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Focusing On Others During The Holidays

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Christmas stopped being magical for me the year I found my doll and my Mickey Mouse watch in the linen closet. was stunned, even though I had heard some disturbing talk that Santa Claus might not actually be a real entity, but rather a feeling or spirit of giving or something. My ears had been deaf, but my eyes saw my Christmas list in the linen closet. I[...]

Publisher's Note: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The holidays are beautiful in Arkansas. Colored-light displays of red, green, silver and gold adorn roof lines, porch railings, bushes and hedges of homes throughout neighborhoods. It’s an especially important time for giving, goodwill and encouragement for our fellow man. This December we’ve put our love for all things holiday into the pages of AY. W[...]

Christmas Comes to Main Street

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Christmas will come early to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. In mid-November, a 65-foot white fir will be put up in the parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is coming Nov. 14,” says Chris Tanner, o[...]

Our Top Recipe Picks for the Holidays

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Here are some of our favorite recipes-from decadent to gluten free, breakfast to after-dinner dessert. ENJOY.   Unappreciated Vegetables By Faith Anaya                                                                     During my research for this month’s column, I came across dozens of recipes for Brussels sprouts, all of which starte[...]

Happy Holidays!?!

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HONESTY CAN BE YOUR FRIEND AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH THE MERRIMENT OR NOT By Rebecca Ward   hristmas stopped being magical for me the year I found my doll and my Mickey Mouse watch in the linen closet. I was stunned, even though I had heard some disturbing talk that Santa Claus might not actually be a real entity, but rather a feeling or spirit [...]

Champagne!

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By Alexia Elichiry :: Photography by Jamison Mosley     man walks into a wet, stone labyrinth of dusty bottles worn by time and place. His family has been here, in Champagne, France, for over 250 years, meticulously tending to the fruits of their labor. Today, just like every day, his job is to gently turn each living glass bottle so [...]

The AY Guide to Entertaining

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By Maura Montez :: photography by Jamison Mosley  :: Stylist Steven Berardesca Glassware from Party Gras in Little Rock While any day can be a reason to celebrate with family and friends, the holiday season provides us with official reasons to gather together. For your party planning, we’ve included 20 holidays, starting with Thanksgiving, November [...]

Sweet Potatoes At Lindsey's Hospitality House

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  Lindsey’s Hospitality House has been a North Little Rock mainstay for more than 60 years. It is now in the hands of the second generation with Donnie Lindsey, Jr. and his wife, Eleanor. We were surprised to learn that Lindsey’s busiest time of year isn’t Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day, but Thanksgiving. "Our tradition is barbeque, [...]

Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights Celebrates 20 Years

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What comes after Thanksgiving in Arkansas? The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights! This year will be the 20th anniversary of the program, which highlights more than 60 communities around the state, brightening the holiday season for all to see. Plot your course now to see as many of the sparkling communities as you can. The Trail of Holiday Lights brochure [...]