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AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 34 The Garden Home for the Holidays Designer P. Allen Smith decks the halls of his Moss Mountain Farm in Roland 48 Set the Table in Seasonal Style Holiday tablescapes from three designers

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We spent a winter’s day at Moss Mountain Farm last December. When P. Allen Smith decked the halls of his country estate on the outskirts of Little Rock, our crew arrived for a sunrise-to-sunset session of photographing his home and farm. It’s a story I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you, as I always find a visit to Moss Mountain inspiring. For one, I consider Allen one of Arkansas’ best ambassadors. Who better to travel around the world and represent the design expertise in our state than someone who has a deep appreciation for the beauty of our countryside, a thorough grasp of history and can talk in depth about antiques and eras, and is passionate about gardening, farming and sustainable living? When I pick up a piece of silver from Allen’s dining table and inquire about it, he can tell me the pattern and the provenance, and I’m inspired to learn a little more about the pieces I own—or at least try to retain what I know. When I ask about some fresh garden greens on the kitchen counter, he can tell me a fiveminute way to deliciously prepare them, and I’m inspired to try something new from the farmers’ market, even if it isn’t grown in my own garden. Yet he’s also candid enough to tell me that the glassware on the table came from the Anthropologie store, and that some of the ornaments clustered nearby came from Hobby Lobby; that the artichokes and apples mixed into the table centerpiece are from yesterday’s trip to Kroger. He’s practical, and rather than getting bogged down in having just the perfect piece, he works with what’s at hand or readily accessible to create comfortable and inviting décor. That inspires me—the concept of appreciating your creativity and acting on it, filling your home with items that reflect you and your sensibilities, no matter the source. We’ve created this holiday issue around that idea, offering inspiration for decking your own halls in a creative and personal way. From the story on Allen’s place (page 34) to suggestions from designers on how to set a seasonal table (page 48), decorate your front doorway (page 27) and spice up your kitchen and dining room for the holidays (page 21), intriguing ideas abound. May they inspire your gatherings this season, and from our family to yours, happy holidays.

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At the newly opened Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a woodland setting, dramatic architecture and art masterworks create a world-class experience in Bentonville By Diane Carroll When Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors in mid November, the attention of the art world turned to Bentonville. It’s a process that has been underway ever since the Walton Family Foundation announced in 2005 its plan to develop the museum and began acquiring masterworks of American art that span five centuries. Now, the foundation’s plan to celebrate the power of art alongside the beauty of the Arkansas landscape has come to fruition, and includes a series of museum structures designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, a museum store by acclaimed Fayetteville-based architect Marlon Blackwell, as well as sculpture gardens and walking trails linking the site’s 120acre park to downtown Bentonville. The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge-like construction of the buildings Boston-based architect Moshe Safdie designed. Safdie, whose Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts recently opened in Kansas City, notes that the design aims to protect

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fabric swatch from Fairley’s new line of home textiles. Both mother and daughter loved the fabric and used it to make the brilliant, striped runners for the dining table. While drawing on the home’s furnishings was a great way to make the palette flow, the bold green was also a nod to a traditional red and green Christmas palette. Whether it’s jadeite and Fenton Art Glass pieces from Fairley’s cake plate collection or a pair of turquoise lamps that grace the dining room buffet, the cheerful jewel tones add a sophisticated whimsy throughout the space. Beverly also appreciates fresh flowers and greenery, and incorporated everything from hydrangeas to pine wreaths in the two rooms. She planted paperwhites, a classic holiday bloom, in a large tureen that allows her to enjoy their fragrance while working in the kitchen. As for family traditions, both mother and daughter hope to pass their love of holiday preparation and decorating on to the next generation, including Fairley’s daughter, Ellison. “Mom was always so patient and taught me how to cook and be a great hostess,” says Fairley. “It’s a tradition I hope to continue.”


In the kitchen, slate gray Corian countertops blend with stainless steel appliances and the cabinetry, which is painted a custom shade of blue. Imported Mexican tiles bring warmth to the floor, while a colorful striped rug adds whimsy. A painting by Kansas City-based artist Jane Booth hangs in the dining room and inspires the palette for the home’s furnishings, as well as the spirited holiday decor.

