Author archives: Jillian McGehee

Derby Day Soiree

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The long-standing traditions of the Kentucky Derby are lived out each year in Little Rock at Southern Silks. Big hats, gents and ladies dressed in their Sunday best, mint juleps and even “horse” races are all part of this fundraiser benefiting Methodist Family Health. The races at this event don’t involve the thoroughbreds clocking the track at Churchill Dow[...]

Enjoying The Long Run

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Early this year, thousands of runners took to the streets of Little Rock and North Little Rock for the Little Rock Marathon. This year marked the event’s 15th anniversary. Running continues to rise in popularity to meet people’s needs for health and fitness as well as camaraderie and outdoor exploration. University of Arkansas Little Rock instructor and AY [...]

Dream Home

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ome, garden and lifestyle guru, Chris Olsen, has found his dream home in the historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock. He’s named it after Park Hill’s original name – “Edgemont.” When Olsen spotted the grand Spanish Colonial home – with quite the storied past – on Skyline, he wasn’t actively seeking a new place to dwell. “We weren’t even loo[...]

More Than Culinary Technique

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he pinnacle of activity at Petit Jean typically takes place at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – an inviting place that fosters collaboration and learning. “Ideas that shape our future rarely come from lone minds” as its website states. “They take shape from the combination of diverse thought and experience. Our aim is to provide a special place atop the br[...]

Talking About Sex

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alking about sex is taboo in many circles. While it may be awkward or uncomfortable for some to talk about, sex is an integral part to everyone’s health and should be easily discussed at it can affect quality of life. Defining the optimal sexual health each person should have is a difficult task given the various variables that come into play. Personal s[...]

Matters of the Spine

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ByJillian McGehee :: Photography by Jamison Mosley hrough innovative, minimally invasive spine surgery Dr. Scott Schlesinger helps restore his patients’ quality of life. The spine is the body’s pathway of the brain to its limbs, according to Schlesinger of Legacy Spine & Neurological in Little Rock. “It’s like the body’s super highway. When discs [...]

Haute Cuisine With Home-Like Comfort

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Pine Bluff Country Club is the place to experience a posh meal in an intimate setting filled with Southern charm. With his savory and sweet kitchen creations, Chef James McAfee has been satisfying the palates of members and guests for many years at the 100-plus-year old establishment. By Jillian McGeehee :: Photography by Cindy Momchilov   [...]

Travel Arkansas: All A-Maze

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Get lost in the wonder of fall in Arkansas with corn mazes, corn cannons, farm fun and more!   the average person may not understand the intricacies of agriculture, it’s common knowledge that without farmers, humans would be a hungry species. A less well-known fact is that these same farmers have the capacity to provide lots of fun and adventure fo[...]