Category archives: May 2015

Home: Tuscany with A Touch of Texas

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Photography by Janet Warlick   west Little Rock, Ark., home of Michael and Judy Shelley might be described in many ways. One way would be roomy. Including the roofed, outdoor living areas, the home covers about 8,000 square feet, not counting the garage. This spacious place is one of three homes built side-by-side by the Shelleys’ close friend, [...]

Dwell: Successful Showcase

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Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home opened to great fanfare, and AY was proud to be a media sponsor for this project. This month, we share photographs of several of the light-filled rooms in this nearly 4,000-square-foot home. Photography by Janet Warlick   year, a number of Southern Living Custom Builder Prog[...]

AY's Best 2015: You Voted. We Listened.

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best: adjective \’best\ superlative of good; excelling all others; most productive of good; offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility or satisfaction asked you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, businesses, service providers, retailers and professionals — there are more than 100 categories — you deem the BEST. You responded reso[...]

Historical Gems: Reflecting on Rohwer

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Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration   tiny Desha County community of Rohwer sits alongside Arkansas Highway 1 amid the lush green farmland and murky swamps of the Mississippi River Delta. Traveling in southeast Arkansas this time of the year, you might stop for a spell and observe the aerobatics of the crop dusters, l[...]

Travel Arkansas: Music for the Masses

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Arkansas’ music festivals draw crowds while the weather’s warm and spirits are high. Photographs courtesy of the venues   weather means good music in Arkansas. The arrival of spring kicks off a procession of music festivals across the state that stretches well into the fall, a bounty that includes something for everyone, from sit-down classical pe[...]

Excursion: Beyond Bathhouses

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Longtime tourist destination Hot Springs, Ark., remains true to its roots, while several new businesses have opened, creating an exciting mix of new and old. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   you’ve visited Hot Springs lately, you’ve likely noticed that the blending of old and new is evident just about everywhere you go. Downtown is home t[...]

Dining Spotlight: Twenty-Something Else

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Two decades into its run, James at the Mill still serves some of the most amazing fine food in Arkansas. Photography by Beth Hall   the conundrum restaurateurs face: Change is the only constant, but your regulars often crave familiarity. Chef Miles James, owner of James at the Mill in the tiny northwest Arkansas town of Johnson, has trod that [...]