Being with my daughter Kara and granddaughters Virginia Rose and Helen the past couple weeks in Mississippi was pure bliss. The girls are beyond sweet and it was torture to leave them. I miss them more than I can say. Virginia Rose loved her new Peppa Pig hair bow and even shared it with Helen.
One afternoon, Kara wanted to take me to the Fondren District in Jackson. The area is known as the arts area of town with boutiques, restaurants, and other fun things to see and do. The girls happily spent time with their other grandma while Kara and I explored and enjoyed lunch at a restaurant where the chef was nominated for a James Beard Award. (more on that experience later!)
This one little short block is like going back in time. The buildings haven’t changed including the Capri, an adorable old movie theater. The block is still so intact in its retro look, that parts of the movie “The Help” were filmed here.
Of course, we couldn’t resist stepping into award-winning Campbell’s Bakery to see what was on the menu for the day.
Campbell’s Bakery is the oldest in Jackson, started in 1962 and still using those original recipes.
The interior is adorable. The staff let us take a photo of the wall of cookie cutters!
Some of the items of the day. That cake was huge!
This cake painting is not on a wall, it’s a tabletop! There were several others just as adorable.
Campbell’s is famous for its frosted tea cookies. I had to buy the Mississippi-shaped ones to take home to my husband Bill. He loved them! It’s one of their original recipes and so good.
If you are ever in Jackson, check out Campbell’s. You might even get a free Mississippi cookie if it’s your first visit there!