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Photo Story: Holiday Entertaining with Whole Foods Market x Plaza City Club Apartments

Photo Story: Holiday Entertaining with Whole Foods Market x Plaza City Club Apartments

Photography by Treezy

Whole Foods Market Kansas Holiday Entertaining

Photo Story: Holiday Entertaining with Whole Foods Market x Plaza City Club Apartments

For this holiday season I partnered with Whole Foods Market and the Plaza Club City Apartments to host an intimate yet festive get together with friends.

The Location, Plaza Club City Apartments

Nestled on the lovely Kansas City Country Club Plaza, the Plaza Club City Apartments are refreshingly elegant and modernized. If you head to the rooftop, you will find one of its most stunning features, the Sky Club. This part indoor, part outdoor suite overlooks the entire Country Club Plaza and boasts amenities such as a free hanging flat screens, multiple lounge areas, indoor/outdoor fireplaces and up to date kitchen appliances.

The decor is very versatile, in my party preparations I found myself only needing to fill the room with fresh, winter greenery.

Plaza Club City Apartments Sky Club
Plaza City Club Apartments, Kansas City Country Club Plaza
View from Plaza City Club Apartments
Plaza City Club Apartments Sky Club, Kansas City
Whole Foods Market - Holiday Entertaining, Kasim Hardaway

Add a little Greenery!

Subtle decor is sometimes the best decor.  

The Bites, Whole Foods Market

Seafood can be a quick and delicious solution for holiday parties. I envisioned light, shareable apps for this holiday get together and prepared a trio: broiled lobster tails with dried thyme, shrimp cocktail and a raw oyster bar paired with Farm to Market Company’s crusty baguettes.

Whole Foods Market’s sustainable seafood program and strict quality of standards ensures that your seafood is always fresh and of the highest caliber.

Whole Foods Market Kansas - Lobster
Whole Foods Market Kansas
Whole Food Market Kansas - Lobster
Farm to Market Bread Company - Kansas City, Kasim Hardaway
Whole Foods Market Kansas - Shrimp Cocktail
Whole Foods Kansas - Shrimp Cocktail
Whole Foods Kansas - Oysters

Sauce it up!

Serve a few tasty sauces along with oysters to elevate your raw bar.

Whole Food Market Kansas - Oysters
Whole Food Market Kansas - Oysters

The Drinks

A toast is key to any holiday party. Whether it be with something as simple as Pale Ales from Boulevard Brewing Company or a grapefruit sparkler made with freshly squeezed juice. 

Boulevard Brewing Company, Kasim Hardaway
Whole Foods Market Kansas - Cocktail
Whole Foods Market Holiday Entertaining
Whole Foods Market Kansas - Holiday Party

Grapefruit Sparklers 

Fill champagne flute with your favorite sparkling wine and top with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Garnish with a stem of thyme.

Boulevard Brewing Company Cheers

Whole Foods Market

7401 West 91st Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66212

6621 West 119th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66209

14615 West 119th Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062
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Plaza Club City Apartments

4621 Jefferson Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Whole Foods Market and Plaza Club City Aparments. The opinions are all mine.

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