Now Open: See the reimagined Bay Leaf location off Hwy 280

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The perfect spot for family dinners. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar off Highway 280 has reopened its doors with must-see renovations inside and out. Keep reading for a photo tour of the restaurant, plus a look at their updated menus—including a yummy new kids menu!

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3 ways you can become an Alabama State Parks champion

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King’s Chair at Oak Mountain State Park. Photo from the Alabama State Park Facebook page

When you enter Oak Mountain State Park, the entrance road is called John Findlay, III Drive. Have you ever wondered, who was John Findlay, III?  A park ranger? An Alabama state legislator or local politician in the area? A former landowner? None of the above.  

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5 gems on the Birmingham home market under $250K

I’m a sucker for exterior wooden shutters. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

I love drooling over an outrageously gorgeous home as much as the next person. However, a listing price that ends with an M isn’t exactly ideal for many of us. The good news in Birmingham is you can find some absolute gems for under $250,000. Check these out!

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Magical: See two Gnome Villages created by Hassinger Daniels B&B on Highland Avenue (photos)

Sheila Chaffin (far right) owner of Hassinger Daniels Bed and Breakfast and her assistant Loraine Burton standing alongside Five Points Gnome No.2. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham, we’ve got some “breaking” development news.  

Last week, on Historic Highland Avenue, on a tree in front of Hassinger Daniels Bed and Breakfast, a whole village has magically appeared, with tree houses, pathways and even a carousel. 

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A visual look back on summer 2020 in Birmingham

It was a summer like no other, but we’re still pretty sure Birmingham has the best people around. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Labor Day weekend is here, Bham. Summer is drawing to a close, and while we’re ready for some cool breezes to roll in, we’re sad to see our long summer days go. We rounded up 5 of our buzziest videos from this summer to relive as we bid the season adieu. Don’t miss out!

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5 stunning lake homes near Birmingham on the market right now

It doesn’t get more inviting than this. Photo via Lake Martin Realty

Summer may be drawing to a close, but cooler weather just means more time to enjoy these outdoor patios and incredible lake views. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury lake home or you just enjoy fawning over gorgeous photos, you’re not going to want to miss these.

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A look inside Bay Leaf, modern Indian cuisine in the heart of Five Points South

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Welcome to Bay Leaf. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Bay Leaf Modern Indian Cuisine & Bar is open in the heart of Five Points South. Formerly serving authentic Indian food, Bay Leaf is now serving flavorful Indian favorites with a modern flair. Keep reading for a photo tour of their Five Points Lane location and for a look at their mouth-watering menu.

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5 homes with gorgeous pools on the Birmingham market right now

Whoever moves in here, feel free to invite your favorite Bham Nowers over for a pool party. Photo via RealtySouth

It’s hot, y’all. An Alabama August is no joke, but neither are these stunning pools in Birmingham. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury home or you just enjoy sitting in the air conditioning and drooling over gorgeous photos, you’re not going to want to miss these.

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PHOTOS: Get an inside look at Porch, a new restaurant coming soon to Crestline Village

The inside of the latest eatery to join Crestline Village. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Porch, a new restaurant concept is set to open early this fall in Crestline Village. We got a sneak peak of the interior, as well as a look at some of their mouth-watering menu items. Get all the details here.

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View Birmingham through the lens of 25 local portrait + lifestyle photographers (PHOTOS)

We love seeing the places and faces of Birmingham through local photographers. Photo by @bangimages on Instagram

No photographer on this list is alike, but they all have something in common… They are extraordinary at capturing the people, places, life, and beauty all around Birmingham. If you’re in need of some inspo, keep scrolling to see some of their work, and make sure to give them a follow to bring the inspiration back to your feed.

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The Sunflower Field: Adventures with Adamson

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Blue skies and golden flowers, what more could you want? Photo via Bham Now

The Sunflower Field is one of the most popular summer day trip destinations in Alabama. They’ll still be open for another week or so, but if you can’t make it down this year, don’t worry. Our friends over at Adamson Ford helped us to go capture the experience for you. It’s less than an hour and a half from downtown—come tag along!

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Staycation Guide: The freshest Airbnbs around Birmingham + itineraries for each

Say no more. I’m packing my overnight bag now! Photo via Airbnb

Whether you’re looking for loft living in the heart of downtown or an off-the-grid getaway in the woods, Birmingham offers impressive Airbnbs for those staycations. Here are some to check out. Psst! I even included a little itinerary for each location just for you.

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3 tasty recipes using a Birmingham classic you need to try now

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Classic seasoning, endless possibilities. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Temperatures are rising here in Birmingham, and you know what that means. Even more than fireworks and the crunch of cold watermelon, there’s one sound that screams “southern summer” above anything else: grills firing up. We’ve got 3 unique recipes you NEED to try this summer, using a fresh take on America’s favorite marinade.

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve: Adventures with Adamson Episode 3

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Sunshine and cool shoot locations—that’s about all we need. Photo via Bham Now

Your summer playground awaits. The best part? It’s just half an hour from downtown Birmingham. Our friends over at Adamson Ford lent us a sweet ride so we could go see it for ourselves. Find out all you need to know before you go right here!

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