Month: May 2013

May 2013 – Letter from our Editor

050113Hello Again Everyone!
We feature a delightful visit with Coast entrepreneur, Elaine Stevens this month. She is writing her memoir which will undoubtedly be a best seller! Find out why in my exclusive cover story.
Meet our May Mover & Shaker, The Flower Garden Lady, Kathy Collins-Lantz! She has an extraordinary knack with all things green.
Fellow dog lovers have a very special event coming up! Once again the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center will host the AKC All Breed and Group Conformation Dog Show, May 30 through June 2. We take you behind the scenes of the requirements and judging process.

All This…And So Much More

Children will be finished with school soon for the summer vacation. Please drive with great care as little ones will be out and about. Thank you!

Nancy Marchbanks
Executive Editor


401386_346918762005607_1995282497_nGrowing up in a life where the biggest stars in the world are weekend guests who routinely hang out with your parents is anything but ordinary. Being the daughter of the legendary Coast supper club owner, Gus Stevens, made for a remarkable upbringing and one-of-a-kind experiences. Elaine was raised in a strict Greek home with education being the number one priority. She could actually read at the age of three! The Arts were always of great importance to her mother and performing came very naturally. Elaine took lessons in piano and dance which she thoroughly enjoyed as a youngster, but reading was always her favorite pastime. “I was always an academic but thanks to my mom, Irene, I pursued the arts as well,” Elaine said. Her drive, determination and passion developed very early on and set the tone for an extraordinary life filled with unimaginable twists and turns. (more…)

Kathy Collins-Lantz “The Flower Garden Lady”

563340_4974374289434_1553079675_nSpring is in full swing, especially at the home of The Flower Garden Lady, Kathy Collins-Lantz. She has become well known for her cottage and English style of gardening, and she is delighted to share her knowledge and experience with you.
Each time a visitor strolls down the carefully laid paths of wood, metal and stone there is so much to see. Color abounds amid old watering cans, whiskey barrels and fountains. Roses trail along the edges of old windows and archways that evoke a peaceful and calming feeling. “I want my friends who have hectic jobs and over-scheduled lives to come here to relax and recharge. I got into gardening for the peace and quiet. Last night I was out in my gardens until 10 o’clock and still didn’t want to quit working to go inside,” Kathy said. Her motto fits her well; “I live in the gardens: I sleep in the house. (more…)


Scan_Doc0008The most beautiful, poised and well trained dogs will compete for top honors in four all breed shows at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi. Starting on Thursday, May 30th through Sunday, June 2nd. Judging begins at 8:30 A.M each day and end at 5:00 P.M. All breeds of every shape and size will be on display and you won’t want to miss it! The event is presented free of charge and everyone is welcome to enjoy the competition each day. (more…)