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One on One: Michael Mullins and Rush Garner

We are talking finance, wine and how to negotiate the trials and tribulations of starting and running your own business in Birmingham in this month’s One on One. We paired up Michael Mullis of the financial advisory and services firm Kelley & Mullis, and Rush Garner, owner of Rush Wines.

Freshly Minted

Peppermint is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint. Used dried, fresh, or as an oil, it adds a distinct flavor to every recipe that calls upon it as an ingredient. These three recipes will add a fresh sweetness to your holiday season.

Unique: The Art of Handmade

Five local women share their love for all things handmade when it comes to their local AL businesses, including “Made in the Deep South” and “Alabama Goods.”

See You at the Pig

Every 10 minutes, it happens again: There’s a crack of thunder, and then a shower of rain falls over the shelves. But in the last days, the water isn’t necessary, because there are no fruits or vegetables to keep fresh in the produce section of the Crestline Piggy Wiggly. After 30 years as a gathering place, to the community’s despair, the grocery store’s doors closed.

Our Affair With a Necklace

December 2013 Jewelry Feature

The Moment

We wanted to hear about the moments it happened, the moments that forever changed the lives of some of Birmingham’s own. We asked people of different backgrounds and different directions. […] Here, you’ll find the stories of seven men and women, recounting the moments when their paths diverged, the moments when they made the decisions—the moments that made all the difference.

Made to Last

When Steve Fleming set out in search of the perfect home, his realtor Dorothy Tayloe was skeptical that they would find it. “I had a long list of requirements,” says Fleming. “Low maintenance, a city view, a place for my piano, and a spot for the pool table.” The matchmaking search wasn’t easy, and they saw a lot of “interesting” homes during that time.