Category archives: April 2016

April's Top 10 Things To Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. Daffodil Days & Tulip Extravaganza Hot Springs through April: Celebrate spring and its colorful blooms all month long at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Early blooms of crocus, daffodils and hyacinths are followed by the brilliance of more than 150,000 tu[...]

Home: Nantucket by Way of Russellville

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The McIllwain family loved their 5,800-square-foot home, but … Photography by Janet Warlick   “It’s a wonderful home and we love it, but my husband Jonathan wanted more,” said homeowner Emily McIllwain. “We love to entertain. He said, ‘I just can picture this …’” This was an addition, rooms that would replace a gazebo and create a number of dynamic[...]

Feature: Adding Value

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The annual fundraiser Taste of Little Rock is set for April 14, and organizers are looking forward to a record-setting event. After all, this year’s honoree, Bob Denman, set a record of his own. Photography by Janet Warlick (photo above: a surf 'n' turf from Cajun's Wharf)   Denman officially retired March 30 as the University of Arkansas at Littl[...]

Travel Arkansas: Happy Trails

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Now’s the time to take a walk in the Arkansas woods. Photography by Bobby Burton (top photo: Falling Water Falls)   is the sweetest season in Arkansas: after the color returns to the outdoors, but before the chiggers and mosquitoes take over. There’s no better time to put on some sturdy shoes, grab a water bottle and point your feet toward the yon[...]

Excursion: Conway, a City on the Move

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Conway is a bustling, thriving city. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and courtesy of Conway CVB   in Central Arkansas, it’s home to approximately 64,000 people and three colleges — Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and Central Baptist College. It’s the seventh largest city in Arkansas and has a flourishing downtown area fi[...]

Feature: Style Meets Purpose

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27th Annual Bolo Bash Welcomes Badgley Mischka Photography by Sara Edwards Neal and Courtesy of Badgley Mischka   of Little Rock’s annual Bolo Bash benefiting Baptist Health System continue to raise the bar, and this year is no exception. Designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, guests of honor for the 27th Bolo Bash, have set hearts a-flutter ac[...]

Good Will: Gifts of the Heart

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Somewhere in Little Rock, a 41-year-old woman is alive because another Little Rock woman, Melissa Owen, registered as an organ donor on her Arkansas driver’s license. Somewhere in Arizona and in New York, two additional women are living because of lungs they received from Melissa Owen. Photography by Janet Warlick   was just 38 years old when [...]