About TSG Memphis Editor Muffy Turley:
Martha Farnsworth Turley (Muffy) was born in Memphis but moved to New Orleans at the age of seven, where she lived until she graduated from Isidore Newman School. After moving to Dallas and attending Southern Methodist University, Muffy spent a year living in Madrid and traveling abroad. She married her husband, Michael, at the age of 22, and together they relocated back to Memphis where she opened a high-end women’s boutique, Mimi & Me, inspired by her mother’s store, Mimi, in New Orleans. With a strong background in fashion retail and experience as a buyer, Muffy helps friends and clients with styling, personal shopping, and closet rejuvenation. She was the buyer for the launch of the Oak Hall ladies’ department and was instrumental in lululemon athletica opening a store in Memphis after hosting multiple pop-up shops across Tennessee and New Orleans.
While visiting her oldest son, who attended school in Virginia, Muffy saw The Scout Guide Charlottesville for the first time and fell in love with the beautiful paper and fonts. After traveling back to Virginia in the spring, she picked up a new copy around the same time her mother informed her she was doing a photo shoot for a feature in The Scout Guide New Orleans. Muffy knew in that moment that Memphis had to be a part of this incredible publication!
Since bringing The Scout Guide to Memphis, Muffy has gained a fresh insight into the city and finds new and interesting ways to stay connected to all of the happenings throughout the community. She loves that her family has embraced TSG and her role as Editor, with her husband participating in sales, her three teenage sons helping to distribute books, and her daughter, CeCe, often assisting Muffy on photo shoots and TSG outings. Sharing “The Best of Local” is truly a family affair.
When not working, Muffy loves to be at home with her husband, four children, and two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Duke and Lexi. Traveling to new places is a priority when time allows, but for the perfect weekend get-away, you will often find her at their family lake house in Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas, reading, cooking, or just relaxing.
Muffy’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Memphis, Tennessee:
- Midtown & Downtown: “We already know Memphis is home to the Grizzlies, Beale Street, and Graceland, but there are so many interesting revitalization projects going on in the city in order to reignite the spirit and liveliness of its cool and rich history. Reopening the 100-year-old Tennessee Brewery for six weeks to showcase Memphis’ four local beer breweries and recently opened vodka distillery; renovating the decades-old historic Lafayette’s Music Room and having live music every day of the week; bringing new life to the once heart and life of the city, Broad Ave.—these are all things that contribute to making Memphis better in order for locals and tourists alike to have fun and love local.”
- Music: “From the iconic Sun Studios to the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis is a music lover’s dreamland where you can hear the sound of a bass guitar or saxophone at every corner downtown.”
- Food and Drinks: “Not only do we have world renowned barbecue, but we also consider ourselves quite the ‘foodie’ and craft cocktail destination. Here you can find your classic American meal at the always-packed local spot, Local Gastropub; New Orleans-inspired cuisine from award-winning Chef Kelly English at The Second Line; top-rated mac ‘n’ cheese at Interim; award-winning pasta at Andrew Michael; or refreshing and handcrafted cocktails at Alchemy, just to name a few. Anywhere you go in this city, you are bound to find a hot spot for a great meal and a full belly.”
Words Muffy Lives By:
“Quality over quantity.”