Author archives: Maura Montez

Bentonville

•••
Bentonville has become a top destination to live and to travel. Even for just a half-day's visit or an afternoon lunch, this Northwest Arkansas mecca of the Ozarks has a lot to offer. From a thriving art community and culinary scene, Bentonville provides small-town charm with big-city initiative and opportunity. Crystal Bridges Art Museum, The Walmart Mus[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd — Lou H. Siegel

•••
ou Siegel has spent the last 15 years at Oaklawn as the Guest Relations Manager, or as he playfully calls it – the “BS Artist”. It doesn’t take long to catch on that Lou is the booming personality of the hustle and bustle of the live racing season, which began on Friday the 13th of October this year. Hailing from Little Rock, Lou found himself at O[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast

•••
By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   his year Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs opened on a cold and foggy Friday the 13th in January to a lively crowd for its 113th year running.   There were no superstitious concerns from the thousands of people entering the gates and in the concourse bustling from the energy of f[...]

Floral Fantasies

•••
By Maura Montez :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   dible flowers are a wonderful way to add flavor and beauty to almost any dish. Make certain flowers are grown organically and pesticide-free. Not all flowers are edible, so be sure to accurately identify the flower and its edible parts before adding to dishes. Use sparingly when cooking, as th[...]

First Full Moon Of The New Lunar Year

•••
The Moon. The enigmatic and ever-captivating “satellite” that rules the night sky. She represents the duality of nature, lights up the dark and pulls the tides. Without her, the earth and universe as we know it would not exist. The moon is representative of the rhythm of time and cycles, harvest and fertility. Have you ever noticed that people tend to [...]

Holistic Skincare (On A Budget!)

•••
To follow up on my last holistic-minded post about winter healthcare in the form of food, I wanted to share my experiences with holistic skincare. Most importantly, I would like to point out that affordable skincare IS possible, you just have to find what works for you. As with anything concerning health, I am a true believer that it all begins with what you[...]

Great Southern Recipes

•••
  Here we have put together some favorite recipes from past issues. We will continue to add on and are open to suggestions, which you can message to our Facebook page. Enjoy! Poached Egg with Avocado & Spring Greens & Crispy Cauliflower Cakes This is really more method or concept than recipe. In my testing I used both spring greens and [...]