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On the COver: Toms shoes from the Clinton Museum Shop, modeled by Erik Heller. Photo by Brian Chilson

“And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” —James Russell Lowell

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h, June. It’s the optimum time for entertaining, and a glorious respite before the really oppressive temperatures set in, the mosquitoes descend and you’re afflicted with that annual case of heat-induced adult acne. (Just me?) There’s much to celebrate this month, including Father’s Day, the arrival of summer and, most exciting of all, a new line of jewelry by the very talented Renee Williams. The sweet little resin sparrows she creates for her pendants are amazing. I also share with you my love of maps, though I admit when it actually comes to reading one, I’m useless. I can still appreciate them aesthetically, right? The “editor’s picks” you see here are a first, but this month I couldn’t help myself. I’m so genuinely excited about these products that I just had to share. It’s a sampling of what I’m loving this summer and think you will, too. Lucky en plein air.

Katherine H. Wyrick, Editor

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Volume 1 Issue 9 edItor Katherine H. Wyrick Art dIrector Erica Schaffer photogrApher Brian Chilson productIon mAnAger Sheryl Kee AdVertIsIng desIgners Patrick Jones, Mike Spain, Kai Caddy, Rafael Mendez AdVertIsIng coordInAtors Roland Gladden, Mikaltodd Wilson AdVertIsIng dIrector Phyllis Britton Account executIVes Tiffany Holland,

Angie Wilson, Katherine Smith, Devon Dennis, Erik Heller cIrculAtIon dIrector Anitra Hickman ❘ controller Weldon Wilson Accounts pAyAble/receIVAble Linda Phillips An ArKAnsAs tImes publIcAtIon 201 east markham, ste 200, little rock • 501.375.2985 • FAX 501.375.3623 All contents ©2010 ArKAnsAs tImes

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The existing bath was demolished to correct a multitude of problems, structural and otherwise.

Af ter in house (n.) A section in which we peek into homes of the chic and stylish that you probably won’t see elsewhere.

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The 1930s-era bath had antiquated fixtures and poor lighting and ventilation.

A top designer uses a little smoke and mirrors to create space and sparkle

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aki Hockersmith needs no introduction, but we’ll give her one anyway. Ms. Hockersmith has been delivering award-winning design for over 30 years, and the accolades keep coming—most recently in the form of six regional ASID Awards. She has designed numerous private residences across the country from Florida to California, and her commercial work has included retail stores, banks and restaurants. This month Hockersmith graciously invited us into the home of two very special clients — stepdaughter Mary and her husband Chris Michaels. Here, she shares with us the dramatic before and after of this award-winning bathroom overhaul. (Now, if Kaki could just get her hands on that man cave in the backhouse ... )

The mission:  To transform a small, very dated bath into a more functional one, replacing obsolete and unsafe fixtures and materials and providing excellent lighting and storage while incorporating the best in today’s

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styles, products and finishes.

How they did it: Kaki and team ...  Created a new floor plan and lighting plan.  Installed a custom designed vanity with metallic painted finish and glass tile splash.  Custom designed a storage tower with metallic painted finish mirrored door and divided and lined jewelry drawer.  Added a frameless glass and marble partition between the whirlpool and shower.  Installed a Caesar stone vanity top, wall-mount faucet and sconces.  Positioned the vanity mirror so that it reflects the original art and adjustable woven window shade.  Used glass and mirrors to contribute to a spacious appearance.


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CUE: Before setting out, did you have definite ideas about what you wanted? Mary Michaels: I didn’t have specific ideas of what I wanted, only a general desire for a modern, glamorous look with a well-functioning floor plan that would accommodate a whirlpool tub and provide storage. I worked with Kaki on the project, and, after conveying this general idea, I let her design the bathroom and really tried to stay out of her way so that I did not impede her creativity. In fact, we didn’t even know what the tile colors or wall covering selections were until our builder delivered them! Needless to say, we were very pleased and loved the selections.

