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LOCAL LIFE – Madrid, Spain

PACCO GUERRERO - MADRID Calle Mayor, a street I walked multiple times years ago when we spent a month in Madrid has the sights and sounds of the grand city all along its slender frame from pastelerias to heladerias to a flurry of souvenir shops dotting the sidewalk to...

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LOCAL LIFE – Birmingham, AL

M. LAVENDER and RYAN REEVE ... IT'S A WIN/WIN M. Lavender and Ryan Reeve, both beautiful boutiques, located in Mountain Brook Village and Cahaba Heights, serve the fashion cravings of our community. Such a fun experience to browse their selections and most recently, a...

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Things That Make You Go Yummmmm!

"I can resist anything except temptation." (Oscar Wilde) Chocolate Cake So ... yeah ... I ate chocolate cake for breakfast. After a brisk walk in the crisp, cool air this option extended the joy. "Sometimes what you want is just what you need." (Soul Speak pg. 12) But...

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SNAPSHOT #9

GOOD MORNING! BONJOUR! BUENOS DIAS! The language is different but the sentiment the same. "Good" Morning ... not "Bad" Morning. It's a hopeful start to the day, many times in a singing tone. This simple greeting is a reminder that hope is "built-in", part of the core...

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Running Birmingham (like a tourist)

Village to Village to Village Crestline/English/Mountain Brook Just coming off travel, on a roll as it were of walking all day with brief sustenance stops, I decided to attempt to keep up the pace at home. I always do this and it inevitably always winds down to my...

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Things That Make You Go Yummmmm!

France/Spain France and Spain ... That's casting a big net. However, this recent trip had a different dining theme than we're used to when traveling. Usually, we want to experience everything we can, culinary-wise, so we will go to a different place for each meal,...

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Running Paris

Monuments Run: Paris, France One Day. We had 1 day in Paris, so obviously we chose to make this a Run Day. Truth be told, it was more of a Walk Day but what started out as an early morning run to the Eiffel Tower and back turned into a 15-mile plus run/walk hitting...

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SNAPSHOT #8

La La Lavanderia Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, Spain Beautifully patterned tiled floors, complementing wallpaper on one side, age-old stone wall on the other, antique furnishings mixed with framed quotes hanging indiscriminately in different languages and an open...

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SNAPSHOT #7

LOCAL LIFE Heezie's - Crestline Village They pull it all together, whether for an outfit or a tabletop, making the most mundane into the exceptional. From simple to striking, accessories are the cherry on top. They seal the deal and now, in Crestline Village, we have...

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SNAPSHOT #6

LOCAL LIFE Buff City Soap - Lane Parke - Mountain Brook I'm the girl who goes to a Farmer's Market and walks away with anything but fruits and veggies. I get caught up in homemade products like bread, jewelry, and my very favorite, soap. I will actually wait to buy...

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