April 2018 Lifestyle Letter

This issue marks our third year of publishing South Charlotte Lifestyle.  

Lifestyle Letter

Like so many strong women, I am but a product of the strong women before me, the ones who saw my spark and tended it to a flame. There was the middle school English teacher who saw past my test scores and shepherded me through her advanced course work. There were the internship mentors, who … Continued

March 2018 Lifestyle Letter

 What is home?  
It's a question we contemplated often as we prepared this month's Home Issue. It's a place, certainly, but it's also a feeling—that cozy contentment that's evoked when you turn the corner and things look and feel familiar.   "Home," to us, begins the moment we enter our neighborhood and cruise our own street. They say "it takes a village,"…

February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

Designed by you, our readers, we present our Inaugural Reader's Choice issue!

January 2018 Lifestyle Letter

New Year, new you. It's a phrase we'll see emblazoned on marketing materials and promotional packets throughout the month, just as we do every January. But for us, despite its saturation of all markets this time of year, it's a phrase that still rings true. We still use it as our rallying cry this January, because the start of a new…

December 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Anyone who knows me can attest to this fact: I love Christmas.

November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

"Farm-to-table" is, undoubtedly, a buzzword—or rather, buzz-phrase. But what about "farm to finely woven accessories?" Or "farm to to-go box?" These days, local farmers aren't just growing veggies to hock at farmer's markets or box up for trendy eateries. Across the region, locally-grown produce and products are finding new homes in the mouths and on the bodies of Charlotteans. They're…

October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

There's no place like home. Home is where the heart is. A house is not a home. There's a reason idioms abound when it comes to the place we call home. It's not just where we lay our heads at night, it's where we lay our hearts. It's the place we go when we seek comfort or relaxation, where we…

September 2017 Lifestyle Letter

After seemingly endless weeks of beating sun and bursting storm clouds and humid air, autumn is finally here. The first signs of this most welcome season show up in color: in the yellow-tinged leaves of late summer, in the golden light of early evenings and, more importantly, in the swaths of creamy cashmere and dark wool that suddenly fill the…

August 2017 Lifestyle Letter

I've written my fair share of brewery articles. I've interviewed maverick brewers in San Diego and old hands in Asheville. I've toured operations in Portland and Maui and Memphis. I've sipped and nodded along as dozens of brewers practiced their rehearsed speeches about their IPAs and lagers and ESBs. What I'm saying is, I'm a bit jaded when it comes…