3 reasons to host your next event at Dread River Distillery

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Gameday has never looked better. Photo via Bham Now.

As the holiday season approaches, you might be wondering where to host events in Birmingham. Whether you’re planning Friendsgiving, an office holiday celebration or even a watch party to cheer on your favorite team, Dread River is the place to be. Here’s why.

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Discover wines from an exclusive vineyard during Taste with the Master, Nov. 5

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Todd Edmondson from Red or White holding bottle of wine for Taste with the Master

If the most glamorous place you’ve been in the last few months is within a mile of home, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the chance to be transported to Paso Robles, California. Discover what life tastes like at Dauo Vineyards when you purchase tickets to Red or White wine shop’s Taste with the Master event on Thursday, November 5.

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A team to root for—meet Alabama’s top players!

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Meet the players. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

It’s game time, y’all! With sports underway, we’re feeling the team spirit. When choosing a career path, having great teammates is an important part of the game. We caught up with one of RealtySouth’s top-performing Birmingham teams to learn their take on why having teammates you can depend on makes all the difference.

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3 interior designers that you need to know in Birmingham

Timeless and stunning. Photo via Jan Ware Designs

We’ve all spent more time in our homes in 2020 than ever before. Whether you realize it or not, your living space impacts your life in a huge way. These local interior designers will take your home to the next level. Check out a preview of their work right here!

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7 haunted houses around Birmingham that will give you chills

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”. Photo via Atrox Factory

Y’all know what time it is? Spooky season…duh! Although the temperature still feels like summer, that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the Halloween spirit. The perfect way to do that? A haunted house, of course. Here are some of the scariest within two hours of Birmingham that’ll give you chills and have you running so fast social distancing will be a breeze.

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3 trends to get your home ready for fall + where to shop them in Birmingham

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There’s no such thing as too many textures. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Decorating for fall is something I look forward to each year. Beyond lighting seasonally scented candles, there’s so much you can do to warm up your home as the weather cools down. Here are three ways to get your home ready for fall, plus tips from a local interior designer on how to incorporate this season’s trends into your space.

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5 lake homes near Birmingham that will make your jaw drop this fall

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This is where I would want to spend all my time. Photo via ARC Realty

Now that we’re in the perfect weather season, who doesn’t long for a lake home? Whether you’re wanting room to spread out, a place to enjoy the great outdoors or a spot for entertaining, we’ve got you covered. Plus, if you need to upgrade the windows and doors in your lake home, Pella’s got you covered. Keep reading for all the details.

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BSC is hosting virtual book clubs facilitated by experts, and you’re invited

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Now this looks like my kind of reading spot. Photo via BSC

2020, the year of virtual… well, everything. There’s no better way to fill your emptier-than-usual schedule than by learning something new, and Birmingham-Southern College is making it easy. Get all the deets on their virtual book clubs right here.

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5 of the hottest lunch spots in Birmingham + what to order

Now THAT is a lunch spread. Photo via brick & tin on Facebook

Whether you’re sitting down to enjoy soup and salad or you’re grabbing a quick sandwich and coffee to go, lunch is the most important meal of the day—right? We think so. Share this with your favorite coworker and start making plans to visit these local lunch hotspots.

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6 mountain biking trails to check out in Birmingham, including Oak Mountain State Park

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Perfect weather + beautiful Birmingham trails = your weekend plans. Photo via Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers

Temperatures in the 60s, nothing on our to-do lists until Monday morning, and plans that involve social distancing—sounds like the perfect time to go mountain biking. If you’re looking for a great bike ride, keep reading for awesome mountain biking trails in Birmingham. Plus, check out different groups for fellow mountain bike lovers!

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5 ways decluttering with Closets by Design can help you get ready for the holidays now

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Imagine your home all nice and tidy with the holiday decorations in place. Photo via Closets by Design Central Alabama’s Facebook page

With Halloween fast approaching, who isn’t thinking about decorating for the holidays? It’s hard to imagine bringing out the holiday decorations, though, when the house is full of too many things to look at. Follow these five decluttering steps now with help from Closets by Design Central Alabama.

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5 must-visit pumpkin patches in Birmingham this fall, including The Great Pumpkin Patch

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We loaded up the Mercedes-Benz GLB250 with sooo many pumpkins! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s fall, y’all—which means it’s time to toss on a flannel shirt, wrap up in a scarf, pour a delicious glass of hot apple cider and head on out to your favorite pumpkin patch! We picked out five can’t-miss pumpkin patches in the Birmingham area, so you can get started decorating your home for the fall season.

We took a drive out to a one local pumpkin patch in the new 2020 GLB250. Check out the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

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5 homes on the Birmingham market with fantastic outdoor spaces

I’d like to spend every Saturday here, please. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

Ahh, fall. The weather is cooling down, football season is in full swing and the holidays are ready to be celebrated. This year especially, having a great outdoor space to entertain is so necessary. Check out these homes that are for sale in the Birmingham area and start shopping for patio furniture today!

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Meet you at the farm. Kellypalooza, a music festival benefiting Coosa Riverkeeper is coming October 24

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Music comes alive on the Williams Farm at Kellypalooza. Photo courtesy of Kellypalooza

Food trucks, a bonfire and five totally awesome bands—Kellypalooza, benefiting the Coosa Riverkeeper, is Saturday, October 24 near Birmingham. Tickets on sale now.

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