Charlotte Grilled Cheese Festival

On Oct. 19, the Charlotte Grilled Cheese Festival was presented by SportsLink at Slate CLT. Ten local businesses put their cheesy skills to the test in a friendly competition for the title of "Charlotte's Best Grilled Cheese." This year's People's Choice winner was Chef Jason Swanger's Jalapeno Bacon & Apple Jam Grilled Cheese. The Judge's Choice winner was … Continued

Safe House Project Black & White Gala

This fall, Safe House Project, a national anti-trafficking organization, hosted some of Charlotte’s finest at the Quail Hollow Country Club for their inaugural Black & White Gala. The gala raised more than $190,000 to serve victims of child sex trafficking in the Carolinas and Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest received the Safe House Project Action Award.

Burtons Bar & Grill Networking Event

In late September, the South Charlotte Lifestyle team held a networking event at Burtons Bar & Grill of Blakeney. Delicious food and drinks were provided by Burtons, Mann Travels detailed some of the exciting possibilities of river and expedition cruising and Apricot Lane Boutique's models showcased fall fashions and handed out gift certificates. Thanks to all who came out! 

UNCF’s 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon

The United Negro College Fund held its 17th Annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon on Sept. 28. The sold-out luncheon featured Oprah Winfrey as the keynote speaker and raised $2.3 million. Also in attendance was U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and Gov. Roy Cooper's Chief to Staff Kristi Jones. 

Humane Society of Charlotte Launched Campaign for New Animal Center

In September, the Humane Society of Charlotte launched a $15 million fundraising campaign to support the construction of its new animal center. To celebrate the launch, a party was held at the Panthers Den in the Bank of America Stadium. Carolina Panthers coach, Ron Rivera, and his wife, Stephanie, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the fundraising campaign.

Shopping for a Cause

Apricot Lane Boutique at Stonecrest Shopping Center recently held their Shopping for a Cause event and donated proceeds from sales to KW Cares, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to members of the Keller Williams family. Cantina 1511, also located in Stonecrest Shopping Center, provided delicious Mexican cuisine at the event for shoppers to enjoy.

South Charlotte Lifestyle Publisher Goes Abroad

In July, our publisher, George Zorrilla, ventured across the pond for a nine-day Bordeaux River Cruise with Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours in France. The cruise meandered along the Garonne River and its estuaries, taking passengers to castles, chateaus and premier vineyards. Be on the lookout in upcoming issues for a special South Charlotte Lifestyle river cruise offer.  

To Have and To Hold Charlotte Cast Visits Apricot Lane Boutique

The cast of OWN Network's reality show To Have and To Hold Charlotte, made an appearance during Apricot Lane Boutique's Customer Appreciation event to meet, greet and shop with customers. Visit Apricot Lane for trendy womenswear and timeless styles at 7800B Rea Road in Charlotte or online at

The Gray Classic

The Gray Classic is Charlotte's premier golf and networking weekend. It received support from notable businesses and civic leaders while participants gathered to raise funds during a business round table, its Signature Golf Tournament and Women's Empowerment Brunch. The Gray Classic's mission is to help young students to succeed through mentoring programs and networking opportunities.

Rucker Roots Pop-Up Event With Mainstream Boutique

This past summer, Mainstream Boutique teamed up with the nationally recognized natural hair care company Rucker Roots and South Charlotte Lifestyle to offer locals a luxury shopping experience. The event offered guests free valet parking, exclusive deals, complimentary drinks and giveaways.