Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Taste of Mississippi-Jackson, MS

Taste of Mississippi 

Monday, April 7 
7-10 pm
Highland Village

The 27th annual Taste of Mississippi is right around the corner. The event is held by Blue Cross Blue Shield at a premier outdoor shopping center, Highland Village. All proceeds will benefit Stewpot Community Services. This Homegrown Hunger Relief event will bring together dozens of Mississippi chef's and restaurants to share their culinary favorites. It is the largest tasting event in Jackson, MS. The event has been named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. 

The event includes 40 fine restaurant participants, a silent auction, and live entertainment. The live music for this years Taste of Mississippi is provided by Hunter and the Gators. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased online. You may also make a donation to Stewpot on their website. There are over 60 donors for the silent auction this year. There are also a handful of participating beverage vendors. The 5 sponsor groups for the event includes: Title, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There is always an opportunity for volunteers to work the event, found on their website. 

The Fairview Inn will be participating again this year, not as Sophia's Restaurant, but as the new 1908 Provisions. Chef Hawkins and Innkeeper Peter Sharp are thrilled to introduce the renovated restaurant and its concept to the guests of Taste of Mississippi. 

Come out and show your support for the 27th annual Taste of Mississippi and the latest 1908 Provisions!
For more information: www.atasteofms.org

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Get on Up"-Jackson, MS

"Get on Up"

Jackson, MS was recently selected by Director Tate Taylor, as another location for shooting his second movie in Mississippi, "Get on Up." After a rousing response to his first venture in the magnolia state, "The Help," Taylor partnered with Imagine Entertainment and Jagged Films to direct this chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to becoming one of the most influential musicians in history.

Mick Jagger and his production staff, along with Film Producer Brian Grazer, took advantage of the luxury Fairview Inn, nestled in the historic Belhaven neighborhood of Jackson, as their home base while shooting in Jackson. "We were fortunate to have Sir Mick Jagger stay with us, so soon after the cast and production crew of "The Help," said Fairview Inn owner Peter Sharp."I'm sure Mississippi native Tate Taylor had something to do with that." "It is especially rewarding to be able to provide quality services and amenities, where celebrities feel pampered, and have a "home" to return to with privacy and security."

The movie is slated to be released in early August, and all Jacksonian's hope the cast and crew will return again for the premier of "Get on Up."

Featured in this photo, Fairview Inn owners Peter and Tamar Sharp with Sir Mick Jagger.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Red Chair Visits Fairview Inn

Red Chair Travels-Jackson, MS

The Red Chair had quite an eventful weekend in Jackson! The chair arrived Friday the 14th to the historic Fairview Inn. The chairs' bold red color was appropriate while visiting because it was Valentine's Day! Red Chair made itself right at home. 
Red chair was first taken on a tour of the Fairview's property. It got to see the front of the house, the courtyard, the gazebo, and even made friends with the owners pup, Fluff! Next, the chair stopped by the home of one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, Eudora Welty. It proceeded around town to Hal n Mal's restaurant, the Old Capitol Building, and the Mississippi Museum of Art! 
It was an honor to be a part of such a neat movement by hosting
The Red Chair here at the Fairview Inn, in Jackson, MS.  The Inn wishes Red Chair Travels the best of luck on its journey across the states!



 The Old Capitol Building!

Famous Mississippi writer, Eudora Welty's House!

Fairview Inn's courtyard!

Red Chair on the gazebo!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Whole Foods-Jackson, MS

Whole Foods
Supporting Local

               Whole Foods presented its grand opening Tuesday, February 4th.The grocery store is located in Highland Village off I-55 North in Jackson. It is a 34,000 square-foot all natural, organic grocery store. Hundreds of eager people waited outside the sliding doors at 9:00 a.m. For their grand opening, the store provided entertainment, raffle tickets, taste samples, and more.
               Whole Foods has a generous amount of departments within the store. They have a department for bread, beer, cheese, coffee and tea, floral, seafood, produce, meat and poultry, and a whole body needs department, just to name a few. Their focus is to provide fresh, nutritious items for their customers.

