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Trade N Books

Trade N Books

By on 4 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 2 Comments

We last wrote about Trade N Books way back in 2009 when it was at its old location. It’s still on Madison Avenue, just a few doors down. We went recently on a rainy day, and were pleased to note that while some things seem to have changed, others remain the same. In many ways, […]

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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By on 28 January, 2019 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, there are two plays by the same playwright (other than Shakespeare, of course) being performed in the repertory. On Friday, we attended the premiere of the first of them, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. We both think that it may […]

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5 Points Deli & Grill

5 Points Deli & Grill

By on 17 January, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

We knew our future neighborhood when we saw it. On our first visit to Montgomery, I was very excited to live close to the Five Points area. We could walk to the Capri! Or to Capitol Book & News! And for a while, this came to pass. We’d take the dog up to Cafe Louisa, […]

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That New Orleans Flavor

That New Orleans Flavor

By on 12 December, 2018 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Regular readers of this blog know that we like to cook. We also like to make day trips, and New Orleans is both a favorite destination and a favorite style of cuisine. On a recent trip to The Big Easy™, one of us went to a wine bar where a small businessman had set up […]

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Private Lives

Private Lives

By on 8 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Private Lives, the last play of the Cloverdale Playhouse’s 2018 season, is a fascinating experiment. The play suggests a hypothesis about what might happen if you were trapped an audience in a room with four loathsome screaming monsters for two hours. The four monsters are all themselves trapped in webs of relationships with one another, […]

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Buying a Christmas Tree

Buying a Christmas Tree

By on 4 December, 2018 in Fun, Holidays, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We just found Wadsworth Christmas Tree Farm the old fashioned way. We Googled it. The few other times that we’ve been in town for Christmas in this house, we’ve avoided the Christmas tree hustle. We certainly didn’t want a plastic thing that lived in the attic for 48 weeks of the year. We did buy […]

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MMFA’s new sculpture garden

MMFA’s new sculpture garden

By on 25 November, 2018 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

On a recent Sunday, we were taking the dog to our muddy public dog park and decided to swing by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts to see what was happening there. Alas, we missed the Artists’ Market, which had been the previous day, but we did get to wander around the place. There was […]

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It’s Art Trail Time!

It’s Art Trail Time!

By on 15 November, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

It has become a tradition! For the third straight year, studio artists in the Cloverdale-Idlewild neighborhood will open their workspaces to visitors during the first weekend of December. The Cloverdale-Idlewild Art Trail is an easily walkable 12 block showcase of five studios and more than 15 artists. This year, it will be on Saturday, December […]

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Columbus!

Columbus!

By on 5 November, 2018 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to cross the border to the east and visit Columbus, Georgia. Stephen was there for a work event that would take up most of our Saturday, and the dog and I tagged along for the ride. It’s a quick trip, just about an hour and a half. Columbus adjoins […]

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Bell Building Rebirth

Bell Building Rebirth

You know the Bell Building, even if you’ve never been inside. It’s one of the key features of Montgomery’s downtown skyline. It’s our city’s first skyscraper, and we know it a bit better than most because we went into and out of it for about seven or so years at the end of its first […]

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