missing Ole Miss …

Fall has me reminiscing about going back to school.
I do love learning, books, having thoughtful discussions with classmates, the smell of libraries…  i am missing school!

This time last year, I was meeting my students at Ole Miss for the first time, going to grad school, volunteering for mended hearts, and planning our wedding while attending a few out of town ones.  
It was a crazy time.  And sometimes I miss it.  

Today I wanted to share with you the unique little gem of Oxford, Mississippi.  

first things first.
if you go – you must promise me you will go to the football game GROVE.
It really is all it is cracked up to be.  i guarantee you will have a blast.  those Ole Miss Rebels will make sure of it.  
The Grove is southern hospitality at its finest.  
And where else can you find cuter clothes on even cuter girls?
i need to know. and then i need to go there.
i love beautiful girls in gorgeous clothing. strutting around like peacocks.  you cannot blame me.

my boyfriend at the time (: 
(me: wearing a Theory dress
jb: polo (prob from 10th grade homecoming) 

here’s the grove a little less dressed up than on a game day.
This is when Obama and McCain were next door for their first debate.

and the grove when HVH was visiting

For breakfast you have to go where skcouch and I eat breakfast.
gotta start your day off right, you know?

Bottletree bakery – a sweet eclectic spot with fresh baked goods and great coffee.
Or if you want a HUGE breakfast – hop over to Big Bad Breakfast.

And while you are on the square you have to pop over to Square Books.
You will find signed copies and lots of treats.  

For some night life you have to go to the square – and specifically The Library where Elvis shows up at closing time for a few serenades.  

About 10 minutes out of Oxford is Taylor, Mississippi.  Where you will find an amazing southern living design house, Emileigh’s – the best food in mississippi, and next to that- one incredible antique store.  

At Emileigh’s EVERYTHING is outstanding.
but you have to have some of their red velvet cake!  

also in Taylor is TAYLOR GROCERY
if you want fried cat fish you have come to the right place.
oh, and it’s bring your own (beer,wine,etc.)
This time we were waiting on a table so we had a little wine on the back of JB’s truck.  

their homemade apple cobbler 
no one does it like the south.

Fall in Taylor, Mississippi in their plein air community.  

and if you like fishing … 
well, there’s not much to catch other than catfish.

BUT i sure do not discriminate.

there are also lots of outdoor parks.
ones you can get lost in.

Sometimes being in Oxford feels like stepping back in time.  Right into a William Faulkner book.  That may have to do with the fact that his home still resides there – which is a sight to see!  And Oxford is just flat out charming – from its square to its people.  If you are nearby then I suggest a trip.
and say hi to my baby sister.  

Hope you darlings have a great Thursday.  
What’s going on this weekend?

we are trying to figure out where to go tomorrow … Maybe Locarno, Switzerland where the sun is always shining.


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