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CUE: Any challenges along the way? MM: The bathroom was a typical Heights bungalow bathroom that hadn’t been updated since it was built in 1935. The demolition proved much more challenging than originally thought given that the walls, floors and shower stall were made of thick concrete, which was difficult to remove.* Upon removing, we discovered this had put excessive weight on the floor joists. As a result, we ended up taking everything down to the studs, replacing the pipes and updating the electrical among other things. We were also able to reconfigure the space to remove inefficient storage and replace it with a fully functional vanity and stand alone armoire, which added very useful storage to a relatively small room.

* Fun Fact

lead pipes as well as 6,000 (!) pounds of concrete and iron had to be removed during this renovation.

CUE: What do you like best about the new bathroom? MM: My favorite part of the bathroom design is the use of glass and mirrors, which is both beautiful and adds to the spacious appearance. Despite the challenges and extra expense due to the age of the home, I think we ended up with a great end result that not only looks gorgeous but is up to today’s standards in terms of safety, technology and storage.

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by design (n.) A place we check in with tastemakers about town, from decorators to clothes designers and others in between.

Renee-sance:

The flowering of an artist’s already vibrant repertoire

 

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n her most recent novel, The Bradshaw Variations, British author Rachel Cusk writes, “Art is the opposite of waste or redundancy.” Repeated visits to Gallery 26 bear this out. Never do you see the same thing, and treasures always lie in wait. For over 15 years Gallery 26 has represented some of Central Arkansas’ most cutting edge and innovative artists—this includes the work of gallery owner Renee Williams. Renee, who herself looks as though she stepped out of a Pre-Raphaelite portrait, is an accomplished painter and now jewelry designer. Her unique pieces range from pendants to rings, and her style is wide-reaching; she incorporates images from pop culture, vintage finds and original resin creations inspired by nature. Simply put, this is some seriously cool jewelry. CUE: Have you been interested in making art since childhood? Renee Williams: Yes, I came from a very artistic family. My parents both encouraged me to draw and paint, and we always had lots of art supplies around the house. My grandmother was an art professor, and my sister and I even sat in on some of her college classes as little kids. She encouraged us to try new materials. We melted crayons onto paper, we did paper mâché, collage, oil pastels, clay, etc. Because my grandmother was also a Humanities teacher, we were also encouraged to think about art. Not just the history of art, but what art can say. CUE: What or who inspires you? Who are your influences? RW: I am continually inspired every time I walk into the gallery. We change out work every other month, and I get to see what new and wonderful things have been created by the artists. (I have the best job!) I am inspired by local artists Kathy Strause, David Warren and Stephen Cefalo, among many others. I love the paintings of Mark Ryden and Odd Nerdrum because of their extensive use of symbolism. I have been working on art that is about communication via symbols, mainly communication with different aspects of one’s own psyche, which can come

Renee poses by a recent work in her gallery. to us from our dreams and from the synchronicities and symbolism present in daily life. CUE: I know that you’ve started making jewelry, too. Is that something you’ve always wanted to do? RW: Actually, I made a few pieces of jewelry in college in the ’80s when giant earrings were popular. ( I still have an awful pair that is black and yellow zebra stripes.) I started making some collage pins shortly after that, using old photos and toys. Now I use a combination of vintage and handmade materials and make necklaces and rings. I especially like finding the old children’s celluloid pins from the 1930s to convert into pendants. I like using polymer clay in my pieces and have recently started learning to do

Be a lamb and fasten this necklace, would you? Pendants by Renee.

resin casting. CUE: How would you describe the local art scene? RW: Little Rock has an admirably vibrant and supportive art community that all Arkansans should be proud of. We get a lot of visitors to Gallery 26 from other cities, and I hear a lot of compliments on the quality of work shown in Little Rock galleries. I find that the artists here in our city are very supportive of each other, rather than being overly competitive. Artists share information on techniques, go to each other’s receptions and look out for each other in the business world. We also have a lot of artists who are not afraid of doing experimental or less traditional work. CUE: Describe your home studio. RW: My studio is at home and has a giant drawing board easel that Mary Cockrill gave me years ago, an old kitchen table loaded down with vintage jewelry pieces, chains, and beads, and piles of paints and books. I have a wire strung across the wall with finished drawings pinned up and a very old stuffed chair. I share the studio with my husband, Chris, and his desk is piled up with his librarian projects, music CDs, movies, and even more books. I often have the old movie channel on. J U NE 2010

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inspiredbuy

BY Katherine WyricK PhotograPhY Brian chilson

Throw a dinner party! Update your dinging room with these sleek, and inexpensive, stacking chairs from unique Furniture.

inspired buy (n.) In these pages we choose an item that inspires us and run with it, finding others that also inspire and assembling a pleasing assemblage accordingly.

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Feel free as a bird! Let your decorating spirit take wing, and add some new art to your walls. FaBulous Finds

Bed down. Gorgeous, sophisticated bedding and plump pillows from Vesta’s add instant luxury to a bedroom.

eed a refresher course in freshening up your décor? As school ends, kids

head to camp and summer begins, it’s the perfect time for those home projects you’ve been neglecting. Here we bring you an array of summery accessories sure to reinvigorate your home. A sophisticated rug can instantly change the look of a room, and this one, from Martinous, takes it to a whole other level.

Life is a picnic, so have one! From our favorite little antique store, a tiskit, a tasket, a picnic basket with pitcher and vintage glasses. oliVer’s antiques

Don’t save the “good” soap for a special occasion. Treat yourself! These are all natural and made locally. the Green corner store

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While the humidity in central Arkansas can be great for skin, it can wreak havoc on hair, so join us as we explore how to keep summer hair healthy and beautiful. The Kérastase Soleil range provides nourishment and protection against the aggressions of sun, wind and chlorinated or salt water. These advanced formulas also repair damage and prevent future damage from occurring. Use Bain Après-Soleil, a gentle, restorative shampoo, and Lait Richesse, a light-weight, replenishing conditioner for long-lasting softness and shine. Available at Joels.

Founded by renowned stylist Peter Coppola, all Keratin Complex treatments and styling products are specially formulated to contain natural keratin protein, which rebuilds, restores and rejuvenates all types of hair. Bad hair days, be gone! Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Keratin Color Care Shampoo, Keratin Color Care Conditioner, Vanilla Bean Deep Conditioner, Infusion Keratin Replenisher, Shine and Thermo-Shine. Find it at M SALON.

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Photography Brian Chilson & PATRICK JONES

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Penguin pink gingham, long-sleeve woven shirt, $72 at Evolve. Howe brand light-wash denim, $95 at Evolve.

Evolve is the men’s store for the man with edgier tastes. For the cool dad in your life, Greg Rudkin of Evolve suggests the following: “Dad deserves more than a tie this year. Our selection of denim is unmatched with 12 lines and 37 styles in stock. And with our shirt collection including Ben Sherman, Penguin, Thomas Dean and many, many more, we can customize an outfit for dad that shows just how much we love him and appreciate him.”

Celebrate Father’s Day with a fun look because an aboveaverage guy deserves more than the average tie!

Lorenzini washed cotton shirt, $245. AG Adriano Goldschmid stone denim jean, $225. Pirelli “James” P Zero leather sneaker, $325.

Baumans takes a no-excuse approach to fashion. That is to say, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing, you should always look stylish. Brian Cook of Baumans says, “I believe that it’s important to be fashionable in all facets of life, whether you’re wearing jeans or a three-piece suit. The clothes at Baumans are dressy and casual. Right now, we’ve got some great Pirelli flip-flops and tennis shoes that are perfect for summer. I also predict that plaid, lighter fabrics and interesting sport shirts will be popular this season.”

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Simon cotton shirt exclusively for Baumans, $225. Angelo Nardelli cotton and linen pant, $245. Pirelli “Eric” suede driving shoe, $295.


Happy Father’s Day

Antique cufflinks are small treasures that reflect the elegance and style of a past age. The pairs featured here are both 14K gold, one inlaid with antique opal. For men who aren’t big on bling, they’re wonderful accents to a sophisticated wardrobe. neW orleans antiques

Southern Tide polos, available in all sizes from small to XXXL at Mr. Wick’s.

