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    Baking with heart

    After reaching the finals in the Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship last year, Renee Loranger knew she could get at least that far again.  In 2020, the Waveland resident finished in the top three, and she returned to the show, which aired Sept. 13 to Oct. 25, to face eight other contestants. The last challenge […]

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    Teaching more than dance

    Olivia Gilmore, Donna Burke, Lennon Womble and Mary Beth Geiser embrace after a private ballet lesson Donna Burke may be a dance teacher, but to students like 13-year-old Lennon Womble, she’s also a life coach.  Womble, who started training with Burke at age 3, says her instructor has a knack for teaching life lessons along […]

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    Rise and shine

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Makeup by Brittney Johnson | Venue: The House of the Jackson Pearl Take that loungewear off! After a decidedly lowkey holiday season in 2020, we are reclaiming our diva-ness this year. We’ve all been waiting patiently to show off our fiercest outfits, and it’s officially time to step out, sparkle […]

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    Leader on this rise

    Gretchen Holzhauser says she didn’t choose the gaming industry; it chose her.  “My parents trained thoroughbred racehorses, so I spent a lot of time on the racetrack — reading racing forms and picking winners with my dad,” recalls the Louisiana native. “It just came naturally that I would end up working in the gaming industry.”  […]

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