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Coastal Testimonials

Coastal Mississippi speaks to who we are and what we offer as a region. Nestled along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, our region is not limited to coastal waters and diverse natural resources. Coastal Mississippi is a destination filled with storytellers and communities rich with authentic experiences and cultural variety. Through our Coastal Testimonial series, we aim to highlight the voices that help make the Coastal Mississippi experience so authentically unforgettable for residents and visitors alike. 



For Alexis Williams, owner and CEO of Aloha Glamour,
turning tragedy into triumph isn't just a business model - it's a lifestyle. 
 


Did you know a former World Series Champion owns a daiquiri shop in Gulfport?
The Press Box Daiquiri Lounge is a dream come true for Wiggins native Fred Lewis.

 


Corey Christy hoped to see downtown Biloxi come to life with beautiful public art.
Armed with little more than a love for his hometown and a will to persevere, he made it happen.

 


Plastic Free Gulf Coast works to stop single-use plastic before it becomes part of our waste stream.
Mockingbird Cafe in Bay St. Louis wanted to do their part.

 


Andrea Brokamp and Daphne Eagle discovered their creative inspiration in Coastal Mississippi.
Now, through Coastal City Goods, they are showcasing the #MSCoastLife for all to enjoy.

 


From the Bay St. Louis bridge to Margaritaville and everywhere in between, you've seen his
incredible talent displayed across Coastal Mississippi. Now meet the man behind the artwork: Marty Wilson.

 


With delicious offerings inspired by the cultural backgrounds of James Beard semifinalist Alex Perry
and his wife Kumi Omori, Vestige is where seasonality, sustainability and locality come together.

 


Led by the husband-wife team of Mike and Anita Arguelles, French Hermit Oyster Co. oysters
are uniquely Coastal Mississippi - and uniquely delicious.