Author archives: AY Staff

No Longer A Victim

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Women and Children First held its Vegas on the Rocks fundraiser earlier this month. In honor of that fundraiser, we're sharing this story from the December 2010 issue of AY Magazine. By Angela E. Thomas // Photography by Chach Bursey, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Media Relations and the Williams family 18. That’s the number of females — in Ar[...]

A Proud Father Celebrates His Baby's 5th Birthday

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Little Rock favorite Local Lime celebrated its fifth birthday earlier this week. In honor of that milestone, we wanted to share our story on Yellow Rocket Concepts founder Scott McGehee from when he was featured as one of our Intriguing Men earlier this year. Read on to learn more about McGehee, Local Lime and other Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurants. Photo [...]

Laura’s Draperies & Blinds Now Open in The Heights

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Laura Bass, owner of Laura’s Draperies & Blinds, opened her first retail location in The Heights last month. The shop is located at 5910 R Street in Little Rock. Laura, one of AY’s Faces of Arkansas, started her business out of her home in 2005. She says she decided to open a storefront so that the interior designers and clients she works with could h[...]

Start Your Christmas Shopping at Dazzle Daze

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Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 16th annual Dazzle Daze in Conway. Held at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds at 2505 East Oak Street from Nov. 16-18, the event is one of the largest holiday shopping events in Arkansas. Dazzle Daze will include a raffle for a new Ford Mustang convertible and other prizes, Girls’ Nite Out early bird sh[...]

The Main Street Christmas Tree Has Arrived

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the arrival of the Main Street Christmas tree! A multitude of people are responsible for bringing Christmas to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is a labor of love,” says Chris Tanner, owner of Cheers in the Heights and Samanth[...]

UAMS Raises Money for Cancer Research in Style

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The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was one of the beneficiaries of this year’s QVC Presents “Shoes on Sale,” an event that supports breast cancer research and education. UAMS has been involved with the event, which is hosted by QVC and the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation, for 16 years, Co[...]

Little Rock Ranks in Best Cities for Quality of Life

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What makes Little Rock so appealing to residents and visitors? It's the relaxed, easy-going tempo, the amazing culinary scene featuring award-winning restaurants, the abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventures, and the charming neighborhoods filled with boutique shops and tree-lined streets. NerdWallet analyzed 177 U.S. cities with more than 150,00[...]

See Chihuly: In the Forest Until Nov. 27

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This fall, experience a stunning outdoor exhibition featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges. Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spa[...]

Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change

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Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change is a unique casino-themed party featuring Vegas-style gaming, unique entertainment, libations, gourmet food and a boutique silent auction to raise money for Women and Children First. General Admission: $50 - Includes complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 - 8 p.m., gourmet snacks provided by Cache, and $1000 in gamin[...]

Celebrate Arkansas Foodways With A Night of Candlelight

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The Historic Arkansas Museum's 21st Candlelight Gala takes place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Attendees will "celebrate Arkansas foodways – the intersection of food in the culture and tradition of Arkansas – from the Delta to the foothills of the Ozarks," according to an event description. The event kicks off the museum’s yearlong celebration of Arkan[...]