2023 March-April


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In this issue

  • Trends: Vacations

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    After a long stretch of uneasiness revolving around Covid concerns, travelers who had sat it out and stayed home are proving that that vacations are back for good. 

  • Smoky Martini

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    I got a cocktail smoker for Christmas. It is a fairly simple set of tools. Wood chips are loaded into a metal mesh cutout in a wooden top that covers the glass and a small hand torch is used to light the woodchips. Smoke then cascades down into the glass and infuses flavor into the liquor.

  • Audience Favorite “Frozen Heart” Returns to Stage

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, under the direction of Jennifer Beasley, presents the full-length ballet “Frozen Heart” on Saturday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 26, at 2:00 p.m. at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center. Based on “The Snow Queen” fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen and set to a classic score by Hugo Alfven, the ballet features nearly 100 local dancers who are members of the ballet company and guest artists from Ballet Memphis and Manassas Ballet Theatre.

  • Butcher's Block: Flora Supper Club Expands

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    During the last few months we launched a very exclusive global culinary experience in the form of The Flora Supper Club, a multi-course wine pairing dinner right here in central Mississippi. Over the last decade the sleepy little town of Flora has grown into a foodie destination with a special emphasis on the growing farm-to-table movement. After honing my skills as a chef all over the world, from Japan and Australia to Italy and Denmark, the desire to apply what I had learned within a unique dining experience has become a runaway success. The concept was inspired by the legendary Delta Supper Club of years past. The Flora Supper Club is located in the Flora Station district within the historic Dave’s Triple B building on Main Street. Reservations are open to all by contacting Anne Marie Smith at (601)879-7803 or annemarie@makeitraines.com. You can also visit us on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086601717014 to learn more about dates and cost.

  • Pickenpaugh Pottery

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Just as spring flowers bloom every year, Robert Pickenpaugh of Pickenpaugh Pottery makes his signature clay flowers in time for the season but this year be a particularly special run.