Monday, June 28, 2010

ONE TIME ONLY SAMPLE SALE - Pixie Lily children's line

One time only SAMPLE Sale of Pixie Lily at Christine's Across the Street beginning July 1st.  Great opportunity to get some fine children's clothing at discount prices.

Welcome to Pixie Lily, the ultimate in high-end, luxury baby clothing. Our heirloom quality layette line is a favorite of celebrities and babies alike. Using the softest 100% pima cotton, we craft classic designs like daygowns and rompers in jersey and batiste, finishing all of them with our signature handmade details.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Table Matters FIRST BRIDAL EVENT! Saturday, June 26th, 11AM to 2PM - Lots of vendors!

New store, Bagatelle, opening in Mtn Brook Village on July 9th! DRAWING!

Quote from the new owner–

"Bagatelle will be opening on July 9th with a Bastille Day Sale of 20% off all Yves Delorme products.  The address is 2415 Montevallo Road, and we have no phone as of yet.  As part of the new store opening, we will have a drawing for a $500 gift certificate for Yves Delorme linens!" 

It is considered a home concept store.  Yves Delorme has opened one in Santa Barbara, Dallas, and Washington.  They own these stores.  Mine will be the first in the country, privately owned.  The BIG stores are in Paris, St. Petersburg, and Dubai.  The exciting part for me is that it is French designed, and made in Europe.   While we won't have everything in the beginning that I would like to have (and couldn't possibly because of space limitations), we will continue to get shipments from France through the fall.  This store will have a French contemporary touch to it as well.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


LOTS of new stores coming to Mountain Brook!

For info, follow William Thornton at the Birmingham News.  He has the exclusive scoop coming out soon!

Cute Kids gardening with Oak Street Local Produce at Mtn Brook's Community Garden! (pics!)

Come join us!  We're gardening on Tuesdays at 10AM, Wednesdays at 5PM, and Thursdays at 10PM

The garden is located right across the street from Emmet O'Neal Library and Oak Street's Local Produce Market in Crestline Village!  Lots of fun!  Bring the kids and come help out!

Mountain Brook 'woman on the street' will be blogging from the coast! Help her out and follow her blog!

In her own words...

"I will be touring the Gulf Coast for two weeks. I will be traveling from Biloxi, MS to Apalachicola, FL. My plan is to gather updates and stories from the extremely important fishing communities we Southerners depend so much on. But I also plan to look in on the recreational beaches where I spent most of my childhood summers. Maybe not surprisingly, in my preliminary research, it seems to me that the situations down there are far more nuanced than we realized.

On my trek, I will also be reporting stories and oral histories for The Southern Foodways Alliance (, a tirelessly supportive organization that seeks to report on, preserve, and celebrate Southern Food Culture. So please follow and support them, as well.

Please follow the blog and share the link, if you're inclined. But also please feel free to weigh in if there are folks/businesses/restaurants/views you want me to check out while I'm down there. I'd love for the experience to be interactive.

Here's the link > Third Coast Byways

Extremely important decision upholding Design Review in Birmingham. Read it in its entirety here>

Questions about nutritional supplements? You need to read this!

New chamber member, Dr. Marla Wohlman, is is English Village and is sponsoring a special event at Wynlakes Country Club on THURSDAY to answer your questions - including bio identicals...Please tell her you heard about it from the chamber blog or Twitter!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Do YOU need a Business Makeover? Here's how...

A group of local businesses are looking for a company to makeover.

Business Makeover Birmingham is accepting applications for its annual makeover project, which will offer up to $30,000 of free professional services to the winning company, said a news release.

Last year’s winner, Dreamland Holding Co., owner of Dreamland Bar-B-Q restaurants and products, opened its books and business to the group and emerged from the six-month makeover with a new vision and strategic plan.

Applications will be accepted on the project’s website HERE through July 15. The winner will be chosen from five finalists and announced in August.

Consideration will be given to business-to-business companies with annual revenues of at least $1 million and those that are locally owned with three years in business and 10 or more employees.

Project partners and companies that will provide services to the winner include: ServisFirst Bank, financial expertise; Corsini Consulting Group LLC, executive sales and coaching; Dent Baker & Co. LLP, accounting; Cobbs Allen & Hall Inc., insurance, risk management and human resources consulting; Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, legal expertise; Marketing 24/7, marketing, advertising and public relations; and Samford University’s Brock School of Business, continuing education.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Agenda for City Council meeting TONIGHT! Lane Parke Public Hearing!

JUNE 14, 2010, 5:30 P.M.

