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Stonehenge Framing

Stonehenge Framing

By on 17 May, 2017 in Art, City Living, Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

There was a point in my life when I decided to stop hanging things on the wall with push pins and Blu-Tack. This happened sometime after college. More precisely, I decided that whatever went on my walls from that point forward would be in a frame. There’s something about framed art that communicates adulthood, sure, […]

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How Do We Take the Bus?

How Do We Take the Bus?

I didn’t have to work today, and wanted very much to finally make good on my multi-year goal of taking the bus somewhere, anywhere really. I decided to go to the mall. I had heard that there was a new comic book store in Eastdale Mall, and I wanted to check it out. At 10:54 […]

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Uber in Montgomery

Uber in Montgomery

By on 16 November, 2016 in City Living, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We’re a one car household, and have been for the nine years we’ve lived in Montgomery. We know this makes us a little unusual. It does take some scheduling and planning, but it’s hard to rationalize buying a second car when the commute to work is only 7 minutes. Still, there have been many times […]

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Pure Barre

Pure Barre

By on 26 September, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Plenty of things go out of fashion for perfectly good reasons: congealed salads, legwarmers, Foreigner. But there are other customs that genuinely deserve reaffirmation and renewal. Chief among these, for my money, is the hand-written thank you note. A few weeks ago I found one in my mailbox. It wasn’t for receipt of a gift […]

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Papa Roc’s Italian Restaurant

Papa Roc’s Italian Restaurant

It’s easy to roll your eyes when someone talks about “branding” their small business, but our initial reaction to Papa Roc’s can offer a valuable lesson to anyone with some basic training in public relations and design — and can offer a different lesson to folks who might make the mistake of judging a book by […]

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Savanna Tropical Cafe

Savanna Tropical Cafe

It seems like we’re in the middle of a renaissance for downtown lunch options. On A Roll continues to kill it Tues-Fri with fresh, delicious meals and a rotating menu in their silver trailer; NYC Gyro has substantially stepped up their falafel game (try the baba ghanoush); and SaZa will serve you a great slice […]

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The Kids Have Got Gumption

The Kids Have Got Gumption

By on 8 June, 2016 in Meg Lewis, Municipal business with 0 Comments

For college students, summer used to be a few months of freedom – days of endless naps, camping trips, and dreaming about the future. Times have changed, though. These days, no college student worth their university branded apparel would be caught dead lazing away these precious summer hours that would be better spent gaining valuable […]

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What To Do With the Rest of Your Spring

What To Do With the Rest of Your Spring

By on 20 April, 2016 in City Living, Fun with 1 Comment

We’re past the midway point of April, and although there was a nice chill in the air this morning, we all know that the Death Heat™ is looming, turning a potentially lovely Alabama spring into a horrific science experiment. At that point, we will all either panic and scramble for air conditioning or trudge through […]

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Amplify Salon & Spa

Amplify Salon & Spa

By on 21 March, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Moving from Los Angeles to Alabama meant breaking off one of my most important long-term relationships: the one with my hairdresser. Although we could still be friends, I’d have to find someone else to cut my hair. I asked her advice about how to find a new person in my new home. “Find someone with […]

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The Best Laid Plans….

The Best Laid Plans….

By on 9 March, 2016 in Art, City Living, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

If you’ve read many of my posts here — or if we’ve met to discuss the possible renovation of your home — you’ve heard (or read) me say, “Where renovation is concerned, you need to allow twice as much money and ten times as much time as you had originally anticipated.” That phrase can most […]

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