Supper Club: France

Welcome to this month’s Supper Club- a peek into the culture, food, and music of a different country each month. I, of course, love France. It’s magical, beautiful and just so charming. I’ve been to many parts of the country, but rarely try my hand at cooking French food because it feels so daunting and...
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Hi! Happy New Year!

Hi! It’s a new year and I have been awfully quiet here, on the site…. if you don’t know me or aren’t local, you might not know my back story. My name is Erin Austen Abbott and I own a retail shop called Amelia, located in Oxford, Mississippi. So this holiday season took all my...
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Supper Club: Vietnam

Welcome to Supper Club, a peek at other countries and their food customs, music, and traditions. For the holidays, we are taking a look at Vietnam and how they celebrate Christmas. Surprisingly, their traditions aren’t too different for our own customs, here in America, except that Christmas Eve is more celebrated than Christmas Day. Due...
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City Stories: New Orleans

There’s something about spending time in New Orleans… I wander the streets, just taking it all in. I love how antiquated it is, how real it feels. We try to get down there, from our home in Mississippi, a few times a year, which is never long enough. On this visit, we stayed at The...
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Supper Club

I’m starting a new column today, called Supper Club, which is a peek at the dishes, the music, the customs, and the languages spoken, in other parts of the world. Each month, I’m going to bring you a new country, that you can travel to, without leaving home, sharing their tradations. So much about travel,...
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Three Things: Airports

We run through airports all the time, trying to get to or from our next location, rarely stopping to take in the beautiful design that some hold. Below are three that I find to be stunning. I’m going to be sure to take in a little more of the airport, on our next trip. –...
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A Family Visit to St. Louis, MO

We love a good road trip! One where we can hop in the car and be somewhere completely new, in a day. We had always heard how great St. Louis is for kids…so when The Chase Park Plaza Hotel invited us to come up for a visit, there was no way were turning down the...
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