Friday, June 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

AROUND TOWN: FCA Golf Tournament

This Friday May 7th, Northwest Arkansas FCA will be hosting its annual Golf Tournament at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fayettville. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and the winners will qualify for the FCA National tournament at TPC Sawgrass. Entry fee is $750 per team and hole sponsorships are $300. To register or learn more, visit

The tournament will raise money to send area athletes to Christian summer camps. To find out more about FCA and their good works in our area, look for their feature in our May issue.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

BUZZWORTHY: Spring Fling Trunk Show

If you’re anything like us, 3 Monkeys is your go-to place for darling duds for your favorite babes. So adorable, we’ve often wished they offered sizes that could fit us. Almost as though they were answering our prayers, 3 Monkeys joined forces with Barbara/Jean LTD for a Spring Fling trunk show bursting with amazing clothes and accessories for us “grown-ups.”

The two stores teamed up at the 3 Monkeys boutique in Rogers to bring one of Little Rock’s favorite boutiques to Northwest Arkansas and show us what all the excitement was about. We couldn’t help but stop by and check out the fashions ourselves. The selection was so great we had to share!

Love what you see? Each of these items are available at Barbara/Jean LTD for purchase.

Versace dress

Alice & Olivia jacket

Dolce & Gabbana purse

Dolce & Gabbana purse & Janis Savitt necklace

Oscar de la Renta flats

Oscar de la Renta heels

We couldn't stop by 3 Monkeys without checking out the latest and greatest for the smaller set. Their selection of Dior duds was to die for-featuring amazing frocks for infants and children. Stop by 3 Monkeys in the Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills to see it for yourself!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

AROUND TOWN: Music on the Lawn

Pinnacle Hills Promenade is proud to present the fourth annual Music on the Lawn concert series every Saturday beginning May 1 through July 31 on the outdoor stage at center court, near Nine West, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Schedule of May Performers:
Saturday, May 1: “Josh Noren and The Good Day
The band’s sound mimics the pop, blues, and rock combination of John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Herbie Hancock, and Coldplay . Their music is described as easy listening and groovy. Cover songs include "Stitched Up" by Herbie Hancock, "Heartbreak Warfare" by John Mayer, "In My Place by Coldplay", and several more.

Saturday, May 8: “Jazzmopolitan
Jazzmopolitan is perfect for events hosting guests with a variety of musical tastes. Working with computer tracks, they have the ability to perform anything from Sinatra to the Stones.

Saturday, May 15: “Joel Schisler
Joel enjoys performing original compositions, as well as covering artists such as The Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Hall and Oates, and other contemporary artists.

Saturday, May 22: “Luda
The band Luda consists of three avid jazz enthusiasts that perform a wide variety of jazz standards as well as such favorites as All My Lovin’, Blue Bayou, Crazy, Ticket to Ride and many more well-known selections.

Saturday, May 29: “L-Street
L-Street has played in clubs and hot spots around the local area. The band’s sound comes from the classic rock, blues and country music interest in the songs made famous by Eric Clapton, Carlos Santa, Elvis, John Mellencamp, Keith Urban, ZZ Top and many more.

***Bring a blanket or lawn chair to relax and enjoy this free performance outdoors on the lawn at Pinnacle Hills Promenade.

AROUND TOWN: NWA Hispanic Council Spring Fling

Your VOTE Could Bring TCBY to Fayetteville!

White Chocolate Mousse anyone? 

I can tell you this -- as a child in Bentonville I enjoyed a cup of that addictive concoction every Saturday.  Add some sprinkles on top and seriously, it is pure dessert heaven. 

As most of you know, TCBY was founded in Arkansas -- but oddly enough we don't have a TCBY anymore in Northwest Arkansas.  That could change.  It all hinges on your vote. 

TCBY is giving away a frozen yogurt franchise in "The Great TCBY Store Giveaway".  Jared and Sarah Greer submitted a video application and essay for the contest.  They recently found out they have been chosen as one of the 10 national semi-finalists. 

Now they need NWA to rally like never before!  The 10 semi-finalists will be narrowed down to 5 finalists based upon voting by the public.

Visit between April 26th and May 10th to vote to bring TCBY back to NWA! 

A message from Jared Greer:

"If we win, we are not only bringing back an opportunity for everyone to enjoy TCBY’s delicious, 96% fat free frozen yogurt; we will be creating 20 – 30 new jobs in NWA, and helping the local economy recover."

And if Jared didn't convince you to vote, maybe this will....

or this....

or maybe this...

Good luck Jared and Sarah Greer!

(Follow them on Twitter @NwaTcby or on Facebook as Northwest Arkansas TCBY)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

BUZZWORTHY: Power of a Purse

In honor of Mother's Day (coming up May 9th) we want to introduce you to a fairly new chapter of a charity gaining a presence in Northwest Arkansas.        

Mothers & More is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy.  The charity is committed to creating a place for mothers to feel part of a large community of women who are experiencing challenges that all mothers face -- not only in raising children but also in fulfilling their sense of belonging and making them feel comfortable in being themselves. 

The Northwest Arkansas chapter of Mothers & More is participating in a national campaign (running from April 5th - April 30th) called Power of a Purse -- which is designed to raise awareness of mothers' economic issues through the act of collecting new or gently used purses for mothers and women in need. 

Purses will be given to several local organizations the weekend before Mother's Day (specifically the Women's Shelter and Peace at Home Shelter).  In addition to the purses, Mothers & More will gather donations from local businesses to put additional items into each donated purse. 

We are currently working to gather drop-off information for anyone looking to donate a purse.  In the meantime, email for more information. 

Or visit their website: