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LIFESTYLE LETTER

Home Is Where the Heart Is THE CONCEPT OF HOME IS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE. For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were— or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and unsnoozable slobbery dog kisses take the place of your morning alarm.

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Glenn Frey | Glenn.Frey@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

For others, home is where the rest is. It’s the place where, after a long day, you go to relax. Where you spend meaningful time with your significant other, enjoy home-cooked meals and settle in on a comfy couch to catch up on the week’s latest guilty pleasure TV shows.

Julie Brown Patton, Nicolette Martin, Charmella Williams CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Joseph De Sciose

For some, home is where the work is. It’s where you build your dreams, where you start your businesses and where you work day in and day out for success. And for us here at Two Eighty Lifestyle, home is where the heart is—it's where we get to share meaningful stories with all of you. Whatever your home may be, we hope you find a piece of it here in this month's issue.

Glenn Frey, Publisher

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 12 Unique Renovated Open House A Man’s Home is His Castle— Literally, in this Case

20 Get the Look: Newly Vintage Create a Rustic, Elegant Bedroom with Stray Cats Home Decor

24 Butternut Squash Au Gratin Mealfit Founder and Chef Thomas Cox Shares a Favorite Recipe

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28 Built by Ferguson An Introduction into the Woodwork Community

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Open House

16 DIY 24 Culinary Creations 28 Artists Palette 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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AROUND TOWN before the Drayer merger, Upstream also announced the completion of four partnership acquisitions in Washington,  Colorado,  Oregon  and  Tennessee, expanding its portfolio of physical therapy businesses. The combination of Upstream and Drayer will encompass a footprint of more than 560 owned and managed clinics in 27 states serving more than 4 million patients annually.  The combined organization will employ more than 5,000 associates.

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ability and optimization. By leveraging expertise in construction and operational management, the Father Nature Landscapes franchise opportunity provides a framework for aspiring landscape professionals and savvy investors. Qualified franchise owners will gain access to Father Nature Landscapes' vast market knowledge and time-tested business model, in addition to comprehensive operational training and ongoing support. To learn more about the Father Nature

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The L ake Martin Experience™ 8404 County Road 34 Dadeville, AL 36853 ph) 256.929.3265 www.thelakemartinexperience.com

Who We Who We Are Are

Mindy Obrien, REALTOR®

Michael Langston, Broker/Owner

Michael has spent most of his life on Lake Martin. Growing up in Opelika in the 1960s, both his and his extended family bought second homes on the lake. He spent every summer weekend exploring every inch of Lake Martin - as only a child and then teenager can. After selling his marketing company, he permanently moved to the lake in 2002 and went to work for Russell Lands Real Estate. He has grown to be one of Lake Martin’s premier REALTORS® and prominent leading the Russell Land’s Dadeville office in sales as their top producer. He was also instrumental in the sales and marketing of many of the new numerous national and international awards for being a Top Marketing and Producing REALTOR®. He attributes much of his success to the many great REALTORS® and Brokers that were his mentors over the past 15 years, such as Mickey Phillips, Lee Lester, and John Margeson who have tools and knowledge that he still uses daily.

In 2016, Michael saw a need for a company strongly dedicated to promoting and selling property on the ‘Dadeville/Atlanta side’ of Lake Martin. He formed his own Real Estate Brokerage has grown to be THE top listing brokerage in our market – from Martin Dam to the Highway 280 Bridge.

Windy Carter, Associate Broker the past three years. Her attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of Lake Martin has allowed her to quickly rise to become our Top Producing REALTOR® for 2016. She was born and raised in Dadeville and has called Lake Martin home her entire life. She and her husband, Michael Carter, have owned several retail businesses in Dadeville. While she is more than qualified and well versed on all of our Lake Martin developments, she specializes in selling lake property outside of these and has strong relationships with many of our area builders.