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Mark Carroll of venerable men’s clothier Mr. Wick’s offers this advice: “A Robert Talbot ‘Best of Class’ tie is always a great choice. With the way dress modes have changed, we also now carry a lot of sportswear, like Southern Tide and Vineyeard Vine sportswear lines. The Southern Tide knit shirt has been our success shirt this spring. Our standard Bills Khakis are always popular.”

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Bob Schmidt of Jones Brothers Pool taBles says that though men do tend to make up the majority of their clientele, “the women are the ones who choose the style and make the ultimate decisions.” And there are many to make because the choice of pool tables is as varied as the men who love them. This Father’s Day, Schmidt encourages you to “fulfill your husband’s man cave dreams with a pool table or poker table.” So take a cue from us, and grab a pool cue for him.

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Me in CUE Q&A WITH LOCAL EXPERTS

for the home

Q: I’ve noticed water sprinklers running early in the morning. Are people really getting up and turning them on?

Jazzercise gives you cardio, strength, stretch moves for a total body workout. Thrown in are moves from hip-hop, yoga, pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing and resistance training. Take advantage of the June Student summer pass coupon with no commitment, no joining fee. June-August $75 expires 6/30/10.

Visit jazzercise.com for all the details and the local Jazzercise location in Ashley Square 501.225.8222

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Q: The summer humidity is so hard on my hair. How do I gain control of the frizz?

After

A: This time of year is hard on all hair types. Treating your hair with keratin is a great way Before to protect, maintain and manage your summer frizz. Keratin is an extremely strong protein that is a major component in skin, hair, nails, hooves, horns and teeth. The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola has a high keratin content and is gentle enough to use on all hair types: color treated, chemically processed, bleached or highlighted. Imagine smoother shinier hair that is close to being “maintenance-free” and results that typically last up to 3 to 5 months. M Salon, 501.663.6643

A. We get inspired by other jewelry designers all the time!  The key is to be inspired and not necessarily copy. We recently had a customer ask for a chain and disc necklace she’d seen on a TV show. The original was white gold and more than $3,000. We helped her recreate it in silver plated materials for around $12 (sterling silver materials were $40). Not only did she make one for herself, she made several for family and friends as well. Don’t think you have the skills or the time to make it? One of the Beadchicks will be glad to put it together for you. Even with us doing the work, the silver plated chain and disc necklace would be less than $25. Want to give it a try yourself? Make an appointment, and we’ll give you one-on-one design assistance for $10 an hour. Bring in or email an image of what you want to create beforehand, and we’ll give you an estimate of how much time it will take to create it. Argenta Bead Co., 501.537.0928

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Q. I always see such great jewelry in fashion magazines and in movies like “Sex & the City 2,” but it’s all so expensive. Can I make my own?

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A: Those sprinkler systems are probably on a timer. An automatic sprinkler system is a home improvement project worth considering. Not only will it help maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape, it’s the most convenient and efficient way to ensure your landscape gets the water it needs without over- or under-watering. When it’s properly installed and maintained, an automatic sprinkler system will help conserve water, too. Both Rainbird and Hunter offer excellent systems. WLM Landscape & Sprinkler Services can do this for you at an affordable rate. WLM Landscape & Sprinkler, 501.834.0578 or 501.225.4452

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Q: I’ve been considering the Brazilian Blowout. What exactly will it do to my hair? Is this a permanent process?

