Cynthia Lu, a partner at Flake & Kelley Commercial real estate agency, gives Soireé the scoop on her favorite local buys just in time for gift-giving season.


Mystery Gift Packages
by Little Rock Artist DONDI WARREN from SOUTH MAIN CREATIVE

“I love surprises. These mystery packages contain art pieces and objects from the imagination of local artist Dondi. They are delightful as gifts, but can also be a treat for yourself to make you smile.”


BLUE POPPY Secret Message Morse Code Necklace
from BOX TURTLE

“These delicate necklaces are one of my favorite gifts to buy for my best girlfriends as they convey secret messages of humor and affection. I also wear one myself on days I feel particularly cheeky — I’ll let you guess what it says.”


KIND FOLKE Fire Pool of Stars Muscle Rub
from ARKANSAS YOGA COLLECTIVE

“Like many people in our world today, I am way too busy, and I really have to make an effort to be kind to myself. This all-natural, locally made product is a soothing treat for my tired muscles at the end of a long day.”


CREED Love in White Eau de Parfum
from BAUMANS FINE MEN’S CLOTHING

“The scent is soft, yet sophisticated, and I love that this handcrafted perfume includes essences from five different continents meant to symbolize global unity and peace. It makes me feel like royalty.”


Hidden Valley Unicorn
artwork by DON BYRAM from GALLERY 26

“Art is a big part of my world, and we are so lucky to have many talented local artists. My most recent acquisition is a photographic work from Conway artist Don Byram. It transports me to a magical place.”