December 2016 Lifestyle Letter

Happy Holidays, South Charlotte! The cold is upon us and the streets are buzzing with the cheer of the season! We are so thankful to spend another month out and about enjoying all our wonderful city has to offer.

December 2016 Good Times

Guests from all over Charlotte gathered to enjoy cocktails and house-made hors d'oeuvres at South Charlotte Lifestyle's networking event at Dogwood Southern Table in SouthPark.

December 2016 Around Town

If it seems you’re seeing opera popping up everywhere this year, it’s not your imagination. Opera Carolina is expanding its reach outside the traditional venues and well beyond the mainstage season. And one of the most exciting aspects of the expansion is that much of it is geared to children and families. And it’s all low-cost or entirely free.

The Palm Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary

For many restaurants today, striking the perfect balance between having a successful business and being an active, valued member of their community is a virtually impossible task. In many cases, owners and staff must choose between the two, and in today’s increasingly demanding marketplace, the bottom line takes precedence every time. It’s simply the state of affairs in our post-recession…

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,…

Winter Texture

Winter 2016 is all about texture and materials. Here’s a comprehensive list of what exactly to look for when setting up your winter ensembles. It's often daunting to spend money on pieces that might not work for the seasons ahead, so this we’ve included an assortment of trends that might "stick around."

The Take Home

My dogs love Blue Buffalo dog food. They cannot get enough of the stuff. I feel like I should have taken out stock in the company for how often I buy it. I mean have you seen the prices of good dog food lately? Heaven forbid you pick a breed that’s bigger than average. I have friends that get the…

Hops in the Kitchen

Stout Chocolate Brownies

All-Inclusive Resorts

Travel Tip: Make sure you are very clear about what your resort considers part of the “all-inclusive” package you are purchasing. Does the bar include premium liquor? Are only non-motorized water sports included? Spa services, tours and excursions are generally extra as well. Checking the details before you leave will avoid any surprises!

Home is Where the Heart Is

While December is the month for holiday preparation and celebration, we never lose sight of the importance of family. This particular home is enriched with family heritage and heirlooms. And if those aspects don’t exemplify family enough then just the sight of cozy seating arrangements, a unique dining room fit for a big family feast, and the perfect kid-friendly bunk…