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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  • Reply Marian

    Not only is the food making me drool in this post…but I'm in love with all the cute outfits!!

    August 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    love. love. love. i miss buying notebooks and plannerS! πŸ™‚
    i love you and miss 60 saragossa most of all!

    August 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply SK

    cute post. Love to Oxford. Lets go visit Molls

    August 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    I never had a real desire to go to Mississippi…until now. I want that cobbler!!!

    August 26, 2010 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    oxford and surroundings look really beautiful, really right out of a book πŸ™‚
    isn't the weather awful today? we are also planning a trip to ticino on the weekend, escaping the fall just a bit. lugano and lago di como combined with some outlet shopping? have you ever been to foxtown in lugano?
    viele grΓΌsse, kristina

    August 27, 2010 at 7:19 am
  • Reply Krystal

    amazing pics as always πŸ™‚ i'm getting nostalgic for the midwest fall too…because i have no idea what to expect here yet!

    August 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm
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