Monday, February 3, 2014

February in Little Rock, AR

Anyone who knows Arkansas, knows February weather is a wild card.  Warm and spring-like?  Cold and rainy?  Who know?  That is why you always make plans that let you stay inside, or head outside at a moments notice!

So, what do we have in Little Rock this month?  The Arkansas Repertory Theater is presenting Clybourne Park, a Tony award winning comedy.  Everyone has an opinion in this play.  History and real estate, a great combination, playing through February 9th.

Like intrigue?  The Clinton Library has "Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs:  Fear and Freedom in America".  Created by the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., this exhibit covers 200 years, chronicling law enforcements challenges in keeping us safe, while protecting our civil liberties. 

Feeling a little warm and fuzzy?  Also at the Clinton Library "Presidential Pets".  Everything from rabbits to raccoons to bears, pets of the first families.

Murry's Dinner Playhouse is always a favorite. "Moma Won't Fly" is being presented this month.  The great LR actors bring the house down nightly.  Murry's is really worth seeing when you visit.

Come see us at Robinwood B&B.  We'll help you plan your visit to local restaurants, shops, and events!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Finally Fall!

Just when you think you just can’t take the heat of a Little Rock summer for one more minute, it ends.  And what begins in September is FALL!  The wonderful orange and red colors won’t be present for several weeks, but the early morning temperatures assure us it is coming.  And with it, all the great activities that Little Rock residents have come to love.

Outdoor bistros, the hint of barbeque in the air as you walk past a neighbors’ house, flowers finding their blooms again.  Mums.  Pumpkins.  What a glorious time of year.

But, you ask, what is there for the visitor to do this month?  Well, the Arkansas Repertory Theater is presenting Pal Joey.  I have been informed by a guest that it will be incredible.  Jordy Lievers will be playing Val Wondrous in the production.  There are several other truly outstanding performers(Tony award winning producter, Peter Schneider, for one).  It is a must see this month.

Of course the Clinton Library, with Oscar de la Renta;  Dash Rip Rock, at Sticky Fingers; and a perennial favorite, the Little Rock Zoo.

At Robinson Music Center, Bill Maher is performing on Sept 14th.  The award winning play “Wicked”follows from September 25th through October 6th.  John Edward, the physic, is in Little Rock on Oct.  27th.

There is just to much to mention, so come on it to town.  Drop your luggage with us at Robinwood B&B, and head on out for wonderful adventures!  We’ll point you in the right direction.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall in Little Rock AR It’s Raining!

Fall is here!  We are having the most fabulous slow rain coming down.

A guest reminded me just yesterday that Robinwood is for relaxing!  Sometimes I forget that.  From the moment guests enter, that is our goal.  To provide an atmosphere that says, “Hey, slow down, smell the roses (or in our case, the bathsalts!), enjoy the moment.”

Whether you are in Little Rock for business or pleasure, enjoy the porch, or the sun room.  Grab your favorite beverage to take along and add to the experience.  Some guests spend the entire visit in the sun room with a good book, (or a mobile device) and just enjoy the view from the tree tops.  Some spend hours on the porch, watching the world go by.   Today, the sound of rain makes the morning  just a little lazy.  And isn’t that the way a relaxing morning should be?

Join us at Robinwood Bed and Breakfast.  Just to Relax.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Little Rock, Arkansas…what to do? what to do?

There is so much going on right now in our little city!  The summer weather is soooo much better this year.  We can actually breathe when we go outside.  Our Little Rock outdoor cafes are just the best way to end (or begin!) the evening.

Hidden jewels in the city like Trios’ , The Faded Rose, and Loca Luna’s patios are filled with patrons enjoying the beauty that is Little Rock.  Great food, wonderful deserts, and gracious staff make for memories that last forever.

Wander through the quaint shops on Kavanaugh and find interesting and delightful pieces to remind you of the trip every time you see them.

Stop and listen to local musicians play jazz at the After Thought, or cutting edge, up and coming musicians at Vino’s Microbrewery.

Step back to the time of dinner theater and catch a dinner and a show at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse.  The local actors play innumerable parts with authenticity and fun.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wonderful Weather in Little Rock! What a way to spend the Week!

