Category archives: Magazine

Savoring Springtime with Wines

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n the native Kiswahili the word “safari” means “to journey.” In the native French, “sommelier” is the title bestowed upon a professionally trained wine steward. At the May fundraiser Wild Wines benefiting the Little Rock Zoo, guests will be guided along a culinary journey carefully curated by sommelier Jonathan Looney, the event’s beverage sponsor. Wild [...]

Embracing Arkansas Outdoors

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2017 Bolo Bash Speaker Georgia Pellegrini   aptist Health’s Bolo Bash Luncheon is one of the most sought after events each year, noted by standing room only attendance. The luncheon not only raises valuable funds for community projects, it also presents guests with a diverse, entertaining and inspiring time with fascinating nationally rec[...]

The White House Café

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he White House Café opened in 1907 in downtown Camden by Hristos Hodjopulas, who had moved to southern Arkansas from Greece. The wedge-shaped edifice was built right next to the train tracks, a two-story structure at the end of the downtown district. Shortly thereafter, Hodjopulas sold the place to his cousin James Andritsos, who kept the place open 24 hou[...]

From Our House to Yours

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Linda Fertsl is a long-time volunteer for Our House. hey're two simple little trays meant for holding deviled eggs, each with eight not-so-perfect oval indentations. Because they're made of silver metal that feels like more like cast iron than aluminum, they seem vintage, like they've known many family barbecues. However, the story to be told isn't about[...]

Talking About Sex

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alking about sex is taboo in many circles. While it may be awkward or uncomfortable for some to talk about, sex is an integral part to everyone’s health and should be easily discussed at it can affect quality of life. Defining the optimal sexual health each person should have is a difficult task given the various variables that come into play. Personal s[...]

Final Thought

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Have a favorite springtime song? A song that magically transports you to another time and place each time you hear it? The first time you heard it maybe you were with your sweetie on the way to the high school prom and it was just perfect for how giddy you were feeling. Or perhaps you heard it when you were catching some rays next to the dorm on a lazy Sat[...]

A Foodie's Fantasy Realized

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 Letter From The Editor AY Magazine ‘does food’ each and every month.  Each issue, we introduce you to, or provide insight into, the culinary vision of the state’s best chefs and restaurants. I have the true privilege of sitting across the table from them—warmed by stories of their initial inspiration and continued passion for their craft. A drea[...]

Top Ten Things To Do

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March 2017 Top Ten Things To Do around the state!   1 TITANIC THE MUSICAL LITTLE ROCK MARCH 3-12 You know the saga of the RMS Titanic and its tragic maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Its journey continues to captivate audiences with a tried and true love story. The Weekend Theater brings this Tony Award-winner to fans, this time with [...]

The Art of Architecture

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The very thing I got in trouble for at school, I turned into a career,” laughs Reese Rowland, FAIA, principal with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. He is also one of six 2017 Arkansas Governor’s Art Award recipients. How does Rowland feel to be one of the awardees? “Surprised, shocked, humbled!” stated Rowland. You turn 50; your head is constantly down proje[...]

2017 Governor's Arts Awards

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The Governor's Arts Awards recognizes individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas. Established in 1991, the award is presented for outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas by individuals as well as corporations. Selection is made by an independent panel of Arkansas arts professionals from public nominatio[...]