Why is Health Insurance So Confusing?

Story by Frank Holden A December 2020 New York Times article titled, “It’s Not Just You: Picking a Health Insurance Plan is Really Hard,” took a deep dive into the complexities of choosing healthcare insurance. According to the article, Anya Samek, (Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego), got so “frustrated she gave up, determining the task too complicated.” And she’s smart and young. Paul … Continue reading Why is Health Insurance So Confusing?

These Distillers Are Putting Birmingham Back On The Distilling Map

By Barry Wise SmithPhotos by Brit Huckabay and Janie Shelswell-White At the beginning of early-era Prohibition in 1915, Alabama put a stop to all legal liquor production in the state. The nationwide ban on sales, production, and importing alcohol followed in 1920. In 2015, after a century, distilling finally returned to the Magic City and has put the city in high spirits. Dread River In 2015, … Continue reading These Distillers Are Putting Birmingham Back On The Distilling Map

Building Community: The Legacy of Mike Mouron

By Cara Clark Mike Mouron gave retirement a shot in 2012. The Mountain Brook native divided his company, Capstone Development, into four separate businesses, an act intended to mark the end of an era that included developing student housing on and off campuses throughout the nation for decades. Instead, it kicked off a new career with tangible impact on the Birmingham area. When the cosmopolitan Valley Hotel opened its … Continue reading Building Community: The Legacy of Mike Mouron

Our Favorite Cozy Reads + An Exclusive Author Interview

By Anderson McKean, Page & Palette Bookstore Cool, cozy days are the perfect time to get lost in an engrossing family saga, discover a little known piece of history or stay up late with a gripping mystery. Grab a cup of tea and curl up with these riveting reads! All books can be found at Page & Palette. Haven Point by Virginia Hume Haven Point … Continue reading Our Favorite Cozy Reads + An Exclusive Author Interview

Our Favorite Local Gifts For Our Loved Ones (And Ourselves!)

Still Christmas shopping this season? Check out our favorite local finds at the Eastern Shore Art Center and Fairhope Pharmacy! Mini Bird Paintings Artist: Cat Pope, Saraland ALMedium: OilPrice: $99 each Cat’s work endearingly captures the spirit of adventure found in the coastal South, with a fusion of contemporary realist and impressionist techniques and a dedication to impeccable craftsmanship. She is a current instructor at the … Continue reading Our Favorite Local Gifts For Our Loved Ones (And Ourselves!)