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Mystical Treasures Emporium

Mystical Treasures Emporium

By on 11 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business, Shopping with 0 Comments

Readers, we have done you a grave disservice. We have driven down Mulberry Street hundreds of times but only recently have we made our first venture into the Mystical Treasures Emporium. Perhaps you’ve passed it by as well. It’s the purple building on the left as you go toward the freeway from Carter Hill. We […]

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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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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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On Physical Retail

On Physical Retail

By on 5 February, 2018 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business, Shopping with 1 Comment

We needed to go to the mall. There are some things you can shop online for, and we do more than our share. In an era where you can get everything from Star Wars-branded Cheezits to a crowbar online, why even leave your house? Turns out, even if you are profoundly lazy, there’s some stuff […]

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The Holiday Shop – A Photo Album

The Holiday Shop – A Photo Album

By on 11 December, 2017 in Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

This past weekend we braved the snow to check out both the holiday pop-up at Kress and the Product of Montgomery store at 1228 Madison. If you’re still looking for interesting gifts for the folks on your list, we can’t recommend the Madison store highly enough (and Kress, though it was amazing, is now closed). […]

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Another Door Opens

Another Door Opens

By on 13 June, 2017 in Fun, Karren Pell, Shopping with 0 Comments

Just the other day Eleanor Upchurch and I were on Facebook commenting about how much we miss Capitol Book and News. But (as the adage goes) when one door closes another opens. As I am sure all you cool people now know, a new bookstore is opening at New South Books. While the bookstore is […]

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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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