Home stager to give free consultations at new Kirkland's store
Wichita stager Teresa Miller will be offering free consultations Sept. 10 and 11 at the grand opening of the Kirkland's store at NewMarket Square, 2441 N. Maize Road. Miller will give decor and organizing advice and answer questions from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
She asks that people wanting consulting help bring:
* Digital photos of the room or space for which advice is needed.
* Fabric samples or paint swatches if available.
* Photos of key pieces of furniture or collections that are to be showcased.
Miller owns Impressive Properties Staging and Design, www.impressiveproperties.net/home.nxg.
'Iron Chef' contest at farmers market
The Old Town Farmers Market will have its Ninth Annual Iron Chef Competition today at First and Mosley. The secret ingredient that chefs will be using in their cooking will be revealed at 8:30 a.m., and the resulting dishes will be judged by Beth and Guy Bower and Sierra Scott at 10 a.m.
The chefs who will be competing are Paul Freimuth, Hyatt Harvest Kitchen; reigning champ Ben George, Tallgrass Country Club; Adam Courtney, who's about to take over at A.V.I.; and Brian Mangers, Candle Club.
'Shop local' market next weekend
Food for Thought will have a Fall Fling Outdoor Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at 2929 E. Central.
The market will feature Kansas artisans, crafters and food. Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, home of heritage poultry, will have a Chef Showdown to benefit Botanica's new Children's Garden.
Food vendors will include Good Shepherd's chicken dishes, Cheney Tomatoes, and Jason Wiebe Cheese, and there will be natural beauty products, jewelry, children's clothing and gifts, and vintage and upcycled items.
Victoria platters bloom at Botanica
Now in bloom on the Boeing Pond, the Victoria amazonica, or Victoria water platter, is native to the quiet shallow waters in tropical South America, but each summer makes an appearance at Botanica. They are noted for the huge size of their leaves (4 to 6 feet in diameter) and their night-blooming, pineapple-scented flowers that bloom in the summer (opening at dusk and closing by noon). Each flower only lasts two to three days.