Adam Pfeifer of Anaphora recently wrote a story for Made in KC Explore discussing the top six men’s shops in Kansas City. One of those on his list was ULAH! Read more below!
At ULAH, we like to really get to know our clients. What do they like about Kansas City? What role do they play in our community? What significance does men’s apparel have in their daily life? We sat down with our client and friend — Reece Hale, with Mission Hills Living Magazine — to hear the latest updates on what’s going on in his world.
What is your role at N2 Publishing & Mission Hills Living Magazine?
I’m a founding member of N2 Publishing. In 2005 we launched our first publications in Wilmington, North Carolina and St. Louis, MO where I lived for seven years prior to moving to Kansas City in 2011. In 2014, I founded Mission Hills Living and have a wonderful team of Mission Hills residents that help us create and produce the publication on a monthly basis.
What is your favorite thing about Kansas City?
What’s not to like!? My wife Katie and I are both sports fans; although, this has caused some division in our household since Katie is a die-hard Royals fan — and I will always give allegiance to the St. Louis Cardinals. However, we’ve managed to bridge the gap with our mutual love for the Kansas City Chiefs and Sporting KC.
We are both passionate about performing arts. My wife, Katie, has been a part of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus for the past couple of years. It’s amazing having the Kaufmann right here in our own back yard…it really is one of the most phenomenal performing arts centers in the world.
Mission Hills is the Kansas City community you’re focusing on with N2 Publishing. Why Mission Hills?
The people of Mission Hills is what makes that neighborhood such a gem. The stories…the rich history…and the life accomplishments of the residents are beyond any other community I’ve been a part of so far.
What are a few of your favorite places to go in Kansas City?
We really enjoy the locally owned establishments in Kansas City. We often go to eat at Joe’s KC BBQ and LuLu’s in Westwood. We also frequent Char Bar and Julep in Westport. Occasionally we escape to The Phoenix and watch live jazz on a Friday night. Saturdays, we like to venture down to the River Market and pick up fresh produce. You may even find us at Story in the Prairie Village Shops on a Sunday night, wrapping up the weekend with a fun dinner and a glass of wine.
Congratulations on being a new dad! You had a girl! How has that changed your day to day?
Being a dad is the best! One of my favorite things to do is cuddle with my new daughter, Zariah. We have a daily routine of singing and dancing together. I’ve found myself wanting to cut out of work a little earlier each day to get my Zariah fix! My wife, Katie, is an amazing mom. I’ve been making a point to help take care of cooking, cleaning and giving her time to recalibrate and enjoy some free time. It takes more effort and intention these days to maintain balance in our lives, but we love it!
What role does men’s fashion play in your daily life?
I never know who I’ll be meeting day to day. While much of my job is remote, I typically meet with a handful of local business during the week. I could be sitting down with the owner of a landscaping company or a doctor or real estate agent — all in a given day or week. It’s important to me to look and feel professional, but accessible at the same time.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve never been a shirt and tie kind of guy, but have always appreciated being fashion conscious and unique. I know attire plays a big role in creating positive or negative impressions, and I’ve always found it important as a business owner to be memorable. I love being able to go from a meeting with clients to jumping into family time without skipping a beat. Having a wardrobe that can play in both spaces makes my life run a little smoother. And, to be candid, it just makes me feel good.
We get it. Life is crazy, and you’re busy running from one thing to the next. We’re constantly thinking of ways to make shopping easier for you. While we are building the back end of our e-commerce and other technology that will help make shopping easier, we wanted to make sure you knew what we have right now that can help you when you’re in a pinch or just want a little extra personal service.
You can text ULAH directly at 913-777-8734. Whether you have a quick question about a product, you need to rush by and pick up a wrapped gift, or you have a trip coming up and you want us to pull a rack of looks for you — text us with your first and last name and we will get moving on solving whatever problem you need help with.
Stay tuned as we continue to develop our other services!
Live Wildly – Dress For Life
At ULAH, we understand that men are multi-dimensional. In fact, we based our men’s apparel and lifestyle store concept on the realization that most of the men we know do many or most of these six activities in any given week:
- Works Hard
- Plays Often
- Stays Active
- Enjoys the Journey
- Shows He Cares
- Gives Back
This year, we thought we’d share our ULAH Father’s Day gift ideas with those lifestyle activities in mind:
For the man who works hard
For the man who plays often
For the man who stays active
For the man who enjoys the journey
For the man who shows he cares
For the man who gives back
We can’t tell you how excited we are to hang out with renowned designer Michael Bastian this Thursday at ULAH during the ULAH’s Michael Bastian Event: Cocktail Party / Meet & Greet / Trunk Show! Would you like to join us? Check out the details and sign up on our Eventbrite page! Drinks provided by S.D. Strong Distilling, food by Blue Sushi Sake Grill – Woodside Village, and collaborative beats by Quixotic featuring DJ Sheppa Appehs and Steven Martin on saxophone. Don’t miss out!
ULAH has several events planned for Spring and Summer, with more to come! Check out the latest planned events here:
GQ Magazine made a list of the top sunglasses for men for 2017. See page 8 of the article to find ULAH’s favorite pair of Raen sunglasses, available in-store at 4707 Rainbow Blvd, Westwood, KS — in brand new Woodside Village.
We need to get ready for our Spring 2017 merchandise. So we’ve marked existing sale items down even further, and have added more to the sale section. You better hurry in — before someone else looks AWESOME in what would’ve been your new favorite pair of britches!
Still need to grab a gift? Don’t feel bad! We’ve had lots of last minute shopping today. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store that you can grab and go and still make a good impression.
When we were considering which fragrances to carry at ULAH, we knew we wanted something special and unique — something that can’t be found everywhere. We discovered two lines that are not only hard to find, but are also masculine, sophisticated, and come from the highest quality materials.
- Parfums de Marly: Staying true to its regal roots, Parfums de Marly delivers complex and sophisticated fragrances. Their fragrances bear the names of the breeds of horses that they have been inspired from, while paying homage to the aromatic courts of King Louis XV in 18th century France. Of their extensive line, ULAH carries Herod, Pegasus, Godolphin, Galloway, Byerley, Layton, and Oajan. To learn more about Parfums de Marly, visit their site by clicking here.
- Atelier Cologne: This is the first of a new kind of pure perfume fragrance called Cologne Absolue. Atelier Cologne blended citruses with the most precious natural raw materials. The result is a line of perfectly balanced creations that have exceptionally long lasting power. Each Cologne Absolue expresses a story of powerful memories and treasured emotions. ULAH currently carries Cédrat Enivrant, Vétiver Fatal, Gold Leather, Santal Carmin, Poivre Electrique, Tobacco Nuit. To learn more about Atelier Cologne, visit their site by clicking here.