Crest Park

(On Kavanaugh at the Kroger Entrance)

July 1st  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Hillcrest Merchants Association gives back to the neighborhood residents with their annual Ice Cream Social to thank them for their support of the local business.   In addition to ice cream you can also enjoy complementary cookies, brownies, popcorn, and drinks.
Breathe Salon

Breathe Salon

For us at Breathe Salon it’s been an exciting 7 years. We are a progressive salon located in the heart of historic Hillcrest. We specialize in cutting, color, and special event hair and makeup. We also offer facial waxing. The staff at Breathe Salon wants you to be thrilled with your new look. For a complimentary consult or to just check us out call 501-664-4300 or email us at kavanaughsalon@sbcglobal.net

Rock Around the BLOG!

blogger2First Thursdays Shop ‘N’ Sip are always loaded with fun, but this coming First Thursday, April 2, promises to be an extra special night. The Hillcrest Merchants Association is hosting a BLOG Party to acquaint everyone with our new site: www.hillcrestmerchants.com. We hope residents and visitors will find our site to be “the Place” to find great sales, dinner specials, and exciting entertainment.

We hope everyone will print out the Treasure Hunt Ballot to hunt for answers to our 10 clues. Bring your ballot with you Thursday night- There will be a drawing for wonderful prizes… And remember to be on the lookout for the special “bloggies” placed around the neighborhood as part of the Treasure Hunt!

Come out and celebrate with the Blog-N-ators. Bring your laptop and browse at one of our wireless “HOT SPOTS” set up for the evening: Private Collections, and Pulaski Heights Realty.  Join in the fun at Blog Central- Metropolitan National Bank, or any of the other many stores and restaurants open that evening for a ton of fun!


Won’t you join us for a spot of tea?


When? Thursday, February 12,   5-8PM

What? A Night of Tea and Tea Cakes

Where? At The Shoppes on Woodlawn, 4523 Woodlawn • 666-3600

Who? Hosted by Angela & Penny

* Come sample the latest in Tea’s from Tea Forte and NEST, and munch on delicious and wholesome tea cakes from Natural Food’s Cooking*

New Years Eve in Hillcrest

There is no First Thursday Shop-N-Sip this month because the first Thursday of the month is the first day of 2009!!
Instead there will plenty to do on New Years Eve, including the fun evening that the Bennett family has planned at Vieux Carre and the Afterthought! 
Here are all the details:

 2009 is just around the corner and we’re planning a festive New Year’s Eve welcome at Vieux Carré and the Afterthought. Join us for the fun!

We’re serving a special Chef’s Dinner in the restaurant 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, with delicious choices and suggested wine pairings for each course. (Reservations are strongly recommended! 663-1196)

At the Afterthought, popular local pianist Jim Dickerson will entertain from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with the fantastic Munks taking the stage at 9.  We’re thrilled to have this great local band as our headliner for New Year’s Eve…they are hard to describe (alternative country, folk rock, jam band) but tons of fun for a wide-ranging audience. We’ll have party favors, drink specials all night and a festive Champagne toast at midnight! Cover charge for the night is $20.

Thanks to everyone for our best December ever, and we look forward to welcoming you for lunch, dinner and brunch in the New Year. All of us here wish you a happy, healthy 2009!

The Bennett Family

David, Sarah, Linda & Anthony

Thank you to everyone who entered our Holidays in Hillcrest Drawing!

The response to the gift basket promotion was phenomenal! The total amount of items donated was over $2000, and the box was filled with names.

Grand Prize $1300 in value : Carla Boatwright
$500+ basket: Claire Schmidt
$300+ basket: Cinde Drilling
$200+basket: Susie Green

Art Show This Weekend


 We’re thrilled to announce an exhibit of local artist Lisa Claas-James’ new “Confections” collection of fanciful dessert paintings, and we hope you’ll come by Vieux Carre this Saturday evening (Nov. 29) between 6 and 8 p.m. to take a look! Lisa will be there to talk about her work and we’ll have wine and hors d’oeuvres to kick off the holiday season with these enticing (non-fattening) sweet treats. Ten percent of art sales will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank Network, and our family will match Lisa’s contributions to this most worthy cause. We apologize for the short notice but this all came together at the last minute. Come have fun!

The Bennett Family