This year in Birmingham has been all about collaboration to make it through these challenging times, and the holiday season is no different. Here are a few Birmingham businesses combining their efforts to curate unique items that would make great gifts:
Chocolata x Yogi Dada
Artist Yogi Dada lent her colorful style to Chocolata’s signature chocolate bars to create a work of art. The Prophesy Bar, for example, is wrapped in Dada’s art. And the bars support a worthy cause. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to providing art supply to local Black artists through Forstall Art Center. More designs are available in the Dea Art gift set. You can find them here.
POSE x The Summit
Cultured To Create — a group of artists that include REV client Asthetik Bham — are hosting POSE. It’s a one-of-a-kind selfie museum through Jan 3 at The Summit. Get your holiday picture fix in 10 uniquely decorated rooms by appointment. Tickets are $25 and children under four are admitted for free. Even better? Santa is located in the museum this year. More info here.
Cottage Noir x Woodlawn Jewelry Co.
Two Woodlawn Street Market vendors are definitely more in this case. Cottage Noir—a lifestyle brand powered by our very own Woodlawn Urban Main Community Coordinator, Jason Avery— and Woodlawn Jewelry Co. launched a gender-neutral earring line. The neighbors used the architecture of Avery’s 1917 cottage as inspiration. Learn more here.
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. x other local small businesses
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co. has taken collaboration to another level by partnering with not one but TWO other entrepreneurs! The first was a limited-edition bundle that included a comfy tee from Magic City T-shirts, a gallon of their kettle corn and a snack-sized bag. There’s also a box collaboration with Michelle’s Chocolate Lab that features a mini bag of hot cocoa kettle corn, a made from scratch marshmallow and a brownie. Shop here.
Shu Shop x Harvest Roots Ferments
Looking for a savory option? Look no further than this holiday pack. Shu Shop and Harvest Roots are offering a box packed with flavor that features everything from kimchi to hot sauce to mustard. The box also comes with recipe cards. In-store pick-up is still available. Order here.
Purchases from Birmingham small businesses can enter you to win gift cards from local restaurants and retailers during the Great Receipt Race this holiday season!
Get started by texting RACE to 267-TEXTREV (267-839-8738)!
Why your voice on historic preservation is essential
Filed Under: Front Page, Get Involved, Historic Preservation, Residential
President and CEO of REV Birmingham David Fleming writes about the importance of historic preservation and highlights the advocacy efforts that saved the French Quarter in New Orleans and the Forest Park neighborhood in Birmingham. The article concludes with a call to action, urging for new leaders and the implementation of various strategies to protect and celebrate Birmingham’s historic buildings and places.
It's show time at the Woodlawn Theater!
Filed Under: Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Small Business, Woodlawn, Yaysayers
Lights, Camera, Action! The rebirth of the Woodlawn Theater is happening this weekend in the heart of Woodlawn. The theater is opening its doors to the public with two extraordinary opening events that are FREE to the public. The 1400 square foot venue has a wide range of amenities and even has a full-service bar. Because of the Mason Music Foundation, this venue is filling a much needed resource for local musicians to perform. Keep reading to discover how the theater came back to life and its impact on the community.
What Stallions cornerback, Brian Allen loves about Birmingham
Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Yaysayers
Brian Allen, a talented cornerback, has made the remarkable transition from a small town in Texas to the vibrant city of Birmingham. Choosing Birmingham for his football career for two consecutive seasons, Brian’s unwavering dedication and exceptional skills have made him a standout figure in the world of football. To dive deeper into Brian’s journey and discover his genuine appreciation for the city, watch this video with the link below!