It finally happened, friends. Spring sprang and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

After obsessing over the season’s finest fashions in the pages of this issue and digging into some of the city’s finest nonprofits, we’re headed out to enjoy the much-anticipated spring weather. Here’s where you’ll catch Team Soirée.

Lydia McAllister, Writer
My Sundays are spent brunching in SoMa then meandering down to the Bernice Garden Farmers Market for a local produce haul.


Little Rock Athletic Club at 4610 Sam Peck Road in west Little Rock.

Vince Palermo, Art Director
I’m headed to play tennis on the outdoor courts at the Little Rock Athletic Club.


Dinner on the Grounds, a picnic-style dinner held on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion to benefit Our House shelter for the working homeless, is just one of the special events occuring in Metro Little Rock in 2012.

Bethany Johnson, Ad Coordinator
Some of my favorite Little Rock nonprofit events happen in the spring! From ACH’s Arkansas a la Carte to Our House’s Dinner on the Grounds, they’re fun and a great way to support local nonprofits.


North Little Rock is home to a plethora of indoor and outdoor attractions like the Old Mill, made famous for its role in the opening credits of “Gone With the Wind”

Jess Ardrey, Editor
Spring means the beginning of outdoor events and festivals. On my calendar this month are the Jewish Food and Cultural Festival on April 12 and the Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival April 26-28. Note to self: Wear stretchy pants.


Bethany Robinson, Account Executive
My favorite thing about spring is gearing up for the start of my son’s golf tournament season and traveling to the awesome courses around the state.


With 15 courses at 13 locations, The Natural State Golf Trail offers diverse terrain and scenery.

Todd Traub, Writer
You can’t beat a locally brewed lager, a hot dog and an evening of baseball at Dickey-Stephens Park.


Betsy Smith, Account Executive
Warmer weather means the chance to get out of the house and head to the Big Dam Bridge with our kids! We watch them ride bikes, have races down the walking paths and compete to see who can throw rocks furthest into the river.


The Big Dam Bridge has a 14-foot wide deck that extends 3,463 feet across the Arkansas River.

Kelli Roy, Marketing & Events Assistant
I like grabbing my friends, family and my best pair of walking shoes and taking a stroll in Two Rivers Park.

Maddie Brodell, Ad Coordinator
I love going on walks at Two Rivers. If I’m feeling adventurous and the weather is perfect, I might even make it a run!


Tre Baker, Deputy Online Editor
Biggest surprise of spring so far has been my kids' enthusiasm for The Old Mill. It's just a mill, it doesn't even grind anything! (However, it does feature waterworks, bridges, ducks and one very obstinate goose.)


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