Meet Five Local Female Movers & Shakers

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Joseph De Sciose  Passionate, Driven Educator  Kathy Murphy

Girls Getaway to Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Joseph De Sciose  May is a marvelous time for a girls getaway. Guests of Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa can unplug to re-energize, or plug into rejuvenation, sophistication, relaxation and satisfaction. As a Marriott property, the hotel boasts the world's fifth-longest golf course. The on-site fitness center contains cardiovascular equipment and…

Comforting Surroundings Welcome Electrolysis Patients

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Courtesy Lyons Electrolysis & Lashes  Kristie Lyons knows firsthand how uncomfortable it can be even to discuss unwanted hair, let alone deal with it. That's why she launched a new business around treating unwanted hair and regaining self-assurance.  As the owner of Lyons Electrolysis & Lashes at 2028 Kentucky Ave. in Vestavia Hills, Kristie…

Tori + Her Mom, Deborah

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Joseph De Sciose  Leather Backpack Purse  "Must-have with two babies and want to stay fashionable!"

To Strong Women.

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Two Eighty Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

LEGO SCULPTURES ENGROSS ENTIRE FAMILIES Hurry before May 20 and check out the 14 amazing sculptures made from nearly half a million Lego bricks at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805. The exhibit is called “Nature Connects – Art with Lego Bricks,” and was created by New York artist … Continued

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.


April 2018 Around Town

Birmingham restaurants and chefs have been named semifinalists for the 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards gala will take place on Monday, May 7, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.