Home: Homage to Tuscany

Dr. Junie — short for Junior — and Becky Simpson share a passion for travel. Italy is their favorite destination. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Dr.[/dropcap] Junie — short for Junior — and Becky Simpson share a passion for travel. Italy is their favorite destination. “My husband’s great-great-grandparents came over from Sicily,” Becky said. “We…

Notable: Zoë’s

Famed Eatery Expands Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Zoë’s[/dropcap] Eatery, Hot Springs’ longstanding Malvern Avenue coffeehouse and go-to place for quality comfort foods, has a new location in the Surfas Culinary District, a gourmet food/restaurant/housewares business in downtown Hot Springs’ historic Hamp Williams Building. Christened “Zoë’s in the District,” it’s a match made in the…

Nicole Hart: Providing Holistic Help at ARVets

Help for the healing. Photography by Brandon Markin   [dropcap]While[/dropcap] clinical research on PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, focuses on select gene processes and high-tech brain imaging, veterans throughout Central Arkansas are finding holistic solutions at ARVets, a “one-stop shop” for mental health resources for Arkansas veterans and their families. ARVets’ successful model is measured in…

Marie’s Story: Breaking the Cycle

The following story, unfortunately, echoes the experience of too many Americans. Although Arkansas was not Marie’s intended destination, this story has a happy ending: she and her children have fallen in love with their adopted home. Photography by Brandon Markin   [dropcap]Despite[/dropcap] and/or because of what she overcame, Marie* never lost her faith in life.…