Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
Presented by the Junior League of Montgomery, the 23rd annual Holiday Market's jingle bell call summons a myriad of local merchants and vendors from across the country to set up shop and vend festive holiday presents, home décor, and other seasonal treats. Guests can peruse vibrantly designed wares and women's attire from hue studio inc, or present hard-to-please house elves with an adorable gift from Pamala's Boutique. Feed collegiate rivalries with a copy of the Auburn University Cookbook, penned by Missy Mercer, or feed marital rivalries by picking up The University of Alabama Cookbook, penciled by her husband, Browne Mercer. On Friday, vendors put together a fashion show to highlight trends in seasonal style, and door prizes reward shoppers with magnificent gifts of doorknobs.
At the Southern Bridal Faire, planners and couples-to-be gather in the Alabama Ballroom at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center to meet with vendors and gather ideas for decorations, fashions, photos, and venues for their upcoming nuptials. Experienced DJs, photographers, and designers meet face-to-face with future brides and grooms, which makes the wedding-planning process less stressful and brings couples a few steps closer to making their dream events a reality.
When you stay at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center in Montgomery, you'll be in the historical district and minutes from Hank Williams Museum and Rosa Parks Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Supreme Court of Alabama and Civil Rights Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 342 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Premium TV channels provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Nearly a century ago, the Hippodrome opened as a combination movie palace and vaudeville theater, spending more than 70 years hosting big names such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Following a double-decade period of slow business and bad hairstyles, the Hippodrome closed down in 1990. Now, however, after an exhaustive restoration project that reanimated the theater’s chandelier-lit arches, the mural above the proscenium stage, and the grand-theater boxes that hearken back to opera’s heyday, the Hippodrome reopens to the delight of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.
Catina Tortilla Grill imports south-of-the-border spice to three locations where sandwiches, platters, and tacos run rampant on an authentic menu of Mexican fare. Patrons cluster like teens with magnetically charged headgear around rough-hewn wooden tables, which are dispersed amid exposed brick and colorful paintings drenched in natural light. Classics include signature garlic home fries and molletes, which combine melted chihuahua cheese and pico de gallo with refried beans. Creative twists also pervade globally-inspired starters, including a house-made guacamole accompanied by one intimidatingly giant but herbivorous tortilla chip.