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CBJ's Lure 3.2018

FROM THE EDITOR

FROM THE EDITOR Lure of the garden During a snowstorm in early February, my son wistfully sighed, “spring can’t get here fast enough.” As winter winds down, we are certainly looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and the beautiful Iowa landscape coming to life again. Like many of you, I have been planning my garden and outdoor spaces ever since the final harvest last fall. I planted my first garden in many years last spring, filling it with a variety of plants and seeds. I look forward to using what I learned to help guide my planting decisions this year. Local gardening guru Cindy Hadish talked to several experts about how to plan and plant a container garden, taking a look at suggested plants and the containers themselves (pages 16-23). Expanding on the growing theme, Cindy also reached out to several local producers who provide fresh food to area restaurants to learn more about the win-win partnerships (pages 36-38). Now that you have your garden planned, you’ll need an efficient space to work with all of that fresh, tasty produce. This month, the Lure staff takes a look at several high-design kitchens in the Corridor. When Army veterans Ben and Jennie Wunderlich built a new house near Iowa City, they knew the kitchen would be a hub of activity for their family. Writer Tricia Brown and photographer Brian Draeger give us a tour of the Wunderlichs’ kitchen, which is anchored by a big, blue island (pages 4-9). Tricia and Brian also stepped inside Mitchell and Kelly Manning’s renovated kitchen in their 1900-era farmhouse north of Iowa City (page 10-15). While they wanted to preserve the rustic charm of the home, they added modern touches such as sleek black appliances complemented by black hardware on the white cabinets. Some of you may be familiar with Nina Swan-Kohler’s cooking classes held at her Robins home on a regular basis. Writer Ruth Paarman paired up with Brian to give you a closer look at how Nina pulls off the classes and runs her culinary business from her ample main kitchen with plenty of seating, and a second kitchen providing additional preparation space (pages 24-29). As in the last issue of Lure, Ruth and Brian illustrate how salvaged items can be transformed into interesting home décor. This time around, they talk to artists who take simple items like cups or even scrap metal to make unique garden art (page 30-35). We hope you enjoy our spring issue and find inspiration to get out and garden. We’re already hard at work planning our summer issue, which will be out in early June. We’re looking at patios and pools that provide a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of work and everyday life. If you have any ideas you would like to share, drop me a line at (319) 665-6397 ext. 309 or angela@corridorbusiness.com. Angela Holmes Editor SPRING 2018 Chief Executive Officer & Publisher John F. Lohman Vice President Aspen N. Lohman Chief Operating Officer & Associate Publisher Andrea Rhoades Magazine & Special Projects Editor Angela Holmes Writers Tricia Brown Cindy Hadish Ruth Paarman Photographer Brian Draeger Graphic Design Manager Becky Lyons Graphic Designer Julia Druckmiller Magazine Media Consultant Judith Cobb Chief Content Officer Adam Moore CBJ Media Consultant Kelly Meyer Event Marketing Coordinator Ashley Levitt Event Media Consultant Rhonda Roskos Marketing & Distribution Manager Jean Suckow TAKE A TOUR OF A MODERN FARMHOUSE LURE KITCHENS with style Corridor restaurants go farm to table Container Gardening SALVAGED ITEMS BECOME ART ON THE COVER Ben and Jennie Wunderlich's kitchen in their new home southwest of Iowa City provides ample space to cook, entertain and even do homework on its big, blue island. Read about their fun and functional kitchen starting on page 4. Inset: This colorful Calibrachoa Calipetite is just one of many options for container gardening. See more, starting on page 16. Contents are registered to Corridor Media Group. Reproductions or other use, in whole or in part, of the contents of the publication without permission is strictly prohibited. 2345 Landon Road, Ste. 100 North Liberty, IA 52317 319.665.NEWS www.corridorbusiness.com 2 LURE SPRING 2018

CONTENTS 4 Functional & Fun Ben and Jennie Wunderlich 10 Modern Farmhouse Mitchell and Kelly Manning 16 Container Gardening 101 Brighten small spaces 4 20 Pots that Pop Local experts talk container trends 24 Classy Kitchen Cachet Nina Swan-Kohler 30 Pizzazz and Personality Salvaged items become art 16 36 Fresh Flavors Restaurants source local ingredients 24 LURE SPRING 2018 3