Cheré Coen

Cheré spent years working as a features editor and writer for newspapers and magazines across the country, including Variety magazine in Hollywood, before turning to writing freelance about food, travel and other lifestyle subjects. Her favorite niche is the South and its people, which is why she also pens the quirky blog, Weird, Wacky and Wild South (WeirdSouth.com). When not scouring the region for stories, she pens novels under the pen name of Cherie Claire, plus non-fiction titles under her own name, including Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana; Exploring Cajun Country and Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History.

Art on the Coast

George Walter Anderson of New Orleans and his wife Annette moved to Ocean Springs,...

Dark Southern Skies

Many of us may remember a time when we would drive to the country...

Hub City Fun

Just a quick drive up I-59 into Mississippi and the first major city is...

All’s Fair at the World’s Fair

While New Orleans was busy planning for the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, all eyes...

Hanging Out

Thousands head to Gulf Shores in late spring for the wildly popular Hangout Festival,...

Along the Boardwalk

Strolling along the boardwalk, passing skaters, bikers and families enjoying the beach, visitors would...

Beach Bound

When the beach sirens call, the sun worshipers answer. It’s an annual pilgrimage that...

Tracing the Past

It began as a Native American pathway, but soon European settlers in the mid-South...

Mountain Time

It’s Carnival time, and for those who are not too keen on Mardi Gras...

Museum Worthy

The Arts and Crafts movement of the late 1800s to early 20th century arose...

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