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The 5 Twelve, Ole Miss, Oxford, MS

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Ole Miss is breaking free from stodgy southern stereotypes with a new culture of progressive writers and thinkers. Similarly, the century-old Oliver-Britt House appears at first blush to fit that intractable picture of the Old South (two-level porch complete with rockers, pleasingly droopy trees, a shaded brick patio), but it’s got a decidedly modern side. Outsize floral-pattern fabrics and clean-lined furniture in dark woods show off newfound creative vigor. Breakfasts, happily, stick to southern staples like cheese grits, which guests can work off while exploring the quaint town center on foot. the512oxford.com

—Jason Cochran

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The 5 Twelve, Ole Miss, Oxford, MS

Ole Miss is breaking free from stodgy southern stereotypes with a new culture of progressive writers and thinkers. Similarly, the century-old Oliver-Britt House appears at first blush to fit that intractable picture of the Old South (two-level porch complete with rockers, pleasingly droopy trees, a shaded brick patio), but it’s got a decidedly modern side. Outsize floral-pattern fabrics and clean-lined furniture in dark woods show off newfound creative vigor. Breakfasts, happily, stick to southern staples like cheese grits, which guests can work off while exploring the quaint town center on foot. the512oxford.com

—Jason Cochran

Courtesy of The 5 Twelve

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