RSVP Montgomery

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MAY/JUNE 2019


Ten years after Hampstead opened its doors, the community looks different from the early days - and exactly what its town planners and founders envisioned: a mixed-use community of neighbors, friends, homes, businesses and gathering places that's unlike anywhere else in Montgomery. 

Walkable, creative urban places are now the norm rather than the exception in the US, and they're booming. None more so than Hampstead with its growing Town Center and home sales. RSVP Magazine sat down with Anna Lowder & Harvi Sahota, Directors of Hampstead, to talk shop on founding the community, what ten years have taught, and what's next...

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Take Five

MAY/JUNE 2019

There's something about warmer weather that really brings out our sweet tooth. Instead of saying “no” to the delicious temptation, revive the kid in you and indulge. From popsicles, ice cream and dessert cocktails, to the natural sweetness from fresh fruit, our favorite sweets are just a craving away.

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Reply Yes

MAY/JUNE 2019

Dad is our super hero who always saves the day. Mom is our confidant and comforter. Both made sacrifices to make sure we became productive members of society. We have a few gift ideas that will help you show them you love and appreciate them this Mothers’/Father’s Day. Mother’s Day: MAY 12
Father’s Day: JUNE 16.

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Socially Seen

MAY/JUNE 2019

On April 6, the Samaritan Counseling Center and Hampstead hosted the third-annual Hampstead Taste & Tour fundraiser, which proved to be the most successful event yet. Nine Hampstead residents opened their beautifully-designed, private homes and created special food-and-drink tastings for guests to enjoy as they toured different parts of the homes and patios. Kicking off the tour, City Grill and Taste offered wine tastings, and Leola & Croff, the town center gift shop, offered discounts on specialty items and hosted a champagne tasting.

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Signed Original

MAY/JUNE 2019

Katie Curry always knew art was her calling, but it wasn’t until she answered the voice within that she unleashed the power of the artist she’s become.
Born and raised in the coastal town of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Katie took an interest in art at a young age. “I’ve been drawing and painting as long as I can recall. I remember seeing my first Frida Kahlo painting when I was six years old, and I was so inspired. Painting was the only thing I ever wanted to do.”

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Socially Seen

MAY/JUNE 2019

One of the largest, community-initiated, grassroots art installations in the U.S. was recently completed in downtown Montgomery on the exterior of One Court Square, as well as a variety of other downtown locations. Hailed as a global art project transforming messages of personal identity into works of art, “Inside Out: The People’s Art Project” is a magnificent collection of black-and-white portraits of community members.

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Socially Seen

MAY/JUNE 2019

Renderings of Pegasus helped illustrate the theme of MANE’s Course for Hope 2019, which was to “Inspire New Heights!” On March 4, at Wynlakes Golf Course, 26 golf foursomes competed for Apple Watches, Apple 4K TVs, Lenovo Smart Displays and other prizes over the course of 18 holes. Hole-in-one prizes included two Riverside Chevrolet Silverados and a Tag Heuer watch, courtesy of Ware Jewelers.

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Socially Seen

MAY/JUNE 2019

The Alabama Dance Theatre concluded a weekend of four spectacular performances of the long-awaited, full-length ballet of “Beauty and the Beast,” choreographed by ADT’s very own Sara Sanford. 

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MAY/JUNE 2019


The Alabama Dance Theatre concluded a weekend of four spectacular performances of the long-awaited, full-length ballet of “Beauty and the Beast,” choreographed by ADT’s very own Sara Sanford.

The huge cast of 80 was impressive in ADT’s most-extravagant performance to date. Creating atmospheric lighting and enhancing the beauty onstage was talented lighting designer Josh Monroe. Following the Saturday matinee, children were invited on stage to meet Beauty and her friends, have cast members autograph their admission tickets and take photographs with the dancers. As the children exited the stage the little girls received beautiful red roses and little boys were given toy swords.

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Connections

MAY/JUNE 2019

Miss Tri County continues to be a driving force of community service within the River Region. When young women dare to dream, Tatum Smith helps their dreams come true. As founder and executive director, she understands the powerful impact that touches the lives of young women through giving back and earning college funding. An advocate for education by nature, her passion starts in the classroom as a high school teacher. Tatum has continuously worked hard to build the program, earning a nomination for 2018 Best Program Book and the title of 2018 Service Award. The program is gearing up for its third year to inspire and empower young women of all walks of life. Each day, the renowned project continues to grow by serving the communities in the surrounding areas of Autauga, Elmore and Montgomery counties. 

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