Shop the perfect presents to commemorate new life at Diamonds Direct Spring Showcase April 16-24

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Springtime is the season for a fresh start and a fresh set of diamonds. Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

It’s time to come out of hibernation and shine some light on the new season—with the help from a few diamonds, of course. Plant yourself at the Diamonds Direct Spring Showcase taking place Friday, April 16-Saturday, April 24. Pick from perfection and enjoy 20% virtually everything in the showroom over the nine-day event. Keep reading to discover which designer pieces we’ve grown attached to.

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CBD in Birmingham: What it is + where to get yours locally

Feeling calm and collected already. Photo via Magic City Organics’ Facebook

CBD is one of the buzziest wellness products currently. With additional life stressors and world events, people are looking for a safe way to calm down. If this sounds familiar, this article is for you. Let’s learn more about CBD and where to get certified CBD products in Birmingham.

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Stop stirring! Bham’s Spoon & Ladle is ceasing its wholesale operations

Spoon & Ladle will cease their operations this month. Photo via Spoon & Ladle

We’re sad to say goodbye to local, family-owned specialty food company, Spoon & Ladle. You may be familiar with them from The Pizitz Food Hall and as a vendor at the Market at Pepper Place. Keep reading to learn all the deets.

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5 local fashionistas share their closet must-haves + what’s going to be hot in Spring

We love some local fashion inspiration. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

How would you describe your style? Classic, retro, chic, ever-evolving? If you need some wardrobe inspo, meet these five Birmingham fashionistas and clothing stores that have the “It” factor to see their must-have items for any closet.

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Local businesses come together to support Beehive Baking Company after accident

Sending our best wishes + speedy recovery to Sarah after her car accident. Photo via Beehive Baking Co’s Facebook

Recently, Beehive Baking Company‘s owner, Sarah, was involved in an unfortunate car accident and is documenting her experience on Instagram. Of course, her health comes first and one of Birmingham’s favorite bakeries is taking a hiatus. See how local businesses are lending a helping hand and how you can get involved.

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8 local gift ideas that will give your Valentine heart eyes—Win $800+ in local goods

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Sparkling wine + beautiful blooms = a happy Valentine. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Whether you’re spoiling a special someone or yourself, these local shops have the finds that will make you swoon. Here are 8 gift ideas to give your Valentine major heart eyes. 😍

P.S. Keep reading to find out how to win $800+ in local goods in our Valentine’s Day giveaway.
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8 weeks. 1 goal. Why this local resident is tackling Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the 2nd time

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Birmingham resident Hailey Lann is back for round two of the Transformation Challenge at Orangetheory. Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

2020 sucked—it’s time to make up for it in 2021 and we’re starting with crushing those fitness goals. Birmingham resident Hailey Lann leads by example and takes on Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the second year in a row. Once you hear how it revolutionized her regime, you’ll find your nearest studio and sign up before January 18.

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17 gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Birmingham

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Couldn’t we all use a bit more color in our life? Photo via Exalting in Beauty on Facebook

Want to shop local AND support Black-owned businesses in Birmingham? Here are 17 gift ideas to get you started. From high-end menswear to one-of-a-kind art pieces—there’s a little something for everyone on your list.

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Local coffee shop gets a shout out on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Local coffee shop, Bizarre featured on national TV. Photo via Bizarre: The Coffee Bar’s Facebook

On her show, Kelly Clarkson likes to shine a spotlight on incredible businesses who get creative to survive and thrive. This week the light was on local coffee shop Bizarre: The Coffee Bar. Check out the big moves this small business is making in Birmingham.

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Why making these oral hygiene mistakes could cost you—tips from an expert

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Dr. Bailey Crow with StoneCreek Dental Care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, we tend to bend the tooth a little bit when it comes to convos with our dentist. But, not keeping up with your oral hygiene could have severe effects on your health. StoneCreek Dental Care’s Dr. Bailey Crow gave us the scoop on what mistakes we’re making and why they could be detrimental.

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Hear how one Nashville sound designer got his start at the Virginia Samford Theatre

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Justin Walker returns to the sound booth as a professional, where he was once just learning the ropes as a high school student. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

When Toto pulls back the curtain at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST), you won’t find the Wizard of Oz, but Justin Walker. Learn how the man behind the scenes and a Birmingham native became an integral component for shows in Nashville and beyond. Plus, hear why it was an honor to return to the theatre as a sound designer for Frozen Jr. and The Fantasticks.

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Bandit Pâtisserie reopens at a new location + don’t miss this upcoming event

I shed a little tear when I saw this post on Instagram. Photo via Bandit Pâtisserie

Before the world went up in flames and Bandit Pâtisserie closed in spring, I spent nearly every weekend working at the bakery’s Homewood location. Now, the team has finally reopened at a new spot in downtown Birmingham—check out the deets on the sweets.

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7 fall items from local makers that complete your autumn vibe

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Petition for it to be fall year round. Photo via Bemele Candles

There’s not much disagreement that fall is arguably one of the best seasons—the clothes, holidays and weather are hard to beat. To round out this top-tier time of year, we compiled a list of items from local Birmingham makers that emanate the ideal autumn aesthetic.

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A foundation of food + family—what working at Ashley Mac’s is like

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Erick Cox photographed outside of the Ashley Mac’s Cahaba Heights location. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

What started as a catering business in Ashley McMakin’s Homewood apartment more than a decade ago is now a beloved Birmingham business. With five Birmingham locations and 71 employees, Ashley Mac’s is still growing and it’s no surprise why.

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