B-metro - The magazine of metro Birmingham living


April 2014 Fashion

Color Shift [photography by Liesa Cole]
Fashion Knockout [photography by Chuck St. John]

Let’s Get This Party Started

Sometimes, it starts with a problem. Sometimes, it’s a flash of inspiration or a desire to make a difference. It begins in different ways, but it happens to all of us. There is something that we encounter, something we see or hear, and from that, a new thing springs to life. “Hey!” we say. “I have an idea!”

Ground Control to Astro-Man

Teasley, the co-owner of Birmingham’s legendary alternative music venue Bottletree, is renowned for having an identifiable sense of interior style that carries over into his personal space. At home, his amazing collections create unique vignettes throughout every one of the living and intimate spaces.

Crossing the Lines

No one would argue that Chip Moore is a kind man. His eyes have a certain sheen that invites you to sit down and stay awhile, and his laughter is the kind you can hear a room over. And he’s probably always been that way—a kind man—but he suggests that perhaps he hasn’t always been as generous as he is now.

The Question of Rhubarb

Rhubarb is an amazing vegetable, if you can truly call it that. In the 1940s, one New York judge found otherwise, determining that rhubarb was a fruit for the purposes of import duties and regulation. Regardless of your thoughts on the matter—and rhubarb would not be the only crop to suffer the fruit or vegetable conundrum—this diverse produce can be used in a number of unexpected ways.

Take a Walk With Me

It’s hard not to notice that First Avenue South is in the thralls of a building boom. Already, the enclave is lined with architectural firms and antique dealers and flanked by two new residential complexes. In the coming months, a cadre of funders and designers will transform the cut into a gorgeous, and hopefully thriving, pedestrian pathway.

Power to the She

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has just that purpose. With chapters all around the country, GOTR “envisions a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.”

Parade of Homes 2014

A preview of this year’s Parade of Homes hosted by the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders happening April 5-6 and 12-13.

Birmingham Fashion Week 2014

A preview of the fourth annual BFW happening April 21 – 26 in Pepper Place

One on One: Whitlee Mullis and Bill Bouloukos

This month’s conversation pairs food and hospitality with web design and style. Things, which in the end, seem to go together naturally.