Bay Life has a little bit of everything for everyone, and you are sure to find what you’re looking for.

This shop features charming gifts for everyday life on the Gulf Coast for yourself or for anyone you care about.  There are plenty of home and table décor, local artists’ works and Mississippi-made products. If you are a visitor, Bay Life is designed to make you smile at the memories of a great getaway where you purchased the perfect gift for yourself or for someone you love.  
 
Bay Life is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30–5pm and Sunday noon to 4 during the months of June through August.


Our Story

After being a part of corporate America for 28 years, Bay Life owner Janice Guido decided she wanted to be her own boss. Janice opened her doors in March of 2015 and has not looked back. 
 
“I enjoy being my own boss even if it does include sweeping the floors and unpacking heavy boxes,” Guido said. She loves being a part of Old Town Bay St. Louis, and it truly shows in her store. 
 
Bay Life is designed to inspire all who walk through its doors. Guido has her store set to exhibit the Southern coastal charm of our life in Bay St. Louis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Its tag line,  "the shop for Bay coastal style," reflects Guido’s intention: “I want people to feel that they can find a little bit of everything for everyone when they enter my store. “ 

Like any great Southern hostess, Janice works hard make shop visitors relax and feel at home.  She orchestrates the music, the colors, and even the scents that greet shoppers.  And it’s all selected with one thing in mind. 
 
“I’ve lived a very stressful corporate life and a lot of my customers are the same,” she says. “So I’m trying to create a fun and peaceful place where they can slow down for a minute, and maybe even leave here feeling inspired.”