Welcome to the September issue of AY About You!

 

This month finds all of us in a period of transition from the lazy carefree days of summertime into the first days of school and kickoff to the high school and college football seasons. Soon the days will be cooler, the nights will be crisp, and all thoughts will be turning to the holidays right around the corner.

 

But for now, there are still plenty of September stories to tell, and we’ve got them in this jam-packed issue. This month we salute two industries that are all about the places where we live. We showcase Home Innovation and all the decor, gadgets and conveniences that make our homes the places we love most. Read all about the latest in home finishes from countertops to flooring to interior design.

 

Also in this issue we honor the best of the best Realtors® in the state. It’s been a crazy couple of years for the residential real estate business in Arkansas, and these professionals have shown they have what it takes to stand out from the crowd. We’re happy to showcase them and congratulate all of this year’s honorees.

 

As the weather starts to cool down, you’ll no doubt be looking for new places to visit and new things to do and we’ve got you covered! Check out our feature on The Grumpy Rabbit in Lonoke for a delightful restaurant in a charming out-of-the-way place. We visit our friends over at the Little Rock Marathon to learn more about this cherished community event. If you’ve never participated, September is the perfect month to start your training. And for the theater lovers out there, we give you a preview of Celebrity Attractions’ lineup for the coming season.

 

When life gets hectic, sometimes all you want to do is stay in and chill with the kids. Be sure to check out our Bucket List this month, focusing on the best pizza Arkansas has to offer. There’s nothing like a good pizza night with the family and we’ve got the hook-up!

 

Here’s to you, Arkansas!

Heather Baker,

President & Publisher

hbaker@aymag.com

Instagram / heatherbaker_ar