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For the dining table, the Wells’ Noritake Ivory and Ebony china pattern was paired with gold-rimmed accent plates and chargers. The table runners feature fabric from Fairley’s new home collection; mother and daughter embellished the napkins at each place with ironed-on ribbon and monograms, plus a ribbon-tied ornament as a napkin ring. The pair also created a festive display in the dining room shelves by mixing ornaments with the Wells’ Lynn Chase Design Jaguar Jungle china collection.

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Design Resources Interior design, art Tobi Fairley Interior Design, Little Rock Paint Custom colors from Sherwin-Williams, locations statewide Table runner fabric Tobi Fairley Home, TobiFairleyHome.com Window treatments Mountjoy’s Custom Draperies, Mabelvale


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A HOLIDAY WELCOME

At two residences in Northwest Arkansas, a pair of designers shows how to greet the season with exterior décor that matches your home’s style

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NOTHING GIVES A HOME a more welcoming holiday feel than an elegantly decorated front door. For designers Daniel Keeley and Christopher Todd, front door décor is a sophisticated art form. “Everybody sees your front door,” says Todd. “Other than the Christmas tree, it’s the most important element to decorate.” Todd and Keeley believe a holiday look should be tailored to a home’s style as well as the homeowner’s personality. When the two experts designed looks for a Fayetteville Cape Cod-style home and a Rogers European-style home, they created two different, yet equally sophisticated, spaces. www.athomearkansas.com 27


For a Cape Cod-style home in Fayetteville, Todd and Keeley focused on an understated and organic look, using natural materials that reflect simple charm. SWAGS OF LIVE CEDAR garland create a nature-inspired look. When hanging garland over a door, use masonry nails or screws to adhere to stone or brick. Florist wire secures garland to the nails without being conspicuous. Keeley recommends cutting the garland in half—instead of hanging it as one piece—to allow both pieces to hang in the same direction. “Garland is assembled in a way that causes it to fall down on itself if it’s hung in the wrong direction,” he says. DOUBLE, TRIPLE OR EVEN quadruple the garland to create a larger, fuller effect. For this design, Keeley and Todd doubled the garland’s thickness on the sides and quadrupled it on top. Decorative elements appear smaller outside, so remember to think big and lush, Keeley says.

LARGE SUGAR PINE CONES, which can be ordered through florist shops, add to the natural appeal and are clustered with artificial golden apples and berries, which complement the home’s paint color. Keeley and Todd caution against using real fruit and berries, which can rot or attract pests. Artificial fruit stands up well to outdoor elements, is widely available at craft stores and is light so it won’t weigh down the garland, notes Keeley.

PAY ATTENTION TO THE ENTIRE entry area. The garland swags across the columns and awning of the Cape Cod home create a multidimensional effect while increasing visibility.

IF ADDING LIGHTS, remember to wrap them loosely around the garland. “If you pull the lights too tight, they will cinch up the garland and you will lose fullness,” Keeley says.

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For a European-style home in Rogers, Keeley and Todd created a bolder look with oversized ornaments attached to layers of garland to stand up to the home’s scale. The shimmer of metallic hues is eye-catching, and the tone-ontone effect is an elegant embellishment for the brick home. CHOOSE ORNAMENTS in a variety of complementary shapes, sizes and colors. Keeley and Todd used more than 100 copper and bronze hued ornaments, securing each with a piece of wire. “The wire comes in one-foot sections and the length allows us to hook the wire through to the back of the garland and then wrap back around to hold the ornament,” Keeley says. TO HELP ANCHOR OVERSIZED clusters of ornaments, attach them to a piece of artificial garland that will blend with the live garland. “It’s made with wire and will hold ornaments better than live garland,” Keeley says. “If you cover the artificial piece with the ornaments and then fill in spaces with live greenery, the artificial section will not be visible once it’s all complete.” USE SMALLER ORNAMENTS and decorative accents, such as the artificial berries and two shades of ribbon shown here, to balance the groupings of ornaments. FOR A DRAMATIC EFFECT, cut live garland a little longer so it drapes on the ground. Keeley and Todd recommend misting live garland to keep it looking fresh through the holiday season. WITH ANY FRONT DOOR holiday decor, pay attention to scale. “I try to centralize everything into a smaller space to give it bigger impact,” Todd says. “So you have one large focal point instead of randomly decorated areas.”

