Daniel Seddiqui, a nationally recognized travel author and expert best known for working 50 jobs in 50 states, will visit Little Rock on Aug. 17 as part of his journey to visit every major city, learning crafts and interesting facts along the way.
Seddiqui’s upcoming book, A Piece of Your City, centers on local culture and industry across the country. He makes something unique in each destination and adds these mementos to a collection that will be chronicled in the book.
While in Little Rock, Seddiqui will spend time at Bella Vita Jewelry downtown. He will make a custom piece of jewelry from scratch at the popular shop. Bella Vita is known for its small-batch and one-of-a-kind runs of personalized and hand-stamped charms, natural stones, hand-cast bronze and sterling pendants, and vintage baubles.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Daniel to Bella Vita to Little Rock,” said store owner Brandy McNair. “Little Rock’s artisanal scene is so big right now. When you look at our city’s locally owned businesses across the board, you can really see the attention that is being paid to hand-crafted products just about everywhere you look, and that’s exciting.”
This is Seddiqui’s sixth tour of America. Previous tours inspired his first two books, 50 Jobs in 50 States: One Man’s Journey of Discovery Across America, in 2011 and Going the Extra Mile — One Man’s Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion, in 2020.
Of his current project, Seddiqui said, “The idea really stemmed from wanting to showcase the best of our American cities and the culture in each of them. I hope this series inspires curiosity, adventure and enthusiasm through meaningful experiences.”