Welcome to Part 2 of our northwest Arkansas weekend adventure.  Besides relaxing at the beautiful Airbnb cabin, the best part was having our son, Chris, join us!  And let me just say…there’s nothing like having a New Yorker as your Arkansas tour guide!  

If you know me, you know how much I love cool places….and Bentonville, Arkansas did not disappoint.  In fact, I came up with a new motto for Bentonville: “If it ain’t hip…it ain’t happen’n!” Crystal Bridges Museum has put the town on the international map with its amazing American art, architecture, grounds, and Frank Lloyd Wright home.  

The high was in the 40s the day we visited, so I wore layers…jeans, boots, green cargo jacket, and a khaki coat.  Speaking of cargos, Tuckernuck’s breathable and waterproof jacket combines style for both town and country living.  A museum browsing Pinterest look I’m loving features a blazer worn with jeans, and fur-lined Gucci mules, belt, and handbag.  And here’s a little tip…you can order Gucci look-alikes at Amazon Fashion. How hip does that sound?  

Another “happening” places in Bentonville is the 21C Hotel…a boutique hotel with modern art exhibitions integrated into all the areas of the property.  We loved lunching at their restaurant, The Hive. From glowing honeycombs to swarms of bees…it’s the coolest! Jeans topped with a checked blazer and paired with booties is a great look for this ultra-cool beehive!  

Warning:  You might think you are in Brooklyn, New York when you step into Onyx Coffee Lab.  And there’s another one nearby in Rogers, Arkansas…just as hip! So what would Holley suggest you wear to a hipster coffee lab?  I’m loving how a style influencer styled a green military jacket with a black tee and distressed cropped jeans. Eat your heart out Brooklynites!   


We also spent a day in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  From the scenic Pig’s Trail drive to browsing at art galleries and souvenir shops…it lived up to the hype! A must see is Thorncrown Chapel designed by E. Fay Jones.  When you are climbing steep hills and lots of steps, comfortable shoes are a must. I wore a pair of brown driving loafers from Target…perfect for climbing and sightseeing.  To complete your fall wardrobe, add a cardigan and take a tote to hold all your trinkets! 

I don’t know about you, but I love weekend destinations that are within driving distance.  But if a 6 hour drive sounds a little overwhelming, just know there are direct flights from DFW to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.  Doesn’t get any easier than that!  

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].