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Featuring a home fit for royalty, red fashion, what to see in Eureka Springs, AR, a different look at cosmetic surgery and chocolate recipes to die for.

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  • LADIES IN RED

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    Tobi Fairley

    The owner of Tobi Fairley Interior Design and Tobi Fairley Gallery, a full-service luxury residential interior design firm and fine art gallery in Little Rock. She was selected by Traditional Home as one of the Top 20 Young Designers in America in 2009; her work has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Dream Bedrooms by Better Homes and Gardens, MSNBC.com and Design and Dcor magazine. Fairley is a popular speaker at national industry events and is widely known for her award-winning blog at tobifairley.com.

    Carla G. Spainhour, J.D., l.l.M., Cpa

    Carla G. Spainhour, J.D., L.L.M., CPA (Inactive) is a partner with Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP in Little Rock, where she has practiced law for 18 years. She received her bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Louisiana at Monroe; her law degree from University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and her masters of tax law from New York University. Carla advises individuals and physician groups regarding tax and estate planning. She and her husband, Tim, have three children.

    P. ALLEN SMITH

    Little Rock native, P. Allen Smith is an award-winning garden designer and host of the public television pro-gram, P. Allen Smiths Garden Home and the syndi-cated P. Allen Smith Gardens. Smith is the garden design editor for national magazines such as Cottage Living and Womans Day. Smith is the author of the Garden Home series, which includes four books one of which is P. Allen Smiths Living in the Garden Home: Connecting the Seasons with Containers, Crafts and Celebrations.

    EGGSHELLS KitcHEn company

    Eggshells Kitchen Company is located in the Heights of Little Rock. It is a full-service, locally-owned shop

    specializing in the unusual and spectacular needs of your kitchen. Youll find gadgets, bakeware and

    cookware from top names. Aspiring chefs can also sharpen their culinary skills with classes taught by AY

    contributor Faith Anaya. Eggshells Kitchen Co, (501) 664-6900, eggshellskitchencompany.com. (Owners

    Heather and Libby pictured)

    contributors

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    MaMMa Mia!Feb. 8 through 13, Fayetteville. This entertaining and memorable musical makes its way to Walton Arts Center. Follow the story of a daughters quest to find out the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding on a Greek island paradise. The music of ABBA helps the story unfold.

    (479) 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org

    Get your ticket today!

    "The Blind Boys of AlABAmA"Feb. 4, Fayetteville. Dont miss this one-of-a-kind music performance by a multi-Grammy winning group at Walton Arts Center. These music veterans have played uplifting old-time gospel since 1939 and still bring down the house.

    (479) 443-5600 or waltonartscenter.org

    UCA disTingUished leCTUre series spike leeFeb. 7, Conway. Get the inside scoop on making it in the film industry at this event featuring speaker Spike Lee at the UCA Reynolds Performance Hall. Lee is an American film director, producer, writer and actor. His company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced more than 35 films since 1983. Admission $15.

    (501) 450-3682 or uca.edu/Reynolds

    norThwesT ArkAnsAs go red for women lUnCheonFeb. 15, Rogers. Celebrate heart health for women with the American Heart Association at this fun and educational event at The John Q. Hammons Convention Center. Enjoy a heart-healthy lunch; bid on exciting silent auction items; and learn about the No. 1 threat to womens health heart

    disease. Tickets are $65.

    (479) 442-6540 or goredforwomen.org

    lAnTerns!

    Feb. 18 through 20, Little Rock. The grounds of the picturesque Wildwood Park are illuminated for this fun, family event that celebrates the first full moon of the year. Take a walk through the meandering pathways lit by fire pits and luminaries into Wildwoods winter woodlands, and visit eight educational cultural displays. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children 6 to 12; and free for children 5 and under, includes the cost of entertainment. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

    (501) 821-7275 or wildwoodpark.org

    norThwesT ArkAnsAs home BUilders AssoCiATion home showFeb. 18 through 20, Springdale. This symposium at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale has everything imaginable for the homebuilder and the do-it-yourselfer. Shop at the vendors booths and register to win prizes.

    (479) 751-6688 or nwabuilders.com

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    Feb. 19, Little Rock. Dont miss

    one of central Arkansas most highly-regarded, black-tie affairs. The evening includes a reception and silent auction followed by dinner; sweetheart presentations; a live auction; awards ceremony; and dancing to the music of The Rockets all at the Wally Allen Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center. This annual gala benefits the American Heart Association.

    (501) 375-9148 or heart.org

    soUp sUndAy

    Feb. 20, Little Rock. Warm up with a cup of soup at the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) primary annual fundraiser at the Embassy Suites. Sample soups, breads and desserts from more than 30 local restaurants, and bid on many fabulous silent auction items, while enjoying live music

    and good company. The AACFs mission is to ensure all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential.

    (501) 371-9678 or aradvocates.org

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    Feb. 21 through March 10, Hot Springs. Stroll through the winding pathways of the lovely Garvan Woodland Gardens. More than 150,000 daffodils from 327 varieties are in bloom at this 210-acre botanical garden on Lake Hamilton. Admission: $9 adults, $8 ages 55 and older, $4 ages 6 to 12, 5 and under free.

    (501) 262-9300 or garvangardens.org

    20Th AnnUAl ArkAnsAs flower & gArden show

    Feb. 25 through 27, Little Rock. If you were blessed with a green thumb, this event, at the Statehouse Convention Center, is for you. This year promises to be a fun-filled experience, complete with vendors booths, educational presentations, the popular Big Backyard Family Learning Center, and more. Also, take the shuttle over to Verizon Arena for the HBAGLR Home Show.

    (501) 821-4000 or arflowerandgardenshow.org (501) 758-3646 or hbaglr.com/home-show

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    WHOLE GRAINS Snack on ready-to-eat, whole grain cereals or whole grain crackers.

    VEGETABLES Try crunchy vegetables as a school snack.

    MILK Include fat-free or low-fat milk with meals or snacks.

    MEAT AND BEANS Choose lean turkey, chicken,roast beef or ham for sandwiches.

    SCHOOLSUPPLIES

    FRUITS Vary your fruit choices. Fruits differ in nutrient content.

    Success in school depends on a lot more than the right pencils, books and erasers. Studies show that a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, along with a healthy lifestyle, can help your child succeed. Find out how good nutrition can lead to great things at My