Shall We Dance?

Blumenthal Performing Arts wants the whole community to experience Twyla Tharp. After half a century as one of the world’s biggest names in dance, Twyla Tharp could take a victory lap. Her fans would likely welcome a “greatest hits” tour from the woman who choreographed five Hollywood movies (including Hair, with its famous scene of a ragtag band of hippies…

The Pet Pioneer

Since Spay Neuter Charlotte opened in its original NoDa location in 2011, the organization has performed more than 45,000 surgeries. Charlotte native Cary Bernstein was the brains—and big heart—behind the creation of the nonprofit, which now has three Charlotte locations. When she served on the board for the Humane Society of Charlotte, Bernstein was alarmed by Charlotte’s high animal euthanasia…

Lucky Charms

Links golf in Ireland delivers the ultimate pot o’ golfing gold. Two hours after stepping off the plane at Dublin Airport, I was standing on the first tee at Ireland’s storied Portmarnock Golf Club, staring down an opening drive that has challenged the world’s greatest golfers since 1894. Saucer-eyed and ensconced by the club’s history—it has hosted Irish Open Championships,…

Advocating Community

Levine Museum of the New South’s new CEO Kathryn Hill looks for the museum to play an important role in building community in Charlotte. Barely four weeks into her new role as president and CEO of the Levine Museum of the New South, Kathryn Hill faced a dramatic challenge and test of the museum’s core social mission—building community though history.…

Southern Sushi

South End goes global with a sleek new dining destination. If you want to feel the pulse of the Queen City at this moment, head over to South End and spend some time at Atherton Mill and Market. The property, once occupied by a handful of retail shops, restaurants, and a small, but growing community hub, now teems with activity.…

Sweater Weather

From soft knits to fuzzy turtlenecks, these are the styles sure to keep you cozy this season. Photography by Joseph Bradley Wardrobe styling by Stacee Michelle Hair and makeup by Jami Svay Style assisting by Janae Edmonds Modeling by Serena Haahs and Anna Choiniere of Marilyn’s Agency Shot on location at Hodges Family Farm | Weddings, Special Events, & Farm Tours…

Great Escapes

Whether you’re looking for an international adventure, a romantic getaway, or simply a place to relax with your toes in the sand, we’ve found four Caribbean hot spots where you can leave winter behind. These chic destinations offer the chance to soak in both the lively local culture and the stunning tropical setting—between indulging in luxe spa treatments, fresh seafood,…

Blank Slate

Cindy and Heather Smith put their designing talents to work on this Eastover beauty. It was the type of phone call Cindy Smith, owner of Circa Interiors & Antiques, is used to fielding. After seeing one of her neighbor’s homes, which had been decorated by Smith, Jerri Webb knew immediately who she wanted to help design the interiors of her…

An Unlikely Star

The arts revitalizing a former mill town in central North Carolina. Something exciting is happening in a small town in central North Carolina that’s not used to much excitement. Star, N.C. (population: 876) is home to STARworks, an arts center that uses the area’s natural resources to bring industry to a town that had lost its largest employer—and its mojo.…

An Old-Time Revival

Patrick Davis and the Midnight Choir preach the gospel at The Evening Muse this month. Camden, S.C. native and University of South Carolina alum Patrick Davis isn’t a minister. But he can turn a stage into a pulpit and fire up the faithful—and the faithless—like an old-time evangelist. His concerts at The Evening Muse in NoDa have always felt like…