50 Moments That Made UAB

Sept. 14, 1936: The University of Alabama opened its Birmingham Extension Center in an old wood-frame two-story house at 2131 6th Avenue North. For the first term, 116 students enrolled. One full-time instructor and seven-part time instructors taught 19 different courses. Jan. 1, 1945: Jefferson and Hillman Hospitals were merged to form the University of… Read More

Holiday Glamour

The glam look of holiday fashion from Gus Mayer.

All’s Fair

At Sojourns experience the artisanal world of fair trade. Sojourns in downtown Birmingham is a fair trade import business working with artisans in a variety of countries to provide opportunity  for them and a unique selection of items for city consumers. The shop is committed to fair trade principles and works with fair trade certified… Read More

The Lumbar Cure

With a new menu and a unique style,  The Lumbar in Pepper Place is a perfect spot to relax your weary bones.

Personal Space: Christopher Nanni

A one-on-one conversation with Christopher Nanni, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

Shops: Something’s Cooking

At Bresco you can shop where the food professionals do.

Shops: The Birmingham Zoo Gift Shop

You can go wild in this shop.


Libby Lassiter and Jami Wadkins bring a collaborative approach to their leadership roles at Bayer Properties.

Billy Reid Comes to Town

The equation seems simple enough. Southern sensibility and charm plus classic American clothes twisted with a modern sensibility. That’s the Billy Reid formula that has led to extraordinary success.

This House Is a Lifeline

A showhouse supporting adoption is a perfect fit for the Waltchack family.


Fashion on a budget can be easy if you’re willing to give things a second chance. We found each of these high-end pieces at local re-sale store Style Encore for a fraction of their original price.