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    Reversing roles

    At age 81, Ruby Daniel remains the strongest woman her daughter knows.  “Although she looks rather frail and fragile, she can still outwork me,” Tracy Daniel-Hardy says of her mother, who grew up in a farming family. “She moves much more slowly than she used to but still has great endurance.” Now a primary caregiver […]

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    Woman of substance

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Starr Chapman sees in each new day an opportunity to do something remarkable.  And as partner/manager of Rum Kitchen restaurant in Waveland, she performs plenty of extraordinary feats — many of which are edible.  “There are so many wonderful flavors in this world,” Chapman says, “and combining them and creating […]

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    Bringing the flower garden indoors

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Most women love flowers, but few are as fond of them as Martha Whitney Butler.  From designing jaw-dropping headpieces for a charity fashion show to bringing the “wow” factor to weddings, the proprietor of the French Potager, a floral, gift and antique shop in Bay St. Louis, elevates floristry to […]

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    What everyone is wearing in 2022

    The world is opening up with bright, bold colors for 2022. If you want to stay on the cutting edge of fashion, then you won’t want to miss these six trends for spring-summer:  EYE-CATCHING HUES  Designer Cynthia Rowley introduced her Spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection that featured bright, bold shades of lemon yellow, hot pink and […]

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    Servant leader

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Peggy Sprabery wants to be remembered for raising her hand and saying “yes.”  Now 71, the wife, mother, former teacher and passionate arts advocate has built a legacy of involvement that speaks for itself. The extensive list of organizations to which she has said “yes” includes the Gulf Coast Symphony […]

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    Living in alignment

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture As a high school junior and aspiring cheerleader, Maria Scafide Barr dreamed of doing back handsprings across the gym and wowing the whole school.  “Little did I know that those back handsprings would turn into group fitness classes, and that my reach would go way past the school gym and […]

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