Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

A Writer and Photojournalist's Blog


Described as “one of the top 50 places to live and play,” according to National Geographic Traveler, Mobile, Alabama is a city filled with hospitality and rich Southern charm. Known for the first Mardi Gras celebration back in 1703, and promoted as “America’s Family Mardi Gras,” Mobile is a special city where the entire community …

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  Dearest Readers: Stories about travel, amazing cities to visit and to admire. Enjoy! Recognized as the ‘Birdiest City in America,’ Corpus Christi’s personality is one to behold. Corpus Christi is not just a place where birds flock; it is a beautiful, and affordable coastal city and one of the nation’s biggest shipping ports. The …

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Wedding day – the ultimate day a young girl dreams about from early childhood, until the glorious event arrives. A wedding day requires much preparation, planning the details, mailing invitations, ordering flowers, finding just the right cake, reception, and planning the honeymoon. The list of Things to Do seems endless. Exhausted, the bride starts losing …

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      Shawn Askinosie shares his passion for chocolate beans and the art of making chocolate Photo credit: Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Editorial photojournalist Shawn Askinosie, The Chocolate Maker of Springfield, is Raising the Bar for His Passion in Life as a Chocolatier Stepping inside the aromatic setting of Askinosie Chocolate Factory tempts the taste buds …

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A story I published in 2002 about the “Charleston Gatekeeper, Mr. Philip Simmons. Simmons was an amazing man to interview and meet. I still remember the passion held in his eyes. Now, we in the Charleston community remember him as a legacy. A tall, humble man with kind eyes and a pleasant voice. One of …

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Texas is a proud, lone star state where Southern hospitality and opportunities abound. Beaumont and Port Arthur Texas are known for oil, The Neches River, Cajun cuisine, and Texas style fun. Surprising to many, the two cities serve as natural gems filled with history, Zydeco music, and culture galore. Located within a 24-mile driving range …

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http://www.gtowntimes.com/local/Fire-in-Georgetown–History-up-in-flames I awoke to the morning news — breaking news about a fire in Downtown Georgetown, SC, along Front Street. Reportedly, several buildings are completely destroyed. Many of these buildings were historical, some dating back to the early Twentieth Century. There is a historical clock standing, The Clock Tower, and reportedly, it is still standing. …

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Dearest Readers: Today, while allowing my silly right knee to rest, I’ve decided to write on my blog again. The subject today is about traveling. Flying the friendly skies, next to a stranger. As a travel writer, I have journeyed to many exciting, beautiful destinations within the Southern and Southeast region with a stranger sitting …

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Going to Myrtle Beach this year??? If so, plan to attend the Carolina Opry for a grand show of talent galore! This is truly a must see and do while in Myrtle Beach! Don’t miss it!!! For Immediate Release (843) 913-1453 Media Contact: Jordan Watkins Director of Marketing 843-913-1453 jwatkins@GilmoreEntertainment.com LaToya London of American Idol …

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From September 26-29, 2013 Greenville’s most celebrated chefs will intermix with the following guest chefs: Dale Talde – TALDE in Brooklyn, NY Jeff McGinnis – Yardbird in Miami James Boyce – Cotton Row in Huntsville, AL Anthony Lamas – Seviche in Louisville Ryan Smith – Empire State South in Atlanta Rob Newton – Seersucker in …

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