It’s Valentine’s week and our 9th anniversary here at Town&Style—love is in the air! We’re only two months into the new year, and we already have lots of things to love: the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory, our Blues in first place, our Cardinals reporting to Spring Training, the first steps of construction underway on our MLS stadium and Punxsutawney Phil NOT seeing his shadow!

Grant with Aunt Kiki

This issue (and every issue), we want to really promote the love we have for our city and the connection you hopefully feel when you pick up a copy of this publication. Our wish is that we are like an old friend you can pick up with right where you left off. This paper represents the good stuff we all need to hear more of. Please continue to contact us with your success stories. This town is full of citizens who are doing amazing things that need to be shared. Tell us! (

Brock with Aunt Kiki

For me, this Valentine’s Day is yet another reminder of the love I am surrounded with by my family and friends. While there isn’t that one special someone in my life on this very public day of affection, I am so grateful for the friendships I have every day. We laugh together, cry together, keep it real together, and will show up anytime day or night for each other. That, to me, is the true definition of unconditional love. So, as you are ordering or receiving the roses or getting a little bling over a great dinner, stop and reflect on all of the ways you are loved. Don’t wait to schedule that coffee date, lunch or phone call to touch base with your people. It will be a great reminder that time with you is what those who love you really want.

I hope you enjoy our anniversary issue, and we look forward to sharing new features throughout the year. Suggestions are always welcome!

In closing, in the words of my two favorite Valentines, my nephews, we heart you!