Archive for December, 2011


Christmas Morning

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Some things about that special morning never change. By Joe O’Donnell The coolest gift I remember my brother ever getting for Christmas was a space station that sat on the floor and had intricate adjustable legs and blue plastic windows on the sides and top. I stepped on it. Accidently, of course. But the incident… Read More

The Key to Getting Your Groove Back

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Finding something often requires losing something. by Cherri Ellis My groove recently got away from me.  It had a lot of compelling reasons to go, so I can’t really blame it, but I indeed looked around for it one day and it had vanished. What, I wondered dully, had been the final straw?  The radiation… Read More

B-Yourself: Alina Williams and Laura Danelski

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Alina Williams and Laura Danelski give us the scoop on life as a Radio City Rockettes. Written and Photographed by  Angela Karen How many Rockettes does it take to perform in cities simultaneously? “We have an absolute amazing job and we do love what we do. Although there are sacrifices to be made…blisters, heavy schedules… Read More

The Season’s Most Stylish

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Scene 2 Continued from last month’s Bad Behavior Fashion Shoot The Heist Smuggling designer goods, handbags, shoes, belts and jewels, starring Ashley Norris, Eve Hirsch and Beth McMillan. Thank you to McCorquodale Transfer for the warehouse space. Ashley Norris wearing clothes from Saks Fifth Avenue with fedora from Gus Mayer and jewelry from Bromberg’s. Eve… Read More

Thanks

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The good stuff comes in many shapes and forms. By Paget Pizitz Growing up, I had a pet deer that lived in the house, ate dinner with our labs and, from time to time, wore hand-me- downs from his big sister. My parents knew they had to do something to appease my desperate need for… Read More

Style Icon: Margaret Jones

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Owner, MCJ Company by Tracy Robinson    Photography by Chuck St. John Tortoise reading glasses in hand, interior designer Margaret Jones explains her fetish for the hard-shelled animal, ever present in paintings, lamps and ornamental objects at her store MCJ Company, near Pepper Place. During a visit to her brother’s home in Louisiana 25 years ago,… Read More

Two Gardening and Growing.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

by Charlie Thigpen This month, my wife Cindy and I will celebrate our second anniversary as proud owners of a garden shop.  We now realize we don’t own the shop; it owns us. We were both in the publishing world for many years, so there has been a big learning curve jumping into a retail… Read More

10 SPOTS: for Downtown Dining

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

by Jason Horn Rogue Tavern You wouldn’t expect one of Birmingham’s best music venues to serve some of its best burgers as well, but that’s the case here. The monster meat patties can be had topped with everything from green chiles and guacamole to Asian slaw and teriyaki. 2312 2nd Ave. N; 205-202-4151; Trattoria Centrale… Read More

Listen Up / December 2011

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Who to see and what to hear in December. by Todd Coder I turned 37 years old last month and can truly say that my 36th year was one of the most enjoyable of my life.  I celebrated my first year of marriage to my best friend.  We traveled to Europe and South Africa in… Read More

One Shot Dec. 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

the city through the lens… Dia de los Muertos, numero nueve en Memoria a Guillermo Castro, was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. The event, based on the Hispanic tradition that honors deceased loved ones, has been held at the former Bare Hands Gallery location on Richard Arrington Blvd. since 2003.  This year’s festivities paid… Read More

Charming Chattanooga

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Discover great restaurants, awesome views and interesting tourist attractions. by Jan Walsh Kevin and I take a couple’s weekend to Chattanooga. Making better driving time than expected (less than three hours), we arrive in time for lunch in the city, rather than on the road. Yet this unexpected pleasure also creates a problem. I have… Read More