Profiled in the Arkansas Times and on THV, Rock Town Distillery crafts small-batch artisan spirits using Arkansas materials. Local red winter wheat transform into vodka and gin, corn and wheat become the award-winning clear Arkansas Lightning, and charred white-oak barrels grown from Arkansasian barrel trees cradle young bourbon as it ages. Each day, the distillery hosts warehouse tours, complete with the grain-to-bottle production story of each spirit and tastings of all liquors at the end.
Fully qualified in all Apple products, the technological gurus at Cellular Repair & Exchanges revive and refurbish forlorn gadgets such as smartphones, gaming consoles, and tablets. With a repair menu longer than Tolstoy's War and Peace and War Again, the gizmo doctors leave no circuit unturned when tackling any range of maladies, from broken screens to a dying battery. Once each job is finished—typically within 24 hours—technicians ship the item straight to its owner's home. Cellular Repair & Exchange also doles out replacement phones should any repair not suffice, and a 90-day warranty guarantees prompt removal of any miniature forceps accidentally left behind the keypad.:m]]
Ciao Bella champions the disappearing art of fine dining. From a carefully selected, ever-rotating menu of worldly cuisine to thoughtful suggestions of wine pairings from its newly constructed wine bar, Pavoni's Wine Bar, the restaurant invites patrons an elegant escape from the slowly approaching laser of daily life. At night, Ciao Bella’s dining room becomes the launching point for an edible international journey, as 8- to 16-course French degustation dinners provide tastes of different European countries. Vichyssoise, a potato cream soup, transports taste buds to the cafés of Paris, while pastry-wrapped prawns evoke all the flavors of the Mediterranean with none of the excessively wet water. Global flavors are infused into earlier meals as well: breakfast offers traditional belgian waffles and Parisian-style french toast, while lunch sates with hungarian meatballs and antipasto platters full of cured meats, imported cheeses, and olives.
The thoughtful gift gurus at Mrs. Polka Dot can turn nearly any garment, cloth accessory, or linen into a meaningful and personalized keepsake. Today's deal lets you have the pros stitch a first name, last name, or three-letter monogram into any embroidery-suited object of your choice. Peel a pillow off the couch and bring it into the shop to have it elegantly adorned before guests come over for the holidays, or opt for embroidery on a bikini to minimize the chance of it getting burglarized at off-season summer camp.
A locally owned family boutique, Faux Pas offers treasure hunters a trove of carefully selected finds, such as high-end fashion jewelry from a variety of designers, chic dresses and tunics, and stylish accessories including hats and scarves. Individually crafted Seasonal Whispers Bracelets are a stylish wrist accessory, with a stainless-steel base that is plated with sterling or 18k gold and accentuated with hand-set Swarovski crystals to achieve a delicate, sophisticated look. Those seeking camouflage to avoid being caught crashing their neighbor’s outdoor wedding can blend in by wearing earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, which come in an array of springtime colors such as turquoise, coral, yellow, and pink ($18–$150). Fashion jewelry from Majorica Pearls, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Crislu, as well as 14k gold jewelry mounted with high-quality faux gemstones, provides numerous ways to glow that don’t involve radioactivity or robbing a diamond mine.