By Melody Worsham
By Nancy Baker Faul
An unassuming wooden house, with a large front porch, sits one block west of Hwy 49 at 15456 Dedeaux Road just across from Harrison Central Elementary. Inside this charming place, you will find some of the most unique art, jewelry, crafts and one-of-a-kind items on the Coast. As guests enter the door they are met with an array of “eye candy” that is hard to resist.. Sparkle and glitz meet with coastal flavor in each piece of art lining the tables and walls. If you are stumped as to what to get for those on your Christmas list, or need a wonderfully tasteful gift for any occasion then you will want to stop by and talk with owner, Denise Hubbard and her assistant Christina Chance. From Christian books and knick knacks, to original coastal art there is truly is something for everyone. (don’t forget to check out the 99 cents section for lots of goodies too!) With the largest selection of Fleur de’ Lis jewelry, scarves, ornaments, crafts and accessories on the entire coast, A Southern Creation has become the “IN” place to buy special gifts. Coast native Libby Beasnett, now residing in neighboring Tennessee, sends her original art prints of coastal scenes directly to Denise for sale in the art boutique. Framing is also available. (more…)
Big things DO come in small packages! Lil’ Italy is the place to enjoy the very best in authentic Italian cooking. Located in the old ‘Catfish One’ shack, 2 blocks south of 1-10, Exit 50 on Washington Avenue. It certainly isn’t fancy, but you will not find better Italian food anywhere. 2 blocks south of I-10, exit 50 on Washington Avenue. This little place serves the most delicious express lunches, and also take out and special party menu items. “All the recipes have been in the family for generations and go back to Sicily over one hundred years,” said co-owner Tony Abbate. (more…)
Picture yourself in a world where solitude reigns supreme and wildlife surrounds you day and night. Great Blue Heron sit on a grassy knoll and carefully observe a 6 foot alligator, who slips quietly into the briny water. You can experience these things and much more by contacting South Coast Paddling Company in Ocean Springs and book your own Coast adventure! Located at 2335 Government Street, in an unmistakable lime green and purple building.
By: NANCY BAKER FAUL
Armed with knowledge gained from working with world renowned Chefs such as Emeril Lagasse and Thomas Boggs, Chef Calvin prepares the most tantalizing dishes.. You may know Chef Lipe’s reputation for excellence from his catering business known as Chef4Hire Catering. In addition to his very successful catering business, Chef Lipe opened Flare in late May of this year which was once the old Lookout 49 location. Angel Lipe, Calvin’s wife, handles the business end of both ventures and loves every minute of it. “It is hard sometimes but this is what Calvin and I have always wanted. This restaurant is a dream come true and we want each guest to feel special when they walk in our doors” said Angel. Being the Executive Manager is what Angel does best which is clearly evident in Flares orderly and prompt service. (more…)