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  • Writer's pictureCharlsie Pecoraro

Family, friends and hurricanes

Those of you that know me realize that the past few days I have spent a good deal of time checking up on my family and friends in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. Fortunately, only a few went without power. One thing I noted was the great attitude of so many from the Bayou state. I enjoyed the cajun humorist updates on Facebook from Rhonda Faye from "down the bayou". I laughed out loud at the NOLA folks videoing Jim Cantore reporting on the non-storm in the Crescent City. You might see some posts from folks aggravated at the news media for blowing Hurricane Barry out of proportion. Trust me the residents would rather be overly prepared than not ready for a storm. Hurricane Katrina's lessons have not been forgotten. I am grateful that my family and friends weathered this storm well and kept a sense of humor. There are still concerns about flooding and a few folks are running generators to keep their fridge cold. Let's pray that power is restored to everyone and the waters recede rapidly.

I was grateful to find Mobile's beloved weatherman, Alan Sealls has his own YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe it's free! His reporting was factual without any unwanted drama! Mobile got more rain than many folks in South Louisiana! I walked across our front yard on Sunday evening and it felt like a wet sponge. My flowers, herbs and veggies are loving it.


Let's offer a warm welcome to Brandon Van Hook & his restaurant, Hickory Pit Too to Meet da' Boss. This Semmes, AL restaurant has been serving the community for almost a decade!

Brandon opens at 5AM for breakfast and offers traditional southern style dishes. He has daily lunch and dinner specials that he posts on Facebook. Follow his page by clicking here. We'll be on a photo shoot at his place this week so look for his write up on the MDB website soon!


Look at July's Domke Market Wine Club selections! Wow! Brooke Goff does an outstanding job of selecting wonderful bottles for her club members to enjoy!

If you want a great education in vino, this club is a perfect place to start in Mobile, Alabama. Click here for details on how to join.

Remember that every month Brooke throws a party for Wine Club Pick Up! It is usually on the first Friday of the month. August 2nd will be our next celebration! Why don't you sign up and join us on this journey of enjoyable wines!


Reney's Honey Butter is a Mobile, Alabama food company started by Meredith Simmerman. This thriving small-batch butter business celebrated it's second anniversary recently.

Everything tastes better with butter, especially when it is whipped with fresh local fruits. She specializes in seasonal offerings based on the freshest ingredients.

Read all about how this company was started as sort of a "fluke" by clicking here.

Photography courtesy of Bellissimo Concepts. Make up courtesy of Ashley Scarbrough.


What's Happening in and around Mobile this Week?

Every Thursday the Mobile Museum of Art is FREE to Mobile County residents! Click here for more information!

Today, Monday the 15th is Summer Wine Soirée: Cool Summer Reds at Domke Market. Click here to RSVP for the event!

On Friday there is a great girl's night out Christmas in July Boutique Bash and it will be open on Saturday too! Click here for more information!

On Friday, during the day, stop by Ultratanz for their UltraTANZ 23rd Birthday Celebration! Owner Lesley Senne will be offering some incredible birthday specials. Click here for more information.


Have a great week and take time to notice the everyday acts of grace that surround us!



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