Archive for April, 2018

The Simple Life of Carole Griffin

Monday, April 30th, 2018

With more than three decades in business in English Village, the baker, restaurateur and businesswoman finds success in simplicity. Written by Joe O’Donnell; Photography by Beau Gustafson Music. Food. Celebrations. If there is a three-point stance to a fulfilling life, these are the marks to which Carole Griffin tries to stay true. Spring-A-Ling-A-Ding-Dong says it all…. Read More

Ask Jennifer: In Defense of Dads

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Dear Jennifer, I’m getting a divorce and I’ve been wondering if I should fight to keep as much custody away from my soon-to-be-ex as possible. He’s not a horrible guy but we got married too young, aren’t compatible, and I can’t stand to deal with him any longer. My daughter is only 1 so I… Read More

Ask Micah

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

  Bountiful Bridesmaids Dear Micah, I have a best friend problem.  Mary Catherine grew up with me and we talk almost every day even though she now lives in Cincinnati.  Beth, I met in college and was my roommate and we have done life together ever since.  She lives here in town.  I am getting… Read More

Secrets of Living Beautifully in Birmingham

Saturday, April 7th, 2018


His Own Man

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

  Joseph Siegelman may come with a pedigree in politics, but he is here to forge his own path. Written by Rosalind Fournier, photography by Beau Gustafson   This is a fair bet. As the people of Alabama learn that Joseph Siegelman, a local attorney and managing partner in the Birmingham office of The Cochran… Read More

Funding Awesome

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

  The local chapter of an international philanthropy gives away $1,000 a month to help people help others.  Written by Rosalind Fournier // Photography by Beau Gustafson Max Rykov remembers that when he and Dr. Dionne Mahaffey teamed up to start a local chapter of The Awesome Foundation—an international organization that grants money, no strings attached, to… Read More

A Better Space

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s first exhibition composed of its own collection of contemporary art inspires viewers to connect with the world at large. Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne What makes us different? You lean right; I lean left. You are white; I am black. You are poor; I am rich. You live here, now; I… Read More

On Air with Dr. Josh

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

As a TV psychologist, radio-show host, and adjunct associate professor of public health at UAB, Dr. Josh Klapow takes psychology to the masses. Written by Rosalind Fournier • Photography by Beau Gustafson On what will most likely go down as the most devastating Valentine’s Day in American history, Josh Klapow, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and frequent… Read More

A Ranch House Reinvented

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Raising the roofline and taking full advantage of the view, a Vestavia couple turns a house they already loved into the home of their dreams. Written by Jane Reynolds Photography by Chris Luker Andy and Ashley Prewitt have loved this home, which overlooks the 14th hole of Vestavia Country Club, from the day they bought… Read More

Diamonds Direct Love Story: Erin+ Matthew 

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Diamonds Direct: Erin+ Matthew   Erin was forty minutes late for her very first date with Matthew. But Matthew had some intuition that  she was worth waiting for. And something told Erin that she had finally found the “real gentleman” she had been anticipating her entire life. This is their love story which starts with a song and… Read More

A Man and His Fish

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

George Sarris Written by Joe O’Donnell Photography by Beau Gustafson In the end, perhaps more than even the fish, it is the people that matter. “From the first day we made the place welcome, no matter who you are,” says Fish Market owner and Birmingham restaurant icon George Sarris.  “Doesn’t matter how much money you have,… Read More