Sunny days ahead have us daydreaming of a trip to the tropics
Lost + Wonder citrus -print dress and Yochi disc earrings. Tulips, Little Rock, (501) 614-7343, instagram.com/tulipsinlittlerock…
Leslie Pender has a penchant for historical homes and gardens—most notably her own. The Heights home she shares with her husband, Jim, has previously graced the pages of At Home in Arkansas, prompting us to wonder what was behind the iron gates of her garden. Pender took us on a tour to share how both the past and the present play a role in her beloved outdoor space.
Head to central Arkansas for food festivals, book signings, and unbeatable theater in April
As the state’s central hub, Little Rock—and its surrounding metropolitan area, including North Little Rock and Conway—is the most frequent tourist destination for out-of-towners. The area is full of answers for those with questions about Arkansas and its history, such as, Where did the capital city get that funny name? (Answer: See the actual “little rock” near Junction Bridge in Riverfront Park.)
While museums and historical markers offer one dimension of the metro area, you can learn oh-so-much more about central Arkansas by attending some of the many cultural events its residents work so hard to present. As a Little Rock resident, I’m particularly fond of after-hours gallery walks, like Second Friday Art night in downtown Little Rock, and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s monthlong festival celebrating The Bard in June. If you haven’t visited this trio of cities recently, it’s time to circle a date on the calendar and make a trip soon. And if you live here, well, get out and enjoy playing tourist….
Meet Olivia Trimble: As the maven behind Sleet City Signs and Murals, this Northwest Arkansas-based artist is leaving her mark on the Natural State
Where did you come up with your business name? Is this a reference to your hometown or a place you visited in the past? No, I’m actually a Northwest Arkansas native, and I currently live and breathe everything south Fayetteville. I’m rooted here with my two smart and fierce little girls and fantastic husband. The name “Sleet City Woman” comes from a line in a Pavement song that goes “sleet city woman, waiting to spar.” It was my original Instagram handle….
This month we’re crushing on all things covered in patterns and prints—the bolder, the better
1 Johnny Was “Mishka Rose” embroidered silk kimono. Vesta’s, Little Rock, (501) 375-7820
2 David Meister floral off-the-shoulder sheath cocktail dress. Feinstein’s, Little Rock, (501) 664-7330, feinsteins.com
3 Clare Vivier flat clutch with poppy embroidery. Lola, Bentonville, (479) 544-9123, shoplola.com
4 “Stacey” tunic top and “Lucia” slim cropped pant in Circle Ikat Blue by Jude Connally. Kristin Chase, Little Rock, (501) 663-1665
5 “Mirrored Minerals” tunic dress by Ted Baker. Dillard’s, locations statewide, dillards.com
6 & 7 Amuse Society “Black Fox” pant and “Show Me What You Got” top and “Candice” platform heel in Pink Brocade by Jeffrey Campbell. Scarlet, Little Rock, (501) 223-8585, scarletclothing.com
This Arkansas native recently completed his first feature-length film, Then There Was Joe, which was shot at his parents’ Little Rock home
You’ve been making films since you were 8 years old, and you majored in theater at Hendrix College before attending The USC School of Cinematic Arts for film school. Where did you get this passion? My oldest brother, Jonathan, is a huge movie buff and gave me a videotape documenting the making of the original Star Wars trilogy. I popped it in, and my mind was immediately blown; I discovered the ships were actually scale models and the lightsabers were just sticks with the glow added later. That was the first time I realized that movies were made by people. My dad noticed I kept watching that tape over and over, so he went out and bought me a video camera and encouraged me to play with it. The first movie I made was with my toy R2-D2, moving it across the kitchen table using stop-motion animation….
All you need to know about visiting “America’s First Resort”
Walking down Central Avenue on a chilly day before winter started to turn to spring, I was struck by the way Hot Springs has managed to honor its historic charm while evolving over the years. I watched a pair of backpackers in front of me taking in the city and I saw it again through fresh eyes: They admired the architecture, popped into each and every storefront, and warmed their hands over the steam of the hot water bubbling through a fountain in front of Fordyce Bathhouse, now the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center….
Infuse your next round of cocktails with floral tones & fruity garnishes
The approach of porch-sitting weather has us dreaming of warmer temps and gardens in full bloom. And what better way to enjoy the changing season outside than with a carefully crafted beverage in hand? If your mixology is rusty, never fear—we’ve called in the professionals. Turn the page for three springtime spirits sure to inspire countless happy hours in the coming months….
Outerwear classics in on-trend textures will keep you snug this season
Chunky knit beanie with faux fox-fur pompom. E.Leigh’s, Conway, Fayetteville, and Little Rock, e-leighs-2.myshopify.com
Red, black, and gray plaid scarf. Beehive, Little Rock, (501) 219-7195, lovebeehive.com
Dylan Sherpa Pocket Jacket in Oatmeal. Forsythe’s, Little Rock, (501) 223-9191
Black spotted gloves with touchscreen ability. Tulips, Little Rock, (501) 614-7343
Little Rock chef Lisa Zhang walks us through the flavors and traditions of the holiday
Lisa Zhang knows a thing or two about traditional Chinese cuisine. As the chef and owner of Three Fold Noodles + Dumpling Co. she’s been serving Chinese food to downtown Little Rock patrons since 2014, but she got her start making the restaurant’s signature dumplings when she was just a little girl….
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