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Originally from Alexander City, Mindy got her REALTOR® license in 2013 in Texas. She met Michael Langston when they were each asked to give a presentation on real estate marketing. In 2015, she finally answered her heart’s call to move back to Alabama and the Lake Martin area. She as Michael’s second-to-none approach to marketing. Mindy has been a very successful part of the LME team since then. She represents sales

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Michael has been a REALTOR® for over 25 years and is a life-long resident of Dadeville. He is the President of the Dadeville Chamber of Commerce and a member for the Tallapoosa Board of Education. Michael and his wife, Windy Carter, have owned several commercial Experience. After growing up on Highway 49, Michael is particularly knowledgeable about the Stillwaters community. He started working there at fifteen years old when ground was broken on the neighborhood. He and Windy have lived in Stillwaters for 25 years. Michael’s deep ties to our area give him a unique perspective on Lake Martin real estate.

Jenni Mims, REALTOR® Media Coordinator in 2016. She received her real estate license when she moved to Auburn over twenty years ago. After she and her husband had two children, she left real estate to start a retail establishment in Auburn. In 2008, she and her husband bought their lake home. After spending every weekend on Lake Martin, they finally made it their full time home in 2014. Jenni has become relicensed as a full-time REALTOR® and now Martin Experience developments.

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Unique Renovated Open House A MAN'S HOME IS HIS CASTLE—LITERALLY, IN THIS CASE ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEPH DE SCIOSE

THE CURRENT HOMEOWNER OF 5615 CANONGATE LANE

From having studied abroad, Jason knew he liked architec-

IN SHOAL CREEK HAS BEEN "DRAWING HOUSES" SINCE

tural elements of chateaus and castles and incorporated as

HE WAS A YOUNG BOY. So, it was only natural for him to create

many of those design touches as he could. Daylight spills into

the European-inspired renovation plans for this 10,000-square-

every room.

foot-plus house, built in 1995.

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Jason Thomas, entrepreneur and real estate investor, says

months to finish, six limestone fireplaces done, a customized

he truly enjoyed the whole process of creating freehand home

castle entry front door, a Ralph Lauren closet built, and imported

renderings for the renovation he and his construction-related

marble placed in the kitchen," says Jason, who now is finishing

cousin, Chad Allbright, executed.

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OPEN HOUSE

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BASEMENT DEN A glass wall opens in the middle by dual swinging doors that release both inside and out. A wine cellar commands a corner. A full-sized kitchen adjoins the room.

"The best part of the entire house is the back, which is nearing completion. The outdoor living space in this place is insane," he says. Outside features include copper gutters, a 10-foot solid bronze fountain, circular driveway and brand-new landscaping with extensive lighting. There's also a luxury pool with an infinity edge overlooking a private lake lot, in addition to a covered and heated 2,000-square-foot patio area and flagstone fire pit. The exterior also has a private living room with surround sound TV, a floor-to-ceiling limestone fireplace  and multiple other TVs that sync for parties. The home is located within the Greystone Golf & Country Club. Its main level includes soaring 25-feet tall ceilings, imported crystal chandeliers, a tea room, heavy crown molding, a designer library with a custom leather ceiling and a private master courtyard. "This was the first and last house I looked at when I bought it in 2014," Jason says."I immediately fell in love with it, and it has a great story in that its original owner, Wilma Thompson, designed it herself when it was built. And she lives right down the road, so we have a great connection about the house from the design standpoint." Jason says he also enjoyed working with local interior designer Ansley Turncliff, of ATM Designs, to find the just-right home decor. He also says he's looking forward to now fully enjoying all the home's amenities while still recovering from a broken back that occurred in a near-fatal car accident. 14

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Homeowner Jason Thomas' personal rendering of the doorway before the renovation.


FORMAL DEN Floor-to-ceiling windows and the den’s custom mural are captivating, as the heart of the home. French doors open to a covered patio and banquet-size outdoor dining table. The sunsets are unreal.

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DIY

TONE + TEXTURE STYLE YOUR HOME IN TONES AND TEXTURES WITH DESIGN HELP FROM HOUZZ INTERIOR DESIGN EXPERTS ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

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WOVEN + KNOTTED LIVING BOHO-CHIC WITH WOVEN TEXTURES AND MACRAMÉ Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz contributor Yanic Simard, “the best way to really embrace the luxury-cottage appeal of wicker and rattan is to combine different forms of the two in one space ... Look for other unexpected places to add a natural twist to your home with a new material woven into your palette.”