  1. Judge Nichole (“Nikki) Still, democratic candidate for Jefferson County Circuit Judge, Place No. 17, to address the Mayor and Council.
  2. Consideration: Resolution recommending to the ABC Board the issuance of an 040 – Retail Beer (On or Off Premises) and an 060 – Retail Table Wine (On or Off Premises) to Books-A-Million (dba Joe Muggs) located at 2037 Cahaba Road in English Village.
  3. Consideration: Resolution authorizing the purchase and installation of a ferric chloride injection system for the waste water treatment facility at the high school and authorize the certain other improvements designed to optimize the system’s performance.
  4. Consideration: Resolution authorizing the abatement of the sign permit application fee for the public garden adjacent to the Emmet O’Neal Library.
  5. Consideration: Resolution authorizing the City Manager to offer continuing medical coverage to eligible employees (namely 20 years of City service at any age or 10 years of City service for ages 60 and over) who elect to retire between August 1, 2010 and May 1, 2010.
  6. Consideration: Resolution setting a public hearing for July 12, 2010 to consider a resolution amending the Planned Unit Development (PUD) development plan of the Cove at Overton (Ordinance Nos. 1700 and 1701 and Resolution No. 06-172).
  7. Consideration: Resolution setting a public hearing for July 12, 2010 to consider and ordinance rezoning the following properties: a) PC1810, Lockerbie Land Company, Inc., 28-16-3-0-8.004 and 28-16-3-0-11.009, Section 16, Township 18 South, Range 2 West, Jefferson County, Alabama, Residence A; b) PC1811, George Lynn, 28-16-3-0-10-RR-2, 2712 Lockerbie Circle, Estate; c) PC1812, Judith Suttle, 28-16-3-0-35-RR-2, 119 Queensbury Crescent, Clustered Residential; d) PC1813, William Bailey and Bonnie S. Bailey, 28-16-3-0-33-RR-1, 127 Queensbury Crescent, Clustered Residential; e) PC1814, Robert and Jill Luckie, 28-16-3-0-26-RR-2, 137 Queensbury Crescent, Clustered Residential; f) PC1815, Leighton C. Parnell, III as Trustee under the Mary Sue Parnell Qualified Personal Residence Trust, 28-16-4-2-4.01-RR-1, 312 Easton Circle, Residence A; g) PC1815, Leighton C. Parnell, III as Trustee under the Mary Sue Parnell Qualified Personal Residence Trust 28-16-4-2-4.01-RR-1, 312 Easton Circle, Residence A; h) PC1816, N. Thomas and Alice Williams, 28-16-4-2-36-RR-1, 3895 Lockerbie Drive, Residence A; i) PC1817, William and Deborah Denson, 28-16-4-2-35-RR-1, 3891 Lockerbie Drive, Residence A
  8. Consideration: Ordinance amending Sec. 6-109 of the City Code with respect to fines imposed for violations of the City’s [dog] leash law.
  9. Public hearing: Consideration of an ordinance rezoning approximately twenty-seven acres of property within the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama, located at the intersection of Lane Park Road and Culver Road in Mountain Brook Village (2700-2717 Culver Road, 2629 Cahaba Road and 2525 Park Lane Court, North, 35223) from Local Business District and Residence D District to Planned Unit Development District, to amend the zoning ordinance and map of the City of Mountain Brook accordingly, and to modify the Building and Development Regulating Plan for Mountain Brook Village to reflect the changes resulting from the rezoning
  10. Other business.
  11. Adjourn.

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    CONGRATS to Mountain Brook's outstanding City Manager, Sam Gaston, selected as President-Elect of ICMA

    Today, Mountain Brook's City Manager Sam Gaston, was selected as President-Elect of ICMA (International City/County Management Association),  the premier local government leadership and management organization. Its mission is to create excellence in local governance by advocating and developing the professional management of local government worldwide. In addition to supporting its nearly 9,000 members, ICMA provides publications, data, information, technical assistance, and training and professional development to thousands of city, town, and county experts and other individuals throughout the world.

    Sam Gaston has served as City Manager  of Mountain Brook for 17 years, after having received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Auburn in Public Administration. He is a member of Homewood/Mountain Brook Kiwanis Club and served as President, 2000-2001. He's a member of Alabama City-County Management Association and served as President, 1989-90 and 2001-2002. And he's been an adjunct professor in the UAB MPA program since 2000 where he teaches the Urban Administration or State and Local Government classes.

    ICMA is the premier organization of professional local government leaders building sustainable communities to improve lives worldwide.  Our community is extremely proud of his election to a leadership role in such an outstanding organization.


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