Stories by Jessica
Setting the scene for holiday gatherings
With no pressure of presents, Thanksgiving allows you to focus on what’s important — family and food.
Party planning can be a nightmare — it’s easy to get carried away, spend more than anticipated and bite off more than you can chew — but even in this spooky time of year, there’s no need to scare yourself into never hosting again.
Although children may be groaning at the thought of early mornings and homework assignments, one great thing about back-to-school season is picking new clothes.
Babies come with lots of stuff; here’s a must-have list to keep your registry on track
Bringing home baby can mean bringing home tons of new stuff.
Pretty pedicures come in all colors, in salon or at home
No one wants to let their feet hang off the side of the pool with naked toenails.
Innovative products are available for every kind of man on Father’s Day
It’s been said that men are separated from boys by the price of their toys, and those toys can vary drastically in both hobby and style.
A touch of the outdoors inside
When it comes to your home, a little extra living space can be extremely valuable and the addition of a sunroom might be just the trick, while also inviting the outdoors inside.
Building your workday wardrobe
Choosing the perfect outfit can be tough. Choosing the perfect outfit for a job interview or professional environment can be even more nerve-wracking.
Make the most of outdoor living this summer
Whether catching rays or sipping lemonade in the shade, Missouri’s spring and summer weather beckons its residents to spend time outside.
Fit flea market finds into your décor
Warm weather brings garage sales galore and beautiful days to visit local thrift shops.
With thousands of sandals to choose from, there is a perfect pair for every spring and summer occasion.
After months of boots and sweaters, it’s safe to say spring fever has officially set in.
Whether headed to the supermarket, the gym, on a date or to a wedding, adding a braid to your hair can add stylish and even sensible flair.
Get it together!
Professional organizer and owner of Managed Chaos, LLC, Laura Forbis recommends a little hard work to get organized, but forming good habits to stay that way.
A chic Christmas
Amidst the hustle and bustle of December, it may be tough to carve out time to look your best. But with parties and family dinners on the schedule, finding the perfect outfit and looking good from head to toe doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking.
Dating back to ancient Greece and now gracing the doors of homes in the 21st century, wreaths undoubtedly have stood the test of time.
Young girls, teenagers, moms and grandmothers are pairing boots, both tall and short, with sweaters and scarves, classic plaid, jeans, leggings and even business wear.
Wilson’s Fitness has found its Jefferson City home in the Capital Mall for approximately 14 years. It has grown significantly over the years, expanding and making use of the space around it.
The third annual Pitch It & Win It contest will be held Saturday morning. The event, hosted by StartUp JC and the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to let entrepreneurs test their ideas for a new business venture to local business professionals.
Katherine Wakefield, former co-owner of Backstage Barbers, partnered together with Dino Cubilla, owner of Hoxton Tavern and Grill, to open Kat-A-Tonic.
Another displaced Downtown Mall business found its new Jefferson City home just down the street at the end of July.
Once a month, the Capital Mall in Jefferson City will offer home-based businesses, arts and crafts vendors, and direct sale businesses the opportunity to set up shop.
While driving down Jefferson City's East McCarty Street, many may have noticed recent construction in Warwick Village.
Halloween City, a national costume store, has officially opened for the spooky season at 2509 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City.
Johnson Barber & Beauty Shop, 609 E. Elm St., will be moving in the coming months to a Marshall Street address.
Dollar General opened in Belle at 1005 Missouri Highway 28 with its first 50 shoppers receiving gift cards and other prizes.
J Street Vintage, Gritty & Pretty opened its doors at 615 Jefferson St. on Saturday morning.
Boaz Mwamtobe is a Jefferson City man making the most of his situation and taking the car washing business for a drive.
High Voltage Arcade has officially opened inside the Capital Mall, where Aladdin’s Castle previously entertained gamers of all ages.
A love of baking spurred by the death of her grandmother has brought Becky Stephenson to the start of a new business venture.
Currently located along Edgewood Drive, Red Wheel Bike Shop, Jefferson City’s only bike rental, will be heading across town come November.
After 66 years, one of Jefferson City’s classic restaurants will be changing its name and moving locations.
Entrepreneurs will gather 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce building to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
When the dream became a real possibility, Erin Geiser asked the other grooming salon employees if they would be willing to come with her once Petco closed its doors.
Jefferson City’s Dreams to Reality is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Tuesday to celebrate some big changes to its 512 Jefferson St. building.
Kelley’s Kabana, located in Wardsville, has changed ownership and is touting a new name - Perfect Image.
Jefferson City Young Professionals, formerly known as hYPe, will host the third annual YP Summit.
StartUp Jefferson City plans to host its annual “Pitch It & Win It” contest on Oct. 25. To prepare entrepreneurs interested in pitching their business plan, StartUp JC will host an Aug. 16 “Practice Pitch” event.
Jefferson City’s newest beauty products store will be opening this weekend, including grand opening events Friday. ULTA Beauty, which includes a salon, will be located at 3535 Missouri Blvd.
Show-Me Gold & Silver opened in its new Capital Mall home last week and is settling in nicely.
Chinese restaurant Yen Ching in Jefferson City closed its doors today after serving up crab rangoons, cashew chicken and the like for nearly four decades.
Another sure sign of summer in Jefferson City includes the kickoff of Jeff City Start, an intern initiative now in its fourth year.
Lawyer and entrepreneur Sam Trapp plans to open Trappers Too in Jefferson City. The restaurant will be located at 306 E. High St., the former home of Morgan’s Grill.
Jefferson City area resident Jason Varner opened Nspire Nutrition on May 8. The store, located at 310 Jefferson Street, is inspiring people to “live, breath, and act healthier.”
After a successful first year, the Jefferson City Leadership Class of 2013 is bringing back the Capital City People’s Choice Missouri Wine Competition. The event will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln University Inman E. Page Library.
Jefferson City residents will once again have the opportunity to explore historic buildings — some renovated, others in need or restoration — during the May 18 Hidden Spaces, Secret Places tour.
In less than a year, Advanced Garden Supply outgrew its space. Don and Heather Willman opened the store last July and moved from its Missouri Boulevard storefront to a new location last week.
A new resale shop has opened in Jefferson City off Ellis Boulevard, featuring women’s and children’s gently used clothing and accessories.
After several requests on a regular basis, Nick Smith, owner of Red Wheel Bike Shop on W. Edgewood Drive, decided to offer bikes for rent.
A Jefferson City couple is taking full advantage of a property at 1931 W. Main St., which has been under construction since Charlie and Jessica Christiansen purchased it in late September.