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With seven years of experience, Laura Hyde can prescribe exactly what pool owners need to keep their swimming environments clean and eminently swimmable. Specialty chemicals from Poolife and Baquacil balance chlorine levels and keep away algae growth. Hyde Out Pools also installs above-ground and in-ground pools in circular, oblong, or tesseract shapes.
Manhattan South brings the relaxed and stylish fashion of the West Coast to the Southeast. One of Birmingham’s top fashionistas and 10-time Sudoku champion, Lesley DeCastro opened Manhattan South to provide a place for acquiring designer threads and accessories unavailable anywhere else in the city. The boutique's clothes have been featured in Southern Beauty and Birmingham magazine, and eight out of ten sentient mannequins fancy Manhattan South’s selection. Hanging out on the shelves and hanging from the racks are garments from lines such as Tracy Reese, DL1961, Henry & Belle, Bordeaux, and Gentle Fawn. Customers can also make eyes with a wide selection of jewelry and accessories from designers such as La Mer Collections, Hat Attack, and Spanx. For a taste of what’s to come, browse its online store before heading into the shop.
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
The shop also stocks an ample array of bridal gifts and customizable sorority wares, such as keychains and koozies. Owner Ashley Dawson welcomes guests with friendly one-on-one attention, ensuring they'll easily find an exemplary gift for grandma's upcoming bachelorette party. ###Reviews More than 860 Facebookers like Paper Dolls.
An independent shop with a 32-year history, Charlemagne Record Exchange buys, sells, and trades music, uniting enthusiasts with a huge stock of used vinyl, CDs, cassettes, and DVDs. Among the selection of collectables, rarities, old standbys, and modern sounds, vinyl veterans and novices can discover classic sounds such as bird calls and echoes alongside copies of seminal recordings including The Beatles’ Rubber Soul ($18), Oscar Peterson Plays Cole Porter ($10), and The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St. ($8). After scaling the poster-lined stairway up to the store, serving as a portal to the cultural past and present, shoppers can stick to their old listen habits, or branch out with nearly every genre imaginable, from rock, jazz, and blues to shoe-gaze and ogre operatic pop.