EATS & DRINKS
Now that Northwest Arkansas has officially settled into sweater weather and the holiday season is quickly approaching, I find myself simultaneously revisiting old haunts and seeking out new destinations. There’s a fine, delicious line that separates my desire for nostalgic comfort and my craving for exciting innovation in cuisine…and one hunger is no more important than the other. Somehow, the Bauhaus Biergarten, located in the arts district of Springdale, captures not only the exhilaration of fine culinary collaboration, but also the important virtues of place and home.
According to Rich and Tami Allensworth, when your daughters-in-laws have a design business and want to remodel your house, you say yes!
Two of their sons’ wives, Christyna Allensworth and Alex Evans, own Aesthetic State, which has a unique approach to design. “Instead of calling what we do interior design, we call it ‘home personalization’ because everyone has a story that needs to be told in their home,” Christyna said. “We incorporate our feeling of modern organic into each one and personalize it from there. Across our body of work, you can see each one feels like the person that lives there.”
One might presume that giving is an easy thing. All would agree that it is rewarding, but to do it well might not be as easy as one would think. Aristotle once said, “To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”
Luckily, those of us in Northwest Arkansas have Jody Dilday to turn to in that situation.