Sunday, April 7, 2013
I've been seriously breaking one of the 10 Commandments lately. I believe this would fall under the the charge to not covet your neighbor's donkey or something. As a Christian I am not to envy others, but if you live in a loft in Downtown Birmingham, I envy you -- especially if you live in Athens Flatts.
I began to discover the awesomeness of Birmingham's re-emerging downtown a few years ago and when I turned 30 I decided to celebrate with my city by doing a downtown bar crawl. We had burgers at Rogue Tavern, cupcakes at Urban Standard, and capped off the night with drinks at Wine Loft. Those are three of my favorite places in this city and they're all within walking distance of Athens Flatts (which I took an inside tour of last year). In fact, if hubs and I lived there he could walk to work! And my job is only about a five-minute drive away.
But alas, I am a teacher and freelance writer. My husband is a newspaper journalist. We are obviously too broke to afford a loft at Athen Flatts. But a girl can dream, right?
Next month, I plan to attend Cool Spaces, Downtown Places an event sponsored by REV Birmingham that's meant to encourage city living. This will probably only make me long for a loft even more, but at least I'll be supporting my city!