Curiosity, journalism skills and luck have allowed Margaret to explore eclectic topics in her freelance writing and editing, ranging from how food and dining can change gentrification to the shortage of hotel rooms in Music City. She has a soft spot for the southeast. She writes about western Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama, with an emphasis on Nashville, where she lives. She loves to get outdoors.
Whatever she does, Charity Morgan is all in. The chef attended the California Culinary Academy, an affiliate of Le Cordon Bleu, which means her kitchen education was rooted in French cooking, with lots (and lots) of butter...until she became vegan.
You see them in souvenir shops from Gatlinburg to Gulf Shores: white backgrounds airbrush-painted with black bears in hearts, or palm trees with couples' names intertwined. These neon-colored creations evoke emotions like cotton candy.
Memphis loves music and drinking, sometimes in that order. Even the most nondescript bar in Memphis has a noteworthy jukebox filled with old-school blues and rock n’ roll, a reliable DJ, a stage for live music or a combination thereof.