HOT FLASHES! Menopause the Musical® is coming to Mobile


Summer is just getting started and it’s already heating up! Pun not intended. The international hit show Menopause The Musical® is coming to Mobile! The hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60’s, ’70’s,and ’80’s will have you cheering, laughing, crying (from all the laughing) and dancing at your seats. For 14 years, Menopause The Musical® has shown that laughter is the best medicine and on June 11, they will bring down the house at the Saenger Theatre for one show only. The show may be all about the women but men, don’t be shy. You’ll see the humor too! Tickets are available by clicking HERE. MTM3

What’s #SoMOBILE this week?


We love being able to see our friends (old and new) and their Mobile journeys through our hashtag, #SoMOBILE. However, we really love it when the journey leads y’all to food.

It’s all about food this week as our #SoMOBILE photo theme is FOOD FRENZY. While you’re dining out this week, show us what delectable dishes you’re eating and where so others can enjoy it too!  Then, post it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or wherever else your happy heart desires. Just be sure to use the hashtag #SoMOBILE.

Have fun!  We’ll be watching and drooling. 

Inhale Fresh Catch in Mobile

Let’s get serious for a second.  “What am I going to eat tonight?” is something we all think about several times a day. The weather is warm in Mobile, so you’re probably wanting something light, delicious and fresh.  Are we on the same page, here?

It’s fresh catch heaven in Mobile right now.

At Wintzell’s Oyster House they do their oysters fried, stewed or nude.  At the Original Oyster House, they are all about the fire-grilled.  Blackened drum at The Noble South or how about fresh catch with a jerk twist at Kitchen on George? You name it – we’ve got it.

Now that we have established we are all drooling over fresh seafood… and that we are all starving. Let’s show you where you can get your FRESH CATCH in Mobile!

*Hint, click FRESH CATCH above. *

5 things to do in Mobile this Saturday

Farmer’s Market

Come out to Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile early Saturday morning to score some locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, seafood, plants, baked breads, pies, handcrafted goods and organic vegetables.  You name it and it’s probably there for the taking!

Barre 3 in the Park 

Kick off your summer with Barre 3 in the park! Join the fun this Saturday at 9:30 am in Cathedral Square for toes in the grass and a balanced vibe that will last.

Wiggle Waggle Dog Day at Bellingrath Gardens

Bellingrath Gardens and Home invites runners, walkers and their furry friends to a fun event for a good cause: The Wiggle Waggle Dog Day benefiting the Animal Rescue Foundation. All runners and walkers who sign up for the Wiggle Waggle race events, a 5K and a 1-mile walk/run, will receive free admission to the Gardens for the day, and their family members and friends will receive a 50 percent admission discount.

Blessing of the Fleet 

The custom of the Blessing of the Fleet can be traced back to Old World European fishing communities where God was publicly acknowledged and asked for a bountiful harvest and the safety of the men at sea. This is a bonus activity because you can do this Saturday AND Sunday! Same time. Same place!

Screen on the Green

Grab the whole family for the third annual Village of Spring Hill Screen on the Green Outdoor Film Festival!  Watch Big Hero Six under the stars on Dorn Field at Spring Hill College. Come hungry and bring cash as food and beverages will be offered for sale by local food trucks. *Click each header for more information* — What to do in Mobile, Alabama? Visit:

family outdoor fun this weekend!

Delta Woods Expo


Family Day – Saturday April 25, 2015

9AM – 4 PM


The Delta Woods and Waters Expo celebrates the beauty of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Come out and enjoy a variety of presentations, exhibitions, interactive displays and a great deal of hands-on demonstrations!

Have you ever taken a pontoon boat around the Mobile River Delta? You can purchase tickets to do that while you’re at the Expo.  Load the whole family up and get face-to-face with some delta wildlife!

 Osprey at Middle Bay Lighthouse; 5 Rivers Tours

Delta Woods & Waters Expo Details!

Bacon confit for me?

The newest Downtown Mobile restaurant opened and lit our palates up!  Dumbwaiter Restaurant is quaint and charming and you will keep going back over and over again.

The chef beautifully serves up some incredibly tasty dishes that will make you want to sit in silence and savor every flavor.

We won’t give too much away because it’s an experience you must have for yourself. But, for those who have trouble making decisions let us help you out a little.


Don’t even think about it,  just order it. Bacon confit, shaved red onion with a honey-balsamic drizzle. Folks, if this is Brussel Sprouts Olympics —-Dumbwaiter just took the Gold.


Where to eat in Mobile, Alabama? Dumbwaiter Restaurant – 167 Dauphin Street. Mobile, AL 36602

WARNING: The images below are highly graphic and very delicious.

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Southern Roots

A local look….

It’s funny the things you will never be able to forget. For me, a southern girl from Mobile, it’s the sights and smells of arriving at my grandparent’s charming little cottage. It was grey with white shutters and perfectly situated in the middle of thousands of colorful blooms.

As a little girl, I was busting at the seams when we pulled up, so there was no walking to the front door. It was a full-blown sprint through the Gardenia bushes, up the white-shelled driveway and into the arms of the sweetest southern lady. At a very ripe age, I knew all about azaleas, was taught that a table should never go without fresh flowers and that you should “never forget your southern roots.”

When I first heard the theme of this weekend’s Festival of Flowers, it took me back to being a little girl in that perfectly, aromatic yard. Coincidentally themed, “Southern Roots” the 22nd Annual Festival of Flowers is the largest flower show in the Southeast and is held right here in Mobile. This year’s event showcases the beauty of the South and all of the many southern traditions.

In a mammoth-sized tent, you’ll see the most gorgeous displays that shine a bright light on our Southern heritage. From container gardens, landscaped gardens, perennials, annuals to floral demonstrations, centerpieces and tablescapes galore. You’ll learn some new tips, get inspired or even bring home some colorful new blooms!

It’s a weekend to celebrate the beauty we are so fortunate to see in the South and most importantly, tap into those southern roots you know you can’t forget.

Tara Henley


22nd Annual Festival of Flowers at Providence Hospital

March 26-29, 2015
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM

Single Gate Tickets:
At the Gate: $14.00
Seniors: $13.00
Advance: $12.00
Children (under 12) Free
Groups: Special Rates

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