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Linda Williams Palmer

posted: 02/22/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A letter from a stranger led Linda Palmer to a tree -- a really big tree.

Legislators to hit hoops for kids

posted: 02/22/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Looking for an upset win, members of the Arkansas Senate will go sneakers to hardwood against the state House of Representatives team on March 4 in Little Rock.

DRESSING ROOM: Exotic fabrics tote style in luxury handbag line

posted: 02/22/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

The creator of a Northwest Arkansas-based fashion brand has hopes of breaking the handbag industry wide open with its line of luxury products.

BUSINESS HALL OF FAME: Heads of their class

posted: 02/22/2015 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

If the business of business is business, as the maxim goes, and if one should never mix business with pleasure, as the other one holds, then shame on the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame! Every year this august council more ably and reliably pools the state's most celebrated names in industry -- as well as industry analysts and reporters -- for a new induction and a heckuva party at the Statehouse Convention Center.

RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE: Football fans took 10 years to get across goal line

posted: 02/22/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Payton Phillips was watching her football-playing boyfriend on the field. Will Givens was watching her. It wasn't long before they both turned their eyes toward a long future together.

CACAOPHONY: Choc-full ballroom

posted: 02/22/2015 2:28 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Chocolate-covered toffee. Chocolate-chip cookies. Chocolate fudge. Chocolate brownies. Chocolate truffles. Chocolate cupcakes. Various loose morsels of brown and white chocolate. Several chocolate-strawberry incarnations. A chocolate bird sculpture. With all the goodies that await attendees of the annual Chocolate Fantasy Ball, it's easy to wonder: Why have dessert at dinner anyway?

'Casual chic'? Got it covered

posted: 02/22/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

The spring social season is right around the corner, which means there will be plenty of moments to say, "I have nothing to wear!" What can make this even more panic-inducing is when the dress code reads "creative comfy" or "casual chic," leaving partygoers scratching their heads. Fear not. There are ways to navigate the style end of the social scene.

OB/GYN SOCIETY: Cocktails, dinner, dancing fill Valentine Gala evening

posted: 02/22/2015 2:27 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Members of the Central Arkansas OB/Gyn Society enjoyed dinner and dancing Feb. 14 at their annual Valentine Gala.

PRYOR WEDDING: Pryor family celebrates 2 hearts on Valentine's

posted: 02/22/2015 2:26 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Close friends and family of newlyweds Joi and Mark Pryor gathered at Trio's on Valentine's Day to celebrate the couple's marriage earlier that morning at First Assembly of God, North Little Rock. The Rev. Rod Loy officiated.

In India, turbans designate different meanings, castes

posted: 02/22/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

These are turbulent times for turbans, with terrorists and the Taliban giving them a negative connotation. But that has not always been the case. Jan Vermeer's famous painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring, could just as easily have been titled Girl in a Blue Turban. Her magnificent headdress went on to become a Hollywood staple favored by style icons including Hedy Lamarr, Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Gloria Swanson. Turbans are traditionally worn by men, but no one is certain when the first length of cloth was fashioned into headgear.

Recycled bouquets light up faces

posted: 02/22/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Cathy Palivos sorts through a massive box of scarlet roses with deft fingers.

HEALING HEARTS: Thanking the heroes

posted: 02/22/2015 2:23 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The charity group with a hand in everything from assault counseling and offering shelter to tobacco cessation and suicide prevention gave out a handful of awards at its gala Feb. 12 at the Holiday Inn Presidential Center.

'Smart' mirror lets shoppers see multiple selves

posted: 02/22/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

Standing before a full-length mirror in Neiman Marcus, I see double.

It's high time for women's suits to make a comeback

posted: 02/22/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

When Michelle Obama entered the House chamber for the State of the Union address, I blurted out to my TV screen, "She's wearing a suit!"

Chanel's new scent creator is a whiff off the old bottle

posted: 02/22/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

The world of fragrance can be Old World and clubby, so it didn't appear much of a stretch when Chanel appointed Olivier Polge to succeed his father, Jacques Polge, the house's fragrance creator since 1978 and the man behind hits like Coco Mademoiselle, Chance and Allure.

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