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Garden and lifestyle designer P. Allen Smith, host of two namesake television programs and author of the Garden Home series of books, celebrates the holidays at his 650acre Moss Mountain Farm, which overlooks the Arkansas River and features a recently constructed Greek Revivalstyle home and outbuildings evocative of mid-19th century design. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s porch sports Amish-made Windsor chairs, as well as a variety of potted spruce and evergreen trees and gourds grown on the farm.

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Smith’s collection of antique Southern furnishings includes an early 19th century table surrounded by American Empire side chairs from the same era. New upholstered seating is from Hickory Chair. The table is set with more of Smith’s favorite collections, including American and English silver and Old Paris porcelain. The china is English Royal Crown Derby and the carafes are antique American blown glass, while new glassware is from Anthropologie. The framed heirloom vegetable drawings on paper are from Smith’s The Art of Farming series. The mirrors are American, circa 1840; the window valance is made from Sunbrella fabric for durability, as are other window treatments throughout the house. A distressed Hickory Chair chest serves as a dessert sideboard.

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P. Allen Smith: We have our holiday open houses, where anyone can come see the farm fully decorated, and then I have smaller gatherings with family and friends. I enjoy cooking, so I try to keep the numbers manageable, like a dinner for 10. Guests who are handy in the kitchen pitch in, and that’s part of the fun of getting together. AHIA: What’s your philosophy on decorating for the holidays? PAS: It’s important to me that the holiday décor work with the existing décor of my home. Even though the traditional colors are red and green, I’ve never followed that literally. To me, it’s about a celebration and the spirit of the season, and I tend to look for colors and ideas that will fit harmoniously with the interiors. AHIA: What color palette do you find works best here? PAS: I really love dark chocolate brown, and brown plays well with all colors. It’s beautiful with chartreuse greens, and it pops against natural greens. Many of the items I gather around the farm are earthy browns and greens with other subtle colors worked in—Eastern Red Cedar, which has blue berries, as well as magnolia branches, the beautiful brown leaves of bracken, mosses and lichens, various sizes of pine cones and native deciduous holly with red berries. AHIA: Fruits and vegetables seem to figure into the décor as well. PAS: Sometimes they’re grown on the farm, and a visit to the grocery store can be inspiring too. I’ll come home with artichokes, kumquats, pomegranates and such. Last year, the Satsuma oranges were beautiful, and if you add a few camellia leaves to a grouping, it resembles the foliage of an orange. After the holidays, I used the oranges to make marmalade—nothing gets thrown out. AHIA: Do you keep historical references in mind, elements that could have been used a century ago on a country estate? PAS: Rather than getting too hung up on history, for me it’s more about the overall effect and feeling. I tend to use items I already have and add what I can collect and gather on the farm. Then I go on a hunt for anything additional I need, and I’m likely to find things for holiday decorating at a craft or discount store, or a second-hand shop. I prefer a juxtaposition of something earthy and natural against something shiny and glamorous. All the hardware in the house is polished nickel, so I tend to go with silver as a 40

metallic accent rather than brass or gold. Those kind of little details make the difference in the sense of harmony, which is an element you can’t identify but can feel. AHIA: Did the family traditions you grew up with influence how you decorate your own home for the holidays? PAS: Growing up, Christmas was always a big event. I’d call my mother a serial decorator—she was always making things over. She and her mother both made slipcovers and adhered to the concept that as the seasons changed outside, the interior needed to change as well. I follow that philosophy too, warming up rooms by switching out pillows, slipcovers and some art. Natural elements were also a big part of our holidays, gathering bowls of pecans and mistletoe from the trees, and we always made a lot of our ornaments, so the creative element figures in. AHIA: Speaking of ornaments, that’s a beautiful Christmas tree decked out for the holidays. PAS: The tradition of a large tree that reaches all the way to the ceiling began on our first holiday here, when my young niece just couldn’t wait to figure out where the tree would go and kept saying she wanted a really big tree. So the corner in the parlor became the spot, and every year we bring in a 12-foot fresh cut tree that my niece loves. I look for a tree where you can see the trunk, and the limbs are more open and layered so the ornaments are visible, as well as a more natural, unclipped look rather than one that’s been shaped. AHIA: Between your television shows, books, public appearances and the myriad of events you host, it could be tempting to reserve the holidays for just private time, yet you open your doors on several occasions throughout the season. PAS: I’m happy to share this place and share the experience. I maintain my private time for writing, reading and painting, and I balance that with the activity of the farm and visitors. The hope is that they come and are inspired to reach out and do something themselves to beautify their own homes and gardens, that they have an experience that inspires and instructs. My goal is to give them the tools to be successful in their own endeavors.


In the foyer, paintings of early 19th century Americans, an enlargement of John James Audubonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trumpeter swan, and vintage gilt sconces hang above a circa 1800 Southern American sideboard and ottomans from Lee Industries. Magnolia and pine boughs from the farm create a garland leading up the stairs to the hallway library (facing page), where a pair of taxidermy swans creates a focal point on an 1830s era table beneath a vintage chandelier.

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A tall Noble fir, from Smith’s holiday collection collaboration with The Berry Family of Nurseries, finds a home in the parlor each year. Smith uses an orange, green and brown palette as a twist on tradition that suits the colors in the room, which features upholstered Lee Industries seating and an American Empire sideboard topped with an enlarged image of the Osage chief Black Dog, from a favorite postcard Smith admired as a child. The coffee table, originally a pigeon coop, is set on casters for flexibility and topped with glass. The clock is early 19th century, from Kentucky.

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The rear exterior of the home features upper and lower porches. Located off the upstairs hallway library is the sleeping porch, complete with a series of twin beds and a copper tub/shower. “A weekend house party, when the weather is not too terribly cold, often has guests opting for the sleeping porch,” says Allen. “With lots of down comforters, it’s an adventure to be out there.” Facing page: A wall of shutters screens the sun from the lower porch, which is adjacent to the parlor and is a favorite al fresco gathering spot.

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“You can see the stars from the porches, and guests are astonished at the clarity.” —DESIGNER P. ALLEN SMITH


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CREATE A RELAXED HOLIDAY TABLETOP that is as versatile as it is cheery. “Casual with lots of color sets the tone for the fun to follow,” says Clinton. Red polka dot china can be used year-round, square Santa Claus-motif salad plates double as dinner plates, a utensil container holds a bottle of wine, and a footed punch bowl filled with sequined tree ornaments is transformed into a festive centerpiece. Tall white trees can be moved to a buffet during a dinner gathering. And to maintain a casual feel, incorporate traditional red and green plaid linens and natural accents such as greenery, pinecones and woven wood chargers. “But,” says Clinton, “a more formal tablecloth and place cards are also fun for holiday get-togethers, to make guests feel special.” Old St. Nick by Vietri square salad plates, mugs, sugar and creamer, salt and pepper, wine holder, footed bowl centerpiece; Rosso Vecchio Dot by Vietri chargers, mugs; Reed & Barton Allora flatware; Mary Carol Home Collection chargers; India Overseas plaid placements, napkins; Rose Tree red napkins; RAZ place card holders; Melrose International trees; Renaissance sequined ornaments; all from Fifth Season, Little Rock 49


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GO EXOTIC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON and spice up your tablescape. Begin with statement-making plates like these, inspired by Charton’s favorite faraway destination, India, and then layer on wares in the same color palette—in this case, turquoise, orange and metallics. Try suspending handmade paper cones holding seeded eucalyptus from a light fixture, or gold leafing mangos and oranges to scatter around the table. “It combines India’s traditions of gold leafed candy and holiday fruit giving,” Charton explains. Set out bowls of sugar crystals, and send guests home with authentic party favors such as journals personalized with scrapbook letters and tasseled money cards inserted with thoughtful holiday messages. Striking silver cutlery with carved handles, French 1930s chairs and centerpieces with floating orange roses add elegance to the enchanted setting. Cutlery, small ivory box, Fabulous Finds Antiques, Little Rock; chargers, glassware, napkins, napkins rings, Pier 1 Imports, locations statewide; gold gilded fruit, gold leaf trees, hanging cones, handcrafted by Lori Wenger of Table Setters Inc.; handmade gift envelopes and silk window panel purchased in India; Horchow punch bowl, horchow.com; journals, ABC Carpet & Home, New York; large ivory boxes, TJ Maxx, locations statewide; mercury glass votives through Table Setters Inc., North Little Rock; Mughal King of Elephant glass plates, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; paper for hanging cones, ART Outfitters, Little Rock; sugar bowls, spoons, Global Table, New York; table runners, Southern Wholesale Florists, Little Rock 51


