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Wrap Up the Holiday Season with these Festive Activities

With only a few days left until Santa slides down your chimney, we wanted to give everyone a reminder of all the great holiday activities there are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each activity is great for kids, and just as fun for couples looking for a festive night out! Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival Now in its third year, the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival is one of the largest light festivals in the surrounding area, and the decorations throughout Jones Park are simply magical! With a ferris wheel, a carousel, a train and…

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A Quick Tour of Coastal Coffee

Before your next adventure on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, be it a brewery tour, a fishing trip, or a day of shopping, you’ll need to fuel up with some of the Coast’s great coffee. So let’s take a quick dive into where to find the best cup of Joe! Bankhouse Coffee/ Coast Roast In 2006, Shawn Montella first started roasting his own coffee after years of watching a friend master the craft. When his friend was diagnosed with cancer, he taught Shawn all the tricks he had learned over the years, and before long, Shawn realized that this was his…

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A Pillar of Fine Dining on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

When Chef Austin Sumrall and his wife, Tresse, moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Birmingham, AL., it wasn’t simply because she’s from the area. It was because they knew how much potential the Coast had, and that it’s “poised for a breakout”. That’s why they’ve just opened White Pillars this week: to make a difference on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Many Coast residents remember the White Pillars of old (1969-1989), with its world-famous “Eggplant Josephine”, the massive white columns that faced the beach and for which the restaurant…

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