Date: April 18, 2008 | Story: Allison Cook |
Downtown Fayetteville is overflowing with live entertainment, great restaurants and top-notch shopping experiences. Book a room at The Cosmopolitan Hotel and devote a weekend to exploring all the offerings on the historic square and nearby Dickson Street, and if you want to extend your stay indefinitely look into a luxury condominium at Elements at the Icehouse. Each full-furnished condo includes two master bathrooms with Jacuzzi tub, a gourmet kitchen and private parking. No matter the length of your stay, be sure to enjoy an artful experience at Walton Arts Center. This wonderful performing arts and entertainment center always has something to see from exhibitions to theatrical and musical performances of all kinds. You’ll soon understand why so many people are in love with Hog country.
19 S. Block Ave., 479-442-9984, www.3monkeysboutique.com
3 Monkeys is the place for oh-so-cute baby and children’s clothes from top brands like Burberry, Lipstik Girls, True Religion and Lacoste. Check out their great gift ideas too.
509 W. Spring St., 479-251-8726
Pick up the latest fashions from cutting-edge clothing, accessories and shoe designers like Betsey Johnson, BC Footwear and many more.
24 E. Meadow St., 479-442-7525
Stop by this women’s clothing boutique for the latest creations from designers like Tory Burch and St. John. Don’t miss their beauty counter filled with Bliss products and Trish McEvoy cosmetics.
106 N. Block Ave., 479-443-2323, www.dsvboutique.com
This full-service bead store and boutique boasts racks of imported clothing and cases of unique sterling-silver jewelry and gifts. They can even help you create custom jewelry pieces, and they offer classes.
Fayetteville’s Farmers’ Market
Downtown Square, 479-575-1875, www.fayettevillefarmersmarket.org
Make time to peruse this farmers’ market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for the freshest produce, beautiful flowers and unique arts and crafts.
204 N. Block Ave., 479-442-7010, www.floranwa.com
Flora is known for their exceptional florals, potted orchids and extraordinary plants. They are happy to create botanical masterpieces for any event, and they have all the garden and flower accessories you’ll need.
French Metro Antiques
200 W. Dickson St., 479-587-0804, www.frenchmetro.com
French Metro Antiques is a direct importer of fine French antique furniture and accessories. The knowledgeable staff travels to the provinces of France regularly to uncover one-of-a-kind furnishings to enhance your home.
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French Quarters Antiques
11 N. Block Ave., 479-443-3355, www.french-quarters.com
If you’re looking for fine French and European antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries, stop in French Quarters Antiques for a large selection of investment-quality pieces at affordable prices.
Kimberly Harper Interiors
19 S. Block Ave., 479-442-4999
Whether you’re wishing to redesign your entire house, or just spruce up a few rooms, visit Kimberly Harper Interiors. She offers a full-service interior design business, as well as in-stock furniture, accessories and artwork.
339 N. West Ave., 479-443-5535, www.lolaboutique.com
Lola Boutique is a must-stop for the most up-to-date women’s fashions from Alexis Bittar, a. Cheng, Ashley Paige, Corey Lynn Calter and more. Don’t miss their more than 30 exclusive lines, including lingerie, apparel, jewelry, handbags and much more.
The Pink Papaya
509 W. Spring St., 479-521-PINK
If your ‘do is in need of an update, step in Pink Papaya, an Aveda hair salon, for an appointment with one of their professionally trained and handpicked hair stylists. You can also choose to be pampered with a manicure, pedicure, massage and more.
Romance Diamond Co.
248 W. Dickson St., 479-443-9289, www.romancediamond.com
Specializing in diamond engagement rings and jewelry from Kwiat and J.B. Star, Romance Diamond is a must-see for stunning jewelry of all kinds, including Cartier, Breitling and Tag Heuer. The custom jeweler on staff can also create masterpieces.
628 W. Dickson St., 479-442-7627
Easily update your wardrobe with the hottest shoes and accessories from Snapdragon. With funky collections like Pink Studio and N.Y.L.A., there’s sure to be something that catches your eye.
101 W. Dickson St., 479-442-0140.
If you’re looking for metropolitan chic, stop in Something Urban for hip and trendy clothing selections and accessories.
Town & Country Shop
9 S. Block Ave., 479-442-5561
Town & Country Shop boasts the latest women’s fashions from Lynn Ritchie and Alex Evenings and accessories from Brighton, Matt & Nat and more.
Underwood’s Fine Jewelers
611 W. Dickson St., 800-572-2242, www.underwoods.com
Founded in 1957, Underwood’s affords clients award-winning diamond and gem jewelry. Tom Weishaar, their master bench jeweler, is happy to custom create any piece for you, and there are even Razorback-inspired pendants, cuff links and earrings for the hog fan.
324 W. Dickson St., 479-527-6795, www.bordinos.com
You’ll definitely want to spend some time at Bordino’s, where the exciting menu ranges from grilled Tasmanian salmon and blackened strip loin to goat cheese gnocchi. The bar and lounge area is the perfect spot to enjoy one of their inventive cocktails, and they are also open for lunch.
The Common Grounds
412 W. Dickson St., 479-442-3515, www.commongroundsar.com
When you’re in need of a caffeine pick-me-up, visit The Common Grounds. This gourmet espresso bar serves the highest quality and widest variety of coffee drinks in town. You can also grab breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Their full bar specializes in yummy martinis and a wide selection of wines and beers.
318 N. Campbell Ave., 479-527-0086, www.theosfayetteville.com
Theo’s American Kitchen & Cocktail Lounge is a delightful blend of coastal cuisine and Southern cooking. The award-winning wine list is extensive, yet easy to navigate, and the staff is always willing to suggest their favorites. Whether you’re interested in a delectable dinner or just meeting friends for drinks, Theo’s is a great choice.