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DESIGN YOUR HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE to resemble a still life painting, combining a mixture of styles from a variety of time periods and focusing on color and texture. “Try to use what you have and reinvent it,” says Marshall. “Don’t be confined to the pantry; look all over the house for items to include.” Rather than focusing on trends, create a traditional holiday color palette by mixing pistachio green chargers and dark green dinner plates, and pairing them with an array of green goblets in various styles. Then inject crimson hues through artistically arranged fruit such as red grapes, watermelon and strawberries. As a final festive touch, cherubs adorn napkin rings and a centerpiece, which is filled with red roses, holly and pittosporum, while candelabras cast a painterly glow for holiday meals. Aidan Gray small candelabra; Art Deco fluted green glasses; German chargers; English sardine containers; 1700s Baroque tall candelabras; 17th-century carved cherub napkin rings; 1830 Louis XVI chairs; 18th-century French terracotta planter; 19thcentury Spode plates; Louis XVI bench with original tapestry; vintage Mexican glasses; Murano champagne glasses; all from Marshall Clements, Little Rock

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A GREAT SMILE IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING! Especially since virtually all Americans (99.7%) believe a smile is an important social asset, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Further studies have shown that 96% of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex and 74% of adults feel an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. Dr. Cooper recognizes the life-changing experience a new smile can bring to your life. He works diligently with each patient to achieve their exceptional smile. “There is no greater reward than to watch the immediate transformation once the patient sees their new smile for the first time,” states Dr. Cooper. “I am incredibly blessed to be in a profession that allows me to give my patients a smile they’ve always dreamed of having.” A consumer study performed by the AACD further revealed that after patients receive a new smile there is a substantial increase in the patient’s personal characteristics, including feeling more attractive, increased level of confidence, friendliness and popularity with the opposite sex. *This year, give yourself the gift of a great smile. For a free cosmetic consultation, call Dr. Michael Cooper today.

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DARROW AND JACOB ARE PROUD to share the fruits of their labor with as many philanthropic endeavors as possible, notably Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the 20th Century Club’s Hope Lodge. Jones & Son is thrilled to be an Auxiliary Partner and the official jewelry sponsor of the Miracle Ball benefiting Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. For a special donation drive to raise funds to purchase a Giraffe OmniBed for the NICU, and in honor of Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s 100th anniversary, Jones & Son is donating the Miracle of Life Diamond Collection to the fundraiser. Valued at $65,000, the exquisite collection features an 18-karat white gold and diamond earrings with 2.58ctw, an 18-karat white gold and diamond bracelet with 9.39ctw, and an opulent 18-karat white gold and diamond necklace with 18.44ctw. Jones & Son’s Auxiliary Partnership also helps to support other fundraisers for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, including the Holiday Card Project and Arkansas a la Carte. Jones & Son is a proud platinum-level sponsor of the 20th Century Club’s Hope Ball, an annual gala event to raise money for the 20th Century Club’s Lodge, which houses cancer patients and their caregivers while they undergo treatment for cancer in Little Rock. Jones & Son’s other charitable causes include the Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc., for which Jacob serves on the Board of Directors and has chaired the Oscar Night America Gala held at the Peabody Hotel. Jones & Son is proud to help sponsor the Greek Food Festival Taste of the Mediterranean Bash held at the Greek Orthodox Church, raising more than $1 million for more than 20 charities, including Easter Seals. With the support of jewelry line Vahan’s Natalie Vahan, owner and designer, and Carole Greenberg, international sales manager and designer, Jones & Son has made magical things happen for local charities, donating thousands of dollars worth of Vahan jewelry to benefit not only the Hope Ball but also the Miracle Ball, and more. Jones & Son is proud to offer Vahan locally to Arkansans. The premier designer line features sculptural designs fashioned into a mix of 14-karat gold, sterling silver and precious stones. As a Tacori premier Platinum Partner, Jones & Son is part of a select group of just 5 percent of all Tacori dealers in both the United States and Canada, and is the exclusive Tacori dealer in Central Arkansas. Jones & Son has access to every Tacori design, including the coveted 18K925 collection. You’ll also find Pandora and a bridal boutique featuring Ritani, Verragio and Scott Kay. Darrow and Jacob are grateful for their many friends and customers who have made the growth of Jones & Son possible and invite you to shop at your leisure in a comfortable atmosphere, surrounded by gift ideas to fit every budget. Happy holidays from the staff at Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry.

