FEATURES

Random entry RSS

  • Posted in:

    All in the family

    In both life and real estate, Tiffany Dymond counts her mother as a role model. “She set an example and embedded in me that with anything I did, I would get out of it what I put in it,” Tiffany says of her mother, Sherry Owen. “She has put her heart and soul into the […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    DIY: Chalk Paint

    By Sharon Ladner Chalk paint has a plaster-of-Paris medium mixed in the paint to make a self-grabbing product. This allows for less prep work in the beginning. Vintage Flamingo in Gulfport sells Dixie Bell products exclusively at the store for your start-to-finish project. Visit a yard sale, church sale or your favorite resale shop. Find […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Teen drug abuse:

    In the war on teen drug abuse, there’s good news and bad news. First, the good: The annual Monitoring the Future survey, released in December, found that use of some illicit drugs had either plateaued or declined. The survey, which polled 44,482 students from nearly 400 public and private schools nationwide, also showed a drop […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Hitting her target

    Archery may not be the quintessential “girl” activity, but for Rhonda Waits, it’s a passion. “Like any other hobby or pastime you engage in, it’s about finding that ‘something’ that fulfills you and drives the inner self to growth (and ultimately success),” says Waits, a married mother of two grown children. “Archery, to excel in […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Deconstructed gown

    By Sheila Gray Sheila Gray of Vancleave has been creating the ornate costumes for the Gulf Coast Carnival Association court since 1980. She shared with us the process of creating a perfect carnival gown. FIRST STOP: NEW YORK We try to go to New York to look for fabrics because there is such a variety […]

    Read more

  • Posted in:

    Making of a Mardi Gras

    By Andi Oustalet Mardi Gras is one of the most wonderful times on the Coast. Thousands of revelers line parade routes and dress extravagantly for balls, but most of them likely don’t completely understand what goes into the development and execution of Mardi Gras. I have been involved with Mardi Gras for more than 20 […]

    Read more