Getting in the Spirit The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

BY AMANDA WELLS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® Bourbon is more than a robust brown liquor. It’s a meticulously crafted art form. When one thinks of bourbon at its best, Kentucky is synonymous and home to this signature spirit. Way back when, in the 1700s to be exact, the first settlers ofContinue Reading

BY KRISTEN ALLEN With the arrival of warmer temperatures, Mississippi takes celebrations outdoors and to the next level with a slieu of summer festivals that celebrate great music, regional food, Southern culture and most often, a combination of the three.  Add these five Mississippi festivals to your calendar to ensure you can feast and festContinue Reading

PHOTOS BY TOM BECK  |  STYLED BY KRISTIN ALLEN It’s time to gear up to take off on your summer adventures, which is why we’ve put together this guide of our top vacation essentials. Whether you have your sites set on a big city adventure, a tropical escape or a glamping retreat, this guide hasContinue Reading

EAT, SHOP, STAY || VICKSBURG

EAT, SHOP, STAY || VICKSBURG

Each summer, the river town of Vicksburg, Mississippi transforms into a land of crowns and sparkling beauty as the Miss Mississippi Pageant comes to town. This June, local businesses and citizens alike will welcome the festivities as they celebrate all the Miss Mississippi Pageant stands for. Miss Mississippi began in 1934 and Vicksburg has beenContinue Reading

EAT, SHOP, STAY || STARKVILLE

EAT, SHOP, STAY || STARKVILLE

In Starkville, Mississippi, summertime kicks off in true Southern style. Here in the South, enjoying local flavors of the season is more than just tradition, it’s a way of life. Gatherings around food and agriculture have long reigned supreme. Starkville relishes that practice and, through multiple community events, celebrates the Southern way of life asContinue Reading

EAT, SHOP, STAY || JACKSON

EAT, SHOP, STAY || JACKSON

For downtown Jackson, Mississippi, no word echoes more than “renaissance.” Restaurants, retail and businesses have been pushing downtown into a full-blown comeback. The feather in the cap of the revival is coming to fruition late this summer with the opening of The Westin Jackson, complete with 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 203 lushContinue Reading

EAT, SHOP, STAY || RIDGELAND

EAT, SHOP, STAY || RIDGELAND

BY AMANDA WELLS   |   PHOTOS COURTESY OF RIDGELAND TOURISM COMMISSION Located along the meandering Natchez Trace, the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi is an ideal place to get outside all while enjoying simple sophistication. Here, outdoor adventure meets upscale architecture. Historic trails wind past modern design. Ridgeland was intentionally designed to make the mostContinue Reading

EAT, SHOP, STAY || TUPELO

EAT, SHOP, STAY || TUPELO

  BY AMANDA WELLS 2017 marks 40 years since the untimely death of one of Mississippi’s most loved native sons; none other than the one and only King of Rock N’ Roll, Elvis Presley. His hometown of Tupelo won’t let the occasion pass without honoring his legacy and the mark he made on the city,Continue Reading

The Allure of the Northshore

The Allure of the Northshore

By Amanda Wells  |  Photos courtesy of LouisianaNorthshore.com and Southern Hotel CHARM AND ALLURE are two things the town of Covington, Louisiana has in abundance. Just across Lake Pontchartrain from the Big Easy, it’s here that two decidedly different Louisiana cultures collide. One is deeply entrenched in French-Catholic culture and the other is farm country. LocatedContinue Reading

A New Tradition – The Henry Howard Hotel

A New Tradition – The Henry Howard Hotel

BY AMANDA WELLS | PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HENRY HOWARD HOTEL New Orleans doesn’t seem to stop. Each time I visit, no matter how often, the Big Easy greets me with exciting new eateries, innovative cocktail bars, and stylish hotels that I can’t wait to duck my head into. My latest visit was no different.Continue Reading