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Turn the page for bright ideas! An expert wardrobe stylist pulls together her favorite holiday party looks, an El Dorado-based interior designer shares tips for what to see and do in her charming hometown during the holidays, and our annual Gift Guide helps you mark off your to-do list with gift ideas for your friends and loved ones. Earrings, Ember, Little Rock; Estee Lauder lipstick in Raspberry, Belk, locations statewide; Garland, snowman coin pouch, mittens, hat, The Full Moon, Little Rock; Necklace by We Dream in Colour, Box Turtle, Little Rock; Patterned boxes by Smock, Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paperie, Little Rock; Ribbon, red/green boxes, The Container Store, Little Rock; Stella Nude fragrance by Stella McCartney, Sephora, locations statewide www.athomearkansas.com www.athomearkansas.com 63 63


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EARRINGS Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry, bellavitajewelry.net

VINTAGE GOLD LOCKET & NECKLACE Mae’s Emporium, Fayetteville

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BLUSH Hyacinth by Becca. Glo Limited, Fayetteville

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VINTAGE NECKLACE & EARRINGS Mae’s Emporium, Fayetteville

VINTAGE FUR CAPE Grey Dog, Fayetteville

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SOUTH ARKANSAS HOLIDAY An El Dorado insider offers tips for shopping, dining and family entertainment during the holiday season

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING ALL ABOUT FLOWERS AND POSTAGE 106 E. Elm St., (870) 862-5437 A quintessential one-stop shop, the full service florist/gift shop/post office is where to turn to purchase gifts and décor, fresh flowers, plants, candles and more, and mail them too.

DIVERSIFIED SERVICES LAWN & GARDEN CENTER 709 S. Timberlane Dr., (870) 862-1301 “I buy my fresh Christmas tree and outdoor décor here,” says Brooks, one of many locals who rush here with Sharpies to mark their names and tag a tree that’s the cream of the crop.

BACKWOODS ART & FRAME 209 E. Main St., (870) 863-5254 In addition to framing, peruse paintings and sculptures by 18 regional artists, including owner Rhonda Hicks. Take home a thoughtful gift for the art lover in your life.

JEFFERSON STREET BOOKS 117 N. Jefferson St., (870) 862-8123 Gifts and stocking stuffers abound! Look for adult and children’s books, as well as toys, art, frames and more.

BLEWSTER’S ANTIQUES 1603 W. Hillsboro St., (870) 862-2903 Have your pick of antiques from every corner of the globe, El Dorado and beyond, including furniture, glass/ porcelain, prints, primitives, rare books, silver and more.

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MAIN STREET ANTIQUES & MORE 112 W. Main St., (870) 862-2020 Check out this newly opened antique store off the downtown square, where booths are filled with beautiful home furnishings and accessories.

MURPHY LONG DESIGN 111 E. Main St., (870) 863-6625 www.murphylongdesign.com Murphy Long is an El Dorado institution, the ultimate source for home accessories, fine/casual china for holiday get-togethers, lamps and holiday gifts. Lines include Michael Aram, Jan Barboglio and Mottahedeh. MURPHY-PITARD JEWELERS 201 N. Jefferson St., (870) 863-8818 www.murphypitard.com Every woman knows during the holidays: the smaller the box, the better! Antwerp diamond specialists since 1939, the experts at MurphyPitard travel overseas to bring back gems of all shapes and sizes. Plus, the gorgeous, recently completed Pandora boutique space showcases a huge selection of pieces that includes not just charms but also rings and watches, all of which would be tres chic gifts!

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At Home puts the spotlight on El Dorado, where interior designer Andrea Brooks gives us a personal tour of her charming Southern hometown. Along the way, Brooks chatted about her residential/commercial design firm (870-314-1334, anabrooks@ suddenlink.net), including her love of incorporating original art and getting colors and fabrics just right. “I focus on color usage, fabric mix and modern accents in Designer Andrea traditional settings,” she says. “I am not a cookie cutter decorator; rather, I want Brooks in Murphy each client’s home to be a unique design and true to their personality and lifestyle. Long Design Functional but fun!” From the historic downtown square to shopping and sightseeing further afield, the El Dorado-based designer pinpointed a few of her go-to spots for both business and pleasure. What we found is that, during the holidays, El Dorado is the place to be.


