We decided this issue should take a spccial delight in highlightimg the people,
placs and things that make the city amazing. And even if we can’t
experience everything to its fullest because of the pandemic,
we know the city will be out there . . . waiting.
“We’re a Team.”
Those are the words of Deb, founder of Bearden Design et Boutique, now, Bearden Design et Boutique & Salon.
She is speaking about her husband, Gil Mouyal, a hairstylist for over 40 years here in Birmingham with whom she joined forces during quarantine to find a way for both of their businesses to survive.
Their solution? Merge her clothing boutique with his hairstyling to create a unique experience for both of their customers.
Clients can visit Gil’s full service salon and walk out to the boutique to shop unique styles by designers from all over the world. The boutique features international fashion, independent designers and eco friendly manufacturers, coupled with amazing customer service. Alterations, approvals and lay–a–way are available as well as private appointments.
The salon features hair color by Matix an ammonia free color, Brazilian blowout, Moroccan oil products and Keritan complex services.
The couple has been in the customer service industry for a collective 60 years and are thrilled to put their passions together as co-workers to continue to serve the city of Birmingham.
During this uncertain time, Gil and Deb have created a silver lining —one that’s brought them together as co–workers and closer as a couple.
Bearden Design et Boutique & Salon is located in Homewood on 18th Street.
2846 18th St South, Homewood
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An interview with BhamNow owner Cindy Martin
Ask the Experts
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Wonders of the city captured
Sol y Luna was the brainchild of Guillermo Castro, who died tragically young in 2011. The surviving brothers have brought the restaurant back to life.
Women and the Law
Our annual listing of the top women attorneys in the metro.
Food, art, fun and parties you missed.
By Luke Robinson
By Sunny Brown
By Joey Kennedy
The past few months have made me turn my focus to the positive, even though it is hard thing to do. In this issue of B-metro, we our eyes on that same prize by putting together this our annual city guide. In this edition we’ve taken the great things about our town (even if pandemic circumstances prevent us from enjoying the way we did and will again). So here’s to the best of the city and taking our glimmers of joy where we can find them.
Joe O’Donnell Editor/Publisher
Amy Tucker Marketing Specialist
Elizabeth O’Donnell Accounting
Javacia Bowser, Lee Ann Brown, Micah Cargo, Tom Gordon, Angela Karen, Joey Kennedy, Brett Levine, Lindsey Osborne, Cody Owens, Phillip Ratliff, Luke Robinson, Max Rykov
Billy Brown, Edward Badham, Marc Bondarenko, Cameron Carnes, Liesa Cole, Eric Dejuan, Larry O. Gay, Beau Gustafson, Angela Karen, Nik Layman, Jaysen Michael, Alison Miksch, Karim Shamsi-Basha,
Jerry Siegel, Chuck St. John
The last watermelons of summer perhaps, displayed at the new Local Source Market & Grocery in Five Points South at 20th Street and 15th Avenue next to Zydeco. The market features meats, dairy and produce sourced from local farms, as well as other local products. Unsold items are donated to homeless shelters and other groups that help the needy.
From home buying to education, beauty to vein care, roofing to
financial planning, there’s an
expert for that–and B-Metro
knows where to find them. Check out the experts we’ve lined
up on the next few articles.
The Castro Brothers have been at the forefront of Birmingham’s
restaurant renassiance from its beginnings. Sol y luna was the brainchild of Guillermo Castro, who died tragically young in 2011. The surviving brothers have brought the restaurant back to life.
(Photography by Beau Gustafson)