Category archives: Blog

View Trumpeter Swans in Heber Springs

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Each year, more than 100 trumpeter swans descend on Magness Lake, a small oxbow off the Little Red River. This wintering population of birds flocks to Heber Springs from their Midwestern homes and their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. Their stay extends from late Nove[...]

Recipe: Mason Jar Mojitos

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As colder weather makes its way to Arkansas, welcome it with this quick and easy Mason Jar Mojito recipe. In just a few short minutes, craft a delicious and minty drink that’s perfect for tailgating – or simply sitting on the front porch watching the leaves fall. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of sugar 3 to 4 large mint leaves 2 limes 2 ounces of r[...]

Lunching in Little Rock: Cross-Eyed Pig

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In our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Michael Kirkpatrick will explore and review the city’s best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Michael ate lunch at Cross-Eyed Pig at 1701 Rebsamen Rd. Click here to read more in this series. Little Rock has to be one of the best places in the country to get barbecue. I know most peo[...]

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 [...]

Inside ESSE's Revealing New Exhibit

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism A new temporary exhibit at ESSE Purse Museum in Little Rock's SoMa neighborhood highlights an unexpected mid-century trend in handbag design: plastic. "The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Mid-century Fashion" focuses primarily on the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when plastics were experienci[...]

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[...]