RSVP Montgomery

Cover Story

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

The wish lists, decision making, financial strain and hustle and bustle of holiday shopping can easily turn the happiest person into Ebenezer Scrooge. We set out on a mission to make this year go a little smoother by providing perfect holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list - your wellness obsessed friend, cat-loving mom, sophisticated boss, tough-to-shop for man, ultimate host and more. Find gifts that surprise and delight and make everyone’s spirit bright this season. Here’s to getting a head start so you can really enjoy the things that make this the most wonderful time of the year!

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Table Talk

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Nestled in the heart of downtown, along Dexter avenue, sits an escape outside your comfort zone, ready to transport your taste buds to a more tropical locale. Island Delight opened its full service restaurant in 2017, after it’s first iteration, a counter service lunch bar, became a niche sensation at local Maxwell Airforce Base.

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Special Feature

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Alabama Emerging Artists Show is coming back even stronger this year and we have to admit, the lineup of featured artists is quite impressive. Event organizer and artist, Ellen Davis, has a passion for art and created this event in an effort to introduce Montgomery to up-and-coming artists from throughout the state.

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In Motion

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

If you’re anything like me, then going to the gym isn’t an easy sell. A big open room filled with mirrors, and machines and other people reminds me of being made to play sports in P.E. It’s not necessarily my scene.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

The 14th annual Montgomery County Bar Association Community Table fundraiser presented by Beasley Allen Law Firm was held on September 26 at the Union Train Shed. Guests enjoyed food by Vintage Year, Central, Dreamland BBQ, Itta Bena, Martha’s Place, Chappy’s Deli, Full Moon BBQ and Sinclair’s, while entertainment was provided by Henry Pugh and The Blue Room Jazz Trio. All proceeds benefited Mercy House & the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

With a debut in 1953, Merrie Mimics is one of the oldest mystic societies in Montgomery, and this year at the 66th annual ball held this past September 7 at the Montgomery Country Club, “Merrie Mimics at the Movies” upheld tradition as the evening’s theme.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Mother Nature really shined for Taste of Hampstead Wine & Art Festival, which took place on Hampstead’s Great Lawn on October 27. The stunning lake views and 70-degree weather provided the perfect atmosphere for this inaugural event. Attendees received a wine bag with bottled water and commemorative wine glass used for sampling over 60 wines provided by Alabama Crown, Grassroots, International Wines, Pinnacle, Rush Wines and United Johnson Brothers.

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Now Hear This

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Todd Fulmer and Kimberly Wolfe, better known on the River Region music scene as Todd Fulmer and the Lone Wolfe, are bringing a fusion of two vastly different styles together to create something unlike any other act in the area. With influences of jazz, rock, country and more, all wrapped in a classically trained package, their music transcends the lines of genre while keeping their deeply rooted faith at the forefront of everything they do.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

The Cancer Wellness Foundation held its 4th annual fundraiser “Beat the Odds” Casino Night and Drawdown event on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the beautiful Wynlakes Country Club. The casino night theme was seen in the creative decorations and lighting and, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a splash of pink light cascaded down the walls amid a room full of feather table arrangements and even a pink lighted bar.

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Socially Seen

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019

Well over 300 River Region citizens gathered to show support for the area’s premier therapeutic riding facility, known as MANE, at the 11th annual “Raise the Roof” Seafood Celebration on Thursday, October 24. MANE serves children, adults and veterans in the area who have physical, cognitive, emotional and developmental disabilities using equine-assisted activities. All of the fabulous seafood, freshly prepared in MANE’s Poarch Creek Arena, was donated by Wintzell’s Oyster House. Baptist Health, MAX Credit Union and Spire Energy sponsored the event. Toes tapped to country music favorites from the Trotline Band as guests dined, mingled and made new acquaintances.

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