Barefoot Gala

Over 475 guests checked their shoes at the door for the masquerade-themed 6th Annual Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot Gala. Samaritan's Feet shared exciting future plans while raising over $226,000 to provide shoes to children in need around the world.

January 2018 Lifestyle Letter

New Year, new you. It's a phrase we'll see emblazoned on marketing materials and promotional packets throughout the month, just as we do every January. But for us, despite its saturation of all markets this time of year, it's a phrase that still rings true. We still use it as our rallying cry this January, because the start of a new…

Under the Big Top Fall Ball

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (YAMs) hosted their 5th Annual Fall Ball on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph with proceeds benefiting the museum's Annual Fund, providing free tours for CMS Students. "Under the Big Top" featured live entertainment from dozens of talented performing artists.

International House Gala

Another big success for International House with its 29th Annual Benefit Gala! Each year, the gala features a different country. This year Greece was highlighted with beautiful decorations, including Greek columns loaned by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Charlotte. 

January 2018 Around Town

The ice may be a bear outdoors, but it’s flying indoors at the Bojangles’ Coliseum during hockey season for the Charlotte Checkers! This January, take the family out for a fun themed sports night. On January 12th, the Checkers host Toronto for “Hockey Fights Cancer Night.” January 13th is NASCAR Night and a coat drive for WSOC’s Steve’s Coats for…

Four Fitness Trends for 2018

Ready to kickstart your fitness routine? We tapped Shabaka Amen, Charlotte’s premier wellness performance trainer and speaker, to share the four fitness trends he thinks will define 2018—and define your muscles, too.
As Charlotte’s first plant-based or vegan personal trainer, Amen has long been the go-to guru on health and fitness in the Queen City, specifically SouthPark. He founded Charlotte’s first…

A Carolina Heirloom

Heirloom: a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations; denoting a traditional variety of plant or breed of animal that is not associated with large-scale commercial agriculture.

Professional Says with Kelly Rains Jesson

As an estate planning attorney, I prepare the standard end-of-life documents that many people are familiar with, like wills and trusts, which primarily focus on distributing property.  But did you know that another large part of my job is helping my clients plan for healthcare situations?  

An Active Approach

For some of us, the perfect vacation involves finding a beach chair in the sun, endless buffets and bottomless drinks with umbrellas. But if that’s not your idea of a good time, there are plenty of healthy and active vacations to consider.

Caregiver Qualifications 

 1. Assess the Level of Care Needed  Once it becomes apparent that you or your loved one needs assistance from an outside provider, the next step is to assess their care needs. Among other things, caregivers can help with dressing, bathing, feeding and medication reminders, as well as household duties such as cooking, cleaning and laundry. Additionally, caregivers can attend…