April 2014 – Letter from the Editor

040114.gtp.aHappy Springtime Everyone!

Welcome to our April edition of GTP. I conclude my visit with baseball great, Barry Lyons in Part II of his remarkable story. It’s a very exciting time for the Coast as construction is in “full swing” on the first ever Minor League Baseball stadium! For Barry Lyons it is a dream come true.

Come shopping with me at the extraordinary women’s boutique, Hissy Fit in D’Iberville! Owners Bea and Breanna Tumminello show us around their beautiful new store which opened just weeks ago.

It’s time again for the Coast’s most favorite water events, Smokin the Sound and Smokin the Lake! We have the exciting scoop about a new collaboration and plans to create a multi-site invitational power boat racing series starting with this year’s competitions! Read all about it here!

The Biloxi Chamber will host “Uncorked” A red carpet extravaganza reminiscent of a real Hollywood premiere. The event takes place at the IP Casino Resort Spa and it’s going to be one for the record books!

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook. See you in May!

Nancy Marchbanks

Smokin the Sound & Smokin the Lake

dsc0777-medGet ready for one of the most exciting events ever to hit the coast! It’s time once again for thrills on the water as Smokin the Sound and Smokin the Lake return for their annual powerboat racing extravaganza.

This year, the producers of Smokin the Sound have collaborated with Lake Race in Lake Ozark, Mo. in hopes of developing a future multi-site invitational powerboat racing series beginning with the 2014 competitions. (more…)

SHABBY CHIC HISSY FIT BOUTIQUE IN D’IBERVILLE

DSC_4063Some women just have it. A special fashion savvy and style that is undeniable. Mother and daughter business partners, Bea and Breanna Tumminello, owners of Hissy Fit Boutique, definitely have it. They provide a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that will keep you coming back time and time again. The clothes and accessories are gorgeous! New things arrive each and every day that are fun and flirty, feminine and perfect for any occasion. And Bea just opened their brand new 2,200 square foot location, 2 doors down from the original store on Lamey Bridge Road, D’Iberville. (more…)

PART 2 – BILOXI’S OWN BARRY LYONS

caillavetparkwithlightglow450dpiIn 1996, the Texas Rangers released Barry Lyons during the latter part of Spring training. He had other opportunities available which included returning to AAA baseball but his heart just wasn’t in it anymore. He was eager to go out under his own terms and finish his career in the Major Leagues. Going back home for some much needed R & R was the first order of business. That same summer, Lyons was approached by a local independent league franchise just south of Nashville to play ball and manage the team. He was very interested in the management opportunity but did not want to do both. “I wanted to move forward and my days as a player were behind me. It was time to try something new,” he said. Barry Lyons served as manager for one season but then was hired by the Cincinnati Reds to be a manager in their organization for the next two seasons. (more…)

Review: NON-STOP (PG-13)

Non-Stop-2014-movie-Wallpaper-1280x800The film has received a mix of good reviews and some less than stellar reviews from the beginning of it’s release. If you are a Liam Neeson fan, an action fan, and you like mysteries and aircraft then this is the film for you. If you are someone who uses a line of logic to determine the actual worth of film, then I urge you to bypass the full ticket price and go straight to RedBox for a couple bucks. (more…)

Uncorked, Hollywood and Vines

1972449_707411362637968_299161005_nThink long Versace gowns and strappy, diamond-studded stilettos on svelte figures of movie icons. Imagine men of stage and screen in Armani and Ralph Lauren tuxedos, their hair freshly trimmed and smelling of expensive cologne.

Now picture yourself walking the red carpet next to those famous screen stars. Parrarrazzo snap pictures as the lights of the cameras flash in rapid succession. No, you’re not at a fancy Hollywood premiere but you might as well be with all the excitement in the air. (more…)

Letter from our Editor

030114Mardi Gras Y’all!

Glad to see you are checking out our Facebook page and posting your comments. We are definitely taking GTP in a whole new direction and we’re glad you “like” it. : )

Don’t miss my exclusive 2 Part story on Biloxi’s Own, Barry Lyons. A gifted athlete deeply devoted to his faith, family and professional baseball.

It’s time again for Grillin’ on the Green! We’ve got all the info you need right here!

It’s my pleasure to introduce you all to New Belgium Brewing, a remarkable little company that has become one of the biggest Craft Beer breweries in all of America! FEB Distributing is supplying the Coast with all Fat Tire products. Learn all about it in our March issue.
Again, we welcome your feedback and participation. Contact us anytime!

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor