My sweet husband's hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas mixes Southern expectations with cultural eclecticism for every type of traveler. Now capturing the character of the state’s corners and beyond, the capital city brings depth from its riverfront to the hills. Craft beer, culinary standouts and breathtaking walking trails and bridges prove that, yes, Little Rock is much more than cheese dip.
I know we sound like a broken record when we approach these busy December days—but honestly, how are we already in last-minute holiday gift mode?!Chanukah begins this year on the eve of December 12 (less than one week from this moment, for the record), so I've put together a special guide of my favorite finds from Oak Hall, a Memphis and Nashville men's and women's clothier.
When completing my weekly Whole Foods run on Sunday morning, I didn't intend to purchase any goods other than vegetables and proteins (and cheese, of course); after Thanksgiving feasting, Alex and I had vowed to detox. However, I will confess: I managed to turn one such vegetable into a baked breakfast-snack-dessert combination to which I've never been more addicted.
I couldn't have envisioned a better kickoff to holiday soirees and gatherings than with the brilliantly talented and visionary interior designer Sean Anderson. Sean's discerning attention to detail and ability to curate is second-to-none, and when I heard he was furnishing a full home for Memphis' annual Vesta Home Show, I immediately jumped on board.
Each Sunday night we're in town, between six and eight of us gather at a neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant to slurp bowls of pho and share wildly entertaining stories from our past week. I opted to change the location and cuisine last Sunday to our house for a Friendsgiving affair. An elevated yet traditional Thanksgiving menu, a rustic tablescape, and red wine replaced our usual bowls of noodles. Nonetheless, the company was excellent, and the potluck was top-notch.