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CHRISTMAS PARADE El Dorado hosts Arkansas’ largest Christmas Parade, drawing thousands of spectators each year. On December 1 at 7 p.m., the procession will begin at the intersection of 18th St. and North West Avenue. This year’s theme, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” coincides with the holiday stage production at the South Arkansas Arts Center (870-862-8770, www.saac-arts.org), November 25 through December 4.

SEASONS 416 W. Main St., Ste. A, (870) 864-9809 Recently renovated and expanded, the seasonal décor store is now stocked with Christmas wares for winter. Inquire about custom floral arrangements and in-home holiday decorating. SHELLY’S SHOES, ETC. 115 N. Jefferson St., (870) 875-1233 Shopping therapy! Clothing, jewelry, Sperry shoes, Hobo International and Fossil handbags and more. SPORTS ALLEY 107 E. Cedar St., (870) 862-8151 This much loved lifestyle and sporting goods retail store has apparel for the entire family—UGGs, The North Face, Patagonia, Tom’s and more. “Most of the presents under our tree on Christmas morning are wrapped in black and white stripes,” Brooks says, referring to the store’s signature packaging.

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WREATHS AND MORE 211 E. Main St., (870) 875-1111 Seasonal décor is matched by elegant but affordable jewelry and gifts. Hostess duties? Inquire about ordering custom cakes and cupcakes for festive entertaining.

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DINING ELM STREET BAKERY 116 E. Elm St., (870) 881-8844 For breakfast and lunch, Brooks finds herself enjoying a mocha, jalapeno turkey club sandwich or loaded baked potato soup. “Kids love the cookies,” she adds.

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HOUSE OF WYLIE COFFEE BAR & CAFÉ 232 E. Main St., (870) 862-6372 Delicious daily soups, burgers, salads, sandwiches and wraps, including Brooks’ beloved spinach panini. LA BELLA GOURMET GIFTS & DELICATESSEN 101 E. Main St., (870) 862-4335 Brooks suggests a trip to La Bella on the square for homemade fudge as well as holiday gift baskets. LIPSEY’S SANDWICH SHOP 524 S. Washington Ave., (870) 863-9963 “Famous,” says Brooks, “for hamburgers with chili and onions, Lipsey’s has been around forever!”

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MAIN STREET PIZZA 101 N. Jackson Ave., (870) 863-0505 Lauded for its fun, family-friendly atmosphere and serving some of the best pizza around. “Kids love it,” Brooks notes. “And they serve beer, so my husband loves it too.” MINUTE MAN 318 W. Main St., (870) 862-7995 “Wonderful hamburgers and Mexican food,” Brooks says.

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TRAVEL TIP: UNION SQUARE GUEST QUARTERS 234 E. Main St., (870) 864-9700 www.usgq.net Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or family trip, you’ll be right in the middle of El Dorado’s holiday festivities if you book a stay at this casually elegant inn on the square, within walking distance of local restaurants and shopping. Luxury and executive suites are available, complete with all the amenities and many overlooking a courtyard.

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PAPA POBLANO’S MEXICAN CAFE 1920 Junction City Rd., (870) 875-1454 Take a break from turkey and dressing with a bonafide Mexican feast. Brooks recommends the beef fajitas. SPUDNUT SHOPPE 810 W. Faulkner St., (870) 863-9914 www.spudnutshop.com Melt-in-your-mouth potato flour donuts have built a loyal following for this wellestablished El Dorado favorite.


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Simple elegance, defined by Swedish-style furnishings with clean lines and monochromatic colors, can make the biggest statement during the holidays, in your home or under the tree. Case in point? Square antique white dining chairs, $750 each; and a Gustavian gray round side table with shelf, $625. Available at White Goat in Little Rock, 501-603-9460

Give the gift of beautiful home accessories that will add European character to a recipient’s home, including a hanging fleur-de-Lis that comes in black and whitewash finishes, small $16.99, large $26.99; six-hole sugar mold, $19.99; and set of six ceramic candle holders, $12.99; candle wax inserts 12 for $14.99; stands sold separately, set of 2, $9.99. Available at all Paul Michael Company locations, 870-265-3782

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Celebrate the holidays with a gift that will help ring in the New Year in glistening style! Wear the Beloved, Transcend and Acclaim ring designs by Hearts on Fire, and you won’t go unnoticed. Available at Wilkerson Jewelers in Stuttgart, 870-673-4441

