Beat the Heat

 Article Julie Brown Patton | Photography Provided by Alabama Splash Adventure  Alabama Splash Adventure owners Dan Koch and his mom, Pat, have 60-plus years of combined experience in the amusement and water-park industry.  In 2017, the park was chosen as one of the top five friendliest parks in the world by readers of an amusement industry news leader. It also…

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued

Summer Sippers

 Article Taryn Leighton | Photography Sarah-Peyton Green  Summer in the South can be brutally hot. Cool off with these fun and refreshing drinks — and get a serving or two of fruit while you're at it!   Watermelon Margarita & Blueberry Lemonade Specialties


 Article Taryn Leighton  Dewayne Moore is a former professional and college football player; internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach; and motivational speaker, who motivates, educates and inspires people worldwide and locally. Dewayne has worked with a high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB. He earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from San Diego State…

The Humidor Room

 Article Taryn Leighton | Photography Sarah-Peyton Green  The Humidor Room is a fully stocked cigar and wine bar. It features a wide selection of wine and beer, and the TVs are always on and following the latest sports news and games. This is a great spot to meet up with friends, grab a drink and enjoy the homey style of…

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued

Men of Two Eighty

 Article Taryn Leighton and Julie Brown-Patton  Remon Danforth, Remon's Clothier  Remon Danforth, owner of Remon's Clothier serving up style for all ages, absolutely loves being located in Birmingham, and The Summit, where Remon's—"The Gentleman's Clothier"—is located, has a good amount of foot traffic as a "creative hub of style and taste in the South." Offering suits and coats, sportswear, outwear,…

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…

Meet Five Local Female Movers & Shakers

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

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