by Amber Helsel
Wedding planning is a tough time for many people, but one part of it shouldn't be—gifts. Whether it be for the registry, bridesmaid or groomsmen, and everyone in between—or for the holidays—you can find lots of gifts locally. Here are some ideas to help you out.
by LaShanda Brumfield
LaShanda Brumfield, who owns Sassy Classy Curvy Bridal Outlet, has the information you need for wedding-dress shopping, but she also knows a thing or two about the Jackson metropolitan area. Here's a list of her 10 favorite things in Jackson.
by Amber Helsel
Ocean Springs has become an art mecca on the Mississippi coast. Even some of the Jackson artists have moved to the area, adding to the colorful community. Recently, BOOM Jackson visited the arty town and did some exploring.
by Amber Helsel
In Gerard Howard's photograph, "A Walk Under the Bridge," the lines of two steel bridges stretch out into the distance, seemingly never-ending, as a woman pushes a stroller on a grassy hill against a backdrop of clear sky. The crisscrossing lines of the bridges' framework contrast with the stretching lines and curves.
The 10th annual Mississippi Blues Marathon is coming to downtown Jackson on Jan. 7, 2017. The Blues Marathon, which is the only marathon in Mississippi with live music playing during the race, got its start in 2008 with the support of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. The marathon raises money for the Blues Founding, which helps support local blues musicians.
by Julie Skipper
Igor Iwanek's Polish accent and training in traditional Western music aren't what one might expect for a teacher leading a workshop on Eastern practices of mindfulness. Yet, as he sits on the ground in an Indian tunic, playing his harmonium (an Indian portable organ) and leading students through exercises in chakra tuning and mantras, he is nothing if not at ease.
by Alexis Ware
A group of women gather together in a home in Trujillo, Peru. They begin ripping old paper, which they soak in water to turn into pulp. Then they add the pulp to a sifting board to create handmade paper.
by JFP Staff
We have a lot ofpower couples in Jackson—significant others who help their partners and the community. They are singers and church pastors and educators and entrepeneurs, and everything in between. This issue, we pay tribute to couples who are paving the way for a better Jackson, a better Mississippi and a better nation.
It's a mild fall Saturday on High Street in Jackson, and energy is in the air. Vendors from all over the state congregate at the Mississippi Farmers Market as customers flock in, either to revisit their old favorite vendors or to see what's new. Live music blankets the entire scene.
As my three-year W.K. Kellogg community leadership fellowship draws to a close, I've spent some time thinking about what I have learned about myself as a person and a leader. During the generous fellowship, which resulted in the amped-up Mississippi Youth Media Project (youthmedia project.com), I traveled to many "convenings," as Kellogg calls them, around the nation and used development funds to find and address many of my own weaknesses. I'm a work-in-progress.
Boom Jackson in the business + lifestyle publication for Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding counties.