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Caught in the act! Old St. Nick munches on cookies left by excited children, as depicted on Vietri’s Tuscan hand painted terra bianca platter, $110. Perhaps he’ll leave a swirl digital frame, $415, or whisper linen Bella Notte bed scarf, $375, under the tree before he heads back to the North Pole? Available at House to Home in Hot Springs, 501-520-4949

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Luxury is not lost on the hectic holidays! Envelope yourself in a 100 percent cashmere wrap, $45; travel with a supremely chic monogrammed makeup bag, $33, and dust on The Shelley Kyle Collection shimmering body powder with a baby puff, $40, and you’ll feel pampered in no time. Available at That French Shoppe in Jonesboro, 870-336-1435

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Just when you thought your little one couldn’t get any more adorable, this Persnickety holly berry dress, $94; Damask double ruffle pants, $64 (12 months - 12 years); and sparkle red Pickle convertible shoes that squeak, $44, came along. Available at Bella Jack’s Children’s Boutique in Fayetteville, 479-444-8767

Give the gift of unique pottery made right here in Arkansas by legendary potter Gail Miller. Miller’s Delta Cotton collection platters and Seashell plate not only set a beautiful tablescape, but also make lasting, thoughtful gifts. Available at Miller’s Mud Mill in Dumas, 870-382-5277.

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Welcome friends and family to your home with a Seasoned Screenings by Silvestri “Let it Snow” snowman door hanger, $61.50, setting the stage for cheerful holiday gatherings. Available at By Invitation Only in Little Rock, 501-9758902

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The State Capitol has a long history of Christmas traditions. Make a Christmas ornament of the Arkansas State Capitol, $19.50, part of your own holiday giftgiving heritage! Available at the State Capitol Gift Shop in Little Rock, 501682-3593 or www.sos.arkansas.gov

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Adequate seating is a requisite element when it comes to day-to-day living and entertaining. A round denim ottoman, $115.99, is durable, easy to stow and will assure everybody has a place to relax. Available at The Good Earth Garden Center in Little Rock, 501-868-4666

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Christmas morning PJs are an essential part of every holiday wardrobe. Smile pretty for the camera while you open your gifts, wearing a pair of cranberry red Bed Head pajamas. Available at The Full Moon in Little Rock, 501-6634367 76

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One thing’s certain if you’re wearing Virgin, Saints & Angels jewelry: You will be complimented profusely and asked where to purchase it. Whether starting or adding to a collection, the Magdalena necklace, $222, earrings, $91, and San Benito oval ring, $328, make a gorgeous addition to every woman’s Christmas list. Available at Box Turtle in Little Rock, 501-661-1167 a special at home in arkansas promotion

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Don’t let winter blues get the best of you! Bright accessories, like this super fun Echo Design multi-colored scarf, $48, will add cheerful style to your ensemble even on the coldest of days. Available at Accessory Gallery in Hot Springs, 501-321-9168

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Deck the halls in a unique way this year with our 33” cardboard deer head, “Bucky.” Also available in brown kraft. ”Buck Jr.” measures 16”. Available at Haus Werk in Little Rock, 501-663-5251

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A custom-made 54-by-72 inch two-sided throw, $105, is as essential during the holidays as it is any time of year! Snuggle up with one on a couch in front of the fireplace, or lay it across your bed as a design element for added texture. Available at Interior Tailor in Little Rock, 501-224-2300

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Hooked-wool Chandler 4 Corners pillows by Laura Megroz create a festive setting for cozy get-togethers with family and friends. To give or receive, they’re an easy way to freshen up your holiday décor. Golden Christmas and Santa New Hat pillows, each $73.50. Available at Catering to You in Little Rock, 501-614-9030 a special at home in arkansas promotion

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The Chateau collection, featuring rustic urns inspired by trips to village markets in Europe, adds old-world charm to any décor and includes 10 exclusive fragrances that evoke simplicity, warmth and beauty. Special Holiday cost $15 for a 24 oz. two wick, regularly $34. Available from Scentations, www.scentations.com. Hand-poured in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

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commemorating the magazine’s 15th anniversary

OCCUPATION: Producing the state’s top home design and lifestyle media, including an award-winning print magazine as well as an acclaimed blog, web site, digital edition, e-newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages, and more. BEST KNOWN FOR: 15 years of sharing inspiring images, interesting stories and all-things-design with readers statewide.

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