Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)

Illuminated’s retail space is full of interesting and beautiful lines. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

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Did we forget about libraries? Why you should be taking advantage + where to find public libraries in Birmingham

Birmingham public library. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Some of my favorite summertime memories as a child involved going to the library. During those long, hot summer days (before Netflix came around), my older sister and I would run out of entertainment fairly quickly. So, once a week, we would grab our library cards, hop in my mom’s car, and ride down to our local public library. The excitement of scanning the shelves, finding a new novel or maybe the next book in a series I’d been burning through- nothing could compare. I feel confident that I am not alone in that memory. Which begs the question, Birmingham- why have so many of us forgotten about libraries?

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National Go Fishing Day: Guide to 10 fishing spots in and around Birmingham

Summer fun for the whole family. Dylan Colwell with a Lake Purdy catch. Photo via Lake Purdy Fishing’s website.

Happy National Go Fishing Day, Birmingham! With the weather heating up and the days getting longer, what’s a better way to enjoy summertime than by getting out and casting a line? We’ve got your guide to 10 great fishing spots in the Birmingham area.

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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Historic First Avenue building gets a new lease on life with $4M multi-use renovation

Luxury living offered in historical downtown Birmingham. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Residential Ventures, a boutique development firm based in Denver, CO purchased $2.39M of downtown Birmingham property late last year. This week, plans were released for their property at 2216/2218 First Ave. N. to undergo a renovation expected to reach close to $4M.

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Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market

Photo via Instagram – @cafethree21

Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.

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