Style Sensation

If you’ve been in Charlotte for long, chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve heard Stacee Michelle talk style. A local wardrobe stylist and fashion correspondent, Michelle can frequently be found chatting about trends on local television and offering behind-the-scenes interviews with some of the city’s most chic. Most recently Michelle was selected as a finalist to potentially represent…

Grandfather Golf  and Country Club

The Draw of the Mountain

Grandfather Mountain lures vacationers, adventurers—and artists. Grandfather Mountain draws people to hike, bike and—for those brave enough—walk across the Mile-High Swinging Bridge, a structure that’s less intimidating since it was upgraded in 1999 from a wooden structure to one made of steel and aluminum. But in addition to adventures, Grandfather Mountain also inspires artistry. Founded by a conservationist, Grandfather Mountain…

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Autumn Escape

Rustic luxury in a spectacular natural setting makes this cozy Northwest resort your ultimate fall getaway. The trip to Alderbrook Resort & Spa may be a long one from Charlotte, but it’s a beautiful adventure. Tucked into the evergreen forest-covered hills alongside Washington State’s Hood Canal, this picturesque resort is ideal for an autumn escape. While you can drive directly…


Chantilly Charmer

Sophisticated style meets casual comfort in this creative home. When Billy and Heidi Royal decided to build their new home just a few blocks from their previous one in the Chantilly neighborhood, the couple knew that they wanted it to be different from the traditional bungalows the area had become known for. “In this neighborhood, everyone has always built the…


Forever Home

Filled with bright rooms and inviting spaces, this eastover home is a family’s dream come true. Ba­ck in 1997, when Kentucky native Margaret Switzer was living in Charlotte, she became smitten with the neighborhood of Eastover. “I was part of Young Affiliates of the Mint,” she says. “And I remember walking around Museum Drive and daydreaming about living in this…

Footed Bowl. Gift of the Delhom Service League in memory of Hugh Tait. Courtesy of the Mint Museum.

Dynamic Ceramics

The Mint Museum’s Delhom Service League celebrates 40 years of bringing international attention to the museum’s impressive ceramics collection. The late artist Mellanay Delhom must have been smiling from up above earlier this year when the Mint Museum opened the stellar exhibition, “Portals to the Past: British Ceramics 1675-1825.” Many of the objects on display were works Delhom assembled in…

Photos Courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Could This Be Love?

The Blumenthal’s big-hearted ‘First Date’ lets us eavesdrop on a couple meeting for the first time—and sets their blind date to music. Nearly every woman who’s ever had a first date has wondered, “Am I about to meet my future spouse?” Of course, most first dates don’t result in marriage. Many first dates don’t even lead to a second date.…


Southern Accents

The food—and the music—at a new Belmont restaurant come with a story.   Belmont’s Main Street is only about a 20-minute drive from Charlotte’s Uptown, but the pleasant road lined with historic buildings and homes offers an inviting small-town vibe that feels decades rather than miles away. This is where you’ll find Nellie’s Southern Kitchen. The new restaurant, housed in…

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His & Hers

This season, playful prints, rich hues, and shimmering fabrics set the scene for style to shine. Styled by Whitley Adkins Hamlin Photography by Joseph Bradley Hair and makeup by Stephanie Sevilla Modeling by Kellee Meadows and Doug Rumsey with Marilyn’s Agency Shot on location in the town of Biltmore Forest

Photo by Robert Lahser

To-Do List

This month’s five essential dates. 8-11 For an authentic cultural experience, bring the whole family to the 39th-annual Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Enjoy Greek cuisine, homemade pastries, and live folk dance performances. There will also be plenty for the kids, including snow cones, face painting, and carnival rides. Festival hours are: 11a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 8,…