You might be scratching your head. Kristen Bell? Star of The Good Place? Veronica Mars? And Frozen? The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Now we can also answer yes to “La-Z-Boy Ambassador.” It’s got a nice ring to it. See 3 of her top La-Z-Boy furniture picks, plus where to find them right here in Birmingham.
National Rum Day is Friday, August 16, and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Campesino Rum, Birmingham’s hottest new spirit, just hit the shelves and the hype is real. We toured 7 downtown bars with Campesino founder, Hatton Smith, to taste for ourselves. Keep reading for all the drink deets—Plus, taste it for free at Campesino’s inaugural launch party happening Friday from 5-7PM at LeNell’s!
The start of a new school year is right around the corner—and if you’re a parent, that probably means thoughts of school nights, binders and packed lunches are increasingly taking up more of your brain space. So, start out the school year on the right foot with a little help from Ashley Mac herself.
Nations Boutique, a women’s clothing store, is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in Downtown Homewood’s main retail corridor at 2856-B 18th Street South next door to Cookie Fix. Read more on their mission + see photos inside their brand new space.
King’s Stables, an equine therapy program based outside of Birmingham, is doing something really special. Read about their program—Plus, find out how you can get involved and help them raise money for a new barn!
SAW’s Soul Kitchen, the beloved Birmingham BBQ joint and sister restaurant to SAW’s BBQ, is Alabama’s best place for chicken wings according to Buzzfeed. But is anyone surprised? We are definitely not.
It’s hot, Birmingham. We know. To help y’all beat the heat and still participate in all the fun, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to staying cool this summer in Birmingham—including happy hours, road trips and floating local rivers!
There’s definitely no shortage of talented photographers in Birmingham. And seeing the city + the beautiful people in it through their lenses is one of our favorite things. We love sharing their work when we can. But we want to do more than just give credit in the captions. Here are 22 local photographers you need to be following on Insta—plus hear from a few about why they do what they do.
Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their approximately 17 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.
Cool off from Birmingham’s summer heat at Diamonds Direct Designer Showcase July 19-21. The Palm Springs-themed event will feature jewelry collections curated by ten designers, so there will be plenty of ice to go around. Keep reading for more details and to get a sneak peak at some of our favorite pieces!
Shop local and support American-made businesses this 4th of July—starting with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham! Keep reading for all the details on their weeklong sale, plus see photos of our favorite red, white and blue 4th-inspired items.
Get to know John G. Wilson, a Forge member, Birmingham native and landscape architect with Golightly Landscape Architecture. See pictures of his gorgeous designs, and find out where the name Golightly comes from (*Spoiler Alert: It’s not Breakfast at Tiffany’s). Plus, three essential questions to ask before hiring a landscape architect!