Reclaim Your Free Time

Your to-do list can seem never-ending, and it takes valuable time and energy to keep it manageable. But who says it has to be your time and energy? Let Maid Brigade, Charlotte’s largest and most trusted residential cleaning service, tackle that list for you! With over 20 years of experience caring for homes in Charlotte, you’ll be hard pressed to find…

Traditional Meets Contemporary

From a divine cocktail list to sushi that is crafted using only the freshest ingredients, South End's O-Ku Sushi Bar celebrates authentic Asian cuisine with a contemporary twist. With sister restaurants in Charleston, Atlanta and Washington D.C., O-Ku Charlotte is the luxury franchise's fourth location. The dining area features an upscale, yet comfortable vibe with vibrant energy that flows throughout the space. While O-Ku is mainly applauded for…

Hearty Tomato Black Bean Chili

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5 Kitchen Gadgets That Will Take Your Cooking to the Next Level

Whether you consider yourself a casual chef–making wholesome family meals like meatloaf and roasted chicken–or a culinary master, there's something so exciting about trying a new gadget in the kitchen. Maybe you love to bake (check out No. 2) or you're dying to try your hand at sous-vide cooking (No. 5 is calling your name)–regardless, it's nice to have a little…

Lifestyle Letter

I sincerely hope you brought your appetite for this issue. From foodie getaways to a contemporary sushi bar right in our very backyard, this issue brings the heat (to the kitchen). Jokes aside, the October issue is dedicated to the delicious tastes–savory, sweet and everything in between–in our wonderful community. It has been such a joy … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Charleston-Based Eatery Comes to South Charlotte Verde, a fast-casual restaurant based out of Charleston, opened it’s fifth location in the Ballantyne neighborhood of South Charlotte this past July. Verde offers a menu full of vibrant salads, wholesome grain bowls, hearty wraps and freshly pressed juices, all created from more than 40 seasonal and regionally-sourced ingredients.  Charlotte Named One … Continued

Mija Recruitment Party 2018 Poplar Tapas Restaurant & Bar

This fun and free event gave an insight on how Circle de Luz makes a difference in the Charlotte community. Through Circle de Luz's program, young Latinas are empowered and are given the opportunity to pursue secondary education. For the party, individuals came together to make a difference in our beautiful city while enjoying great food and drinks … Continued

A Sweet Escape

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor are the place to go if you want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Their luxury cottages have two to three bathrooms to ensure that guests are comfortable; and for those traveling with furry friends, there are pet-friendly cottages available. If dining in is preferred, private chef services are available. For guests who enjoy cooking, each cottage is outfitted with its own…

Bring Your Appetite

Travelers who are, quite literally, hungry for great experiences have a growing number of choices for culinary adventure. Travel suppliers are busy creating unique and inspiring opportunities for the more than 75% of us who say food and wine are an important component of travel.