the Next Second Saturday ArtwalK
Saturday, April 9th
April is Earth Month. Do you part to make the environment a better place and more sustainable for generations to come. Take the Plastic Free Challenge!
One highlight of every Second Saturday Artwalk are the monthly "Hot Spots," This month the spotlight falls on Heart of Old Town Vacation Rental at 109 N. Second Street and the Life's a Beach Vacation Rental, 107 Carroll Avenue.
Plastic Free Challenge: Start small
You don’t need to make all of the changes at once. Plastic straws are the simplest way to begin.
Go further and let restaurants know that you would like them to begin offering such containers and that you would happily choose this alternative even if it cost a small bit more.
The Second Saturday Artwalk is sponsored by
Hancock Bank and Peoples Bank
with support from the Seacoast Echo.
Over the past twenty years, the monthly artwalk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials. The pace picks up from 4 – 8pm, when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity.
Each month, one or two Old Town businesses take the spotlight as “Hot Spots." Veteran Second Saturday patrons know these will be among the liveliest places to be during the event.
Our April Hot Spots
Stay Hot all Month!
Heart of Old Town Rental
109 N. Second Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
Not only is the "Heart of Old Town" vacation rental located right in the center of Old Town Bay St. Louis, but it is owned and operated by two of the true heartbeats of the Bay, Sylvia and Ed Young.
Originally from New Orleans, Ed began learning the antique business from his father, who opened his first shop in 1932. Over 45 years later, Ed and Sylvia are keeping the tradition alive with two antique businesses in Old Town Bay St. Louis — Antique Maison and the Antique Maison's Ulman Mall & Tea Room.
Many people know Mrs. Sylvia for her tuxedo, bridal and costume shop, Bon Temps Roule, which she opened as soon as she moved to Bay St. Louis in 1991.
Post-Katrina, Ed and Sylvia opened Antique Maison to help the people of the Gulf Coast replace precious heirlooms lost in the storm and they opened a vacation rental cottage next to their antique store to help welcome visitors back to the Bay.
There are also lots of reasons these days to visit Bay St. Louis.
"I tell out-of-towners, ‘Come, and we'll throw a party for you,’" she smiled. "We have so many events between each month's Second Saturday celebrations and all the festivals in between."
Sylvia has made sure that guests will enjoy all the comforts of their own home in her two-bedroom, two-bath vacation rental. Guests will find a full washer and dryer, full kitchen set up and a fully furnished cottage with a nautical seaside feel.
Guests will enjoy the spacious 1300 square foot cottage, sleeping on the antique iron beds and relaxing on the wicker furniture. There's also lots room for private parking — perfect for show cars, trailers and campers that visitors bring for Cruising on the Coast and beyond.
"People that say with us love that we are in the heart of Old Town where they can walk to everything: the harbor, shops, the coffee shops, the bakery," and, of course, Mrs. Sylvia's Tea Room.
On Tuesday through Saturday, the Ulman Mall & Tea Room serves high tea from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring about a dozen teas to choose from as well as handmade sandwiches, quiches, casseroles, salads, sweet treats and more. Guest love gathering around the tower of beautifully displayed finger foods, sipping tea and catching up. Sylvia also has a selection of hats for ladies to wear if they'd like.
If you're lucky, you can catch Mrs. Sylvia at tea and she can catch you up on everything there is to know about Bay St. Louis. Her chef Missy says, "If you want to know anything happening in the Bay, Mrs. Sylvia knows everything that goes on around here."
Life's A Beach Vacation Rental
107 Carroll Avenue
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
For Nona Morlan, dreams do come true.
"I kept having a recurring dream where I was looking out a window, and I had no idea where this house was," Morlan said. "The view was beautiful, but totally unfamiliar to me."
One day as she was in her new Bay St. Louis vacation rental she looked out the window and realized this was the view and the house she had been searching for.
"It was the exact view in my dreams," Morlan said. "I knew this was where I was supposed to be."
"Life's a Beach" peach cottage overlooks the Bay Bridge at 107 Carroll Avenue near the Old Town Presbyterian Church. Whether it's a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a large family looking to have some fun in Bay St. Louis, "Life's a Beach" can accommodate 2 to 6 people.
Two houses from the beach and two blocks from Old Town Bay St. Louis, vacationers will find lots to do in walking distance of the cottage. The newly installed outdoor shower is especially convenient for those looking to soak up the sun and sand during their vacation.
Inside, the house has all the comforts of home with a full kitchen and full-sized appliances. The entire home is wheelchair friendly, even the large indoor shower. There's also Wi-Fi and lots of TV channels for those who want to relax with their favorite programs.
For those wanting to escape technology, there's plenty of opportunity for that, too. Just take your coffee on the front patio and catch a gorgeous Gulf Coast sunrise.
Morlan's favorite places to eat in Bay St. Louis? She recommends the Blind Tiger — "Try the Royal Reds!" — and Buoys for their burgers. She also likes the Purple Banana for a sweet treat or 200 North Beach if you are looking to treat yourself to a nice dinner.
"Life's a Beach" is also a perfect place to be for Cruisin' the Coast, but you have to book early. Morlan says 2016 is already booked up, but her cottage is a great place to see the cars go down the beachfront road — and she has plenty of parking to boot.
2016 Hot Spots
100 Block 200 Block
January Bijoubel Blue Rose Estates Sales
February Trapani’s Smith & Lens
March Fashion Express Starfish Café
April Life’s a Beach Heart of Old Town
May Bay Books Something Special
June Twin Lights California Drawstrings
July Face & Body Magnolia Antiques
August Antique Maison Gourmet Gallery
September The Bonner Collection Sycamore House
October Bay-Tique Mockingbird Café
November Bay Town Inn Manieri Real Estate
December Purple Banana Full Moon Clock Works
Alternates 100 Block 200 Block
O’Dwyer Realty Pink Heron Cottage
Crawford Realty The Buttercup
Bay Life 100 Men Hall
Serious Bread Alice Moseley Museum
George’s Girls Bay Emporium