INVITATION TO ANOTHER ERA

INVITATION TO ANOTHER ERA

Spring pilgrimages in Columbus, Holly Springs and Natchez offer a look at long ago Deep porches. Towering columns. Intricate woodwork. Mississippi’s majestic architectural heritage is truly worth celebrating, and three cities do it exceptionally well each spring. Natchez, Columbus and Holly Springs will soon throw open the doors of their historic mansions for up-close toursContinue Reading

Sweet Spring At The Capitol

Sweet Spring At The Capitol

BY AMANDA WELLS PHOTOS BY ALAN CREEL For the last six years, families have flocked to the Mississippi State Capitol to usher in Spring. The annual Egg Hunt has become a family favorite for many. In 2012, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, his wife Elee, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and his wife Lisa setContinue Reading

Smitten with the Season

  IN THEIR OWN UNIQUE WAYS, A MOTHER-DAUGHTER DUO DECK THEIR HALLS IN GRAND STYLE Recipe for Christmas bliss: Take one 100-year-old house in the heart of Jackson’s Belhaven historic district. Add two fun-loving grandparents and four grown children, and mix in eleven grandchildren. Dress them all in holiday pajamas, and send them down theContinue Reading

Faith, Family, Friends & Food

When it comes to a cozy holiday at home, Nancy and Carol Carpenter of Columbus, Mississippi have it down pat. “Home” for the holidays takes place in the Southside Historic District of Columbus in a house chock full of tales. Nancy and Carol moved to the Barry House 25 years ago when they relocated toContinue Reading

A House Full of Family

With four active children, Melissa and Stephen Johnston have a lot of schedules to juggle during the year. But when Christmas comes around, the pace shifts and the family’s focus narrows. Togetherness and a spirit of giving are at the heart of all of the Johnstons’ activities each December. Christmas pajamas, a chocolate Advent calendarContinue Reading

A Garden Gathering

A Garden Gathering

Photos by James Patterson  |  Event photos & story by Laurel Donahoo As much as Charlotte loves to give a party, she said it was difficult to get this particular party underway because she was not sure if anyone would even want to come. “I wasn’t sure how I was going to get the courage upContinue Reading

On the Horizon: The Town of Livingston

On the Horizon: The Town of Livingston

Story by Amanda Wells  |  Photos by Laurel Donahoo In Central Mississippi, there’s been buzz for quite some time about the re-emergence of the Town of Livingston. NOW, A CENTURY AND A HALF AFTER ITS HEYDAY, PASSERSBY AND PATRONS ARE SEEING LIVINGSTON BREATHE NEW LIFE. None are quite as in awe as developer David Landrum,Continue Reading

Back to Where it all Began: Rosanne Cash Comes to Dockery Farms

Back to Where it all Began: Rosanne Cash Comes to Dockery Farms

On June 6th, country music royalty will descend upon the Mississippi Delta when Rosanne Cash will perform a benefit concert at Sunflower County’s Dockery Farms. “The fact that she just recently won Grammy Awards for all three of her nominations makes this an unbelievably exciting time for us and for the whole community.” At theContinue Reading

Roll out the Red Carpet

Roll out the Red Carpet

Story by Amanda Wells It’s common knowledge that the South’s movie industry has taken off in recent years and that growth is showing no signs of slowing down.  Smart business people throughout the region have found creative ways to tap into that industry, but perhaps the most creative is Granville Semmes of New Orleans. ThanksContinue Reading

Home for the Holidays – A Mississippi Christmas

Home for the Holidays – A Mississippi Christmas

Story by Amanda Wells When Christmas rolls around, most of us find ourselves longing for the comforts of home. Whether you call the Hospitality State yours or are just here for a visit, comfort and hospitality Mississippi offers will make your holiday more than merry. From parades to food to a little quality time withContinue Reading