Elegant Empty Nest

By Angela E. Thomas | Photography by Janet Warlick Phillip and Paula Schmidt reared their family of three sons in a large west Little Rock home — understandably, they needed the space. Now that the boys are living independently, the Schmidts decided to downsize and move into a home that once belonged to Paula’s mother.…

Out of the Darkness

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]uicide prevention became a topic of discussion when Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council. Since then, local media have addressed the topic and a number of rallies have been held. While suicide is difficult to discuss, it’s a subject that must be talked about. “There’s a lot of work to be done,”…

There’s Always Hope

The term addiction is often used casually: “I’m addicted to Instagram …” “I’m addicted to tattoos,” or “I’m totally addicted to that TV show,” but a true addiction is chronic, progressive and can result in devastation. “An addiction is a maladaptive overindulgence in behavior — in process or in substance — that has become self…

Youth, Suicide and How You Can Help

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]early everyone has been affected by suicide, and while it is a tragedy that certainly needs to be addressed, Greg Adams, licensed clinical social worker and program coordinator for the Center for Good Mourning and Bereavement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, wants to be certain the topic is addressed properly. “Certainly and unfortunately the rate of…

Out of the Darkness

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]uicide prevention became a topic of discussion when Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the Arkansas Suicide Prevention Council. Since then, local media have addressed the topic and a number of rallies have been held, and our company has chosen to address the topic as well. While suicide is difficult to discuss, it’s a subject that must…

A Serene Sanctuary

This year, we are pleased to showcase the home of Toni and Clarke Tucker. Nestled in one of central Arkansas’ most popular neighborhoods, this family home features traditional furnishings arranged artfully and comfortably. While it’s beloved, it’s also lived in with a  comfortable “Norman Rockwell” feel. By Angela E. Thomas :: Photography by Janet Warlick…

Look Who’s Cookin’: James Best

A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Amy Long JAMES BEST (Online Exclusive) Chef/Owner of  Skinny J’s in Jonesboro, Paragould and North Little Rock Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? Yes I was formally trained at Johnson and…