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Power Pairs

From tech-savvy entrepreneurs to table-filling restaurateurs, these 12 dynamic duos are setting the new standard for Charlotte power couples. While more established names—Levine, Bechtler, and Curry—make the list, you’ll find plenty of fresh faces bringing double doses of creativity to town.   Andreas & Regine Bechtler When Regine and Andreas Bechtler adopted Charlotte as their hometown, the city and its…

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The French Connection

A talented trio brings Southern French fare to Myers Park. It’s rare to find a trio so intimately involved in daily service of a restaurant as the three men who’ve brought Aix En Provence, the rustic French restaurant on Providence Road, to life. But on a recent Friday night, impeccable service came to our table by way of Bryan St.…

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House Blend

A family’s Eastover home offers a perfect mix of neutrals and color. Jason and Betsy Mayer were at (friendly) odds when it came to the interior design of their Eastover home. He wanted color—lots of it. And she wanted neutrals—whites and creams. So when Betsy finally enlisted the help of designer Mary Miller, the couple was still struggling with exactly…

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Fine Art

Grab a paintbrush, some wine, and a few of your favorite girls, and you’ve got the perfect Girls Night Out. It’s a trend that’s taken off in recent years, but one professional Charlotte artist has elevated these classes to a new level. Heidi Kirschner is an acclaimed painter who uses oils, pumps up the music, provides the treats and the…

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Charleston Chic

Southern charm meets modern style in the city’s new and improved Restoration hotel. It may be nestled in the heart of the historic city where buildings with pastel facades and oak-lined streets channel classic Old Charleston, but the recently re-launched 54-suite Restoration hotel offers an interior that is as modern as it is luxe. There are spacious rooms with exposed…

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Make Waves

Olympic swimming hopeful dives into Charlotte life. For Madison Kennedy, a member of Team USA, it’s not enough to simply train for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 28-year old also works at lululemon and teaches classes four to five times a week at one of Charlotte’s most challenging fitness facilities: Hilliard Studio Method. The Connecticut native and Berkley grad…

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To-Do List

This month’s five essential dates. 1 Summer Pops goes out with a bang! The last in the Sunday night series of concerts under the stars performed by the Charlotte Symphony, Celebrate America features a selection of patriotic music and is followed by fireworks. Tickets are $16. Gates open at 5 p.m. ; prelude at 7 p.m.; concert at 8:15 p.m.…

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Field to Fashion

From Cam Newton’s Versace pants to Jimmie Johnson’s Gap ads to Richard Petty’s famed hats, Charlotte’s sportsmen have a sartorial swag that plays on long after the buzzer. We checked in with some of the city’s most dapper sports figures for the scoop on their latest styles.     Cam Newton Carolina Panthers Quarterback How would you describe your personal…

Star USA vest, $198, Star USA Bowery jeans, $228, leather textured belt, $118, and Pima cotton crewneck, $118, by John Varvatos. Vintage hat, $75, by Urban Outfitters.

Rock On

If clothes truly make the man, then these bold ensembles have you set to impress. From luxe leather to sleek jeans, these arresting looks may have laid-back vibes, but they mean business. Photography by Joseph Bradley Hair and makeup by Dina Baratta Modeling by Tao at New York Models Wardrobe provided by John Varvatos NYC, Urban Outfitters, Diesel, and Harley…

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A Legend is Reborn

Housed in the famed former penguin drive-in location, the new Mexican-inspired Comida brings a modern vibe to Plaza Midwood. In the U.S, Mexican food is often reduced to a plate of refried beans and an overstuffed burrito. But the real flavors of Mexico are rich and varied. In it are seven regions encompassing 31 individual states, each with unique culinary…