Owner of Fig Tree prepares to open new Mountain Brook restaurant this December.

The Mountain Brook restaurant is set to open in December.
Do you see this face? JP ain’t messing around when it comes to his gourmet creations. Photo via Fig Tree’s Facebook.

A new Mountain Brook restaurant is ready to take you into the 2020s by taking you back to the 1920s. JP Holland, owner and executive chef at Fig Tree, plans to open Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie next month.

The speakeasy theme creates the perfect setting to send you into the next decade.

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Your guide to three young creatives in Birmingham

Picture of girl taken by a young creative in Birmingham
Like this shot? Take a look at the photographer below along with two other young creatives in Birmingham. Photo via Levi Sanford.

There’s no better time to be a young creative in Birmingham than now. With schools offering a range of programs to a community intent on lifting each other up, Birmingham is painting a new name for itself.

See some of the talented individuals who attended the city’s best universities and are showcasing their art throughout Birmingham.

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3 vintage inspired costume ideas from Birmingham shops.

vintage halloween costumes
Co-owner of Manitou Supply, David Brown, embodies the spirit of Halloween while paying tribute to the Tide with this spooky ensemble. Photo via Manitou Supply on Instagram.

Shopping local for this year’s Halloween costume is a great way to support Birmingham businesses and do the planet a favor at the same time. 

It reduces the environmental waste caused by fast fashion and leaves you with re-wearable pieces. Check out these authentic ideas put together from local vintage stores.

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Moving out and moving up – check out three organizations in Birmingham helping young professionals connect in the city.

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Movers, shakers and everything in-between, Birmingham is growing and it’s time to get your foot in the door. Photo via Dustin Massey Studios for Creative Mornings.

You moved the tassel from right to left and your resume template is so perfectly crafted from Canva.com that it mimics Photoshop work, and now it’s time to enter the world of the young professional.

With any luck you’ve found yourself starting a career in Birmingham, but moving to a city where everyone seems to know everyone is intimidating. Here is a sneak peek into three organizations who can help you make waves.

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Are you ready for the spotlight? Make your story standout at The Birmingham Moth StorySLAM on Tuesday, October 15.

Telling stories at The Moth StorySlam
The best stories are featured on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on more than 500 public radio stations, and on The Moth’s eponymous podcast. Photo via Henry Cromett for The Moth.

At a Moth StorySLAM in August I opted for the anonymous route. The host read my response to the question, “Tell us about a time you let the cat out of the bag” – which I answered literally. The story got about two laughs (thanks mom and dad) and some constructive criticism from the host stating that whoever wrote it should work on their penmanship. 

Trying to learn where I went wrong, I contacted Claire Flowers, the regional producer for the story slam in Birmingham. She filled me in on mastering the theme, how to tell a good story in only five minutes and ways to work on my handwriting (just kidding).

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