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Capital Hotel tree makes Top 10 list

Isn’t it great when your hometown lands on a list worth bragging about? Little Rock was named Kiplinger’s No. 1 Great Place to Live earlier this year, and that was fun. Now, we’ve made on Forbes’ Travel Guide Blog’s list of 10 Luxury Hotels’ Dazzling Holiday Trees, care of the efforts of Capital Hotel and Tipton & Hurst. Also on the list? The Bellagio (Las Vegas, yes that Bellagio), The Ritz Carlton (Charlotte, N.C., made of macarons), and Claridge’s in London, fancified by Dolce & Gabanna. Not bad company.… Read more >

Weekend full of holiday shopping and sipping

The weekend ahead is full of holiday events in downtown Little Rock, especially those which encourage finishing up your Christmas shopping with some handmade gifts by local artists and artisans.

If you’re a fan of our local Etsy merchants, head to the River Market Saturday for the Holly Trolley Handmade Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m in both pavilions. The market is in conjunction with Holly Trolley Day organized by the River Market and Argenta to offer free rides on the trolley (free rides are from 8:30 a.m. to midnight).… 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 >

NMA tonight at Rev Room

I usually leave the music previews to Shea, but I just have get a word in when one of my favorite live acts comes to Little Rock. Free tonight and looking for a good show? Please oh please go see North Mississippi Allstars at the Rev Room. If you like folksy, bluesy rock ‘n’ roll that’s kind of jammy and makes you want to dance, then this will be absolutely the most fun you’ve had at a live show in Little Rock in months. Maybe all year. Maybe just since the last time NMA was in town.

This clip is from their last show in Little Rock, a March date (also at Rev Room) which was also being professionally filmed for a live DVD.

Bassist Chris Chew wasn’t touring for health reasons, so that’s Lightnin’ Malcolm filling in. Other two members of the band are brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson — that’s Luther killing it on guitar. Cody’s usually on drums, and then there’s always his electric washboard solo which is pretty epic. WHEW. Every time I’ve seen them it’s been unforgettable and I’m sure tonight won’t be any different.

If you go, let me know in the comments section!… Read more >

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