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Q&A with Lit Fest author Amy Azzarito

Sometimes we can’t fit everything in the print edition of Sync. Here’s the full Q&A with Past & Present author Amy Azzarito, who appears at noon Friday at the Arkansas Arts Center as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival. 

Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History, and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them, by Amy Azzarito

Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History, and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them, by Amy Azzarito

With a passion for research and design, it’s no surprise that Amy Azzarito found a way to marry the two when she first began writing for decor and do-it-yourself blog Design Sponge.

Azzarito started her Design Sponge column in 2009 with a simple structure: Take a time period in decorative history, give a short lesson and then provide a DIY project that’s influenced by the period. In 2011, she became managing editor of Design Sponge, and last year, turned the concept behind her column into a book called Past & Present: 24 Favorite Moments in Decorative Arts History, and 24 Modern DIY Projects Inspired by Them.… Read more >

Weekend planner: Clinton and SoMa

What to do in Little Rock with a free weekend and awesome weather?

First up is the Head of the Class Bash at the Clinton Center. Now, if you have children, this might be enticing because it’s something to take the tots to for face painting, bounce houses and whatnot, but also free immunizations and haircuts. Wait. I could use a free haircut… I’ll get back to you on whether or not there’s an age max for those.… Read more >

Esse gift shop

A couple weeks ago when I was lucky enough to meet Anita Davis and get a tour of her magical museum of purses on South Main, I fell in love with the museum’s gift store. It’s a wacky, modern collection of purses, jewelry, cards and more, some made by local artists and designers.

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Syd Hayman is a beauty, entertainment and pop culture fanatic who enjoys trying different metro restaurants that satisfy picky eaters. Tweet her at @TheSydRichi.