7 Things Our Birmingham Editor Is Loving Right Now
Photography by Mary Margaret Smith.
As advocates for small businesses, The Scout Guide editors are continually scouting their communities for local finds to share and celebrate. With their fingers on the pulse, they are also excellent sources of unique recommendations. Recently, we caught up with The Scout Guide Birmingham editor Rebecca Todd to find out what she’s really excited about these days. Here, she shares her current obsessions, from the stylist inspiring her spring wardrobe to her go-to source for local art and more.
1. WHAT I’M COVETING
Brent Neale Pendant Necklace from ETC. // “Currently I’m eyeing this beautiful heart pendant necklace by Brent Neale from Etc. If you are a jewelry lover this shop is the one for you!”
2. WHO’S INSPIRING ME
Styled by M.G. // “Styled by MG is major style goals! Mary Glenn McElveen is a fabulous stylist and wardrobe consultant based in Birmingham who is always inspiring me to push the boundaries with my wardrobe and try new things.”
3. WHAT I’M DECORATING WITH
Artwork by Marcy Cook from Design Supply // “With so much time spent at home over these last two years, I have realized just how much artwork can completely change a space—and my mood. Design Supply is the perfect place to discover new artists and pieces of work. I am currently obsessed with this beauty from Marcy Cook.”
4. WHAT I’M PLANNING
My wedding in Aspen, Colorado and a honeymoon at The Little Nell // “I’m in the thick of wedding planning. We will be spending a few days with our families hiking, shopping, and eating in Aspen and then ending the week with an intimate wedding and reception. Thankfully we also get to spend our honeymoon at The Little Nell, one of my favorite hotels. Planning a wedding across the country can be a little stressful, but The Scout Guide Aspen has kept me in the know on all of the best spots!”
5. WHAT I’M REGISTERING FOR
White Wine Glasses from Alkmy // “These are my absolute favorites—delicate enough to look chic on my table, but sturdy enough to not feel like it will break in my hand.”
6. WHAT I’M DRINKING
Clayton’s Margarita from The Defined Dish // “I lived in Texas for years, so I have had my fair share of margaritas and this recipe is by far the best! It comes from The Defined Dish, one of my favorite bloggers/chefs/authors.”
1 cup of good tequila
1/4 cup of cointreau
1/2 cup of fresh lime juice
1/2 cup of simple syrup
1 teaspoon of egg whites
Combine ingredients and blend until frothy. I add a little lemon juice as well and some jalapeños slices for a kick.
7. WHAT I’M READING
Aspen Style from A’mano Gifts // “I’m getting inspired for the big day and this stunning coffee table book is the perfect source of whimsy. Plus, it will serve as a wonderful memento of our wedding for years to come.”