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    Served with love

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture The start of each day at El Agave is a “good morning” and represents a new beginning for Mercedes Carranza.  Before diners arrive at the Gulfport restaurant, where Carranza is managing partner, he ensures he has enough staff to serve them and carry out operations. He also checks that the […]

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    Genton builds ships, success with Ingalls

    Some would call Dianna Genton’s line of work unique for a woman — but she’s never let that stop her.  The moments when the hull superintendent with Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, hasn’t felt heard or respected only fueled her drive to excel.  “Typically, these are the same people who months later […]

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    Welcome to the Beehive

    Holly Lemoine-Raymond makes her living showing spectacular properties as owner/broker with HL Raymond Properties. Here, she walks us through the contemporary coastal oasis she shares with her husband, Leo Raymond, and her son, Landry Lemoine. THE BASICS  Location: South Beach Boulevard, Waveland  Size/Square Footage: Three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms; just over 3,000 square feet  Builder: Jason […]

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    Your 2021 Home Guide

    Wondering what’s popular in kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and more? Need some expert advice on your next home improvement project? Look no further. We’ve compiled helpful tips and the latest trends from some of the Coast’s most knowledgeable pros. Whether you’re changing a paint color or planning a complete overhaul, read on to be informed and […]

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    Selah’s rebirth

    After surviving a pandemic shutdown, Leah Rogers’s business has emerged transformed.  Rogers founded her yoga studio in Pass Christian in 2017 and has rebranded the business as Selah Pilates & Wellness — relocating to her hometown of Ocean Springs. The health crisis forced the studio to shut down from March to mid-July, Rogers explains, and […]

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    Fall in love with loungewear

    Over the past year, I’ve noticed a shift in fashion; it’s gotten very casual. With many of us working from home, we understandably don’t want to wear full work attire when we aren’t going to the office. And that’s fine, because you have an easy, cozy alternative. In case you haven’t noticed, loungewear is here, […]

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