I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:Continue reading “Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques”
Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.Continue reading “4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham”
Spring time in Birmingham means great weather, fun outdoors and lots of delicious food festivals. Here’s your guide to Birmingham’s top food festivals to indulge in from March to May.Continue reading “11 Birmingham food festivals to indulge in this spring, including a Funky Fish Fry”
Birmingham boasts a number of barbershops. Since I’ve never been a barbershop girl, I had no idea what an important role barbershops play in the community of men. More than one of the owners of these local barbershops talked about being “pillars of the community,” and bridging young men and church. They also provide a gathering place where men of all ages can talk about things that matter. My eyes are now open.
Read on for details about five local barbershops and two free barbershops in the park.Continue reading “5 Birmingham barbershops plus two free haircut options”
Rain, rain, go away! Birmingham logged one of the wettest months on record since 1895. Is your house protected from water damage? We talked to a local specialist at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists to find out more.Continue reading “Record rainfall in Birmingham: How to spot water damage in your home, and who to call”
Looking for the perfect gift for your Valentine? Check out these love-inspired creations from some of Birmingham’s local Etsy shops.Continue reading “11 local Etsy shops in Birmingham creating love-inspired gifts for Valentine’s Day”
January was a pretty slow month on the event front, but now that we have our feet firmly planted in 2019, we’ve got a full event calendar to share with you! There will be no shortage of fun on your calendar this February, that’s for sure.Continue reading “21 Events happening in February in Birmingham”
It’s nice to have you in Birmingham, and we mean it. We even put it on murals. To ease your transition from newcomer to local, reference this guide as often as necessary.
The holiday season is often a time of engagements and celebrations, which can lead you into the new year with lots to plan and a wedding dress to find — among 100 other things! Keep it local with one of these bridal shops in town.Continue reading “Newly engaged? The wedding dress of your dreams awaits at one of these 7 bridal shops in Birmingham”
The I-59/20 road closures are about to rock our collective worlds. Starting Monday, and progressively getting worse until it gets better, nary a soul in Birmingham will be left without a touch of road rage trying to navigate in and around Birmingham.
Save the date. On Sunday, January 20, starting at 8:36PM, Birmingham will experience its only lunar eclipse for 2019.
When the weather outside is getting chillier by the second, there’s no better way to keep the cold at bay then our favorite winter beverage, the hot chocolate. Nothing warms our hands (and hearts) quicker than a hot cup of cocoa, and these spots happen to serve some of the best cocoa in town.Continue reading “3 spots in Birmingham that serve life-changing hot cocoa, plus some honorable mentions”
This post is organized alphabetically. Good thing G comes before J and P, because when it comes to jazz and blues in Birmingham, how could I not start with …Continue reading “Listen to jazz and blues live at these 4 venues every week in Birmingham metro”
In 2017, we released our first guide to The Pizitz Food Hall, which you can find here. Since then, there have been a few changes to Birmingham’s first food hall, and it’s our duty to keep you in the loop. Without further ado, let’s get into it: the updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall.Continue reading “An updated guide to The Pizitz Food Hall”
Finding a new favorite Etsy page is always exciting. Especially when the seller turns out to live in your very own town. Here are 13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that are sure to make it onto your favorites list.Continue reading “13 local Etsy shops in Birmingham that will land on your favorites list”