal […]

ACA Business Club Provides Connections, Space

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new option for networking has been growing in the Columbia area. The ACA Business Club, 204 Peach Way suite A, has been quietly expanding its membership throughout the past two years, thanks to the efforts of Lili Vianello and her husband John Shrum, who manage the club.  Vianello’s business, Visionworks Marketing […]

Columbia's Cutest Couples

Local Love: Meet Columbia’s Cutest Couples

Photos by L.G. Patterson When spring is in the air, love is in the air. And we wanted to share some love stories.  So we asked you to nominate some of the cutest couples in Columbia, and you came through! Sixteen of the cutest CoMo couples we’ve ever seen were nominated and more than 450 […]

CEO Roundtable

A New Vision

The Columbia business community has had its share of struggles in the past few years. The global pandemic strained existing issues and created new ones, from supply chain problems to struggling to attract and retain workers.  Inside Columbia Publisher Emeritus Fred Parry hosted a CEO Roundtable at Zimmer Communications with 11 local business, civic and […]

Creating a Grayscale Sanctuary

Photos by L.G. Patterson When it came time to renovate their home, Steve and Jill Graham saw the perfect opportunity to make their home feel more like their sanctuary. The couple wanted to make the home feel more like an extension of their personality, so Joyce Smith of Joyce Ann Designs got to work on […]

Making a Green Start

Photos by L.G. Patterson L eah Christian has always been a bit of an environmentalist. It was something she always had an interest in thanks to her parents, so it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Christian has taken that environmentalist bent and turned it into a business. In August, Christian started The […]

Making Their Mark

Photos by L.G. Patterson For most of us, high school and college were times of fun and friends, exploration and excitement, monumental moments and massive mistakes. While the same may be said for Dylan Frazier, Begim Tokhirjonova and Ariel Schachtman, these three young Columbians have also filled their formative years with dedication. Whether it’s spending […]

Coley’s to close

Coley’s American Bistro, 15 S. 6th St., has announced plans to permanently close after Saturday, Nov. 13. In a Facebook post Wednesday night, owners Brian and Kerri Coley said it was “a bittersweet decision but it is the right one for us.” “Throughout the pandemic, we have been strongly supported by our community,” the post […]