July 2017 Lifestyle Letter

I’m finishing up the Outdoors Issue on the deck of a lakehouse in the middle of Tennessee’s mountains. To say I’m enjoying the outdoors at the moment is a bit of an understatement. But in truth, there are no outdoors I enjoy quite like our own. When I moved away from the Carolinas after college, my heart ached for them.…

Whitney M. Young Gala

Over 500 community business, and civic leaders were "Standing For Opportunity" at the Whitney M. Young Gala, which celebrates the achievements of the League’s workforce development programs. In the words of one prominent legislator, the evening marked a “New 
Standard of Excellence.”

CHASF 2nd Annual Fueling Dreams Gala

The Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund (CHASF) hosted its 2nd Annual Fueling Dreams Gala at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The gala is a fundraiser to support college-bound students living in Charlotte’s public housing, as well as an awards ceremony to honor community partners.

July 2017 Around Town

The Levine Center for the Arts is hosting a new kind of exhibit. GENDERED: An Inclusive Art Show explores the intersections of race, class, sexuality and identity, all under the question of gender. The Young Affiliates of the Mint created the show in order to quell the divisive political and social climate and unite perspectives through art, creating a safe…

Memory Gala

The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter hosted its Inaugural Memory Gala this spring. The organization raised nearly $110,000 to fuel Alzheimer's Association mission-related initiatives of care, support and research! For more information on the Alzheimer's Association, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina.

Welcome Home

North Carolina is known for its wealth of outdoors and touted as the state where you can soak in mountain views and sea spray in a single day. But with a bounty of beauty right outside our backdoors, there’s no need to venture so far from Charlotte.

Holy Cow!

In the Carolinas, we like to shrug things off with a smile. We’ll laugh at familial tales and greet diminutives with a grin, but there’s one thing we take very, very seriously: barbecue. Which is why when five guys got together and proposed opening a barbecue restaurant in 2005—somewhere they would feel just as comfortable bringing their children as their…

Beyond Paris

It’s no wonder when people think of France, they think of Paris. The city of lights is magical, the Eiffel Tower is iconic and it is definitely a romantic destination. But the allure of Paris can often overshadow the gorgeous countryside of France, a stunning landscape of wildflowers and vibrant fields well worth a visit!

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.

5 Reasons Not to Use Facebook Messenger

I know what you’re thinking: what messenger platform? If you have a Facebook app, you may have noticed that you can no longer send or receive messages directly on the app, but need to download a second Facebook-owned app called Messenger. Just like Facebook, Messenger started out as more of a social utility to connect with high school buddies or,…