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Autumnal Ventures

While exploring another city is always a good time, this fall brought a number of new places to try in Jackson, and I was feeling the need to play catch-up ...

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Wedding Gifts and Local Artists

My friend is originally from Jackson, and he and his now-husband collect art, so I decided that a piece by a Jackson artist might be just the ticket for something ...

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Whiskey Drinkin’

Although this column is referred to as "Girl About Town," I feel compelled to address something typically considered "manly" that seems to be all the rage these days: whiskey.

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Best Exercise, Barre None

The small moves done in Pure Barre are intense but effective.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Back in 2011, after becoming friends with Eddie Outlaw, co-owner of the William Wallace Salon (2939 Old Canton Road, 601-982-8300), he invited me to join their crew to march in ...

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Support Local Arts

Sometimes, when you've built something up for a while, it doesn't live up to what you expect. However, when it comes to Jackson's artist community, it always delivers the goods.

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The Power of Tiny Dancers

Being a grown-up, I do now have friends who have kids—and I find that they can be fun once they reach an age where they start to become little people.

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Springtime Revival

Sometimes, among activities or places that come to feel routine, you find something new. Such was the case for me at the last Fondren After 5 and the weekend following ...

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A Few Good Men

Especially after a certain age, if one is single, family, friends and even strangers offer commentary on your independent status that leaves you feeling like you're some sort of freak ...

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Cheese, Mascara and Life Lessons

Sometimes you just have to remember to keep your head up.

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Quick, Cultural Getaways

One year, a friend of mine made it her New Year's resolution to go out of town once a month, even just for a day, "even if it's just to ...

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What Was She Thinking?!?

Blame the "Real Housewives," blame social media, blame society for conditioning us to feel better about ourselves by putting others down ... or blame ourselves.

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Establishing and Empowering

Finding mentors, supporters and, sometimes, even commiserators is important. It might be a more formalized approach, such as joining professional organizations and identifying a mentor with whom you meet regularly.

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Of Beer and Building Community

The owners of Lucky Town Brewery explained how they want to be part of the regrowth of midtown at a community meeting at CS’s.

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Sixth (Social) Sense

You may not know this, dear readers, but I have a sixth sense. I can sit down at a bar and almost immediately pick out someone who just moved to ...

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