From The Girls
Our fun, festive holiday issue is a favorite to put together. It’s just so joyous! Flipping through the next few pages, you will find some beautiful local ladies modeling holiday fashion from our favorite boutiques and stores. This is just a glimpse of their incredible inventory so go check out their collections and be a show stopper at holiday parties this season. Another perk of working at RSVP is getting to know entrepreneurs and leaders at so many wonderful local businesses. Not only does the LIST introduce you to some awesome people you need to know, but our Table Talk feature highlights new restaurants, SOL Mexican Restaurante and Taqueria, Shane’s Rib Shack and Wharf Casual Seafood at Montgomery’s newest shopping center at Perry Hill Crossing.
We are happy to help kick off the second annual Real Men Wear Pink campaign for the American Cancer Society. This issue features Montgomery’s leading community men who will all raise money for the fight against breast cancer during the months of September and October. Read more about this campaign and the 21 men who are competing to be Montgomery’s Pink Man of the Year.
Summer has kicked into full gear and although it has been a hot one, it doesn’t seem to be stopping us from spending time outside in our gardens, kayaks, farmers markets and ball fields. If you look back at some of your past summers with regret over things you missed--the trips, the concerts and the people you never got to know - we hope this issue will remind you that every opportunity missed can be pursued again. RSVP is all about connecting you with people and places that are worth knowing.
After three back -to-back issues, we are closing on the busiest time of the year for us and are very much looking forward to some down time off before our next interns start. This issue might be one of my favorites because it is filled with so many things I love.
January tends to be a little quiet with everyone focused on their new year resolutions. If you are trying to make changes for a healthier lifestyle, great news... you have landed upon a great resource! This issue has a plethora of options for getting active and eating healthy on the go. Check it out, and let us know what you think! From the entire RSVP team, we wish you much success and happiness in 2016!
Sometimes work just doesn't feel like work. Putting together this issue definitely made that true. The cover and feature story was inspired by last year’s successful 1960s Mad Men inspired holiday issue and casino party. After a few brainstorming sessions, we decided to take it back to the 70s and will be re-creating A Night at Studio 54 with a casino and disco New Year's Eve Bash at the Capital City Club. We hope the photographs throughout this feature will take you back a few decades and inspire you to get down with us on New Year's Eve.
The American Cancer Society just launched the first “Real Men Wear Pink” statewide campaign. Our cover features Montgomery’s leading community men who will all raise money for the fight against breast cancer during the month of October. Read more about this campaign and the 16 men who will be competing to be Montgomery’s Pink Man of the Year.
Summer has kicked into full gear and although it has been a hot one, it doesn’t seem to be stopping us from spending time outside in our gardens, kayaks, farmers markets and ball fields. If you look back at some of your past summers with regret over things you missed... the trips, the concerts, the people you never got to know, we hope this issue will remind you that every opportunity missed can be pursued again. RSVP is all about connecting you with people and places that are worth knowing about. Our feature story on The Little Mermaid will give you a new appreciation for all the planning and preparation that goes into the productions at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Book your tickets and don’t miss this performance. Local salons give us tips for hairstyles that will keep you cooler in the hot weather. Be sure to check out the individuals featured in this issue who bring energy, trade and culture, making our city even richer. If you are looking to get fit and want something out of the ordinary, read about one couple’s experience at Iron Tribe.
The Greater Montgomery Home Builder's Association is bringing back the Parade of Homes with more than 50 homes on the tour with the central site being at New Park. We had so much fun adding this home and lifestyle aspect into this issue and hope that you will make plans to attend one of the three weekends in June.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, we wanted to dedicate our feature story to the courageous individuals and events that changed history. We love this cover, which is a collection of the scenes painted by Sunny Paulk in the mural on Lee Street. Sunny is one of the commissioned artists enlisted by the Public Art Commission to commemorate this celebratory anniversary. High 5 Productions and Rob Minervini were also enlisted to create two metal structures that are placed at the beginning and end of the National Historic Civil Rights Trail. Both of these exhibits are incredible and worth going to see!