Vogue Magazine features Birmingham – “the South’s Magic City”

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Vogue Magazine online story about Birmingham, Alabama – Screenshot of Vogue.com

Now this doesn’t happen everyday.  Vogue Magazine, the leading periodical worldwide for fashion, featured Birmingham as a place to visit.

The online story “How to spend the weekend in Birmingham, the South’s Magic City” shares the Vogue.com webpage with Tennis star Maria Sharapova and supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

Now that might be a first.

The article raves about Birmingham. Here is an excerpt from the story:

“Birmingham is exactly the “Sweet Home Alabama” delight you would expect. Throw in some extra Southern charm, mix that with all this new entrepreneurial spirit, and the upshot is a perfect weekend combination of sunshine and fun.”

As with every national travel story, many of Birmingham’s favorites are recognized and profiled.  Vogue Magazine’s favorites include:

Ovenbird – Chef-owner and James Beard Award–winner Chris Hasting’s place.

Feast and Forest – The “hip” bakery/coffee shop.

Pizitz building – Which of course features the unforgettable Pizitz Food Hall.

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The beautiful Pizitz building – via Wade Cline

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe – A coffee house in the center of the emerging Woodlawn neighborhood.

Woodlawn Cycle Cafe
Retrieved from Instagram – @woodlawncyclecafe

Etc… – According to Vogue “…is the city’s answer to all things fashionable.”

Open Shop – a clothing-slash-music room is part of the Woodlawn neighborhood revitalization.

Club Duquette is a real young mom-and-pop store, with Bear Wax Co. candles handmade in the back and a lounge space if you want to just hang out and listen to music.

Church Street Coffee and Books -“A space for true literary connoisseurs” and “cult-following” chocolate chip Breakup Cookies.

MAKEbhm - Birmingham

MAKE BHM – Which is described by Vogue as a place – “where to come see what this city’s really cookin’ up, from the urban mill Alabama Sawyer producing furniture to the modern general store Winslet and Rhys specializing in home goods and custom designs.”

Vogue also recommends

Cahaba River, Marble Ring, Hot Diggity Dogs and Saturn.

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The Cahaba lily

And for a place to sleep the newly opened Elyton Hotel.

Birmingham Alabama
View of Railroad Park from on top of the Empire Hotel
Vogue Magazine’s profile of Birmingham adds to a growing list of national accolades the city has received this year.  They include:


Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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