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GET THE LOOK: Newly Vintage CREATE A RUSTIC, ELEGANT BEDROOM WITH STRAY CATS HOME DECOR

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REDISCOVER "STRAY BEAUTY" AT STRAY CATS HOME

The store's one-of-a-kind pieces include beds, bookshelves, cabi-

DECOR. Owner Kim Padgett is a custom home furniture maker who

nets, chests, coffee tables, dressers, end tables, farm tables, hutches,

specializes in designing and building reclaimed wood furniture and

islands, sofa beds, swing beds and vanities.

decor. Customers can get handcrafted, new and old home accents at the store located at 3101 Fourth Ave. S. in Birmingham. Kim created the business in 1999 to share her passion for quality rustic, farmhouse-style furniture and decor. "We build out of reclaimed barn wood, tin or ceiling tin and

Nine out of 10 times when customers stroll into Stray Cats Home Decor to buy a particular item, Kim says they get inspired and start mixing and matching to create the look they want. "We're glad to make things with your colors to your size, so we handle special orders all the time."

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CULINARY CREATIONS

Butternut Squash Au Gratin

MEALFIT FOUNDER AND CHEF THOMAS COX SHARES A FAVORITE RECIPE

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What started in 2013 as a meal planning service, Mealfit has grown into a full catering service and kitchen here in the 280 area. To challenge the notion that healthy food is tasteless, founder and chef Thomas Cox created an unexpected Southern twist on health-conscious cuisine. Cox first began cooking in college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, using his meal plan stipend to buy groceries and experiment with different foods. His personal favorites are seared and baked chicken thighs and butternut squash au gratin, top choices among his clientele as well. The trick for the chicken thighs are simple: sear first, then bake. The squash, however, requires more precise measurements.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AU GRATIN + 2 butternut squash + 1 cup heavy cream + 1 cup milk + 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated + ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated + 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced + 5 sprigs fresh thyme + 2 teaspoons Mealfit seasoning 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream and milk. 3. Using a mandolin, slice the squash very thinly. As you finish slicing each squash, place it into the

“I still love fried chicken; I still love fried okra— those Southern things. But we started doing a little bit more healthy spin on cooking.”

cream milk mixture, so the slices don’t brown. 4. When the squash is sliced, add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses to the bowl, along with the garlic, the leaves from the thyme sprigs, and Mealfit seasoning. Toss well. 5. Pour the squash and cream into an 8-by-11inch baking dish, then cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil. 6. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 45 min. 7. Remove the foil and bake for 30 more minutes, until the squash is tender, bubbling and golden brown on top. 8. Serve and enjoy!

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ARTISTS PALETTE

Built by Ferguson AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE WOODWORK COMMUNITY

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS BUSINESS?

start getting very, very expensive. And I purposely try to

Eric Ferguson: Well, where we actually offer our ser-

keep mine cheaper than what you would pay if you went

vices to other people, it’s been since summertime of

to a store. And I think right now that’s where my niche

last year. I grew up building things—not necessarily furniture,

but

decks

and

porches and that sort of thing with my dad. We moved into our house in October of ’16, and [Amy] likes expensive things, so I thought I could build them for cheaper. So I put some of my skills to work, and her sister really wanted some things, so that kind of started it. SO, WHAT IS YOUR SPECIALIZE IN? Eric: I would say  rustic, furniture.

time, the effort, the passion—all of those things you need to operate a small business successfully. And it makes me want to go shop at local stores and support my community.“

CRAFT? WHAT DO YOU

farmhouse

“It's given me great insight into the

I’ve

—Amy Ferguson

been doing a lot of slid-

and focus is: more affordable, quality furniture that’s not necessarily the most expensive piece of wood. IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE GIVING BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY? Amy

From

a woman’s standpoint, I would say I love having a nice, clean home. I like having cool things to show off to people who come into my house, and so the fact that we get to help people make the place that they live beautiful and unique and different—I like that we

ing barn doors, barn door media consoles, blanket

get to do that for other people. Because I get so much joy

ladders—things in that realm. Not the super high-end

out of it, a part of me likes to think that I’m kind of helping

furniture, because you get up to that and it’s going to

create that joy too.

