Category Archives: Mississippi

The Grand Hotels of the Gulf Coast

From the Pine Hills Hotel in Pass Christian to the Great Southern Hotel in Gulfport and the White House Hotel in Biloxi, many grand and stately hotels once graced the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  Time and progress, with the help of natural disasters, have taken their toll on these grand and historic buildings so that most are only picture-postcard memories, relegated to faded photos in long-lost picture albums.

A brief but thorough article on these Grand Dames of the Gulf Coast can be found on Wikipedia through the following link:

Historic Grand Hotels on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 

Individually, you will find the following articles on these all-but-forgotten treasures and again bring them to life in your imagination, seeing in your mind’s eye their grandeur and splendor, that has, like so much in the South, “Gone With the Wind”.

Great Southern Hotel (Gulfport)

White House Hotel (Biloxi)

Buena Vista Hotel (Biloxi)

Edgewater Gulf Hotel (Biloxi)

Pine Hills Hotel (Pass Christian)

Markham Hotel (Gulfport)

Tivoli Hotel (Biloxi)

Broadwater Beach Hotel (Biloxi)

Set Sail Away offers Sailboat Charters on Mississippi Gulf Coast

Set Sail Away brings guests to the islands all summer long. They have amazing rates and even more amazing sunset cruises. Set Sail Away offers day cruises, evening cruises, island hopping cruises, as well as yacht charter cruises. Take a day trip to Deer Island, Petit Bois Island, Horn Island, Cat Island, East Ship Island, or West Ship Island. With an amazing ship experience and a crew that is out-of-this-world, it seems Set Sail Away has all the makings of an experience to remember. These Islands and sailing destinations take you back to a past time that once was enjoyed by most of America but is now rekindled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 





Endurance”  is a 52’ Morgan Out Island Ketch with a very spacious center cockpit in which guests can relax and enjoy sailing at it’s best.  She features three private staterooms, two heads (bathrooms for you land lovers!), a spacious main salon, large galley, and nav station.  Her master stateroom includes an in-suite private head with a queen-sized berth.  Her beam (width) is 15 feet, which provides stability and guests with “room to roam” as they cruise the Gulf waters.  She is a heavy-built ocean-going yacht designed with her passengers’ comfort in mind .


Captain Darien Hill is a U S Coast Guard licensed Master and holds a Sail Endorsement from the U S Coast Guard.  His great love for the sea has led him to over 30 years experience on all of the world’s oceans except the Arctic.  As a child, he was obsessed with anything to do with the sea.  Captain Darien’s first boat of his own came at the ripe old age of eleven years old.  He later refurbished an old sailboat as a school science project.

Captain Trachelle Hill is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain.  Her love for sailing began in the Hawaiian Islands where she and her husband, Darien, sailed to and explored the islands of Oahu, Maui, Lanai and Moloka’i.  Her sailing experience has come from several ocean crossings.  She has also sailed on the Pacific Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Western Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact 228-596-1670

You never know what you might experience in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf truly has everything to experience from wildlife to islands and more. Enjoy them with Set Sail Away, an experience to remember.



Mississippi Coast is Growing | Now Hiring

We always love to feature great things happening on the Coast of Mississippi. This includes sharing job and career opportunities. Well we have just gotten word of two new openings. Thornhill Construction, a Mississippi Gulf Coast high-end home builder, is looking for a couple great associates. Thornhill Construction is looking for dependable people who are sales oriented. They’re hiring a project foreman who can take over job sites and be very dependable to get jobs done. They also need a sales associate to manage potential customers, cold call and work directly with clients. Thornhill is one of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier home builders and is located in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Jason Thornhill, the owner of Thornhill Construction, has been building beautiful coastal homes for years now, and his dedication to his clients and employees is outstanding. If someone wants to get into a job that is innovative and top of the line, Thornhill Construction should be your choice. Thornhill offers competitive pay and stellar incentives. Let Jason and his team know if you’re interested today! Their business is growing exponentially as the market moves, so be sure to be ready to work and serious about sales. Thornhill’s business is set to improve in 2014, and Coastal 90 is so glad to hear of this growth for the Mississippi Coast and its residents. Their team of project managers and salespeople are excited about investing and building for the future of the Mississippi Coast. Check out some of Thornhill’s beautiful homes at


Thornhill’s standards are a cut above the rest, and that’s why they’re looking for the best possible people to get the job done! Check out their bath and kitchen renovations and see what they can do for clients. They’re hiring serious leaders in their field of work and only looking for the best! Check out the work it takes to make a Thornhill Home! Coastal 90 can’t wait to take pictures of some more beautiful homes and happy people on their way to living the coastal dream. If you want to be apart of building that experience, contact Thornhill Construction today!

 We have included a form to apply directly to Thornhill Construction.

The Tractors Are Working On The White Sandy Mississippi Beaches

The Coast is always ready for beachgoers! Tractors can frequently be seen out smoothing the sandy white beaches,  making it really nice for locals and friends from out of town to visit! We love grabbing some drinks and cooking out on the coast. Check out some of our favorite local spots like The Blind Tiger for some nice royal reds and Bay Books for some gifts.  IMG_0394

The Coast stays ready for visitors and friends to celebrate the any holiday, or just celebrate “Just Because It’s Tuesday”!!!


The Coast really has the Most!




Thomas Jackson, a local artist and musician from Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been touring the Coast for years and has his heart set on making music for years to come. His latest release, Bridgeburner, is a heartfelt, soulful recording about coming home and living life under the southern sky. Thomas Jackson is also a writer and an artist. You can currently see his art at the Mockingbird Cafe in Bay St Louis where we were enjoying some Icy Pints the other night. He does a wide range of oil pastel paintings from superheroes to coastal fish. Growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thomas enjoyed comic books as many of us did. He has rekindled that love for the arts and superheroes through his drawings and paintings.


Thomas moved to Hattiesburg in the 90’s for school to study graphic design. He soon fell in love with songwriting and playing shows. Since then, he’s been doing music full time, teaching in Hattiesburg and painting on his off days. He was set to release his debut comic book in 2014.


Thomas is really passionate about his music and the Arts renaissance that the Coast is experiencing right now. We spoke for quite some time about the beautiful history of Mississippi music makers and the arts of our local community.


You can catch Thomas playing at many of the local bars and clubs throughout Hattiesburg almost every weekend!

Check out The Porch Sessions

Thomas’s Facebook

Email: for Art and Music Requests.




Come Party with Thomas Jackson and friends this summer!

Arts Alive! Bay St Louis Mississippi


Arts Alive hosts their annual event in March of each year in Old Town Bay St Louis, Mississippi. Near the beach and Main Streer, Arts Alive organizes  dozens of local businesses to host artists, musicians, painters and more to invite locals and visitors for a day of all things art. You are cordially invited to come and see how Art is created and be apart of the community of Artists in Bay St Louis and across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Watch the local papers for the announcement of the next one or click a link below–new information will be provided when available!!





Songwriters Showcase

Performance Schedule


Culinary Showcase 


Literary Showcase 


Theater Showcase 


Student’s Art and many, many more events are happening so check them all out at Arts Alive!