Little Rock has hit a cool down!  With July temperatures in the 80 degree range, outdoor activities have been revived.  All our favorite places have outdoor patios that are begging to be used.  Our long, cool spring has opened to a lovely summer.  Little Rock is lush and green.  The flowers are still blooming, and you will find sooo very many things to do here

The Big Damn Bridge and Two Rivers Bridge beckon for the adventurous!  Bobbie’s Bike Rental in the River Market is  just the perfect ticket for anyone who thinks a bicycle-built-for-two is the way to spend a wonderful afternoon.  Strolling by the sculptures down by the river for those who want to spend a more relaxed afternoon is great with the breezes flowing off the water, and what beautiful water it is!

The museums are still here for anyone needing a blast of cold air.  The Historic Arkansas Museum has several great new exhibits.  Little Rock has a great new purse museum, Esse Purse Museum, to be exact, on Main Street.  The exhibit has traveled the world and come home to Little Rock!  Rebrandt, Van Dyke, and Gainsborough are visiting the Arkansas Arts Center for the summer.  Oscar de la Renta has provided the Clinton Center a rare fashion evolution display, visiting now, all within minutes of Robinwood Bed and Breakfast.

Crush Wine Bar’s deck is a perfect way to spend the late evening hours before returning to sit on the porch at Robinwood and watch the neighborhood go by.  The parade of children and dogs begins at about 5 o’clock and runs until dark!

Join us and enjoy an incredible summer stay!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OCTOBER! Really?

I can’t believe it is already October!  I was running this morning with neighbors (yes, me), and realized how wonderfully cool it was.  When the sun eventually came up, I saw how fantastic the Governor’s Mansion District of the Quapaw Quarter looks bathed in sunlight.  The houses are truly splendid.  And it did make the pain of running at 6:30 am a little more bearable.  But, October?

Arkansas really knows how to do October.  There are just so many outdoor activities, and the festivals!  As the temperatures drop down to the fabulous range, Arkansans come out of the air conditioning.

On Saturday, the 6th, there are the Junction Bridge Regatta Sailboat Exhibition Races.  This pedestrian bridge was just dedicated this time last year and we are already making great use of it with wonderful activities like this.  The Grande Maumelle Sailing Club is putting on the Rowing Exhibition Races on the river.  Music, snacks, and beverages provided, just bring your own chair and enjoy the afternoon.

On the 9th, Need to Breathe will be in concert at Robinson Music Hall; and Tales of the Crypt is going on at Mount Holly Cemetery.  Bassnectar is on the 10th at the River Market Amphitheatre.  Then there is Brad Paisley on the 11th at Verizon.

Between the Haunted Cathedral and World Cheese Dip Championship, there are lot’s of family activities just minutes from Robinwood.  Come visit us and join the fun.


Friday, September 14, 2012

What to Expect From a Perfect Little Rock, AR FAll

The brutal heat of the summer has finally broken!  Now that September has arrived, there is much to do in Little Rock, AR.

Now through September 23, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is presenting Shakespeare’s Henry V.  Plan that with a lovely dinner at Caio or Lulav, paired with a night at Robinwood B&B and you have a perfect weekend.

Not into Shakespeare?  Try an evening at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse featuring “Church Basement Ladies”.  Murry’s comedies are always sure to please.

Looking for something to put shivers down your spine?  Schedule ” A Haunted Evening Tour” with Linda Howell (501)681-3857 for your Friday evening fun. Or save the date of October 9 and tour Mount Holly Cemetery with ghostly guides lighting your way in Tales of the Crypt.

More of a Civil War buff?  The Old State House Museum is featuring “Battle Colors of Arkansas”, varied roles Arkansas played in the American Civil War.

Think the great outdoors is more your style?  Bring your bike or just hike the Arkansas River Trail.    36 miles connecting 23 parks and great river views on both sided of the Arkansas River.

So anyway you slice it, Little Rock is putting its best face forward for wonderful fall temperatures and lots to do.  See you at Robinwood B&B.