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Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 3)

This is my last post in the three-day Chattanooga series, so “I’mma let [them] finish,” but I have to praise Birmingham real quick. In particular, I have to praise the Birmingham Museum of Art. If you live in Birmingham, I… Continue Reading →

Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 2)

Chattanooga is a great destination for a relaxing weekend on the river, and its chill vibe makes the city a premier low-key getaway with enjoyable, family-friendly attractions, too–especially for folks who enjoy science, nature, and history. What to Do? A… Continue Reading →

Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 1)

We spent a few days in Chattanooga, Tennessee recently to celebrate my birthday with a quick August getaway. Only a two-hour drive from Birmingham, Chattanooga has a sweet, quietly-rustic charm at the same time that it also exudes the on-the-river… Continue Reading →

A Veggie Tour Through England (Part 2)

Gentle reader, in this installment of Heart of Pixie I offer you the anecdote-laden finale of our 2-part veggie tour through England, circa 2015. ~*~ While we spent the majority of our UK trip exploring the eatables offered by various… Continue Reading →

A Veggie Tour Through England (Part 1)

Post-Royal Wedding Fever Got Ya Suffering from Withdrawal? Me, too! I was already fondly reliving our trip to the UK during my 21 Days of Tea series, since it was inspired by Fes.Tea.Val, but all the hype over the Royal… Continue Reading →

Avondale Common House & Distillery

Since the Avondale Common House relies on seasonal, local produce, their menu seems to change a lot, so there’s no telling if what we got will be an option for you, but I guarantee whatever they have will be so… Continue Reading →

The Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS

I really want to feel connected to my history on my wedding, and since I found some large fragments of an old painted photo of my great grandparents’ on their own wedding day, I thought getting the fragments conserved and… Continue Reading →

Ghion Cultural Hall

I. Absolutely. Love. Ethiopian. Food: the flavors, colors, the communal experience, the vegetarian options–all of it! And I’m not the only one! The foodies of Birmingham had been waiting for ages for this moment–the arrival of Ghion Cultural Hall at the… Continue Reading →

A Quick Christmas Brunch

Who wants to throw down in the kitchen on Christmas morning (or even Boxing Day, if you’re off)? Prepping this brunch is quick, easy, and tasty. Pictured is the Eggtastic Casserole and Pom Salad we enjoyed Christmas morning. We had… Continue Reading →

Niki’s West–Not just Steak and Seafood

“Cornbread or Roll?” If you’ve ever been to Niki’s West, you’ve likely had to make the anxiety-inducing split-decision choice between these two very different meal accompaniments. Almost existential, the question causes us to confront our deepest culinary desires–am I, what… Continue Reading →

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