Letter from the Editor

The summer before my final year at Davidson, I had the opportunity to intern with Crisis Assistance Ministry. It was my shaky introduction to a bevy of new things: a long morning commute on 74, the realities of poverty in Charlotte, and the equal parts sweet and steely leadership of a strong woman in the form of Carol Hardison. It…

February 2017 Around Town

Tennessee Williams is perhaps the South’s most celebrated playwright, and his beloved A Streetcar Named Desire will come to our own Southern city this spring. The Davidson Community Players will bring the drama to vivid life this February. The Pulitzer Prize-winning tale follows Blanche DuBois, a former schoolteacher, as she leaves behind her small-town roots and settles in with her…

Ties & Tails Gala

The Charlotte Humane Society's annual Ties & Tails Gala included 569 guests and 50 of our furriest friends and raised more than $290,000 to support the mission of the CHS. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, lively program and live auction. 
Photographer credit: Poprock Photography

Jazzy Holiday Gala

The Harvey B. Gantt Center hosted its annual Jazzy Holiday Gala this winter, a black tie that event featured cocktails, dinner, awards, entertainment and a presentation of the Spirit of the Center Awards to three honorees who have made notable contributions to the Gantt Center, the arts and the greater Charlotte community.

Queens of the Queen City

Dianne Bailey isn’t from here, but you’d never guess it from the way she talks about our city. Charlotte has seeped into her soul. Her arrival in Charlotte was practically accidental. After moving with her husband Brian three times in the first five years of their marriage, they finally settled in our Southern city and his hometown. “Within six weeks,…

In Fashion

Charlotte's always been a stylish city, but recent years have gifted us with a proliferation of young, innovative clothing designers. We asked two of these fashionistas to share a few favorites from their upcoming collections. Ladies, here's your sneak peek at style greatness.

A Continent of Superlatives

South America is a continent of superlatives, boasting the world’s largest river, biggest rainforest and tallest waterfall. It is home to majestic mountain ranges, gorgeous beaches, vast deserts and icy terrain. The diversity in South America can best be experienced on a cruise that exposes travelers to the diverse continent in a way that land tours cannot match. Travelers to…

February 2017 Renovate & Refine

There is a popular phrase that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Diamonds come in many shapes, sizes, colors and with various unique characteristics. In this instance, a home is like a diamond. A home is one-of-a-kind. A home is treasured. A home is made in many shapes, sizes, colors and with various interior characteristics. And this particular home is…

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!"

One Bold Brewer

Across the country, in trendy watering holes and local dives, at patio tables and polished bars, Americans are drinking craft beer. It’s not just bearded, flanneled gentlemen drinking the bubbly beverage these days. In 2014, a reported 32% of craft beer consumed in our country was sipped and swilled by ladies. And yet, in that same year, a Stanford University…