Monthly Archives: July 2017

Readers’ Choice 2017

When it comes to good stuff—bites to eat, plays to see, wines to sip, mountains to climb—it’s safe to say that this state of ours is, erm, blooming. At least according to our readers, who, once again, picked Arkansas’ superlative …

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Best reason to go to the mall


How long have we strolled aimlessly through the H&Ms of larger cities, thumbing the racks of that most perfect fast-fashion emporium, scooping up $10 tees and $20 sandals (and cool kiddo kicks, like those rose-gold high-tops) to stockpile back …

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Best one-stop grooming spot


Fresh out of MOTHER denim? Fancy a blowout? On the hunt for hard-to-find indie cosmetics? Need to take care of all of that, like, before dinner? Get thee to the Pleasant Ridge Town Center, where the glam gals behind …

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Best channeling of chumbawumba

Leah Thorvilson

After Leah Thorvilson’s body started to break down in 2012 (running eight marathons and a 50-mile ultramarathon in six months was evidently enough for the elite runner’s body to say, uh, nope), her doctors told her that …

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Best address for #IGers

Photo by Jake Halbert

Uptown Fayetteville Apartments

With four public art installations (including this one, a 44-foot-long mural by Olivia Trimble), a super-swank roof  deck (with fire pit!) and a resort-worthy poolside lounge, this Modus Studio-designed apartment complex is the …

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Best fitness follow


Scroll through certified health coach Elizabeth Finch’s Instagram, and it doesn’t take but a minute before you feel an irresistible urge to sip some kombucha, whip up a smoothie bowl and fish those yoga pants out of the bottom …

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Best local purse-onality

Christopher Belt

Before his three Independent Handbag Designer Awards wins this past June (a record, BTW), before the NYC showroom, back even before his days at Savannah College of Art Design, there was a young Christopher Belt selling handbags he’d …

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Best blowout on wheels

The Southern Blonde

Housed in a 1966 Bell Trailer trimmed out in girly pink and turquoise, Cheyenne Matthews’ “Blow & Go Mobile Salon” brings a full-service beauty lounge to your central-Arkansas doorstep (and to Austin, Texas, too). And we don’t …

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Best place to source statement tees for your mini-me

Bologna Joe’s

Some kiddos just aren’t smocked-dress kiddos. If your wee one is one of these—more top-knot than tutu, say, or more surf-short than seersucker—head to this newish Heights boutique for all things back-to-school, from teeny tots to tweens. Owner …

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Best reason to buy a fat tire

Northwest Arkansas’ Oz Trails

Honestly, it kinda came out of nowhere—or at least as much as hilly topography perfectly suited for some of the nation’s finest mountain biking can sneak up on a fellow. But for those in the know, …

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Best grandmas*:

William Rainey | Capture Arkansas

The Ozark River Stewards

If you’re reading this magazine, odds are you know Arkansas is The Natural State. There’s also a better-than-average chance you know that natural quality is a fraught and fragile thing, especially …

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