6 Victor's Home & Upholstery
10 Back to Nature
24 Bulletin board
28 The Personal Touch
34 A Family's New Story
Publisher David Small
Editor Kris Baker
Advertising Executive Angie Riffel
Graphic Designer Mike Nickells
Editorial Board Stoney Bogan
It’s hard to believe that afternoons at the pool, picnics in the park, and Thursdays at the Mission Market are now just familiar memories until next year. Where, oh where did the summer go? As clichéd as it sounds, the older I get the more amazed I am how quickly we race through summertime.
Now our thoughts turn to back to school, football season, roasting s’mores, and, before we know it, there will be leaves crunching under our feet on walks around town. The change of seasons gives us a chance to refocus on home and creating inviting and comfortable places to create lasting memories with friends and family. Fall is my very favorite!
This issue’s cover story features a relative newcomer to the Mission business scene. Rene (Victor) Flores opened Victor’s Home & Upholstery in the Mission Mart Shopping Center last October relocating from mid-town Kansas City. His showroom is full of fabrics and decorative elements and his enthusiasm for helping customers breathe new life into special pieces of furniture shines through in this story. We are excited to see him expand later this year with a specialty lampshade store right next door to his current shop.
As you read the story of Zack Herrmann and Kristen Wolf of City Roots Nursery, you can’t help being impressed by the knowledge and expertise they share about native plants. Mission Market vendors since 2019, they love answering questions and educating Mission residents about how native plants can “make a yard come alive.” If you are looking for a distinctive and sustainable landscape plan, you can catch up with them at their nursery during the market off-season.
Our next story turns your attention back inside as the designers at Nest Interiors share their approach to interior decorating. Katy Cassaw and Kat Benson have partnered to provide clients with an eclectic mix of design styles - bold & stylish, yet always livable. Their goal is to have their client’s home tell a story and “help you come home to Nest.” They pride themselves in really listening to the homeowner’s perspective and vision and helping them turn that vision into reality.
Our final story in this issue shares the experiences of Claire and Darion Hillman who recently completed a major renovation to their Mission home. The Hillmans have added a second story to their 1950’s ranch home located just off of Nall Ave. With a growing family, the Hillman’s chose to invest in making changes to their home that would allow them to stay in our community, putting down even deeper roots. It’s not an undertaking for the faint of heart, but it’s exciting to see our residents get creative in finding ways to stay right here in Mission!
I hope that whether you took a vacation or enjoyed a staycation you made some fantastic memories this summer and are looking forward to fall in Mission as much as I am!
-Sollie Flora, Mayor