Locally Made & Locally Gave

The lights are sparkling on the tree, a classic crooner is caroling Christmas tunes through the speakers, something sugary and homemade is sending its scent through the house. Your sister, your husband, your son sits bathed in the candlelit glow of early morning, their fingers tugging at the carefully tied bow, and from out of the box they pull… a…

Farm to Food Truck

The Charlotte food truck scene has every corner and craving covered, but only a handful of trucks use locally sourced ingredients. These three food truck chefs are bringing local produce, meat and vegetables to the streets of Charlotte.

Getaway Bag

Fashion may be fun, but it can pose a challenge every day as we stare listlessly into full closets. Now imagine the difficulties of choosing what to wear for an entire week before it even begins! Packing for a vacation can unsettle even the most confident fashionista. But don’t fret—we’ve packed your bags for a cruise vacation.

A Perfect Pair

Ever wonder how chefs and sommeliers craft that perfect wine pairing menu? According to Mark at Petit Philippe, some of it is science, but much of it is art. He believes there are fundamentally two ways to approach the task. Here’s his approachable guide for your own wine pairing.

Hey Charlotte, What’s that Sound?

As if we needed another reason to love summer in the South, the warmer weather brings live music all throughout the city, transforming our favorite parks and plazas into musical landscapes. Here are some great outdoor concerts we’ll be tuning into.

Steak Done Well (Not Well Done)

Grilling season is here and nothing tastes better—or feels better to cook—than a good steak. Preparing that favored meat well proves your position as the official grill master. It might be intimidating, but with a few tips you won’t be afraid to fire up the grill and feast. Here are the four simple steps to grilling a steakhouse quality steak:

Let Them Eat Cake!

Like every good party, your wedding celebration should culminate with that sugared delight: cake. Amélie's French Bakery & Café may be known for French flair and pastries, but they can whip and stack a wedding cake too. With four different cake flavors, 10 different buttercream icings, 27 fillings and seven decoration possibilities, the options are limitless. Here, a sample of…

What’s in My Garden

Rosalie Holzinger, Master Gardener with Mecklenburg County Extension Service, shares what's budding, blooming and bursting into color in her expansive garden this time of year. "What's normally blooming in April," she repeats with a laugh. "This year, of course, things are different." Our warm spring just means we get to enjoy these sweet blossoms even longer!

On the Wall of…

It's not a curator's desk that defines him, but his walls. Step inside the office of Mint Curator Jon Stuhlman where the walls serve as his canvas. It's where he works on upcoming exhibitions, working out the layout in miniature on his own walls (pictured here, the Wyeth Family Exhibit). It's 
also where he, like so many of us, pins…

What’s In My Bag…

Ivanka Trump Leather Tote - "The perfect bag to throw all must have items into. Plus the color goes with everything!" Mac Lipstick in Impassioned "This lipstick instantly became my go to shade. You won't find me without it!"