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Easy Elegance

Style and comfort blend seamlessly in this inviting home. Katherine and Patrick Shaw knew what they wanted with their home—but had no idea where to begin. “Katherine has an amazing personal and sense of style and always looks polished and fantastic,” says Charlotte-based designer Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Designs. But when it came to the interiors of their home,…

Lowcountry Luxury

Soak up the Southern charm of South Carolina’s Palmetto Bluff. As the sun sinks behind the Spanish moss-draped live oaks, Palmetto Bluff transforms into an even more enchanting version of itself. Gas lanterns flicker on down narrow village lanes, while groups gather around crackling fire pits overlooking the wide darkness of the May River. A vintage bicycle cart pulls onto…

Taylor Made

It’s been 15 years since Paul Taylor’s legendary dance company performed in Charlotte, but the iconic troupe returns for Sensoria. True legends are rare. And living legends are even rarer. But modern dance master Paul Taylor, 86, is exactly that. His famed dance company, founded in 1954, has been to 524 cities in 64 countries. The company hasn’t been to…

Fresh Focus

A family home gets a bright, new look. Laura Casey knows her clients well. So well, in fact, that when a family with whom she’d previously worked purchased the lot that their Myers Park home would soon be built on, Casey was immediately enlisted to work directly with architect Christopher Phelps and builder Brian Gerrard of Gerrard Builders to help…

To-Do List

This month’s five essential dates. 9 Fight like a girl with the Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy night at McGlohon Theater. Comedians, including Bobby Collins, will be performing all evening, and food and drink will be provided. Tickets are $65 and VIP packages are available. www.komencharlotte.org/laugh. 10-19 Bring your little ones and your imagination for a magical…

Trading Spaces

A Charlotte couple’s vacation home on Figure Eight Island offers a soothing escape. When Jan Foster envisioned what her beach house would look like she saw one thing: blue. “I just absolutely love the color blue,” she says. “But our home here in Charlotte doesn’t really have any blue in it at all.” The hue, it turns out, would play…

Classic Twist

The Ritz-Carlton’s New lounge stirs up creative cocktails in a stylish space. Breakneck is a modest term for the pace of what’s happening in Uptown Charlotte. Just look at the skyline for a clue. As the city lights twinkle ever brighter with dazzling multiplicity, so does the food and drink scene below. No longer do the streets of Uptown fall…

Classic Cool

“Blue was her favorite color. She always told me ‘Bryan, I even dream in blue.’ All of her stationery was painted blue. Her room was blue toile. She had blue floors.” Bryan Huffman, speaking about his late friend and heiress Bunny Mellon, could write a book filled with fascinating anecdotes like this. An interior designer based out of Monroe, Huffman…

Weekend Away

Cozy sweaters and stylish boots in neutral hues set the tone for a relaxed—and romantic—getaway.   Photographer Joseph Bradley Wardrobe stylist Stacee Michelle Hair and make-up Jami Svay Stylist Assistant Janae Edmonds Models Kady McKenzie Browne and Justin Barringer of Marilyn’s Agency Shot on location at Key Kabin