A: The Brazilian Blowout is a keratin-based smoothing treatment without harsh chemicals that helps improve the condition of the hair leaving it frizzfree. It’s the only professional smoothing treatment that improves the health of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft with results lasting up to 12 weeks. Stylists at either of our locations will be able to tell you more about this treatment. Joels, 501.221.2399 or Joels Downtown, 501.372.2700


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1 DEPT strapless linen sundress, perfect for all those summer festivals at Box Turtle. Bird necklace also available at Box Turtle. 2 Rafters polka-dotted flip flops available at Advanced Sunsystems. 3 Silver rhinestone sandals by Mystique from Solemates. 4 From Minx: Racerback print silk tank, Scarlette flare Elite Lite Jeans and leaf bib necklace. 5 Multi-colored tropical print “Cha-cha” dress with matching white sunglasses from Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions. 6 White cotton sundress by Diane Von Furstenberg from Barbara Jean. 7 Natural capiz necklace and wafer-thin shell earrings of

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aps. Karen O of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs wrote a cryptic but awesome song about them, and explorers used them to navigate the globe. I’ve loved them since childhood, and as an adult have found that they make excellent art for walls and even wallpaper (check on-line). Here I show you some favorites from my personal collection. Find yours at Fabulous Finds or estate sales about town. And remember, allow yourself a fair amount of latitude when following this decorating directive.

Map as art. Love the colors on this ’50s-era Arkansas map. Group several together on a wall for dramatic effect. $3 estate sale find.

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Vintage wastebasket, $2 estate sale score. Geography lesson and trashcan in one!

Artist/clothes/jewelry designer Erin Lorenzen keeps it local by printing Arkansas maps on these tees. Find at THe Green Corner STore.

Art on map. Ingenious local artist Kathy Strause sometimes paints directly onto vintage maps. Find at Gallery 26.

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BY Katherine Wyrick Photography brian chilson

shop dogs (n.) A feature profiling our canine friends in retail. (Not just limited to dogs. Other species—cats, canaries, lizards—will appear here, too.)

C&F Flooring: A place where pet and carpet hang in harmony

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ne look at Lucy, C&F Flooring’s shop dog, and you might assume that the C and F stand for “cute and furry.” Though Lucy may be both, the name comes from business partners/husband and wife team Carol and Fred Auger. During our visit, Lucy, basking in a pool of sunlight by the front door, suddenly snaps to attention, ears erect and tail wagging at something or someone outside. Peach, the UPS man? Another dog? No, this kind of welcome is reserved for her beloved— Fred. Of the unique bond between the two,

Carol says, “Whenever Fred is out of town or gone for any length of time, she won’t eat; she gets depressed; she walks around, moping; she stares out the window.” It seems that she’s either with him, or pining for him. Carol smiles,“ Wherever Fred is, she is. He takes her everywhere. For years he took her around in his truck whenever he went to measure a job.” We imagine she makes a fine companion, though at present, Lucy’s shedding enough fur to weave a small throw rug; it comes out by the fistful, wafting off her back like so

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many Texas tumbleweeds. Carol explains that her daughter, 5-year-old Laura, gave Lucy a bath the night before and failed to brush her. Of daughter and dog, Carol says, “Laura loves her. She tries to dress [Lucy] up, put ribbons on her, play house, and Lucy’s very patient with her.” A breed of her own Of her breed, Carol teases, “Fred says she’s a wild dingo, but I don’t think she is.” They actually think she’s something closer to a Rottweiler-Pit Bull mix, though she doesn’t really look the part. Fred got Lucy from one of his customers when she was a year old. Though now in her twilight years, 11 or 12, she shows little sign of slowing down. “She’s still pretty peppy. She still jumps over the wall in the backyard,” Fred says. Carol adds, “She’ll still chase the tennis ball. She’s pretty playful. But when she runs, she hops like a kangaroo, so if you see a dog in Allsopp Park that looks like a kangaroo, it’s Lucy.” Among other pastimes, she enjoys chasing (or hopping after) squirrels. At the mere mention of the word, her ears perk up, and her head cocks to the side.

A lark (or deer) Chasing squirrels is one thing, but deer? That’s quite another. Fred relays a funny anecdote about Lucy’s runin with some of the wildlife that occasionally comes up from the river—all of it captured on the security footage. “We got her on the surveillance camera herding a deer that made its way onto the property. She was chasing it, and then the deer turned around and started chasing her,” he recounts. “There may be some shepherd in her, after all,” considers Carol.

