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Hot Night at Hot & Hot

“At the end of the day Peach Moon Shine never hurts you”- Chris Hastings by Joe O’Donnell photography by Jonathan Self The televisions were turned on in every room, including the tent that covered the patio of Hot and Hot Fish Club on Sunday night. The viewing party for the Iron Chef competition that revealed… Read More

2012 Women of Power

These women are taking the lead in Birmingham–keep reading to find out how.

Reflections on Metal

Drew Galloway by Brett Levine Photography by Jerry Siegel I am fascinated by the ordinary, rather than the extraordinary, in nature,” painter Drew Galloway says, laughing.  His new works, a series of paintings that explore the everyday nature of Birmingham’s Shades Creek, where he played as a child, and the streams of western Tennessee, where… Read More

Culturally Contemporary

Items from this couple’s travels blend the homeowner’s French and Italian roots together to create a modern masterpiece Written by Vicki Johnson Photography by Beau Gustafson Parisian transplant Martine Sebbag moved to Birmingham over 35 years ago and has been a successful hairstylist in the Mountain Brook area for 30 years. She was introduced to… Read More

Tech Candy

For April Mraz and Cherie Stine success is built one innovative, cool product at a time. By Joe O’Donnell April Mraz and Cherie Stine got their first taste of the product design and production world with their first and highly successful Stretchy Shapes line. This boutique line of the highest-trending children’s silicone bracelets launched at the New… Read More

On The Banks of the Baghmati

More than 8,000 miles away from home, a woman gains a new perspective on the nature of living, dying and her own diagnosis of cancer. By Cynthia Ryan Standing on the banks of the Baghmati River at Pashupatinath Temple, the oldest Shiva shrine in Nepal and one of the region’s most holy sites, I can’t… Read More

Food Scenes Worthy of Oscar

With the film awards season rolling to its climax this month, we wanted to honor moments when the food is the star of the show. Here are our picks for the 3 best food scenes in cinematic history. Produced and Styled by Mindi Shapiro Levine Photographed by Mary Britton Senseney Recipe Development and Food Styling… Read More

Into the Woods

Artist Tracie Noles-Ross and her family are living and learning from the land. by Rebecca Walden Photos and artwork provided by the Noles-Ross Family Most stress is of our own making. If you doubt this statement, spend just five minutes talking with Tracie Noles-Ross. Embracing the concept of permaculture and the simple abundance of self-sufficiency,… Read More

The Power of Women

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