North Mississippi has a new magazine and it’s a doozy.
“Town and Gown” is edited by Leilani Salter of Starkville, and it may be the most beautiful magazine you’ve seen lately. Plus, it’s free. Go suck your thumb, “Southern Living.”
It’s all about food, interiors, fashion and gardening, but it features enough “guy stuff” to get them checking in too. The lead feature is about my friends Virginia and Peggy. I did the story, but the photography is what catches the eye.
Working with Leilani is an experience from heaven. She wanders through a set and knows just which angle to shoot. She never gets bent out of shape and just makes things work – especially my story on the Arts Council Gala featuring a number from Phantom of the Opera.
We couldn’t find our Phantom mask that day and so we trimmed a Freddie Cruger mask to look like the Phantom. It wouldn’t have worked except she featured the beautiful Maureen Hughes from an angle that looks just like Kate Winslet.
Leilani is the most dedicated person I know. She e-mails me at 11 p.m. and again at 6 a.m. I wonder when she sleeps.
Go pick up the magazine. It’s free at news racks throughout North Mississippi. Right now we are busy getting ready for the Christmas edition. I guess I have come out of retirement and couldn’t be happier.