The unpredictability of Alabama weather doesn’t just affect you, but all those Birmingham pets we love to to show off. When chilly weather hits, grab an extra sweater for yourself and your four-legged friends.Continue reading “5 tips you need to know to keep your Birmingham pets warm this winter!”
Don’t be surprised when you see a familiar Birmingham landscape in the background of an upcoming movie next year. The thriller—“Collection”— wrapped up filming around Niazuma Avenue this month.Continue reading “Here’s a peek at “Collection,” a movie filmed in Highland Park!”
What better way to avoid those political arguments at holiday dinners this season, than by singing through them? Okay, this isn’t a musical so maybe it won’t be that easy. But, you can relieve the tension afterward at these five Birmingham karaoke bars.Continue reading “Five Birmingham karaoke spots that will have you singing a happy tune this holiday season”
If you don’t have a favorite Birmingham business yet, you will after hearing about the winners of The Big Pitch! REV Birmingham organized a competition awarding Birmingham startups a total of $50,000 plus professional-services prize packages.
The innovative buzz of Birmingham continues to build through these businesses!Continue reading “Birmingham businesses present winning ideas at The Big Pitch.”
Wine—a gift as old as time, but how do you know which kind is best for different holiday parties? Three Birmingham wine experts fill us in on bringing the right choice to the table this holiday season.Continue reading “3 Birmingham wine experts create the perfect gift guide”
Birmingham, beer and bunnies have a lot more in common with each other than you might think. To see how, I sat down with Connie Cowan from the Alabama Rabbit Rescue at their event “Brews for Bunnies” — hosted by TrimTab Brewery.
If any of those three words above interest you, keep reading to learn more about the local nonprofit.Continue reading “Birmingham bunnies hop to the occasion”
But before you hit up T.J. Maxx for decor, let’s look at what opening up your home entails.Continue reading “Thinking about renting your Birmingham home on Airbnb? See what you need to know beforehand!”
I may be a Tuscaloosa gal, but no one feels at home in the Magic City until the barista at Revelator lets you stay in the shop an hour after it closes. After one week of living like a local, here are my thoughts.Continue reading “My first impressions after one week in Birmingham”
You don’t have to hop on a plane to find a little bit of Europe in Birmingham. European influence flows throughout the city starting from the streets.
In fact, it will have your social media followers questioning if you just took a spontaneous holiday overseas!Continue reading “How to take a trip to Europe while staying in Birmingham”
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.Continue reading “Owner of Fig Tree prepares to open new Mountain Brook restaurant this December.”
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.Continue reading “Your guide to three young creatives in Birmingham”
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.Continue reading “3 vintage inspired costume ideas from Birmingham shops.”
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.Continue reading “Moving out and moving up – check out three organizations in Birmingham helping young professionals connect in the city.”
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).Continue reading “Are you ready for the spotlight? Make your story standout at The Birmingham Moth StorySLAM on Tuesday, October 15.”