A Birmingham tradition. Regions Bank holiday lights are back! (Photos)

The annual lighting began in the 1970s when the building that is now the Regions Center was shared by First National Bank of Birmingham and Southern Natural Gas. Regions Bank has kept the tradition going. Photo via Regions Bank

It is one of my favorite Birmingham traditions – the Regions Bank Holiday Lights.

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A little magic right here in the city—autumn in Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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The gorgeous ginkgo. Photo via Birmingham Botanical Gardens

This time of the year is full of all kinds of magic in Birmingham. From watching the tree lightings around town to crunching on ginkgo leaves, there’s something beautiful around every corner. There’s no place in town more magical than Birmingham Botanical Gardens—and we went to go check it out.

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5 things you never knew about Alabama Marble, the “finest marble in the world”

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Hello, gorgeous. Design by GCI Design; photo via AM3 Stone

Did you know that some of the finest marble in the world is mined right here in Alabama? Alabama Marble Mineral & Mining Co. (AM3 Stone) is the exclusive purveyor of Alabama Marble, and they’re headquartered here in the Birmingham area. Keep reading to learn more about this state treasure—the facts might just surprise you.

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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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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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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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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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Get a peek inside the newest addition to downtown Homewood

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The ARC Realty team is all smiles for their new office, and it’s clear to see why! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Homewood is one of the hottest areas in the Birmingham metro for residents and businesses alike, and that’s not slowing down anytime soon. ARC Realty just opened a new office in Homewood to better serve their clients, and we went to check it out.

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We got a sneak peek at renderings for The Valley Hotel in Homewood

Renderings via Valor Hospitality Partners

If you’ve driven down 18th Street South in Homewood anytime over the last year, you’ve probably dodged a traffic cone or two and wondered what that huge hotel was going to look like. Get an inside look at The Valley Hotel, plus all the details, right here.

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Meet the team of Arcadia, the salon bringing style + color to Avondale

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The kind of team that makes every day a good hair day. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Arcadia Salon is serving up all the style and good vibes in Avondale. From its dreamy salon interior to the stylists behind the chairs, Arcadia is doing something right. Get a look inside, and get to know the team making all the magic.

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Need a laugh? Check out our caption contest with The Bham Zoo. Win $300+ in prizes!

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What a well-mannered bear. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo

If you follow us on Instagram (which you should 100% be doing 👏), you’ve probably seen our weekly caption contests featuring animals from The Birmingham Zoo. We’ve been sharing silly pictures, asking our followers to share their most creative captions. And trust us, they did not disappoint. 😂

Here’s a recap of the contests including some of our favorite entries + how you can enter our final contest and win $300+ in prizes from The Birmingham Zoo, Red Diamond and Full Moon BBQ!

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