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Cool, Calm and Comfortable Blue

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Master Bedroom Laure Antonetti Schutze with L. Antoinett Design has worked with this central Arkansas homeowner for several years. The homeowners renovated their living room and kitchen five years ago. “And when they became empty nesters, they decided to redesign their guest bedrooms, to give them their own personalities,” she said. Customize. “Put a b[...]

On the radar: 40th annual Lum & Abner Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In the show they played the co-owners of the Jot ’em Down [...]

Delightful Pops of Color

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This modern dining area is full of shapes and color. “I’m obsessed with round shapes and circles. I chose the round table, to fit the square room, which is a good design lesson to remember,” John Gibson, interior designer and owner of Urban Pad, said. Gibson echoed the spherical sentiment with art and lighting fixtures. Replicas of 50-gallon drum lids hang[...]

Summer Cocktails

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"Something cold, something frozen … with alcohol” is what my esteemed editor said when I inquired about June’s Create theme. So I interviewed ex-bartender Spencer Jansen and wine guy Matt Zorn to find out what the pros advise for cooling down in the summer. The key piece of information that I gleaned is to remember that alcohol does not freeze and that addin[...]

Advancement in Hip and Knee Replacement

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Susan Smith dealt with knee pain for years, but when it began to affect her daily activities, she knew it was time to do something. Smith, who is the wife of G. Richard Smith, M.D., former dean of the UAMS College of Medicine, has always been an active person. Whether it’s riding a bike, hiking or ballroom dancing, she’s always been on the go. However, sh[...]

Oceans Offers the Finest Seafood

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While Arkansas scores points for an abundance of fresh water fish, the Natural State isn't known for seafood. If local diners truly want a taste of what's under the sea, veteran restaurateur Jerry Barakat, better known as Jerry B., delivers the goods with Oceans. For decades, the Barakat name has been synonymous with phenomenal cuisine in Little Rock. His[...]

This Home Sings of Summertime

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We were so enamored with Penny Beebe’s front porch that we asked for a tour of her home, which was being renovated. Impressed, we asked to feature it. “Oh, my. I’m honored. You should come back in May. My home sings in the summer,” Beebe said. We agree. Beebe, an interior designer by trade, has lived in the home eight years. She loves to entertain. “I love t[...]

Revisiting Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

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This week we decided to check back in with Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, which originally had opened as Piro Oven & Barroom. We are happy to report that the restaurant is doing just fine. Raduno's is one of the latest restaurants to open its doors in SoMa, and is a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. The revitalization of [...]

Old-growth forests at Hot Springs National Park

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Shelley Todd, Natural Resource Program Manager for Hot Springs National Park, has sent news about the Dogwood, Goat Rock, and Sunset trails at the park. Sections of these trails have been formally dedicated into the Old-Growth Forest Network, a national network of protected native forests[...]