Category archives: February 2017

Final Thought

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By Sonny Rhodes   t has been quite a school year for Team Rhodes. Abby, the youngest of three siblings, is a high school senior, so we’ve all experienced a number of firsts and lasts this year. The firsts include her driving a car unattended, opening a college acceptance notice, and receiving a scholarship offer. The lasts include a high school o[...]

Revisiting A "Southern Living" Home

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By Autumn Jacob :: Photography by Jay Smithwick and Jason Masters AY magazine looks back at Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Idea House on its 10th Anniversary   hen thinking of Hot Springs, visions of horse racing, boating, and historic bathhouses come to mind. Add to that list the place that’s home to the first Southern Living Idea House [...]

Backyard Berry Growing

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By P. Allen Smith   o my delight, growing your own food has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more backyard gardens are springing to life as the trend grows, and my research shows berry plants are one of the top selections.     Fortunately, berries are easy to grow and don’t require much space. With a lit[...]

Small City, Big Ambitions

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By Shelby Styron :: Photography by Jamison Mosley   Move over high-rise lofts and entertainment spots. Entrepreneurs are ready to drive new energy into the redevelopment of the downtown area. Can such innovation make Little Rock the new Austin?     wenty years ago, the River Market was a bunch of vacant warehouses. That’s what[...]

Beading A Bond Of Love

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By Audrey Coleman :: Photography by Cindy Momchilov he love story of Arkansas artists Tom and Sage Holland is as enchanting and colorful as the glass beads and other pieces they create in their Stone County studio.   To begin with, they were both born in the same county in Missouri—except five years apart. Her bio on the artists’ website, beaux[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast

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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[...]