June 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Welcome, gentlemen, to your issue. Charlotte is a city teeming with restaurants, sports and destinations curated just for you—just like this issue. From kitchen gadgets to the ultimate steak grilling guide, this one’s for you. We sat down with the guys at Charlotte mainstay Cajun Queen to get a taste of their famous BBQ Shrimp recipe, the perfect dish for…


SEED20 is Social Venture Partners’ annual program to identify, spotlight and support our region’s most innovative nonprofits, providing twenty social entrepreneurs with two months of coaching. Ten finalists took to the stage to pitch their ideas for social change to an audience of over 900!

3rd Annual Levine Children’s Gala

This spring the 3rd Annual Levine Children’s Gala welcomed over 500 guests to the campus of Carolinas Medical Center. In addition to celebrating Levine Children’s Hospital’s 10th anniversary, the event raised record net proceeds of $2.4 million to benefit the hospital.

June 2017 Around Town

Our favorite summertime tradition returns this month with the Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops! This year's Pops will feature a four-concert series and a Celebrate America! special event. From Hollywood favorites to jazz numbers to patriotic tunes accompanied by fireworks, these concerts are crowd-pleasers. Held at Symphony Park at Southpark Mall each Sunday in June and as well as Saturday, July…

Summer’s Favorite Pastime

It’s a pastime of tunes. Childhood rhymes of cracker jack and baseball bats. Melodious rally cries and catcalls. The soft whistle of a bat swishing through air and the staccato crack of the ball. It’s a song we all love—the song of baseball.

The Mighty Danube

The Danube is not blue, despite the name of the famous Johann Strauss’ waltz—it’s actually more of a murky grey-ish color. But the waltz is the popular, if unofficial, anthem of the area nonetheless. The mighty Danube flows through the heart of central Europe. Its 1,795 miles travel from east to west, flowing through 10 countries including Hungary, Austria, Slovakia…

17th Annual Guys & Dolls Auction Gala

The 17th Annual Guys & Dolls Auction Gala, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, brought together 500 guests. This year’s class of 24 guys and dolls put together live auction packages and raised $260,000 for the life-saving work of the CF Foundation.

The Art of Furniture Making

Whittled and waxed, sanded and shaved, the art of making furniture is just that: an art. It’s a craft that takes dedication, experience and an artful eye. Over the past 31 years, Tatum Galleries has perfected the art of making furniture.

Five Questions About Your Estate Plan

"My situation is very simple. I just want to make sure that if something happens to one of us, the other gets everything. If something happens to both of us, the kids get everything." It's the classic opening. Estate planners hear it every week.

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: