Local Handcrafted Gifts at Arts & Letters

Why, oh why people line up for Black Friday the DAY after eating their weight in turkey is beyond me…especially when we have something called “Small Business Saturday” which is like Black Friday except the crowds aren’t ravenous, the shops are local and the products, in my opinion, are better.  This is where one of…

Sinfully Delicious BBQ at City Butcher

City Butcher, the epitome of meaty perfection, has been a pillar of excellence in the meat-eating community since November 2014. They have established themselves as a premier melt-in-your-mouth BBQ restaurant and butcher in Springfield, Mo. My partner and I recently had the great fortune of trying their biggest and best-featured items, as well as meeting City…

Avon in Springfield, Missouri

Avon, a brand known all over the country, and a quality one at that. Founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell who employed men to sell perfume for women door to door. Soon he was approached by a women named P.F.E. Albee who became the first woman to sell perfume in the United States. Albee,…