QC Smokemaster: Chef Ernie

Chef Ernie, a regular guest on WBTV and WCNC, is an award-winning smokemaster who serves traditional and upscale outdoor food right here in the Queen City. His company, Ernie’s Smokehouse, is home to premier outdoor cooking and catering and also hosts grilling classes, competes in professional competitions and offers delicious cuts at the local Charlotte farmers markets.

48 Hours in the Fashion Capital of the U.S.

New York City is the place to go for all things fashion. It's been long deemed one of the big four fashion pillars in the world, along with Paris, Milan and London. Being that it's the only fashion mecca in the United States and direct flights are easy to come by (and typically decently priced), visiting the Concrete Jungle is a no-brainer—especially…

It Runs In The Family

Led by doctors Michael and Colin Webb, this family-centered orthodontic practice prides itself on providing Charlotte with top rate medical service realized by utilizing cutting-edge technology in every aspect of patient care. Doctors initiate individual treatment plans based on an advanced 3D imaging system that guarantees the delivery of full diagnostic information while minimizing patient exposure to radiation, a problem…

Women Helping Women

 Article Melinda Burris Willms | Photography Destiny Johnson  For Farah Usmani, the love of hand embroidery came at a very early age.  She recalls her grandmother and mother practicing the art form, smocking by hand, in the British way. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Usmani came to the United States as a small child. She maintains ties with her native country,…

Wellness At Your Door

When was the last time your physician’s office staff told you that you could be seen immediately? For most people, that is an extremely rare occurrence, if they have ever experienced it at all. Instead, you’re greeted by an automated phone tree, and when you do finally hear a human voice, you’re instructed to “please hold.” It’s certainly not ideal,…

South Charlotte’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to buy gifts for friends, family, clients and others. We all have that person on our list that is extremely hard to check off. This could either be someone who has everything or someone who you don’t know very well. Rather than give them something that doesn’t seem too personable,…

History and Habitat: Stepping Out to Wing Haven Gardens

Throughout Charlotte, you’ll find all manner of hidden gems and special local “secrets” that embody the uniquely southern spirit of the Queen City. Wing Haven happens to be one of them. Located right in the heart of Charlotte, this world-renowned historic site invites travelers and natives alike to experience a natural oasis set among the bustling cityscape that we love…

The Differentiator

As an executive branding, marketing and 4K HD Video interview company, Boardroom Advisory Group helps experts position themselves as an “authority" in their respective industry to strengthen credibility and communicate a “Trust Factor” optimizing their business and personal brand.

Life Set to Music

The Barber of Seville, Oct. 22, 27 and 30: Rossini’s madcap The Barber of Seville, a work so ingrained in popular culture that its theme and songs have been sampled by Looney Tunes. A busybody barber plays matchmaker for a wealthy customer trying to land the woman of his dreams. But he has competition from the girl’s old guardian, which…