Letter from the publisher

By Rebecca Alexander

The July-August edition is our largest issues of the year. In this issue we present the list of businesses, services and professionals who readers voted for as the Best of Oxford 2022.  More than 150,000 votes were cast in the nomination and voting phase, making this truly a people’s choice honor. The nomination phase was in February and March. Only the top businesses moved forward into the voting phase held in April and May. Congratulations to the winners and finalists. 

There are familiar names on the list, and some surprising new ones that rose to the top this year as the crowd favorites. Review the list and see how it compares to your favorites. I’ll bet you will also find some new places you haven’t tried yet. The best thing about Best of Oxford is that it recognizes local businesses and people who provide excellence all year long. 

Summer means fewer people with Ole Miss students gone for the summer. Less traffic, fewer crowds. Most of us look forward to this as time to relax and enjoy living in such a beautiful place. There is plenty for locals to enjoy. Davis Coen’s article shows us the music scene is still alive and well in the summer. 

Summer is also time to enjoy the backyard. Landscaping experts Bo and Jodie Marsalis share their beautifully designed garden and home with readers.  

We also get to share the story of an up-and-coming young artist from Oxford, Christopher Schove.  A graduate of Oxford High School and Northwest Community College, he is beginning to be recognized as an artist with great talent. 

Last but not least, we have Style pages, Out and About photos from the Oxford Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s Red Carpet Gala and the Sunset Serande at the Grove, and Said and Done by Jim Dees.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and our website, www.oxfordmag.com Check out our Instagram page as well. @oxfordmagazine.