Just when we were getting into the swing of a new decade, COVID-19 halted things in the blink of an eye. There’s nothing we can really do about it besides practicing social distancing and slathering on gallons of hand sanitizer. Whether you’re just getting to know someone or social distancing from your long-time partner, there’s still hope. You can still strike up a romance. It just requires a little creativity.Continue reading “Single and can’t mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas”
Cats, coffee and—yoga? Gatos and Beans, Alabama’s only cat café, is bringing the cuddles to Avondale. Check it out!Continue reading “Gatos and Beans cat café is purrrfect, and we’re not kitten”
Coffee + Kindness. Two of the greatest sources of joy, in my opinion. Also the slogan for Blount County’s newest coffee shop, Kind Kups Coffee. Read on to learn more about your new favorite caffeine fix hotspot!Continue reading “Kind Kups Coffee brings mugs of deliciousness to Blount County”
East 59 Vintage & Café closed their original East Lake location this past year. No worries! The future’s looking bright for this local coffee shop. The family-owned business is opening a new location in Hoover in Spring 2020.Continue reading “East 59 Vintage & Café pursues a new beginning in Hoover”
The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!Continue reading “10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham”
Cold and dreary weather is coming—and you know what that means. Bookstore season! Spending a rainy afternoon perusing a local bookstore has to be on the list of best activities on Earth. Check out these six independent bookstores in Birmingham, and start making your winter reading list!Continue reading “6 independent bookstores to check off your list in Birmingham, AL”
Call me #basic, but two of my favorite things in the entire world are coffee and autumn. This week marks both the beginning of fall and the best holiday around—National Coffee Day (September 29). We all know pumpkin spice is a little overdone, so here are 7 of the best (non-pumpkin spice) fall-flavored drinks at local coffee shops right here in Birmingham, AL.Continue reading “7 best fall-flavored beverages at local coffee shops in Birmingham, AL—pumpkin spice not included”
Looking for a way to satisfy your caffeine addiction in our sweltering Birmingham summer? You need to try some iced coffee! It’s a little milder tasting than its hot brewed brother and is such a welcome treat when the thermostat is hitting 90. I went out looking and came up with 10 coffee shops to grab some around Birmingham. Here are a few of my favorites.Continue reading “Need some iced coffee? Here are 10 Birmingham coffee shops to grab a cup.”
500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.Continue reading “14 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally”
Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.Continue reading “Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market”
Demolition of the 10 story UAB Town House began this week.
Revelator has a new addition to their menu: CBD oil— and it’s a hit. Keep reading to find out the most popular drink to add it to and what Revelator locations will get it next!
Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:
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”
Filter – Coffee Parlor opened this morning in Five Points South, promptly at 6:00AM.