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Columbiana: The Drink

Columbiana: The Drink

By on 1 March, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

A few years back, we published a piece about one of the awesome international grocery stores here in Montgomery. And we’ve also written an analysis about what cultural trends can be determined by scanning the aisles of our local Publix. So it’s not entirely out of the blue that we decided to comment on the […]

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A Face to a Chain

A Face to a Chain

By on 28 October, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

UPS trucks rumble up and down our street so often during the holiday season that it’s easy to think of the company as a faceless megacorporation shuttling goods from site to site. And sure, UPS does that. Anyone who’s ever been stuck in traffic behind a loud brown vehicle full of packages from Amazon and […]

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Junior League Holiday Market

Junior League Holiday Market

By on 13 October, 2016 in Holidays, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

With Halloween still a few weeks away, it’s hard to get into the holiday spirit just yet. That is, unless you get yourself down to the Crampton Bowl Multiplex for the Junior League of Montgomery’s Holiday Market. There, Christmas is in full swing. We’d never been, so I wasn’t sure what to expect — maybe […]

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Yard Sale Preview

Yard Sale Preview

By on 30 September, 2016 in Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

It’s a magical time of year. The weather’s changing, and this Saturday brings one of Midtown’s most insane days back to the bottom park in Cloverdale-Idlewild. It’s yard sale time! Every year, our neighborhood association hosts a massive yard sale filled with items ranging from the bizarre to the useful — mostly at incredibly low prices. […]

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Punk Rock Flea Market – Birmingham

Punk Rock Flea Market – Birmingham

By on 28 June, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 2 Comments

It doesn’t take a Ph.D. in cultural studies to understand that we’re all experiencing increased specialization and customization. People don’t want 500 television channels, they want to pick a la carte to consume only their favorite kinds of information. We prefer news to be tailored to meet our pre-existing ideological preferences. The Internet is accelerating […]

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Fleet Feet Montgomery

Fleet Feet Montgomery

By on 26 May, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

I started running just over a year ago. I’d never done it before, but I figured it was worth a try: something I could do on my own time, outdoors, without the many ways a gym can overload your senses. I’ve written here before about other fitness adventures. I’ve tried the fabulous personal trainers at […]

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Ten Things at the Eastbrook Flea Market

Ten Things at the Eastbrook Flea Market

By on 29 March, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 0 Comments

We’re noted junk store enthusiasts. We’ve written about our adventures in Southeast Alabama and elsewhere here, but the other day it occurred to us that we’ve (weirdly) never written a post about one of Montgomery’s great treasures – the Eastbrook Flea Market. Which is a shame, because Eastbrook is really a wonderful place and we’ve […]

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Going Once, Going Twice …

Going Once, Going Twice …

By on 29 February, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

“The auctioneer has his finger in every pie. Wherever there is anything to be sold, there he is, whether it is a truckload of food on the docks at daybreak, or the art of the world for the great auction galleries at night. Nothing is too large for him or too small. “What am I […]

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The Third Year’s a Charm!

The Third Year’s a Charm!

By on 10 December, 2015 in Carole King, Historic Midtown, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

If you’re sweating last minute gift ideas, like I am, here’s your solution! The Five Points Makers Emporium opened last week at 420 S. Goldthwaite St. in the historic Cottage Hill neighborhood right next to the Sanctuary/Jubilee Community Center. It’s located close to downtown and there’s plenty of parking. Now I know when you arrive […]

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The Love of Books

The Love of Books

This past week brought the extremely sad news that our beloved Capitol Book and News will be closing its doors forever in January as owners Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch retire. As we face the grim specter of a town largely bereft of bookstores, we want to encourage everyone reading MML to prioritize Capitol Book for […]

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