Archive for September, 2018


RealtySouth Opens Downtown Office

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Real estate giant RealtySouth opened a new office in Downtown Birmingham in response to market demand. Located in the historic landmark Denechaud House, at Second Avenue North and Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, the location adjoins the famous Florentine Building. “Company growth boils down to supply and demand – a responsible company listens to the pulse… Read More

Is Blogging Bad for Your Health?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

By Javacia Harris Bowser Sitting is the new smoking! That’s a statement people started to toss around a few years ago and at this point that claim probably makes you strain your eye rolling muscles. Nonetheless, it’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health and this made me wonder if writing… Read More

Diamonds Direct Love Story: Anna and Reece

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

When Anna first spotted Reece at a high school baseball game, she thought she struck out, trying to get his attention. They finally met through mutual friends after the game. Reece says, “My first impression was that Anna was extremely attractive and way out of my league.” The two, however, went on to explore restaurants… Read More

B-Yourself: Iva Nell Freeman

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Age: 85   Hometown: Oneonta, AL   What were some major changes in the world while growing up? When I was a child, I remember listening to the radio to hear news about the war.  When I was 12, I remember people dancing in the street when World War II was over. It was strange… Read More

The Secret Is Out!

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Celebrated as Birmingham’s best festival to discover new and up-and-coming bands, this year’s Secret Stages moved the party to Avondale. More than 50 acts drew crowds August 3rd and 4th.    Photos by Larry O. Gay

I Predict

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Time to start talking football. So, it’s September again. You don’t need a calendar to know it, all of the signs are there. The kids are all back in school, the weather is changing (only from “Sweet Mother Earth it’s hot” to “I’m sweating my ass off over here” hot, but it’s still changing) and… Read More

The Summer Cold

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

There’s a chill in the air. By Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown Icould feel it coming on: the chills, the sweating, the shivering. Then the sneezing started, followed by the coughing and watery eyes and runny nose. I had taken every precaution to keep this from happening. I always made sure to bundle up and to… Read More

Personal Space: Mindy Rohr

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

A one on one conversation with Mindy Rohr, experience manager for the Pizitz Food Hall. Anative of Lexington, Ken., Mindy Rohr was already a local social-media darling when Bayer Properties came to town to build The Summit at Fritz Farm, a lifestyle center similar to The Summit Birmingham. The Bayer team took note of Rohr’s… Read More

Don’t Fret

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Tom Gauldin’s Southside Custom Guitars. By Brett Levine // Photography by Beau Gustafson Renovating a home can often lead to a second career as a house-flipper, but Tom Gauldin took an entirely different path. “I decided, ‘I’m going to do custom guitars,’” he laughs, standing in Highland Music in front of a wall with several of… Read More

Dive In: Yum Yai Thai Takeout

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Getting it good on the go. Written and photographed by Beau Gustafson Golf Suchodayan and Kay Sathianphatthanakul met in Thailand when they were in high school and have been business partners in Birmingham since 2005 when they bought Chai’s Oriental Food store. About 10 months ago they sold the grocery store and opened up Yum… Read More

Flowers in Dynamite

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Developing community through urban agriculture. By Max Rykov // Photo by Beau Gustafson Maybe if those wretched things were more architecturally appealing, I wouldn’t roll my eyes so hard every time I drove by one. But they aren’t, so my body will continue its automatic reflex at the sight of any new luxury apartment development in… Read More