Visit Natchez

Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast, circa 1790, is one of the most pristine historic Antebellum homes in the south. Located in Natchez, Mississippi, Linden is part of the Select Registry collection, The house is situated in a park-like seven-acre setting and is furnished with American Federal style antiques. The front door is known to … Continue reading Visit Natchez

Wedding Facts & Superstitions

Written by Carly Phillips 1. Around 120,000 marriage ceremonies are performed each year in Las Vegas. 2. The most expensive wedding dress cost 12.2 million dollars. It was designed by Martin Katz and Renee Strauss and had 150 carats of diamonds. 3. Queen Victoria’s wedding cake weighed a massive 300 pounds and was three yards in circumference. 4. Why are engagement rings worn on the left … Continue reading Wedding Facts & Superstitions

Sweet Magnolia Gelato

Written by Richelle Putnam Entrepreneur Hugh Balthrop has been to some pretty sweet places in his lifetime. He grew up in Washington, DC, where he ran an art gallery. Then, he married his Chicagoan sweetheart, Erica, and they ended up in another sweet place—Clarksdale, Mississippi. “She grew up in the Delta with her grandparents and … Continue reading Sweet Magnolia Gelato

Soulflower Healing Studio

Written by Joe Lee Miki Bryant, a retired schoolteacher and licensed therapist with a Master’s degree in Counselor Education, believes that caring equally for the mind, body, and soul is vital to achieving and maintaining optimal health. She has tried to bring all of those components together at Soulflower Healing Arts Studio and has a … Continue reading Soulflower Healing Studio

A Review of 40 Days

By Sue Minchew In 40 Days, author Joe Lee returns to his Oakdale series with another suspenseful novel set in the small university town roughly based on Lee’s hometown of Starkville, Ms. The clever framework of the novel is a 40-day countdown, with each of the 40 chapters numbered in descending order. Lee adds to … Continue reading A Review of 40 Days

KP & Canvas

BY: Richelle Putnam Kelsey Pearce, a recent graduate of Mississippi State University, and soon-to-be student at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, knows firsthand the arduous, hectic schedule of a full-time student with a biological science major and an aspiring veterinarian shadowing a professional veterinarian for seven years. She was both…at the same time, and … Continue reading KP & Canvas

Visit Laurel: Under the Lights

Much has been said about the renaissance of our Hometown, but you have not experienced the City Beautiful fully until you stroll under the lights at night. The energy they emit is symbolic of the efforts over the past decade to restore downtown Laurel, and their precise placement is indicative of the hours poured in … Continue reading Visit Laurel: Under the Lights

Visit New Albany

  Dan “The Coffee Man” founded High Point Coffee Roasters in New Albany in 2004 with his number one goal being to provide Mississippians with the best coffee around. HPCR began by supplying specialty coffee to three coffee shops in north Mississippi and Memphis. From this humble beginning the business has grown to be the … Continue reading Visit New Albany

A Story to Tell: Hotel Chester Closes in on a Century in Starkville

Written by Ryan Phillips; Photos by Logan Kirkland Nestled on the corner of Jackson Street and Main is a piece of history that, despite being three stories tall, can easily go unnoticed in bustling downtown Starkville. Built in the 1920s, Hotel Chester has been a stopping place for countless travelers passing through “Mississippi’s College Town,” … Continue reading A Story to Tell: Hotel Chester Closes in on a Century in Starkville

Visit Cleveland

The brainchild of chef-owner Cole Ellis, the Delta Meat Market in downtown Cleveland is an old school, back-to-basics butcher shop, grocery store, and restaurant with a modern feel. His lunch menu board changes weekly and focuses on farm to table cuisine, using house cured and cut meats and local vegetables available in the store. Not … Continue reading Visit Cleveland

Visit Merdian

Elvis. Faulkner. Kermit. Oprah. King. When it comes to arts and entertainment, Mississippi is the land of legends. Which led to an idea. What if we told all their stories together in one place? What if we could showcase the overwhelming impact of Mississippi’s creative legacy to locals and visitors alike? What if we help … Continue reading Visit Merdian

Cotton District Cookies

Article by Mary Rumore • Photos by Bryant Chaffin Most people wouldn’t expect a chemical engineering major at Mississippi State University to spend her days baking and decorating cookies, however, that’s exactly how Caroline Lightsey, founder of Cotton District Cookies, spends her time. The Laurel native’s love for cooking and science began at an early … Continue reading Cotton District Cookies

Bourbon and Coke

Recipe by Brian Kelley • Co-Owner Eat Local Starkville Football season is here and that has me thinking about the tried and true combination of bourbon and coke. You all already know how to make your version of the perfect bourbon and coke and this is a cocktail column so we will elevate this one … Continue reading Bourbon and Coke

Bully Bells: handmade tradition

Article by Joe Lee Photos by Hunter Hart The BullyBell trademark that adorns Mississippi State (MSU) cowbells will always link Marc Anthony, the driving force behind the company today, and the late Hardy Tingle, the beloved Starkville High (SHS) vocational/technical instructor and the creator of BullyBell. “I got started working on cowbells in high school … Continue reading Bully Bells: handmade tradition

Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail inspires community-wide creativity, collaboration

By Sasha Steinberg Photos by Letty Weeks It takes teamwork to make the dream work. For Starkville Area Arts Council member Vicki Burnett, the Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail is one of those dreams. A self-employed painter and owner of Burnett Art Studio and Custom Cowbells, Burnett has played an integral role over the past … Continue reading Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail inspires community-wide creativity, collaboration