This local biz has served Bham for 28 years—here’s why they love it

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Curt Morris at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham
Life would be ruff without local businesses like this. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is celebrating 28 years of supporting our community and giving back to Ronald McDonald House. Sounds like the best birthday gift, right? We sat down with Curt Morris of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham to see why being a part of The Magic City means so much.

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Summer trends according to Bham boutiques + how to shop them

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Let’s dive into Birmingham’s summer trends. Photo via HaMi Boutique

I might be counting down the days until fall weather, but we’re still in the thick of summer heat. Until then, I’m going to turn the streets of Birmingham into my runway and test out these trends that local boutiques are seeing this summer. Here are the top fashion trends according to the most fashionable folks in the biz.

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Feast makes Birmingham catering easier for your favorite restaurants—and you

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Get ready to feast on tasty food that gives back to your go-to restaurants. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

This past year has been tough for… well, pretty much everyone, and especially the restaurant industry. That’s why Feast is doing everything they can to help local restaurants. Meet Feast, your new go-to for Birmingham catering.

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Damage to the “Before I die” mural—find out how to stay involved

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Before I die mural on Morris Ave
Don’t miss the chance to make your mark on the “Before I die” mural when Marcus Fetch repaints it. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

This morning, the beloved “Before I die” mural on Morris Avenue was caught in a fire. We caught up with Marcus Fetch, the artist behind the mural, to see what’s next.

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10 great summer reading recs from Birmingham bookstores + book bloggers

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Summer reading recommendations from Birmingham bookstores coming your way. Photo via Little Professor

Do you remember the childhood joy of strolling the Scholastic book fair at school? Even if your days of required school reading are gone, it’s never too late to recapture the magic of reading a book you love. We reached out to Birmingham bookstores and book bloggers for their top summer reading recs—check ’em out.

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Your guide to luxury pop-up picnic companies in Birmingham

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If you see me picnicking every week this year, no you didn’t. Photo via Birmingham Picnic Co.

Ahhh… is there anything better than a warm summer day outside with wine and tasty snacks? If you’re craving a little relaxation (and charcuterie), check out these companies creating luxury pop-up picnics in Birmingham. Then, sit back and let the picnic of your dreams come to you.

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New opening: CANVAS brings art + home goods to Homewood

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Your new go-to home goods store. Photo via Carrie Pittman Hill

Decorating your new home or apartment? Get ready to check out Homewood’s newest retail art and home goods store— CANVAS by Carrie Pittman Hill. We spoke with the artist behind the store to see why this will be a must-visit spot. See what you can expect + make plans to attend the grand opening on Tuesday, August 3.

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3 top summer skincare tips from a local skincare expert

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Nothing like fun summer days + great skin to match. Photo via Bham Now

I look forward to long days soaking in the sun all year, but I’m team sunburn. Whether or not you burn as quickly as I do, it’s important to make sure you’re staying safe and keeping your skin looking its very best. We’ve got ya covered with three top summer skincare tips from Dr. Corey Hartman, MD at Skin Wellness Dermatology. Check ’em out, then make plans for your best summer ever.

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What you need to know about the back-to-school tax-free weekend in Alabama, starting July 16

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This weekend is the perfect opportunity to shop local + save. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Smart shoppers and back-to-school savers, rejoice! The back-to-school tax-free weekend in Alabama starts this Friday, July 16 and ends on Sunday, July 18 at midnight. Keep reading to see what you can save on in the Greater Birmingham Area.

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From the Air Force to Collins Aerospace—a local businessman’s amazing journey

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Through UA EMBA’s program, Chris Spann is getting the skills he needs to level up in his professional life. Photo via Chris Spann

Changing careers can be challenging, but having amazing entrepreneurial skills can help ease the transition. Through the University of Alabama Executive MBA Program, Birmingham native Chris Spann transformed his experience as an Air Force veteran into a successful career at Collins Aerospace. Check it out.

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7 yummy Birmingham cookie spots for the ultimate sweet treat

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Yes, please. Photo via Bendy’s Cookies & Cream’s Facebook

Calling all smart cookies and dessert aficionados: Friday, July 9 is National Sugar Cookie Day. Celebrate by checking out these seven delish Birmingham cookie spots with everything from funfetti cookies to ice cream cookie sandwiches.

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