The Charmed Life

freelance writer birmingham al

The feature I did on Chatham Hellmers for Fresh Style is one of my favorite projects to date — not just because Chatham is stylish, hilarious, and inspiring, but also because magazine writing is the perfect mix of fun and challenging.

For “The Charmed Life,” I had the honor of interviewing Chatham by email and putting together a story about her background, her shop in downtown Birmingham, and her unbelievably cool loft.

About a year after this piece was published, I happened to stop by Chatham’s shop to say hello. She hugged me, told me how much she loved the article, and gave me a free pair of earrings, solidifying her identity as one of the kindest people I’ve ever worked with.

You can read the full story here: Charmed Life – Anne Riley

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