Create: Fresh Mex

Photography by Janet Warlick :: Styled by Muriel H. Wilkins   [dropcap]My[/dropcap] favorite go-to source for authentic Mexican recipes has always been Chicago’s Rick Bayless, and a couple of my favorites from his cooking show are highlighted here. That said, in Arkansas we have several exciting chefs who are delighting us with “fresh Mex.” Local…

Feature: Designs & Dreams

The Designers Choice Fashion Preview supports Timmons Arts Foundation’s mission to help at-risk kids dream big about the arts. Photography by Cindy Momchilov :: Makeup by Tamara Thomas   [dropcap]Here’s[/dropcap] the thing about kids and dreams, said Theresa Timmons-Shamberger, executive director of the Timmons Arts Foundation: You can tell children to “dream big,” but if…

Home: Radiant Residence

Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Scott[/dropcap] and Christy Bray first met interior designer Miguel Newberg several years ago. They purchased furniture from a national retailer, and Newberg, who worked at the outlet, helped them finish the space. The Brays own Freeze Specialty Cleaners, so Scott sees his fair share of homes; after viewing Newberg’s design…

Excursion: Living Local

Familiar names are being joined by new businesses in Conway, Ark., as merchants and restaurateurs cater to residents who no longer think it should be necessary to drive to Little Rock to find what they want. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   [dropcap]Conway’s[/dropcap] Bell & Sward Gentlemen’s Clothier, at 1020 Oak St., started, basically, for…

Feature: Cutting Edge Party

CHI St. Vincent is planning a shindig with great food, live music and a charitable purpose. But they won’t say where, yet. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   [pullquote]Above Photo: Kristi Crum, chair, IV Party [/pullquote][dropcap]Imagine[/dropcap] purchasing tickets to a party without knowing the location until hours before it starts. That’s the definition of a…