Dog about town

Lucy at rest, atop a stack of rugs.

When not ejecting trespassers from the premises, Lucy may be found making the rounds in Riverdale. “Our clients know her and love her, and everyone in the complex feeds her. ... she likes to go to Cajun’s,” says Carol. (Presumably for dancing and cocktails.) We suddenly recognize her as the dog we saw hanging around puposefully outside SoHo Modern several months ago. She looked like she owned the place.

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The Green Corner Store

Mr Wicks Men’s Clothing

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The Green Corner Store

Martinous Oriental Rug Co.

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Midtowne 207 N. University Ave. (501) 661-0644

Fabulous Finds 2905 Cantrell Rd. (501) 614-8181

Oliver’s Antiques 1101 Burman Drive Jacksonville (501) 982-0064

Unique Furniture 638 West Main St. Jacksonville (501) 985-8888

Evolve

Jones Brothers Pool Tables www.jonesbrospooltables.com 309 W. Broadway St. North Little Rock (501) 372-0168

Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers www.kennethedwardsinc.com 7811 Cantrell Rd. (501) 312-7477

Vesta’s

In House

Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 375-7820

Kaki Hockersmith Interiors

New Orleans Antiques & Jewelry www.neworleansantiquesandjewelry.com 2226 Cantrell Rd. (501) 374-3130

Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Rd. (501) 716-2960

Ten Thousand Villages www.tenthousandvillages.com 305 President Clinton Ave. (501) 374-2776

Cue Me In

Argenta Bead Co. www.argentabead.com 703 N. Main St. North Little Rock (501) 537-0928

Jazzercise jazzercise.com 9108 N. Rodney Parham Rd., #216 (501) 225-8222

Joels 2200 Andover Ct. #101 (501) 221-2399

Joels Downtown 300 Third St. (501) 372-2700

M Salon www.msalonlittlerock.com 3000 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 103A (501) 663-6643

WLM Landscaping & Sprinkler P.O. Box 55722 Little Rock (501) 834-0578 (501) 225-4452

kakihockersmith.com 1408 Rebsamen Park Rd. (501) 666-6966

Cheek to Cheek

Fringe Benefits

By Design Gallery 26 www.gallery26.com 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 664-8996

www.fringebenefitssalon.com 5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 664-1515

Joels 2200 Andover Ct. #101 (501) 221-2399

Joels Downtown 300 Third St. (501) 372-2700

M Salon www.msalonlittlerock.com 3000 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 103A (501) 663-6643

Style Cue: Simply Summer Advanced Sun Systems www.advancedsunsystems.net 12310 Chenal Parkway (501) 228-7005 4818 North Hills Blvd. North Little Rock (501) 771-7779 115 Audubon Dr. (501) 803-0600 Maumelle

Barbara Graves Intimate Fashions www.barbaragraves.com 10301 N. Rodney Parham Rd. (501) 227-5537

Editor’s Pics

Bella Boutique 5623 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 603-5373

Boulevard Bread Co. www.boulevardbread.com 1620 N. Grant (501) 663-5951

Cynthia East Fabrics www.cynthiaeastfabrics.com 1523 Rebsamen Park Rd. (501) 663-0460

Drug Emporium 9112 N. Rodney Parham Rd. (501) 223-2262

Barbara Jean www.barbarajean.com 7811 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-0054

Inspired Buy

Box Turtle

Fabulous Finds 2905 Cantrell Rd. (501) 614-8181

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Style Cue: Men

www.shopboxturtle.com 2616 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 661-1167

Shop Dog

The Good Earth Garden

Baumans Fine Men’s Clothing

Minx

C&F Flooring & Rug Gallery

www.thegoodearthgarden.com 15601 Cantrell Rd. (501) 868-4666

www.baumans.com 8201 Cantrell Rd. (501) 227-8797

www.minxboutique.com 2915 Kavanaugh Blvd. (501) 223-8879

candfcarpet.com 2206 Cantrell Rd. (501) 399-9909  

JUNE 2010

CUE  

Contemporary Urban Elements

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