P. Allen Smith: Boon Companions – Vegetables & Flowers Grow Well Together

Herbs, vegetables and flowers make good bed partners because most have the same growing requirements: full sun, consistent moisture and good drainage. Photography by Jane Colclasure and Betty Freeze   [dropcap]Think[/dropcap] about this. A garden planted with flowers or vegetables in segregated beds might appear well planned, but this separation may not make for the…

Dwell: Successful Showcase

Arkansas’ first-ever Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home opened to great fanfare, and AY was proud to be a media sponsor for this project. This month, we share photographs of several of the light-filled rooms in this nearly 4,000-square-foot home. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Each[/dropcap] year, a number of Southern Living Custom Builder…

AY’s Best 2015: You Voted. We Listened.

best: adjective \’best\ superlative of good; excelling all others; most productive of good; offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility or satisfaction [dropcap]We[/dropcap] asked you, our readers, to tell us which restaurants, businesses, service providers, retailers and professionals — there are more than 100 categories — you deem the BEST. You responded resoundingly. This year’s…

Historical Gems: Reflecting on Rohwer

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration   [pullquote]Above Photo: People were tagged with their identification number and the relocation center to which they were being sent.[/pullquote] [dropcap]The[/dropcap] tiny Desha County community of Rohwer sits alongside Arkansas Highway 1 amid the lush green farmland and murky swamps of the Mississippi River Delta. Traveling…

Excursion: Beyond Bathhouses

Longtime tourist destination Hot Springs, Ark., remains true to its roots, while several new businesses have opened, creating an exciting mix of new and old. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   [pullquote]Above Photo: Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery began filling taps with its own brews in January. They also sell other craft beers. [/pullquote][dropcap]If[/dropcap] you’ve…

Dining Spotlight: Twenty-Something Else

Two decades into its run, James at the Mill still serves some of the most amazing fine food in Arkansas. Photography by Beth Hall   [pullquote]Above Photo: Faye’s Warm Banana Cake, made from a recipe James learned from his grandmother.[/pullquote] [dropcap]Here’s[/dropcap] the conundrum restaurateurs face: Change is the only constant, but your regulars often crave…