What are Lili Pad owner and Cahaba Heights merchant advocate Katherine McRee’s favorite things about Vestavia Hills? Read on.

My Favorite Waitress

Harrison McRee at Bistro V

Whenever my husband and I go to Bistro V, we always request Harriet—who just so happens to be our daughter. They have great food too.


Happy Hour


I like to come after work for drinks and appetizers (and boiled peanuts!). Their off-the-menu hamburger and crab claws are amazing.

Home Sweet Home

River Run Neighborhood

We have lots of fun in this hidden gem of Vestavia Hills! We have monthly Bunco, Halloween hayrides, and Christmas and spring socials, so there are a lot of things the neighbors all do together.

Shop Small

Vestavia Hills Small Businesses

Small businesses contribute to a community with not just sales tax dollars but also donating to sports teams or the high school. When you shop local, that goes back into the schools and the community. Many of the business owners here live in Vestavia, too.

Green Thumb

Leaf N Petal

I got big into gardening because my mom was a big gardener, and when she passed away, I picked up that passion. At Leaf N Petal, they are extremely helpful not just for my plants for outdoor gardening but also for tablescapes.