Julie Skipper

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The Best Jackson Has to Offer

Jackson has no shortage of cool people, places and things to do. The stiff competition during Best of Jackson makes that clear. The creativity, enthusiasm and hospitality of our city ...


[Skipper] Being the Best

Craig's spirit extended to each person he encountered.

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The Student Becomes the Artist

Martha Ferris first came to art as one who studies it rather than one who makes it.

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A Place for Ideas

One of the things I often say is cool about Jackson is that it seems that if you have a creative idea, there's something about this place that makes it ...

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Josh Ferguson

Josh Ferguson says his favorite part of bartending at Babalu Tacos & Tapas is meeting people.

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The Hazards of Being a Thinking Woman at Bars

"Why should I apologize for being smart?" my friend asked me. This came on the heels of a couple of instances that I've come to collectively refer to as "Hazards ...

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Community and Camaraderie

Now in its 11th year, Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights is styled as a music and arts festival, but it's also a celebration of community and camaraderie between neighbors and friends ...

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Your Own Oxygen Mask

Dear readers, you may recall that a while back, I took a restorative yoga class at Tara Yoga Studio. Turns out, it gave me an epiphany.

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The Beauty of Blowouts

Good hair just makes you feel better, and a blowout can be a little indulgence that just makes you feel more confident, or a little sexier. And who doesn't like ...

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Shaken, Not Stirred

I often find myself drinking seasonally. Generally, that means more red wine and full-bodied beverages in the winter and lighter wines in the summer. Spring and summer also make me ...

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Buy the Lady a Drink

I firmly believe manners are ultimately about being gracious and courteous and making others comfortable. They're not about being bossy or controlling or making others feel inferior.

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It’s Complicated

My relationship with the kitchen is a somewhat complicated one. Growing up, I had a really close relationship with my grandfather, who was a bit of a gourmand. Thanks to ...

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