Posts Tagged ‘B-metro’


The Glamorous Life: Flexibility

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The Dance of Life Requires Flexibility. by Lee Ann “Sunny” Brown Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. In fact, I would say that the majority of the time, even though things usually work out in the end, the journey there doesn’t exactly go according to plan. We don’t always arrive in the style we… Read More

Seven Years Later

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Remembering the day I left New Orleans. by Amanda LeBlanc Seven years have come and gone since Hurricane Katrina. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I remember it like it was yesterday. My oldest was 2 ½ and my baby was only 8 weeks old. It was Saturday, Aug. 26, 2005, three days… Read More

Arrangements Without Blooms

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Designing with fall foliage. by Charlie Thigpen, Photography by Chuck St. John It’s always a nice touch to have an arrangement to greet guests for parties or family gatherings.  But what happens when you don’t have flowers? Go to Plan B and use what you have.  If you really open your eyes, you can usually… Read More

Lighten Up

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

It’s just fashion. By Heidi Elnora “Lighten up, it’s just fashion” were the famous words spoken by designer/judge Michael Kors during my stint as a contestant on season 2 of Project Runway. At the time I thought, how could you say that? It’s not just fashion, it’s my life. I eat, sleep, breathe and dream… Read More

The Sound of September

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Local and Live. by John D Normally when I sit down to write my monthly column here in B–Metro I choose a soon to be released or recently released album, play it in its entirety, and use it to set the tone. This month is a little different, having received something that might seem anachronistic:… Read More

Style Icon: Major Allison Campbell Miller

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Major Allison Campbell Miller Alabama Air National Guard Instructor Pilot Written by Tracy James Robinson, Photography by Chuck St. John Ever think of a leather jacket as life saving? And I don’t mean, “OMG, I can’t live without that jacket” kind of life saving. I mean “I’m a stranger in a strange land, get me… Read More

The Burger Coalition

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

The secret sauce is the people. by André Natta “There’s such an energy formed when six passionate people all share a table.” That’s what Atlanta-based designer James Martin said to me during a recent conversation here in Birmingham. More on why shortly… There are many who believe that online communication can completely replace the need… Read More

Christopher Lowther

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Pixilated Lifeboat by Brett Levine     Photo by Jerry Siegel Christopher Lowther is a director, but he doesn’t make feature films.  Instead, this digital artist and professor of time-based media at UAB begins where the medium of film ends.  “My earliest work revolved around media censorship, sexual orientation and the poetics and politics of relationships,” he… Read More

Not Tonight

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Navigating the bedroom. By Paget Pizitz I’m writing this column after two sleepless nights. It’s amazing how sleep deprivation takes a toll on the mind. Monday I prepaid for gas and drove away without filling the tank. Nothing makes me feel more blonde than driving off only to run out of gas a quarter mile… Read More

10 Spots: Dining Ideas for September

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

10 SPOTS: Dining Ideas for September by Richard James Ted’s Restaurant The sign is from another era, and the clocks are frozen in time, but Tasos and Beba Touloupis have turned Ted’s into a great tradition for a new Birmingham with a terrific breakfast and meat and three lunch. 205-324-2911 www.tedsbirmingham.com 328 12th St. S.,… Read More

Fine Dining & Fine Art Meet at Vino

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Vino is an intimate and artistic spot for a Mediterranean dinner and wine.