Elevating the Charlotte Brand

As always, it's great to be able to share the images and experiences we're capturing right here in South Charlotte. We are particulalry excited about this issue, "Elevate," as we have the privilege of featuring some of the most inspiring local entrepreneurs, artists, and philanthropers in our area who are really putting their stamp of quality on everything Charlotte.

8.2.0 Opens at AvidXchange Music Factory

Crowds of Charlotte residents showed up for the opening of 8.2.0, the newest upscale venue at the AvidXchange Music 
Factory on Friday, August 20th. Read more about all 8.2.0 has to offer in our "Hops and Vine" section. 
Photography by Deatric Smith and Brian Jackson

October 2016 Around Town

The International House 28th Annual Benefit Gala will be held on Saturday, October 15, at Hilton Charlotte Center City. This event, Bella ITALIA, is an elegant and much anticipated evening where guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, fine cuisine, entertainment, dancing, and silent and live auctions along with other high-profile members of Charlotte’s philanthropic and corporate community. All proceeds…

Andy Rocco

Nobody will ever deny that there has always been something special about Charlotte, North Carolina. Lately, however, with all of the growth and development that we have been experiencing, that fact seems to be especially true. Our city is thriving like never before, and like any large metro, the people who live here are what make Charlotte so extraordinary. One…

Redefining the Value of Jewelry

There is so much that can be said about finding the perfect piece of jewelry. It’s easy to understand the concept of value when you’re referring to diamonds, precious metals, and gemstones, but the value of jewelry runs so much deeper than that. The perfect piece of jewelry is something that its owner will wear for a lifetime; it has…

CLTivating Change

Passion lingers in Zack Gudzan's eyes as he explains the plans he has for CLTivate. CLTivate is a local non-profit apparel company, which uses its earnings to donate to several causes including addiction and homeless outreach and human trafficking. Through their sales of Charlotte-themed t-shirts and tank tops, the non-profit lets consumers have a direct hand in providing resources to…

8.2.0 Emerges as Charlotte’s Newest Favorite Hotspot

What do you call a night out that includes craft cocktails on draft, arcade games, and an upscale karaoke lounge? Before August of this year, we would have called that concept hectic. After all, nobody wants to spend their Saturday night hopping from one establishment to the next. Fortunately, the need for barhopping seems to have become a thing of…

Discover Luxury

Do you dream of soaking up the sun on your own private island? While this is a bit far-fetched for most of us…the next best thing is closer than ever before. Close your eyes…imagine an over-the-water bungalow perched above a crystal blue ocean. Imagine a bedroom with a see-through glass floor and a hammock for two. Imagine a private outdoor…

Fall for Comfort (Food)

Fall is the time of year when everyone slows down to take a breath. An hour of time is given back to use as one pleases. The sun sets sooner bringing in the relaxation that comes with evening time. Soon it will be time for comfy sweaters and socks, which almost always leads to kicking back with a favorite comfort…