Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sweet Tea and Southern Sayings

Being in the Deep South we often say things or hear things that don't sound odd to us but when heard by someone else might sound very strange.

One example would be when we ask for tea- we either ask for sweet or unsweet. This is strange because unsweet (when you really think about it) means that the tea was sweet to begin with and then went through an unsweetening process that resulted in the tea no longer being sweet. This is something that doesn't sound odd until you start thinking about it!

A second commonly used phrase is "Oh! Bless your heart..." This expression is commonly used when Southerners need an excuse for speaking ill of someone. Example- "She's as ugly as a mud fence, bless her heart." Even though the line was an insult it is made better by showing that you, in a way, feel sorry for the person.

These are a few others that are our favorites:
"He could sell a ketchup Popsicle to a lady wearing white gloves." Meaning the individual is so good at persuasion that he or she could talk his or her way into anything.
"You can't get blood from a turnip." Meaning you can't get something from someone who doesn't have it.
"She's as crazy as a Betsy Bug." Meaning just plain crazy.
"Madder than a wet hen." Meaning just plain mad.
"He's like a bull in a china shop." Meaning that he destroys everything he touches/makes lots of noise.
"We were just sittin' around chewin' the fat." Meaning talking about nothing really in particular- just chatting.
"Don't count your chickens before they hatch." Meaning a risky act of assuming the outcome.
"She was all over him like white on rice." Traditional Southern saying about something that cannot be separated or that traditionally go together.
"You can't see the forest for the trees." Meaning you can't see the big picture because you're looking at all the wrong things.

So, next time you find yourself sittin' around chewin' the fat and sippin' on some sweet tea (or unsweet) try to use a few of these sayings!
Check out more sayings here: Southern Sayings or More Southern Sayings

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Stage Theatre 2014-Jackson MS

New Stage Theatre 

The city of Jacksons' talented production company is ready for the spotlight starting September 9th. New Stage Theatre is 50 years of age and still counting. The company emphasizes contemporary works and classics, providing high standards of quality and professionalism. The New Stage department offers very impressive programs, internships, curriculum, and much more.
The company produces 5 shows per year in addition to others, including a Christmas and children's show. The staff is truly remarkable. Although the stage may be known for classics, there are a number of promising new works in the making. 
Go ahead and purchase your tickets for a New Stage showing,(you won't be disappointed) and stop by 1908 Provisions for a "Before the Show Dinner Special!" Make your reservation now!

Appetizer & Entree
Entree & Dessert

Tuesday-Friday & Sunday Brunch

For more information on New Stage Shows/Tickets, click here!

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Friday, August 22, 2014

CelticFest Jackson, MS 2014

CelticFest 2014 

September 5-7, 11-13

MS Agricultural Museum 

The CelticFest is back for another year! The event actually recreates Middle Age sword fights, dancing, clothing and more. Guests can expect a whisky tasting, cultured live music, and lots of fun! The CelticFest was first started in 1992. Irish musicians and artisans will be featured. The festival will always take place the weekend after Labor Day and will go on if rain or shine! Get your tickets now! 

Dates of the CelticFest Mississippigillies
September 5-7, 2014
September 11-13, 2015
CelticFest Weekend Pass (Friday-Sunday)
Adult $15
Senior(60)/Student/Active Military $10
Youth (ages 5-18) $6
Child (ages  3-4) $4
Tickets can be purchased online here through the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau or at the gate.
Host Hotel
Cabot Lodge Millsaps 2375 North State St., Jackson, MS 800-874-4737CabotThe Cabot Lodge Millsaps, a major sponsor of the festival, will function as the host hotel for CelticFest Mississippi. Call or book online to make your reservation for a CelticFest Rate of $89. Rate/Promo code is CELTIC and Rate Category is “promotion.” Miles from the festival: 1.8
More Information here! 
734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival 2014

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
August 15-16 

MS Agriculture & Forestry Museum 

   37 acts, 5 stages, and 1 Legendary Blues R&B event. Top artists such as Ziggy Marley, Fantasia, 
and Bell Biv Devoe. 

Ticket Prices
Friday- $25 
Saturday- $30
2 day Festival Pass- $50 

Parking is available on site. 

Professional cameras, umbrella's, tents, food/drink are not allowed. 
Folding chairs are allowed. 

Line Up is available below. 

