Mobile Bay’s Top 14 Photos of 2014

ABOVE The sweet sounds of Roger Fritz’s handcrafted axes have attracted quite the celebrity following, from George Harrison to Randy Jackson. Published in “Guitar Hero, ” January 2014. Photo by Adrian Hoff 

ABOVE A floor-length vermilion sheath (Debra’s) evokes true, sophisticated elegance. Model Victoria Odom’s eye-catching necklace and earrings (Very Vintage) add sparkle. Published in “Pop of Color, ” February 2014. Photo by Matthew Wood

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ABOVE From floor to ceiling, the home of two local antiques dealers celebrates Mobile’s rich heritage. Published in “An Estate for the Ages, ” February 2014. Photo by Todd Douglas

ABOVE The Four Cheese grilled cheese is one of our 13 fresh and innovative takes on the ooey-gooey classic sandwich. Published in “The Big Cheese, ” March 2014. Photo by Ashley Rowe

ABOVE The Underhill Family Orchestra,  a troop of young, up-and-coming artists, produce a sound and style all their own. Published in “The Family Band, ” March 2014. Photo by Luke Lindgren

ABOVE Success has been sweet for Sugar Rush, a local doughnut shop that has a knack for combining unique flavors with good ole family recipes. Published in “Amazing Glaze, ” April 2014. Photo by Ashley Rowe

ABOVE Model Mary Barron makes waves in a navy ombre floor-length dress (Young Fabulous & Broke, Lucca) combined with a laid-back, beaded necklace (Maria & Carol’s Boutique). Published in “The Great Escape, ” May 2014. Photo by Matthew Coughlin

ABOVE Sunset over Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Published in “A Swamp Writer’s Guide to the Delta, ” June 2014. Photo by Todd Douglas

ABOVE Ranging from new interpretations of the classic chocolate chip cookie to ultradecadent pecan and caramel confections, Baldwin County offers up a sweeter side of life that’s altogether hard to resist. Published in “Sweet Temptations, ” June 2014. Photo by Ashley Rowe

ABOVE Though miles apart in their charming waterfront towns, three local families’ awe-inspiring wharves showcase the best that coastal living has to offer – no matter which side of the Bay the dock sits. Published in “Decked Out, ” July 2014. Photo by Chad Riley

ABOVE Dominick Ficarino says his shrimp boats cover anywhere from the Texas Gulf to the East Coast. Published in “Our Air, Land & Sea, ” August 2014. Photo by Todd Douglas

ABOVE Storytelling takes the stage as Mobile’s most promising up-and-coming band melds bittersweet lyrics with comforting Americana/folk melodies. Published in “The Mulligan Brothers, ” October 2014. Photo by Chad Riley

ABOVE Special Forces operator Capt. Robert Bradford “Brad” Israel returns home with new missions inspired by his experiences abroad. Published in “Operation Enduring Freedom, ” October 2014. Photo by Brad Israel

ABOVE Eight miles northwest of Atmore, the Poarch Creek Band of Indians joins hands with other tribes to celebrate their vibrant heritage at a Thanksgiving Pow Wow. Published in “On the Poarch Front, ” November 2014. Photo by Phillip Makselan

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