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Author: Rwitabhadra 'Ritz' Chatterjee Dasgupta

Rwitabhadra(Ritz) is the founder and writer of JOURNOSPEAK, which shares a slice of her life with her readers. She is a former TV Journalist who traded in the television mic to be a Lifestyle Blogger and Stylist. A messy bun is more of her style when she is not sitting front row at Fashion Weeks to scope out the latest trends.. The KC Proud movement is more than just a hashtag for her and loves to promote local small business, restaurants, coffee shops, through her Lifestyle Blog.She is an avid traveler, who loves to recharge her batteries on travels with her family. She completed her Masters in Sociology and is currently working on her second Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is mom to her 5 year old daughter and her 6-month-old labrador rescue pup. She has been active in animal rescue since her teenage years along with her brother. 

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It’s a brand new year and we all seemed to have braced the first few weeks back to work. Why is it so difficult to get back to work after a break? The struggle is real, but retail therapy for me is very soothing. So in order to beat the blues of getting back to the grind, I decided to splurge on myself with some shopping at my favorite mall - Legends Outlets Kansas City

The holiday season is here! And if it's the holidays then shopping is high on everyone's to-do list. What kind of shopper are you? Are you someone who prides herself/himself for thoughtful, handpicked gifts for your friends and family? Or do you go for gift cards? If you see yourself in the first group, then I have some good news for you! Every family has a foodie, and food and beverage gifts that are also local to Kansas City, KS is a win-win for sure! I decided to round up some unique items for the food-lover in your life.   

Who doesn’t love an evening out with their girlfriends? And if that involves shopping, then that makes it even better. If boutiques are more your jam, then let me take you on a boutique crawl. Yes, you heard that right. Just a few miles from the hustle and bustle of the Village West area there is the truly unique shopping experience that can be found in downtown Bonner Springs.