October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

There's no place like home. Home is where the heart is. A house is not a home. There's a reason idioms abound when it comes to the place we call home. It's not just where we lay our heads at night, it's where we lay our hearts. It's the place we go when we seek comfort or relaxation, where we…

24 Hours of Booty

24 Foundation celebrated the 16th year of its signature fundraiser—24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute—with a record-breaking event, raising $1.73 million to help support cancer survivorship and patient navigation programs. More than $18.7 million has been raised since the event’s 2002 inception.

Shining Hope Farms Invitational Horse Show

The Shining Hope Farms Invitational Horse Show was a huge success for 23 athletes with special needs from five counties. The athletes competed in dressage, showmanship and working trail classes while demonstrating their horseback riding skills for a large contingent of supporters.

October 2017 Around Town

Opera Carolina returns with a season of deceit, disguise and drama. The Grand Opera productions begin in November with Cyrano, David DiChiera’s reimagining of the tragicomic French masterpiece. Second in the series is a co-production with Opera Grand Rapids and Toledo Opera of Verdi’s tragic opera Rigoletto in February. Concluding the Grand Opera season is The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s…

Welcome Home

Charlotte is no longer a simple Southern city, and neither is her real estate. Luxury homes in the Queen City aren’t just the staid colonials of yore (although those are certainly still around and as classically grand as ever), they’re modernized and personalized houses that truly redefine the meaning of “home.” Whether they stand in tradition or solidly in modernity,…

Souvenir Showdown

Photos and journals are wonderful ways to keep a recent vacation alive in our minds, but nothing is better than bringing a piece of your globetrotting adventures home with you so that you can relive the wonder everyday. Home is where the heart is, and it should also pay homage to the other places where you left a piece of…

Raise the Roof

Long Roofing, backed by 77 years of experience, uses unique technology to guarantee your new roof for 50 years. That astounding promise is because of their partnership with CertainTeed as Shingle Master Select. Only 1% of roofers in the nation are awarded this accreditation, and every supervisor and crew member at Long is certified from CertainTeed as a Shingle Master.…

The Silo Issue

Getting sales and marketing to talk to each other may feel like torture, but it has never been more critical—especially for the more than 5 million mid-market industrial and B2B companies in the U.S.  

Not Your Grandmother’s Wallpaper

Wallpaper and wallcoverings are making a comeback in home and office interiors. Despite wallpaper’s grandmotherly leanings, designers are using these old-fashioned accents in new ways to add drama, energy, texture, shine, nature or other sophisticated touches to any room.

Bringing the Indoors Out

For decades designers have heralded the merits of “bringing the outdoors in.” Splashy wallpapers decked in tropical leaves, botanical prints, verdant green fabrics and paints and accents—trends pulled from the outdoors have been tacked on inspiration boards for years.