Despite being less than two months old, 2024 has certainly made its presence felt, starting the year with a snowstorm and freezing temperatures. We are still a couple of months out from warmer weather, greener yards and getting back outside, so hopefully this month will bring us the last blast of winter.

 

This issue of AY About You is packed full of things to help you get through the winter blues, starting with our Bucket List visit to the Ozarks. This gorgeous section of Arkansas will get you dreaming of summertime with its pristine lakes and rivers, friendly people, and multiple things to do. We bring you some of the great outdoor amenities to be had, visit some legendary lodges and get you ready to visit the Buffalo River.

 

Speaking of getaways, spring break is right around the corner, and again, AY has you covered. Check out our suggestions for a fun-filled week, from exotic dream trips to relaxing getaways that are right here in your Arkansas backyard. Whether traveling as a family or just the two of you, there is a lot to see and enjoy.

 

No matter how cold it gets this month, Valentine’s Day is here to warm the hearts of lovers everywhere. Check out our list of romantic restaurants to show that special someone how much you care.

 

Finally, we bring you plenty of inspiration for the home and yard this month. We talk to professionals to learn the new home trends and celebrate Arkansas’ best interior designers. Plus, we preview this year’s Central Arkansas Home & Garden Show, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. This wonderful event will provide plenty of inspiration for home remodeling and updates, as well as a large garden display for those itching to get their hands dirty out in the yard. Make plans to attend.

 

Even in winter, there is lots to love about Arkansas, so make plans to get out and enjoy it with the people you love most. Thanks for reading AY About You!

 

Heather Baker,

President & Publisher

hbaker@aymag.com

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