Category archives: June 2015

P. Allen Smith: Think Autumn

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Even though summer has just begun, gardeners need to start planning for fall foliage and blooms. Photography by Mark Fonville   is here, and while I’m excited about the bounty and beauty the season brings, I know autumn is close behind. We gardeners have to always think a season ahead. There’s so much to do this time of year, I often don’t take the [...]

ATYH: Kitchen - A Cook’s Dream

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Photography by Janet Warlick   beautiful kitchen was renovated last November, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Homeowners Paul and Judy Cook called on the talents of Andrea Eskola, an Allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), who serves as head designer for Kitchen & Bath Concepts in Little Rock, Arkansas[...]

Travel Arkansas: Splash into Summer

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From yachts to kayaks, johnboats to Jet Skis, you’ll find your kind of fun on Arkansas’ abundance of lakes and rivers. Photos courtesy of Fort Smith CVB, visit Hot springs and Rogers-Lowell CVB   in Arkansas means one thing: water. Well, OK, it also means heavenly peaches and not-so-heavenly heat, with a side of mosquitoes, a healthy dose of t[...]

Showcasing NWA’s Splendid Shelters

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This June 19 through 21, more than 2,000 people will tour the 34 homes featured in this year’s Annual Parade of Homes, presented by the Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association. Photographs courtesy of NWAHBA   Northwest Arkansas Home Builders Association (NWAHBA) was founded in 1960. Today the organization has 320 members and works “to serve[...]

Excursion: Cool on the North Side

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North Little Rock’s food and culture lift it out of the shadow of its neighbor south of the river. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   upon a couple decades ago, it was possible to spend your entire life in Little Rock, Ark., and not know or care much about what went on across the river. Sure, you might occasionally trek to Verizon Arena — it was[...]

Art Scene: Setting the Atmosphere With Art

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Photography courtesy Walton Arts Center   April showers bring May flowers, then the vivid and colorful May flowers all about are a sign that one of Arkansas’ most unique festivals is just around the corner. Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival, held annually in northwest Arkansas in June, is the only event of its kind in the region. The fe[...]

Historical Gem: Subiaco Abbey and Academy

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Photo courtesy of Subiaco Abbey and Academy   unsuspecting traveler in Logan County might do a double take at the first sight of Subiaco Abbey and Academy. For a moment, that traveler might even think the road is leading to Paris, France, rather than Paris, Arkansas. Reachable by Arkansas Highways 22 and 197, the abbey sits on a hilltop overlook[...]

Feature: Powerful Men 2015

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One word to describe this year’s class of Powerful Men: impactful. No matter the category, these men effect change in their communities and in many cases the entire state. Ingenuity, hard work and a drive to succeed have all played a part in their accomplishments, and we predict their efforts will endure for generations.     BUSINESS[...]

Create: Beyond Pizza, Pretzels & Brats

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My colleagues in the beer and wine business assure me that pairing beer, not just wine, with food presents no difficulties. Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   fact, Dylan Yelenich of Lost Forty put it succinctly: “All beer is good with all food.” Building on that, Matt Beachboard of Diamond Bear said, “The trick with bee[...]