November 15, 2018


  Cities are the sum of their parts, large communities built up by the many smaller communities of people who call a place home, and Ridgeland is no different. One of these such communities in Ridgeland is its flourishing fitness community, which is able to thrive be...

August 2, 2018

South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native Land

By Julia Reed

In considering the pleasures and absurdities of her native culture, Julia Reed quotes another Southern writer, Willie Morris, who said, “It’s the juxtapositions that get you down here.” These...

July 17, 2018

Jackson’s newly renovated Smith Park is a downtown landmark in and of itself. It has served as a center of activity for downtown’s professionals, residents and visitors for nearly two hundred years, making it one of the country’s oldest city parks. Much as styles chang...

June 14, 2018


                        “7:30 should be perfect,” I texted Daniel, giving him the go-ahead to make our dinner reservations for the next day. It has become something of a tradition for us to go on adventures instead of dates, but mo...

June 7, 2018

     It's often shocking for Jacksonians to learn that the International Ballet Competition is held right here in our humble city. Every four years, in the spirit of a sort of Olympics for dancers, the world’s most talented ballerinas gather in Jackson to commune, comp...

May 24, 2018


     Barbecue is an art form, a delicate dance between meat and flame, seasonings and sauces, grill and grillmaster. Nobody knows this better than the self-taught pitmaster and barbecue guru behind JonesyQ BBQ Company, Jeffery Jones. As a boy growing up in the...

May 15, 2018

What exactly do you do as a wine broker? Tell me a bit about the wineries you represent.

As a wine broker we represent wineries all over the world. Pilar Wine Brokers – named for Ernest Hemingway’s boat – has a very strict process of representing those wineries. We seek...

May 3, 2018

Here at PORTICO, we’re facing that age old annual struggle approaching this weekend: do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby? Margarita or mint julep? Seersucker or sombrero? Thankfully, the Phoenix Club of Jackson has answered our question with another que...

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