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    Passion and perseverance

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Makeup & Hair: Rachael Hollingsworth and Cody Shafer of Polished Salon & Spa Wardrobe: Grants for Her, Frankly My Dear Boutique, and Love Ivy Vastly different life paths led three exceptional women to the same destination: success. They are fighters, pursuing their goals with laser-like focus. They use their talents […]

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    At Brushes, creativity reigns

    When clients come to Brushes, says salon owner Erin Glisson, she wants the experience to be the highlight of their day. “We embrace every client and give our best,” Glisson says, “whether it’s a simple trim or a wild makeover.” For her team, Glisson adds, “Our work is more than just a beauty service. It’s […]

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    Pav & Broome

    For many Coast families, shopping at Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry has become a tradition. Dr. John Kelly, city of Gulfport chief administrative officer, bought a strand of pearls for his wife for their wedding anniversary — and later one for his granddaughter upon her graduation. Tony Swigris, of Tony’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, has purchased […]

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    The men beside successful women

    Perfect partners: Mark and Mary Cracchiolo Spain When he spotted Mary Cracchiolo at Jazzeppi’s Italian restaurant, Mark Spain requested a second champagne flute. Handing her the glass of bubbly, “I said, ‘Here’s to life,’ and from there, we started talking,” he recalls. “It was love at first sight pretty much.” At the time, Mark says […]

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    Owning the room

    First of all, how are you? Sheltering in place has been an experience for everyone. I miss my stylist. Lord knows I need hair color, a manicure and pedicure. Those are the little things we have taken for granted. Even celebrities have been criticized for letting their roots show. Women on Zoom calls have been […]

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