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RMTC CONSERVATORY SHOWCASE 2018

Virginia Samford Theatre

RMTC Cabaret Theatre

The Lion King," making its trium-

This classic tale, in which a Kan-

Prepare to be dazzled by RMTC’s Conser-

phant return! Tickets start at $65.

sas farm girl travels over the

vatory students! These talented young art-

TheaterLeague.com/Birmingham

rainbow to discover the mag-

ists, ages 6-18, perform musical numbers

/LionKing

ical power of home, has been

choreographed by Broadway veterans

entertaining audiences for gen-

and showbiz professionals. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

erations.

and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both days.

Join

for

this

STARS

production based on the MGM movie by youth for youth! Reserved seating: $20, student: $15.  VirginiaSamfordTheatre.org

10 "GERSHWIN IN HOLLYWOOD"

as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is "Disney’s

15-31 THIRD ANNUAL SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL: LOVE AROUND THE WORLD Theatre Downtown

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center

This year's collection of short plays

Jemison Concert Hall

take the audience all around the

George Gershwin’s time in Hollywood

world, as a diverse cast of charac-

produced captivating new tunes and

ters takes us on a journey of secrets,

fresh arrangements of his popular

love and unlikely friendships. Six short

BJCC Exhibition Halls

Broadway melodies. Pianist Steve Beck

plays, with six directors, and more ac-

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind

will solo in the delightful Second Rhap-

tors than you can shake a stick at!

party dress for your little princess?

sody, which features music from Gersh-

TheatreDowntown.org

Do you need a personalized Easter

win’s score for the film "Delicious," and

basket stuffed with candy, toys and

the orchestra will luxuriate in music from

games? Shopping to update your

"Shall We Dance," "Damsel in Distress"

home décor or garden accesso-

and more! Tickets: $25-$55. 8 p.m.

ries? Adults: $8, children 6-12: $2,

AysStephens.org

2-4 COTTONTAIL'S VILLAGE ARTS, CRAFTS AND GIFTS SHOW

23 & 25 "ROMEO & JULIET"

children under 6: free. 10 a.m. to 8

Samford University Wright Center

p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat-

Family rivalries cannot fight the young

urday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. ChristmasVillageFestival.com/ Cottontails

2-4 "SWAN LAKE"

11 LIVE AT THE LYRIC: GRAHAM NASH

Alabama Symphony Orchestra. 7:30

time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induct-

p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tick-

ee—with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and

ets: $20-$90. OperaBirmingham.org

with the Hollies. He was also inducted

The tragic love story of Odette, a

as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is

beautiful princess turned into a

a Grammy winner. Doors open at 7 p.m;

swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse,

show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at

whose fate is to swim in a lake

$40.50. LyricBham.com

be broken by a prince who swears

24 TEDXBIRMINGHAM 2018: BEFORE X AFTER UAB's Alys Stephens Center

MAR 14-APR 1

his eternal love and devotion to her.

"DISNEY'S THE LION KING"

AlabamaBallet.org

BJCC Concert Hall

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mined to be together forever. Featuring the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the

twice into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame,

human guise, but her spell can only

consequences as the couple is deter-

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-

BJCC Concert Hall

of darkness may she assume her

love of Romeo and Juliet, with tragic

The Lyric Theater

filled with tears. Only in the hours

30

The entire Serengeti comes to life

1-4

Jemison Concert Hall

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR performances and hands-on, interac-

tive experiences. The participants at a TEDxBirmingham event represent a cross-disciplinary mix of people,

ranging from civic and business leaders to educators, technologists, art-

ists and more. Tickets: $100. 10 a.m.  TedxBirmingham.org

26-30 SPRING BREAK BLAST 18 RMTC Cabaret Theatre

Blast Camps are fun, weeklong

camps in which students experience musical theatre performance. They

build confidence by rehearsing a short script written specifically for RMTC, and they perform at the end of the week in front of a supportive community of family and friends. In preparing for a performance, students learn discipline and memorization skills. Ages 7-12. Tuition: $300.  RedMountainTheatre.org

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