Tags archives: winter

Rosemary Spa Kit

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The best way to treat yourself (or the one you love) after a long day is with an at-home spa experience. This DIY spa kit can serve as a last-minute night to yourself, or as a gift for your hard-working loved one. Typically, DIY skincare can get a little messy. If you’re interested in making this kit a gift, or are simply pleased by pretty presentation, g[...]

Dry Air, Dry Hair

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It’s winter and your hair knows it. The dry air has made your hair dry and full of static. Never fear, here are my tips, tricks and products to help prevent your hair from getting too wild during old man winter. Static seems to be a common problem among my clients while blow drying, especially if you aren’t using the correct products. So first of all, [...]

Four Family Hiking Ideas for Winter

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branch[...]

Chinese Lantern Festival Lights Up Little Rock

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For more than a month this winter, the Arkansas State Fairgrounds will be transformed into an illuminated wonderland. But unlike the holiday lights seen elsewhere around town and across the state, these colorful emanations have nothing to do with Christmas. Instead, they represent [...]

A Bright Holiday Season

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Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart... the thing I've been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather's family was Irish!)... is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It's a tradition my parents started with me before I cou[...]

Holiday Lights Return to Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 this year. "Holiday Lights is an o[...]

Experience the Magic of the Holidays in Arkansas

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The 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 brochure is your passport to [...]

Winter is Coming: Freshen Your Skin

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Although it was recently 80 degrees here in Arkansas, winter really is coming! What better time to freshen your skin than winter? Winter is an excellent time for laser treatments to improve fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and sun spots, as well as to even out skin tone and texture, and get rid of unwanted hair. You want to do laser resurfacing during th[...]

This Hearty Winter Beef Stew Will Warm Your Soul

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My husband and I are huge fans of the cold weather — especially the food! There’s nothing like comforting flavors of hearty potatoes, stewed vegetables and fresh meat. While the weather outside isn’t exactly frightful, we decided to get in the holiday spirit with a tried-and-true stew recipe. This stew is perfect for a cozy night in for two, or make more [...]