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    Flights of fancy

    Jessie Partridge owns Maidenhair Floral and Event Design. Photography by Ashley Upchurch. By Julian Rankin Jessie Partridge, owner of Maidenhair Floral and Event Design in Ocean Springs, has a job to do: engineer a floral plan that would wow the likes of Walter Anderson. She’ll be doing it for the Walter Anderson Museum of Art’s […]

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    Survivor story

    Photo by Beyond Photography When a lump appeared in her left breast, Rhodesia Assad didn’t think much of it. Too much caffeine could be the culprit, her mother suggested, and vitamin E might help. The Gulfport native, who now lives in Florida and works for the U.S. Postal Service, was due for an annual mammogram […]

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    Face of Success: Maridee Mallette

    Maridee Bond Mallette was raised on a farm, and her parents owned a riding stable while she was growing up. She worked in the gaming industry for 15 years, but her heart always pulled her toward helping animals. Now the adoption coordinator at Jackson County Animal Shelter, Mallette is a powerful force advocating for furry […]

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    How I built my business

    I have always looked at entrepreneurship as a goal for my career. I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. I’ve learned my drive from the absolute best entrepreneur: my dad, Tommy Newman. One of the most valuable lessons I learned from my dad […]

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    Protecting the most vulnerable

    Angelique Carter White lies awake at night, thinking about her cases. Sometimes, she rejoices. Other times, she grieves. Either way, she prays — asking God for the wisdom and discernment to protect his most innocent. “I am exceptionally proud of the work I have done in child advocacy over the course of 18 years,” says […]

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    Goal setting that sticks

    This time of year, most of us look back at the past year to see which goals we’ve accomplished and which ones remain on our “to do” list. So what happened to your goals from last year? Did you accomplish them? You may not believe this, but goal setting is art form. Along with taking […]

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    Good vibes only

    Stacy Ely and her partner, Mark Garriga Everyone can relate to the feeling of being worn out, stressed or just needing a break from the outside world. Locals looking to practice some self-care can find respite at Rejuvenation Station, which specializes in all aspects of health and wellness. Upon entering the downtown Biloxi business, says […]

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