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Dr. Allison Wall: Quality that cares

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By Dana Sleger // Dr. Allison Wall is not your regular doctor. There is gentle kindness in her eyes, unbending hope in her words, determined patience in her practice, and sincere warmth in her hugs. Oh, those hugs. Dr. Wall likes to think of
the gesture as her signature, and to the more than 1,000 people she treats, it’s a rare, beautiful one-on-one connection of genuine care. Dr. Wall, 40, has…

Good bones, simple pleasures

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By Ellis Anderson // When a friend called Wayne Gouguet with
 the news that a side-hall cottage was for sale in 
Old Town Bay St. Louis, he grabbed his crutches and made the drive from Picayune on the spot. Although he was hobbling because of an injury, Wayne had worked in real estate for years and 
knew procrastination is an enemy. He and his wife, Marilyn, had been looking for…

More than a makeover!

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By Andrea Yeager // This Coast nurse spends her days loving and caring for her family and patients, giving of herself over and over. Friends knew it was time for Jennifer Nix to be on the receiving end of some TLC. The wife, mother of three and pain-management nurse was nominated for a day of pampering at Tanya Tancredi Salon. “I was so surprised and really didn’t understand why I…

Productivity made simple: Take a tip from a $100 million company

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By Ryan Giles // For years, my partners and I found ourselves extremely busy as we worked to get our company, AGJ Systems & Networks, off the ground. We would end our days exhausted and frustrated that we seemed to get so little accomplished. Personally, I felt like a professional firefighter … reactively responding to the daily list of problems that always came my way. For this reason, I’ve devoted…

Magnolia Hall

Magnolia Hall: A beautiful setting for the wedding day of your dreams

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By Dana Sleger // Located in the heart of Florence Gardens’ flourishing 420-acre neighborhood in Gulfport, Magnolia Hall marries Southern splendor with coastal charm. Sweeping porches lined with rocking chairs, meticulously manicured lawns, a signature red metal roof and majestic white columns are all surrounded by a woodland curtain of Live oaks, magnolias, pines and other lush natural habitat. The interior of this wedding/reception venue matches the outdoor splendor. Two…

A GROOM’S GUIDE TO THE BIG DAY

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By Fiona Lipscomb // Let’s face it, when it comes to weddings, most of the planning, preparation and attention to detail is placed on the bride, her dress, her bridesmaids, the venue and the menu. This is not to say that men don’t get involved in their big day, however, most grooms
I know tend to stay out of the details and leave most of these decisions to their future wife….

2015 BEAUTY TRENDS

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By Mallory Fitzgerald // From the runway, to celebrity weddings, straight down your aisle… The woodland chic bride Taking hints from nature, this bride is a natural beauty. To achieve this look, keep it simple with glowing skin, a softened brown liner, and groomed eyebrows. Pair with a petal-stained lip color such as E.L.F. cosmetics lip stain in pink petal, or pale petal creamy lip color from Bobbi Brown. A…

Second time around as perfect as can be

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By Elaine Stevens // Jeannie Beattie, successful Gulfport businesswoman, mother, and beloved grandmother of six, says she often feels like she has married a rock star. “Getting table reservations with Robert’s name is so glorious,” giggles Jeannie. Robert and Jeannie met at Gulfport High School in the 1960s. He was a senior; she, a junior. “I met him in the hallway,” explains Jeannie. “I invited him to our family Christmas…

Special brunch for mom

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By Chef Danie Rodriguez // Welcome, spring! The flowers are blooming and the trees are budding and it is a beautiful time of year. What better season to celebrate one of the most beautiful people in our lives: Mom. Mother’s Day is the one day we celebrate the person who will always love us no matter what, so why not treat her to a delicious brunch for her special day….

24-year journey: Sandberg’s book reaching the multitudes

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By Dana Sleger // Lynn Sandberg is an impressive woman. She has a degree in speech pathology and worked for the Moss Point school system for seven years as a speech pathologist, but when she became pregnant with her first child, she retired to focus on being a stay-at-home mom, and eventually homeschooled all three of her children. What ensued as a result of that decision forever changed the Sandberg…