3 of Charlotte’s top event planners offer tips for being a host—and guest—this holiday season

Whether you’re doing the entertaining or the partaking this holiday season, you may need a little inspiration. So we asked three of the city’s top event planners to design tablescapes and give their best tips for being both the host and the guest. Then all that’s left to do is clink a glass and toast to the season. Carla Eustache…

Peek Inside This Myers Park Stunner—an Indiana Couple’s Second Home

For Gabriella and Gerald, moving to Charlotte was less about finding a place to retire and much more about the proximity to their two daughters, Kiri and Nicole, and—down the road—grandchildren. “Our daughters started a company, The Daily Details Beauty Bar, here in Charlotte so we knew at some point we wanted to make a move down South,” says Gabriella.…

Legion Brewing announces plans to become SouthPark’s first brewery

You’ve enjoyed drinking Juicy Jay I.P.A.s or Carolina Sparkle Party craft beers while sitting on the side patio at Legion Brewing in Plaza Midwood over the last two years. Starting in the fall of 2018, you’ll be able to experience its newest tap room location in SouthPark, too. The owners of Legion Brewing signed a lease for a massive 8,500-square-foot…

Jeffre Scott Apothecary Owner Dishes on Holiday Beauty Tips, His Celebrity Muse, and that Elvish Tattoo

You’d never guess that Charlton Alicea—with his flawless, olive skin, perfectly arched brows, chic style, and cosmopolitan comportment—grew up in small-town Indian Land, S.C. You’d also never guess that the ever-youthful Alicea, owner of cosmetics mecca Jeffre Scott Apothecary in Myers Park, is 41. Outside the shop, the worldly makeup mogul is a man of many talents, doing everything from…

Cup of Cheer: Make Mulled Wine at Home in 5 Easy Steps

Holiday parties and mulled wine go hand in hand. It adds warmth to the ambiance—something sweet and spiced simmering on the stove while friends hang out. It’s also a long-standing European tradition. According to lore, in the second century, Romans began to heat wine to steel their bodies against the winter temperatures. Chris Woodrow, former owner of Vin Master in South End, doesn’t just…

The definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races, so you don’t feel guilty about getting seconds

While many see Thanksgiving as a day to roll out of bed and fill their bellies with turkey, stuffing, and grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, there are others who like to have a more active start to the day. Here is your definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races that will have you feeling less guilty about going back for seconds…

Mark your calendar with these November must-dos

This Month’s Five Essential Dates Nov. 2 Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and conversation with five New York Times best-selling authors at Verse & Vino, an annual event held in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. This year’s Verse & Vino will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125. foundation.cmlibrary.org   Nov.3 …

Here’s what happened when high fashion met high voltage at the Chinese Lantern Festival

This season’s fashions are all about “maximalism,” about scaling up, not down. So we let two of fall’s most relevant trends—chinoiserie and this season’s it-color, red—take center stage at a high-fashion shoot amid the wondrous shapes and graphic impact of the Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (which ends Oct. 29). Life-size illumination has never been more chic.…

How the Tosco Music Party grew from ‘Bring a six-pack…and we’ll just play’ to one of Charlotte’s premier events

When musician John Tosco’s music party outgrew his living room, the Fayetteville native found a bigger venue. Each Tosco Music Party — an outgrowth of the song circles Tosco used to host at his home — features an eclectic mix of performances by more than a dozen musicians of all ages and genres. Whether it’s the annual Beatles tribute, a…