HGTV Returns to Bay St. Louis
The story of a historic elementary school's transformation into a home is told in an episode of "You Live In What?" premiering Friday, May 25th on the Great American Country channel (GAC).
A former schoolhouse built over 100 years ago in Bay St. Louis will be featured in “You Live In What?” a popular HGTV series. The new episode premiers on Friday, May 25, at 8pm CST on HGTV’s affiliate channel, Great American Country Network (GAC).
The Webb Schoolhouse was built in 1913 as a school for first through fourth graders. In 2002, it was purchased and restored, and now serves as the home of Larry and Ellis Anderson Jaubert. The building is deemed one of the most architecturally significant buildings in the state and has the highest historic designation offered by Mississippi – Landmark status.
Local realtor Holly Lemoine-Raymond acts as an informal scout for “You Live in What” and other HGTV productions. In the past two years, she’s pitched several historic buildings in Bay St. Louis to producers at Beyond Media, the company that has produced five seasons of the show for HGTV's GAC Network.
Here's the upcoming viewing schedule for the episode that includes Bay St. Louis's Webb Schoolhouse
The team has apparently fallen hard for Bay St. Louis. The Webb School is the fourth historic Bay St. Louis building to be featured in the series.
The production team filmed the episode in January 2018. Beyond Media producer, Brantley Ferrell and his team spent most of the day filming at Webb School for what eventually would be boiled down to a four-minute segment.
Ferrell called the Bay St. Louis experience “outstanding,” and cited the team’s main reasons for returning frequently: “the beautiful Southern coastal setting, friendly and eclectic people and incredible food.”
“Ellis Anderson's benevolent hospitality made our entire crew feel like family. And [Webb School] carries with it such a fascinating story and preservation of the past… we were blessed to have been able to make it part of ‘You Live in What,” says Ferrell.
Ferrell credits Lemoine-Raymond with introducing the team to Bay St. Louis and acting as their personal tour guide when they’re in town filming.
The realtor says she believed from the beginning that the transformation of Webb School into a home would be a great story.
“I can’t wait to see this beautiful, historic building featured in the show,” says Lemoine-Raymond. “It’s another opportunity for our little community to be featured on a global stage!”
Meanwhile, Ferrell and his crew are hoping for another opportunity next season to return to the Bay’s historic district.
“Make no mistake,” he says. “Bay St. Louis is at the top of our travel list.”
Fresh Concept Coming to Bay
Award-winning chef David Dickensauge of C&C's Italian Bistro will open the Ugly Carrot this summer - an artisan juice bar with fresh local produce and meals to go.
- story by Lisa Monti, photos courtesy David Dickensauge
Working with the chef in the new juice bar will be Jeff Jordan, who just stepped down as head football coach at St. Stanislaus. Jordan, who played football at LSU, has experience in strength and conditioning and can help customers with creating healthy eating plans and healthy, tasty juices.
Dickensauge will use his connections with about 15 farmers who sell to C&C Italian Bistro, his sustainable restaurant at 111 Main St., to stock The Ugly Carrot.
Shoppers at the Ugly Carrot will be able to buy eggs, cheese, butter and milk along with fresh produce including tomatoes, lettuce, squash from local farms in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, along with prepared foods. Customers also can preorder items for pick up.
“We’ll have vegan and vegetarian to-go salads and sandwiches made in the restaurant,” he said. Everything will be all plant based, with no meat in sight.
Among the sources will be the highly regarded Covey Rise Farms in Louisiana and renowned The Chef’s Garden. “I’m a big activist for sustainable, local products,” Dickensauge said. “I have to know where my produce is coming from.”
Dickensauge calls The Ugly Carrot “a cool concept” that’s a perfect fit for Old Town Bay St. Louis. “It’s not just a juice bar. It’s the missing niche here.”