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…

Create: By Request Sweet Treats

We asked the proprietors from two of the capital city’s most popular bakeries to share the recipes for one of their most requested items. To our delight — and yours, once you’ve finished baking — they complied. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]Sisters[/dropcap] Kristi and April Williams (right) opened Brown Sugar Bakeshop in 2009 and…

Feature: From the Delta to the Hills

Throughout the month of May, the Department of Arkansas Heritage, along with residents of Arkansas, will celebrate the natural and cultural beauty of our great state. Photography by Ashlee Nobel and courtesy of Department of Arkansas Heritage   [pullquote]Above Photo: Arkansas Heritage Month poster from 2010.[/pullquote] [dropcap]Arkansas[/dropcap] Heritage Month is an annual celebration led by…

Health: Arthritis

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] symptoms of arthritis are familiar to many folks: inflammation, stiffness in the joints, loss of movement, fatigue and pain. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people nationally and is now the leading cause of disabilities. In Arkansas alone, more than 653,000 people suffer from some form of arthritis, including 2,700 children, according to the…

Final Thought

[dropcap]It’s[/dropcap] commencement season. At graduation ceremonies far and wide, speakers will look to inspire tomorrow’s leaders. And what will tomorrow’s leaders be doing? A few may be hanging on to every word, but I imagine many will be squirming from cellphone withdrawal, fingers twitching as they prepare to take tons of selfies with their diplomas.…

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…