               It is so encouraging to see the community moving towards healthy alternatives. Jackson no has Rainbow Co-Op located in Fondren, Fresh Market located in the Renaissance, and now Whole Foods in Highland Village. Rainbow Co-Op was the first one to introduce the all natural, organic grocery trend in 1980. At that time, there was no such place to purchase fresh, local products at a low cost. Fresh Market later followed bringing the chain to the Ridgeland outlet mall in 2009. 1908 Provisions also believes in this concept and has chosen to use local and regional products as well.

Delta Grind Grits-Water Valley, MS
Luvel Dairy-Kosciusko, MS
New Orleans Fish House- New Orleans, LA
High Point Coffee- New Albany, MS
The majority of 1908's pasta and ice cream is made right in house!

             We look forward to see how these stores will impact us locally. We also encourage our Belhaven neighborhood to continue their support of Rainbow, Fresh Market, and now Whole Foods. Join in and make a reservation at 1908 Provisions!

                Rainbow Co-Op                                                         Fresh Market

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Red Chair is Headed this Way!

The Red Chair is coming to the Fairview Inn!

The red chair is what started out as a lonely dumpster chair, and lead to a widely known inspiring symbol for B&B's across the world. This little chair is traveling across the country from California to Massachusetts, and is stopping to see us! 

Beth Colt is the owner and founder of Red Chair Travels. She is also an innkeeper on Cape Cod. Beth claims the red chair found her, not the other way around.  One gloomy day she posted the red chair to Facebook and everyone just ran with it. She began sending the chair to the finest inn's in Cape Cod such as Province town, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. She began receiving requests daily from strangers all around wanting to meet this red chair. She thought it would be a neat idea to send the red chair on a great journey to visit other B&B's around the world. Each innkeeper must take a creative photo at their inn using Red Chair as a prop. The innkeeper's are also responsible for transporting the chair to its next destination.

This humble chair has become quite a movement. It is an honor to be hosting the Red Chair here at the Fairview Inn in Jackson, Mississippi! Stay tuned for February 14th-16th to see how the Red Chair enjoyed its stay! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

1908 Provisions Now Open

California Inspired. Southern Rooted. 

1908 Provisions is the latest buzz in the downtown Jackson area. Nestled in the heart of Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood, 1908 Provisions is the perfect place to sit, relax, and enjoy unique cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Our dishes are inspired by the innovative flavors of California and rooted with classic Southern tradition. Celebrating fresh, local, and seasonal products, our menus change regularly, sourcing what is available at its best.

Owner, Peter Sharp, and head Chef, Gary Hawkins, thought it was time to give almost ten year old Sophia's Restaurant a bit of a makeover. Gary Hawkins traveled to California to truly grasp their food and culture concept. The restaurant has been given a new flare and will now be known as, "1908 Provisions," which dates back to the year the original house was built. You can expect a more stylish contemporary theme while still honoring the Fairview Inn's classic elegance. The two brain-stormers wanted to create a place that guests could come on a regular basis and not just for special occasions. 

Please join us for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch at the new and improved 1908 Provisions! 

"1908 is the greatest place on Earth, next to the Library Lounge." -Tina Fortenberry

Hours of Operation:
Lunch 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Call 601-948-3429

Friday, November 8, 2013

Outlets of Mississippi

Have you heard about the Outlets of Mississippi? The state's largest shopping destination will be opening in just a few days! Located in the city of Pearl, the Outlets of Mississippi will open its doors for a weekend long grand opening celebration starting on Thursday, November 14th. Developed by Spectrum Capital, this 325,000 square foot outlet will be home to many leading designer and name brand stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, COACH FACTORY, Michael Kors, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, Cole Haan, Ann Taylor, LOFT, J. Crew, BCBG Max Azria, Nike Factory Store, and Under Armour. These stores are just a few of the many that will be offering savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day.

The doors will officially open on Thursday, November 14th at 9:45 a.m. The Grand Opening Celebration will take place in front of the Nike Factory Store. Over the next four days, more than $10,000 in sweepstakes prizes and give-aways will be awarded to shoppers courtesy of merchants such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, and the Nike Factory Store. Special events and entertainment will take place throughout the weekend, as well as exclusive and limited-time store sales. This will be the most exciting event this season, just in time for the holidays! For more information, visit the Outlets of Mississippi website and like their Facebook page.