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February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

Two different women. Two different stories. Two different paths leading to their choice of career. Rather than let their differences divide them, Melissa Gourgues and Fay Payne have taken a cooperative approach to their businesses. Both owners of H&R Block...
Parading Down Memory Lane

Parading Down Memory Lane

I am a Mardi Gras veteran.  A childlike Christmas morning feeling of anticipation resonates in me the night before Fat Tuesday. It’s congenital, born with the first butt tap when I was introduced to this world at Baptist Hospital on...
January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

Missy Hymel’s nurturing spirit is evident in everything she does. Whether visiting her children’s schools, cheering at the ballpark or worshipping at her church, Hymel makes people feel at ease.  Nowhere is this more evident than at her clinic, Accelerated...
Classic Creole Meets Modern Comfort

Classic Creole Meets Modern Comfort

When asked his thoughts about his home, Scott Williams laughed softly and said, “You never know where you’ll end up.” The Carolina native who landed in Mandeville after living in Atlanta was referring to himself, but the statement is equally...
Meatloaf: A Revisionist History

Meatloaf: A Revisionist History

There’s a famous art installation in Amarillo, Texas called the Cadillac Ranch, where a line of classic wing-tipped, fin-tailed Cadillacs are half-buried, nose first in the stark dirt.  I’ve always loved the striking visual—decadent post-WWII luxury roadsters arranged in a...