For more information on the festival, click here

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014- Jackson, MS

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights

August 16, 2014 

                 It's that time of year again when local friends and family swarm the streets of Belhaven. The hottest festival in town is celebrating its 10th Anniversary the night of Saturday, August 16. This event has been named Top 20 Event in the Southeast. 
                  Live music, amazing food, local handcrafted art, children's activities, silent auction and a raffle will be expected. Did I mention 5 stages of live music? Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Indie Rock and Acoustic will be heard. The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation is who will take credit for this magical night. The Foundation focuses on historic preservation, economic restructuring, green space enhancement, and safety. With future things in store, this Foundation has made a name for itself and they only plan on going up from here. 
                The Fairview Inn has been fortunate to participate in the event for the past few years and look forward to the years to come. If you know anything about having fun, you'll be sure to attend this Summer tradition. Come out, have a ball, and support the city of Belhaven.                                                 

For more information on the festival, click here
Follow Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights on Facebook for updates. 

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"The Hollars" Movie- Jackson MS

The Hollars Movie
Jackson, MS

Once again, Jackson, MS has been chosen as another set location for an upcoming film. Jackson native Tate Taylor, director of the film "The Help" and latest "Get On Up," truely sees stardom in his hometown city. Actor and director of "The Hollars" film, John Krasinski, must share a similar vision in the city of Jacksons' screen potential.

"The Hollars" producer Tom Rice described the comedic film as," blending the emotion of Steel Magnolia's with the youth-oriented relevance of Garden State." John Krasinski will star as the main character, a New York artist who has to return home when his mother requires brain surgery. Pitch Perfect actresss, Anna Kendrick, will play Krasinski's girlfriend as he reconnects with old and quirky family and friends. "This is one of the best scripts I've read, period," Krasinski says in a statement reported by Screen International. "James has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I've seen. I am lucky to have a script  like this to direct... and to have this cast is simply surreal."

The film is set to begin shooting very soon. "The Hollars" can join the list of set located Jackson, MS movies such as: "O, Brother Where Art Thou, My Dog Skip, A Time to Kill, The Help, and Get on Up." The Belhaven district and city of Fondren are thrilled that their small town is to represent another upcoming film. Jacksonian's are looking forward to "The Hollars" debut.

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Friday, June 27, 2014

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge

             Fairview Inn owner, Peter Sharp, is back on the bicycle this summer to ride RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). “This time it’s not for charity”, says Sharp, after raising $20,000 last year riding Land’s End to John O’Groats in the UK, benefiting the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic and the Boy Scouts of America – Andrew Jackson Council in honor of his son Simon. “I am riding RAGBRAI this year to research the logistics of putting on a ride for over 15,000 riders, hoping to bring a similar concept to Mississippi.”
            RAGBRAI has been a tradition in Iowa for 35 years and attracts riders from all over the world. In addition to the 8,500 registered riders for the 514 mile, 6-day ride across the state, the ride also attracts an additional 10,000 riders on each daily ride. “It’s not a race, but a test of endurance for those not regularly cycling these kind of distances, says Sharp”. Each year in March RAGBRAI picks a different route across the state giving different towns and communities the opportunity to host the influx of riders. Civic Organizations, Churches and Youth Groups along with individual Residents prepare foods to sell to the riders along the route and in the evenings. Each night concerts are put on by local and regional musicians, and riders share stories of their day and previous rides across the country. Some folks ride alone while RAGBRAI encourages group entries.
            “What is significant is that the ride not only produces an economic impact for the week of the event to each community and the state, but it exposes 15,000 riders to experience Iowa and gives them a reason to come back again later with friends or families”, says Sharp. “I’m hoping with the rich culture of food, music, arts and history, the beautiful scenery and architectural significance of our towns, along with the warm hospitality of Mississippians, we may also attract more tourism to Mississippi.” In addition, Sharp hopes that any excess proceeds from the event, would benefit the building and maintenance of additional bicycle/walking trails in Mississippi.
            “To put on an event like this is a huge undertaking, with the organization of many disciplines from Marketing to Public Safety to Port-A-Potties”, but it’s well worth the effort” says Sharp, who hopes all Mississippian’s will rally behind and participate.
            Dream Big Mississippi…the cyclists are coming!!! 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Peter Sharp at

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS 39202