Beyond the Spa

‘Tis the season of resolutions…the yearly ritual of taking stock and vowing to make better life choices. Most of the time these include goals of weight loss, fitness training and meditation, but rarely do we promise to be more indulgent or treat ourselves better.

Fit For A Queen

511 Queens Apartments are located in beautiful Myers Park, a premier, historic Charlotte neighborhood, minutes from downtown. 511 Queens offers residents the best of both worlds with its relaxed, picturesque setting in a quiet, suburban neighborhood within walking distance of Charlotte’s finest cultural, culinary and entertainment destinations.

Dreaming of the Aloha Spirit

As the cold weather temperatures descend in Charlotte, many of us find ourselves dreaming of sunny locales. And, arguably, there is no better warm weather destination to ponder than Hawaii. These gorgeous islands of the 50th state are truly the stuff of vacation dreams.

Holiday Must-Haves

Breath in and smell that sweet peppermint and balsam fir-saturated air–it's Christmas time, my friends! Whether you're reading this on December 1 or December 24, I'm guessing you're looking for a little Christmas present inspiration.

Christmas Markets on European Riverways

Hundreds of years ago, small cities throughout Europe transformed into magical Christmas markets during the holiday season. Villagers gathered on cobblestone streets to shop for their seasonal treats and gifts.

Habitat for Humanity: Deconstruction to Restore

Habitat for Humanity Charlotte’s deconstruction service was created to remove and recycle kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances slated for replacement in kitchen remodeling projects. The homeowner gets a tax deduction and headache-free experience, and Habitat earns proceeds by reselling the donated items through a network of four Habitat ReStores in Charlotte. The process is easy, says Phil Prince, director of…

Feeding the Family

 Ingredients  Crumble  Filling

Traditional Meets Contemporary

From a divine cocktail list to sushi that is crafted using only the freshest ingredients, South End's O-Ku Sushi Bar celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a contemporary twist. With sister restaurants in Charleston, Atlanta and Washington D.C., O-Ku Charlotte is the luxury franchise's fourth location. The dining area features an upscale, yet comfortable vibe with vibrant energy that flows throughout the space. While O-Ku is mainly applauded for…

A Sweet Escape

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are the place to go if you want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Their luxury cottages have two to three bathrooms to ensure that guests are comfortable; and for those traveling with furry friends, there are pet-friendly cottages available. If dining in is preferred, private chef services are available. For guests who enjoy cooking, each cottage is outfitted with its own…

Bring Your Appetite

Travelers who are, quite literally, hungry for great experiences have a growing number of choices for culinary adventure. Travel suppliers are busy creating unique and inspiring opportunities for the more than 75% of us who say food and wine are an important component of travel.