Category archives: Magazine

Up in Smoke

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Arkansas’ culinary gifts of the season come in the form of smoked meats, delivered to your door. oday, Arkansas’ food finds are a frequent gift opened by friends, families and business associates all across the United States. In particular, three Arkansas-based companies hog the market on these meats. COURSEY’S SMOKED MEATS Coursey’s Smoked Meats in St.[...]

Capital Bar & Grill

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By Amanda Nettles  / Photography by Jamison Mosley Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, step inside the historic Capital Hotel and find a favorite local haunt.  Known for their creative cocktails and innovative casual cuisine, the Capital Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, people watch or close a business deal.  Take a [...]

One Eleven

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By Amanda Nettles | Photography by Jamison Mosley ne Eleven is a hidden gem located in the historic and luxurious Capital Hotel. The restaurant is just to the left of the lobby and features a long,  zinc-topped bar with a backdrop of wine displays perfectly  aligned along the walls.  The contemporary restaurant is awash in white with accents of soft grays[...]

Made From Scratch

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By Melanie Kramer | Photography by Jamison Mosley oliday cookies are a time-honored tradition, and Sarah DeClerk, owner of Ann Potter Baking, has cornered the market on beautifully made and delicious cookies in central Arkansas. From her intricate snowflakes to painstakingly detailed ugly sweaters, DeClerk’s cookies are true works of art. Sarah grew u[...]

Arkansas Trail of Lights

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Story and Photos by Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism he Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights returns for its 22nd year with a statewide celebration of the holiday season featuring parades, lighting ceremonies, open houses, Santa visits, concerts and performances, live nativities, illuminated displays and more. The Trail of Holiday Lights is your passpo[...]

The Santaland Diaries

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By Kristy Alpert | Graphic courtesy of The Rep Not Your Mama’s Matinee: The Santaland Diaries offers an adult alternative to snowflakes and candy canes nyone looking for an upbeat tale of Christmas cheer that comes wrapped in a happy package with sweet, sweet tidings of joy… had better keep looking. There are no Sugarplum Fairies or magic snowmen in The Sa[...]

How to Care for Christmas Greenery

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By P. Allen Smith | Photography by Mark Fonville Starting out in the retail nursery business, I looked forward to the scent of fresh evergreens in the greenhouses when the cut trees were delivered. The sharp, familiar aroma always filled me with holiday spirit. That spirit predates me by centuries. That’s right. If you’ve never stopped to ponder the histor[...]

P. Allen Smith: Passion with a Purpose

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n this particular fall day at Moss Mountain Farm, over 50 guests are touring the vegetable garden. They admire the fern-like asparagus foliage that serves as a border. They walk in wonder through an archway dripping with dipper gourds. Baby green tomatoes and bright red peppers are still aplenty. A bevy of butterflies, attracted to the flowers that grow in t[...]

December's Top 10 Events

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1. Lights of the Ozarks Fayetteville November 17 - December 31 Every year the Fayetteville Downtown Square lights up its entire vicinity with glowing Christmas lights. Fayetteville Parks and Recreation spends over 3,000 hours creating the beautiful project. Approximately 400,000 lights are scattered across the downtown square. Take a stroll in downtown [...]