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Italian Summer

Pizza, pasta, risotto, and more. Join Leslie Byars Register for tips and tricks on Italian cooking at home, made easy.

Forever Home

Architects Richard and Lynielle Long and designer Katherine B. Melvin team up to give Mountain Brook clients a house that balances the past with a brights version of the future.

Local Blooms

We’re all well-versed in the benefits of local, that buzzword which prompts us to shop with our neighbors who own small businesses. We also appreciate eating local—one bite of a local strawberry or tomato will remind you of that pleasure! The rich Alabama soil that produces so many great local foods is the same source of some truly amazing blooms. There are scads of local flower farmers in this part of our state, and floral designers are flocking to their fresh cuts. Let us introduce you to a few of our favorites.

2022 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards

River Brook Design & Construction - Best in Show (205) 383-9699 - riverbrook.construction WINNER: LaPrado Custom HomeCUSTOM HOME OVER $1 MILLION This 4,200 square foot custom build was designed with a European feel...

Flipping Down South with Paul Mielke

A group of young entrepreneurs made it their mission to create affordable houses and help revitalize Birmingham neighborhoods. Their passion, style, and all-around charisma caught the attention of A&E network, landing them a home-improvement show that put them—and our city—in the national spotlight. We spent a day with Paul Mielke and his team to check out two of their latest flips and find out what makes them tick.

Poolside Living

When a storm sent an oak tree crashing through a Mountain Brook family’s kitchen, it brought with it a chance to reinvent the outdoor living space.

The Tramont

The Tramont, a Collection of Birmingham Residences that See Life Beyond

Peaceful, Easy Lake Life

A new home in The Willows, a Russell Lands on Lake Martin community, offers a busy family respite from their day-to-day lives in Birmingham.

Alys Beach at a Glance

Alys Beach is bustling with full-time residences, vacation rentals, recreational amenities and a lively mix of shops and restaurants.

Troy Rhone – In the shop

Garden designer Troy Rhone has long had an affinity for garden antiquities. Now he’s expanded his business to a new shop in Mountain Brook Village—and his black lab Lily is right by his side.

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