Author archives: Maura Montez

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes - UAMS

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  Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of UAMS Department of Orthopedics states, "In my practice, it's all about mobility, and what we can do to keep patients active, moving and continuing their normal activities". Barnes, who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction says that at the end of the day, his goal with his patients [...]

The Roderweis Home Cont'd

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In our January 2017 issue, our "dwell" home was the Cabot abode of Bob Woller and Kara Wright. Here is an extended view of their fabulous home for your viewing pleasure - enjoy!     THE GREAT ROOM  Redwood beams and a massive rock fireplace are among the dramatic details of the Roderweis Retreat. The great room is home to cozy furnishings, an[...]

Holistic Winter Health

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am no doctor, but I have spent the last several years getting into holistic health. My interest began when I was living in Fayetteville. Being surrounded by like-minded people, I became an outdoor enthusiast in the Ozarks, and dove into a borderline obsession with hot yoga. The yoga has now taken a backseat to other interests, but I still use the basics. A[...]

Sweet Pairings for Dessert

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By Margie Raimondo :: Photography by Jamison Mosley Throw out any beliefs about wine and desserts. It’s all about enhancing the taste of both. Wine glasses courtesy of Everyday Chef. y grandfather always said, “Food is the celebration of life and wine is the extension of a good life.“ Going by that mantra eliminates a lot of barriers in paring food [...]

Another Go At Things For 2017

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ow is it that each year goes by exponentially faster? Well, for one thing, our always busy and never ending schedules. World crisis. Life events. Add to that the comings and goings of things good and things bad, losses and gains. 2016 seemed to bear all the scrutiny and bad jokes and blame for things that did not go as people planned. But is that not the pi[...]

Thom Hall's Glass Fantasies Continued

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"I think artists are lucky", Thom Hall says to Audrey Coleman, an AY contributor, and author of the article: Glass Fantasies: Enamels by Thom Hall. This is just one of the artist's many interesting perspectives about his life, his inspiration, and his work that was shared in the article, along with several vibrant images of some of the paintings on display[...]

Our Top Recipe Picks for the Holidays

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Here are some of our favorite recipes-from decadent to gluten free, breakfast to after-dinner dessert. ENJOY.   Unappreciated Vegetables By Faith Anaya                                                                     During my research for this month’s column, I came across dozens of recipes for Brussels sprouts, all of which starte[...]

Unique, Urban, Local

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Whether you look forward to it or you dread it - the giving of gifts is something that can be fun, or equally as daunting. We have compiled some favorite local shops, to tailor to you and your loved ones' needs, in the Little Rock and Fayetteville area. Take a trip to one if you're in the area...enjoy! For the Old Soul This person loves all thi[...]

How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]