Monday, March 20, 2017

The Weekend That Was {March 18-19}

Since I was involved with Science Olympiad last week (our team placed 1st for the 3rd consecutive year), J & I did not get to travel for my birthday weekend. But we certainly made up for it this weekend.

We ventured to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for some fun and retail therapy. The weather this weekend was absolutely Chamber of Commerce perfection.

First stop: Bay St. Louis

We dined at The Blind Tiger. With a view of the Bay, this spot is always a great destination for fresh seafood and scrumptious burgers.

I suggest a lil retail therapy at Bay Life Gifts. The quaint shop is filled to the brim with coastal-inspired accessories and original artwork by Tehle. 

Second stop: Ocean Springs

Here, we rushed to my favorite destination, Hillyer House. J & I scored yet another original art piece by Jean McKee (more on our purchase later).

Poppy's next to Hillyer House is another fun shop filled with exciting goods. Poppy's is a wonderful shop filled with gifts, local art, and gourmet food items

We stopped and had a couple libations at The Office. It was a beautiful day to people watch, one of my favorite pastimes.

Third stop: The White House

This is our third time staying at The White House in Biloxi. We adore the hotel. The White House Hotel is a historical boutique hotel with a beachfront location. J & I ventured to the bar for happy hour, ate a few appetizers, and several martinis later we crashed. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable.

Fourth stop: Premium Outlets, Gulfport

A trip to the Gulf Coast is never complete without stopping at J. Crew, LaCoste, Polo, and Banana Republic. A lil retail therapy is always a welcome treat.

It was a great weekend of fun and relaxation. If only the weekends could last longer.

                           March 18-19, y'all!


  1. What a wonderful, wonderful trip, Ron. I am glad you were able to get away. I think the place is just gorgeous!!! Have a great week, Ron. xo Diana

    1. Thanks so much! We did have a great time, Diana. xo

  2. I love your weekend getaways! Retail therapy, a few cocktails and the beach make for a perfect weekend.

    1. Always a perfect weekend on the coast. Thanks for stopping by. xo

  3. Good morning, Ron! It looks like you and J had the perfect weekend on the coast! I love The Blind Tiger--you have me craving their royal red shrimp right now! The next time I go to MS, I'll have to check out some of those shops! The White House hotel is so beautiful--will have to enjoy a few cocktails on my next trip! Have a great day! xoxo

  4. What a fun and beautiful get away. So happy you and J had a wonderful time. Love the White House Hotel. I might have to put that one on my bucket list to visit. Just beautiful. Have a great new week ahead.

  5. You and J did have a fabulous weekend! I can almost smell the fresh air and feel the breezes. Yup, you had the perfect formula for relaxation: retail therapy, cocktails and the beach. xoxo

  6. I'm so happy to see the White House doing well!!!! I passed it daily for many years on my way to work at the VA in Biloxi. I knew it had great potential to be beautiful again. Would love to see a pic of a guest room, hint, hint ;) Really enjoy following you.

  7. You two always have a lot of fun! Glad you got in some retail therapy! Looks like a great area to visit!

  8. Happy Belated Birthday, Ron, and congratulations to you and your science students. This looks like a fun place to get away and relax.


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