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!)

Trés Taylor: Alabama Folk Artist in a Revolution of Joy

    By Cara D. ClarkPhotos by Cara D. Clark and Marc Bondarenko Trés Taylor is a revolutionary in the finest sense of the word, from overturning his own career path to establishing a sense of harmony and healing in communities in the South. Armed with paint cans, brushes, and a sense of wonder, the Mountain Brook native’s mission now is one of hearts and … Continue reading Trés Taylor: Alabama Folk Artist in a Revolution of Joy

The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer

  By Jessica DeesePhotography by Nathaniel Thompson, Pensacola Opera, and John F. Martin   If Fairhope were a person, Chauncey Packer would pretty much be it.  A 2019 New York Times article about Fairhope described it as “a place for artists… and people of outsize character.”  It goes on to recount the influence of progressive educator, Marietta Johnson, and share the founding vision that Fairhope … Continue reading The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer

Our Favorite Books About Family + An Exclusive Author Interview

  By Anderson McKean, Page & Palette Bookstore What do you think of when you hear the word “family?” Most of us would include parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles; others might say a close friend or neighbor. The definition is unique to each of us, but one thing is universal — families are made up of the people we love and those who love … Continue reading Our Favorite Books About Family + An Exclusive Author Interview

On and Off the Road with Drivin & Vibin

By Jim Hannaford   Everyone has a place they call home, but Kyle and Olivia Brady have more than one. They have strong roots here on the Eastern Shore, but they also love chasing what’s beyond the horizon. In the fall of 2015, the young couple loaded up their small second-hand travel trailer, got in their truck along with their new dog, River, and hit … Continue reading On and Off the Road with Drivin & Vibin