Category archives: Magazine

Create: Easy Entertaining

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Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   month, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later in life that[...]

Dining Spotlight: Belle Arti ... Italian Comfort

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Hot Springs’ Belle Arti has been dishing up classics in a cozy space for 15 years. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   and Joe Gargano met when they were both trying to buy the same restaurant in New York City more than 20 years ago. That life-changing event was kismet, proving that they would spend years in the restaurant business together. [...]

Feature: Hearts Healed Through Relay

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Dr. Jamie Byrne-McCollum has served a number of roles with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and is the campus advisor for a Little Rock chapter of a college-based relay event. She had no idea, however, that decades later she’d still be participating, and for deeply personal reasons. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   of the incredib[...]

Health: Made in the Shade

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When it comes to UV rays, less is best.   of sun exposure and repeated sunburns eventually take their toll on skin in the form of wrinkles, brown spots, precancerous legions and worse — skin cancer. Each year, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans is likely to develop skin cancer during his lifetime. Over the [...]

Final Thought

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dampens my running. I do well to run 80 miles per month in warm weather. By contrast, last November I ran 132 miles as I prepared for December’s Three Bridges Marathon. In July, in highly humid Arkansas, a good time to run is around sunrise. Once the sun is up, running is akin to jogging through a thin, warm broth. I’ve never been much of a morning perso[...]

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[...]