Tim Higgins – Growing Up Bitter & wearing Vintage

On March 7th as the rain came down sideways I drove to The Syndicate Lounge to sell merch for my great friend, (as he is totally wearing our vintage shirts!) folk singer Tim Higgins, who had the honor of opening for the insanely talented Sera Cahoon! 


Father Daughter by Terry Corrao

On Saturday March 4, I had the pleasure of hosting photographer Terry Corrao and publisher and editor Easty Lambert-Brown, to speak on the process of creating and publishing Terry’s book, Father Daughter.

It was a wonderful conversation to hear Terry speak on the conception of the book and the 20 year process it took to come to completion. As well as hearing from the book publishing side from Easty. It was a very intimate and unique conversation that I felt very honored to have! We did take video and I will post the link once it is available! 

Terry Corrao’s Father Daughter is a haunting and joyous exploration of the bond between men and their female children, shot over two decades all around the world. Turning her searching eye on fathers and daughters from every walk of life, Corrao catalogs this unbreakable bond in all its beautiful complexity.

From raucous games in the front yard, to the bittersweet beauty of giving away your daughter on her wedding day, Father Daughter weaves passing moments into a tribute to shared lives. We see fathers and their girls working, wrangling lions on film sets, flying hot air balloons, and sharing the simple pleasures of play.

Inspired by the passing of her own father, Corrao set out to document the impossibly rich bonds of family in sophisticated black and white. These intimate portraits use natural light and casual settings to illuminate fleeting moments with a timeless authenticity. Her camera discovers in their eyes, faces, and bodies a connection that bridges lifetimes. The stories captured here by Terry Corrao are a celebration of the smiles, glances, and joy than only father and daughter can share.

You can purchase Father Daughter at these fine independent booksellers:

AL: ​Alabama Booksmith, Homewood

​Ernest & Hadley Booksellers, Tuscaloosa

Page & Palette, Fairhope (Staff Pick)

Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy, Tuscaloosa

Nancy Taylor Spa, Tuscaloosa

Northport Pharmacy & Gift Gallery, Northport

CO:​Bookies, Denver

CT:​Hickory Stick Bookstore, Washington Deport

FL:​Sundog Books, Seaside

Third House Books, Gainesville

GA:​E. Shavers Books, Savannah

MS:​Square Books, Oxford (Staff Pick)

NY:​Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook

Village Bookstore, Pleasantville

VT:​Bear Pond Books, Stowe

Bear Pond Books, Montpelier

​Bridgeside Books, Waterbury

​First Chair Shop, Stowe Mountain Lodge (May, 2017)

​Phoenix Books, Burlington

Phoenix Books, Essex 


Social Media:​Instagram (terrycorrao)

Facebook: (fatherdaughterthebook) (terrycorrao)

​​LinkedIn (Terry Corrao)



Easty Lambert-Brown owns Borgo Publishing and recently opened Earnest and Hadley Book Sellers located at       1928 7th street in downtown Tuscaloosa. She is basically an all around kick ass citizen that I’m happy to have in my town!


Please do yourself the pleasure in visiting Ernest and Hadley and purchasing Father Daughter ❤






Homunculus -Patrick O’Brien & Little Girl

March First Friday featured sculptures by Patrick O’Brien in his show titled Homunculus. Black Tounge Booking brought us the musical talent of Little Girl, Birmingham Mountain Radio brought us free Records and a chance to win Chris Robinson and the Brotherhood tickets and Archibalds brought us the best BBQ Tuscaloosa has to offer!!!

Patrick’s sculptures will be up all month- come see how they are constantly changing.

Little Girl is out on tour! Follow her on Facebook and Instagram! I believe she just finished up playing Jacksonville and New Orleans and is headed to South by Southwest with the Dirty Lungs!!!

Til next Time!

xo- grace 

Piety Street Market-Friends, Fun, Vintage Fashions

Tre and I loaded up the Ford and ventured south with this ‘ol thing vintage to the great city of New Orleans for the Piety Street Market. 
The car made it and once we got to our dwelling in the Irish Channel we ubered into town and our uber driver was non other than the Soul Glo guy from Coming to America! There was no turning back!!!

See you next month New Orleans!!!

Folk Art, Radio Stations, Garage Rock & Food Trucks! Oh my!!!

We started off 2017 on fire! Literally! It was so cold for our First Friday we had fires in the parking lot!!! The biggest alarm that was set off was by welcoming long time vintage seller, Lori Watts and her store This ol’ thing Vintage onto the property! We have combined stores toin one location! 

Folk artist Anthony Tavis burned up the walls with his “burning love” themed show.

The Dirty Lungs burned up the parking lot with their save your soul rock n roll

JoJo’s Food Trunk burned up our taste buds with her spicy gumbo and chicken nachos.

Birmingham Mountain Radio 97.5 Burned up the radio waves with their live remote and free giveaways!!!

Our Druid City Dames rolled in and sold items and The Pink Box Burlesque stopped by as they went on their pub crawl! It was a cold but wonderful night for our community here at Grace Aberdean!!! 

I would like to give a special shout out to Black Tongue Booking in Birmingham! We have partnered with them this art season to book our bands! Thanks ladies!!!

Anthony’s art work will be up all month and you can always shop his work in our Etsy store, under Artist of the Month!