Category archives: Magazine

Top Ten Things To Do

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1 3RD ANNUAL BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL Bentonville May 2-7 Co-founded in 2015 by Academy Award winner Geena Davis, the Bentonville Film Festival is a commercially focused, research based platform with a mission to champion women and diverse voices in media and proactively supports content creation that inspires young minds to do great things. It is the o[...]

Rose Cottage

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When visiting such a unique and beautiful town as Eureka Springs, you need a place to stay that’s as equally interesting. The town is home to famous lodgings like the 1836 Crescent Hotel and Spa and the Basin Park Hotel, but if you’re wanting something more intimate, then Rose Cottage is where you need to hang your hat. (above photo : Original painted turqu[...]

Modern Take on Traditional Living

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What's Old is New Again You don’t have to have 40 acres and a mule anymore to be a homesteader. Now it’s as simple as growing your own herbs in a windowsill or small garden. As more and more people desire a connection to what they are putting in and on their bodies, a new trend has emerged—modern homesteading. This way of life can range from living [...]

Preeminent Exhibits at Crystal Bridges

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Crystal Bridges has been the cultural hub of Northwest Arkansas for several years. It has inspired a newfound love for the arts and allowed Bentonville to grow and prosper with its culinary scene. One of the amazing things about Crystal Bridges is the museum’s refusal to become stagnant. Besides new exhibits every quarter, they are also adding to their perma[...]

Glorious Food Trucks

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Food trucks have exploded in popularity over the last few years. They’re a convenient way to grab some delicious on the go. And if you’re an entrepreneur, it’s a perfect way to test the waters on your idea without jumping in too deep and starting your own brick and mortar restaurant. Northwest Arkansas has seen an explosion of these mobile culinary labs in r[...]

Derby Day Soiree

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The long-standing traditions of the Kentucky Derby are lived out each year in Little Rock at Southern Silks. Big hats, gents and ladies dressed in their Sunday best, mint juleps and even “horse” races are all part of this fundraiser benefiting Methodist Family Health. The races at this event don’t involve the thoroughbreds clocking the track at Churchill Dow[...]

Beef, It's What (Should Be) For Dinner

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Every year or two my in-laws surprise us and deliver mounds of ground beef, beef roasts, steaks and all portions of a cow in bulk. They chip in with other family members and purchase a prize-winning cow at the Independence County Fair. Inside the giant cooler are usually cuts we know how to cook: roasts, various steaks, ground beef. But, there are always [...]

What is Arkansas Barbecue?

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So how does one define Arkansas barbecue?   When I took on the task of writing the online introduction for the Arkansas portion of the Southern BBQ Trail (www.southernbbqtrail.com), I came to the conclusion that there are too many cultural influences and styles of barbecue in this state to come up with a single definition. “Arkansas is a fringe state[...]

The Natural State, Beer

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You barley, I mean, barely need to leave the state for quality craft beer these days. Breweries and distilleries are cropping up all over Arkansas, eager to make us proud with year round beers with names paying homage with a wink to some of our state’s icons ­— Razor Bock, Arkansas Red, Onyx Coffee Stout, Pinnacle IPA and Quapaw Quarter Porter. And, thank[...]

Bentonville, Rogers

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On a recent visit to Bentonville and Rogers in Northwest Arkansas, I noticed there are little pieces of art everywhere. Art installations can be found wherever you look, from the metalwork springing up in the form of flowers and birds along the walkways in downtown Rogers, to the stained-glass windows in Bentonville’s new restaurant, The Preacher’s Son. Art[...]