Wine Attractions in the Birmingham Area

Wine Attractions in the Birmingham Area

by Cassie Bondie

 

It can be difficult to find a winery nearby, especially when there are only eleven in the state of Alabama. Thirsty for something new and exotic? Check out this short list of popular wineries near Birmingham.

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Planning a Wedding? Check Out a Few Birmingham Venues

3 Places to Exercise Without Going to the Gym

 Places to Exercise Without Going to the Gym in Birmingham

Looking to get fit but not interested in a gym? No worries, Birmingham has some spots that you can go to. Here are those five places that you can choose from.

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10 Great Options for Mother’s Day Out in Birmingham, Alabama

10 Great Options for Mother’s Day Out in Birmingham, Alabama

Mother’s day out can be a win-win for both child and mother. The children get an opportunity to learn and socialize with others of the same age and Mommy gets some much needed time.

The programs are called Mothers Day Out for a reason. Moms need a break and this time can be used to catch up on to-dos or some good old “me-time.”

Take a look at this list of some great Mother’s Day Out (MDO) programs in Birmingham.

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Blended or On the Rocks: Places to Get a Margarita in Birmingham

Blended or On the Rocks:

         Places to Get a Margarita in Birmingham

by Laurrel Allison

There are many wonderful places to find a margarita in Birmingham. Whether you’re downtown, cruising through the Highlands, or headed towards the Summit, here are some cozy spots to find a nice margarita.

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Ride Clean in The Magic City: 3 Places to Get Your Car Washed

Ride Clean in The Magic City: 3 Places to Get Your Car Washed

By Laurrel Allison

Laurrel Allison

Birmingham is riddled with car washes throughout the city. Some are locally owned and run while others are franchises. Among the ones of note, here are three places to get your car washed down and spruced up in Birmingham.

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5 Ways To Get Organized

5 Ways To Get Organized

by Cassie Bondie

Have you always struggled to stay organized? These five organizational tips will help get your life in order as soon as possible.

1. Purchase a Planner

The first step to getting organized is purchasing a planner. This is where you’ll keep your daily to-do list, write down important deadlines, and plan your day-to-day life. By writing everything in your planner and sticking to its contents, you’ll be able to stay organized without a second thought. You sh [Read more...]

Earn Extra Cash via Consignment

Earn Extra Cash via Consignment

by Laurrel Allison

Laurrel Allison

Consigning gives a chance of earning some extra cash. It might not be a lot, but it can definitely go towards a new pair of shoes or put a few gallons of gas in the car. Birmingham has quality consignment shops strewn about. One just has to look. [Read more...]

Date Night at the Museum-

Date Night at the Museum

by Frank Griffin

Whether it’s your first date or one of many, it’s time to think outside the box. Why go for the common dinner and a movie or Netflix and chill, when Birmingham’s museums have so much to offer?

If you’re trying to come up with a creative way to spend a date, one with art, history, science and more – Birmingham’s museums are a great way to do it.

Check out this short list of three museums in Birmingham and how they make a good date.

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Five Birmingham Bakeries You Need To Try

Five Birmingham Bakeries You Need To Try

by Cassie Bondie

 

Everyone has an occasional (or constant) craving for sweets. The next time your craving hits, these bakeries should be the next stop on your list. [Read more...]

Five of Birmingham’s Jewelers

Five of Birmingham’s Jewelers
by Cassie Bondie

Looking for a jeweler in the Birmingham area? Use these five area favorites to purchase the next addition to your jewelry box – or to purchase a gift for your loved one. [Read more...]

5 Spa Retreats in Birmingham

spa5 Spa Retreats in Birmingham

By James McKee

 

When looking for a great activity to ensure a heightened level of relaxation, the decision to attend a spa can be wonderful in terms of the recreational and professional applications. Being able to alleviate stress is key not only in terms of day-to-day happiness, but also job performance. Below are a few options for a mini spa retreat or a full day spa in the city of Birmingham:

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5 Places to Get Coffee in Birmingham

5 Places to Get Coffee in Birmingham

By James McKee

coffee

With regard to addressing one’s caffeine consumption concerns, a nice glass of coffee goes a long way in terms of bringing everyone up to speed. Energy is very essential in both one’s personal and professional life, and this is no different in the city of Birmingham. The careful coffee drinker has become an American phenomenon in terms of finding the right caffeine jolt for the right price, and below are some of the premier coffee confectioners: [Read more...]

5 Places to Get Local Ice Cream in Birmingham

5 Places to Get Local Ice Cream in Birmingham

by Jomo Merritt

 

In the mood for ice-cream but don’t know where to go? Well, don’t worry, Here, Red PaSH presents the top five artisanal, interesting and sentimental local ice-cream places in Birmingham
Big Spoon Creamery
If you’re looking to cool down a bit, or just cure that sweet tooth, look no further, Big Spoon Creamery has got you covered. This is an artisanal ice cream business that makes small-bunch, homemade ice cream and delicious ice cream sandwiches. So, don’t be shy grab you t [Read more...]

Art into Business

Laurin Humphries was an art student a UAB who wanted to share her talent with the world. She started with used printing equipment and old screens, and of course her talent, and created Humphries Screen Printing, LLC. According to the website, Laurin credits the personal relationships they develop with their customers as the one thing that makes them unique. They are a family owned business that also has operations in Utah. They offer original merchandise at their retail location at 1628 9th St Suite 104 Leeds, AL 35094 (by appointment only) or you can take your idea to them by visitning their website humphiresscreenprinting.com

Birmingham Massage Couple

Birmingham Massage Couple
Tom and Cheryl have a passion for making people feel good literally. Both licensed in Therapeutic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, the couple offers other couples massages at their practice located at 1776 Independence Ct suite 101 Birmingham, AL 35216. They also over myofascial therapy, cellulite treatment, as well individual massages. Both retirees, graduated from the Birmingham School of Massage and Licensed Massage Therapist. Visit them at http://www.bhammassagecouple.com to book your appointment and see all the services they offer.

Cheezin in the Ham

Cheezin in the Ham
By Candace Lacey

Cheezin Owner
“Birmingham is becoming a popular choice for its growing food truck presence. Among those trucks is Cheezin, know for its gourmet grilled cheese options. Owner Crystal Rasberry answered a few questions for Red PaSH, so that we could find out more about her and the success of Cheezin. [Read more...]

Q and A with Green Bucket Press

Q and A with Green Bucket Press, an imprint of Markham Bailey LLC

 

Q: What made you choose this business?

A: I love printing and books, and I am a poet and writer, so being in the printing business is a natural fit. My father started an offset printing company in the basement when I was a young girl, and my mother was the librarian at The Altamont School for over 2 decades. I have an MFA in Book Arts and an MA in Creative Writing so founding Markham Bailey, a commercial print company and then adding Green Bucket Press, a creative products imprint specializing in journals and stationery products, was a natural progression of my life.

Q: What motivates you to work so hard?

A: For me, all of my endeavors rise out of a passion for living that connects me to many different interests, including my printing businesses. I am a mediator and yoga practitioner and I gain enormous energy from my spiritual life and practice.  I see life as a circular creative process,  from which the business rises, my work as a writer rises, connection with the community, my love of cooking, being a parent and a daughter. And the more I give in an authentic way,  the more is offered back to me in terms of core fulfillment. [Read more...]

Catch Up With Young Urban Author Mel G

Catch Up With Young Urban Author Mel G.
By Nicole S. Daniel

“The books that I currently have out were written based on what the readers wanted and it was a way for me to test the waters and see what type of response I would get as a new face on the writing scene,” says Meleehia Rush, a 22 year old author from Birmingham, AL. [Read more...]