Favor the Bold: 6 show-stopping looks for this year’s holiday party circuit

Dare to dazzle on this year’s holiday celebration circuit with looks and makeup that are both elegant and unapologetically show-stopping. Why not be the life—and talk—of the party? Photography by Joseph Bradley Wardrobe styling and creative direction by Whitley Adkins Hamlin | the Queen City Style Hair and makeup by Sarah Broyhill of Directions USA Modeling by Angelina Anderson and…

3 businesses that are all about gift giving this holiday season

This content was produced in partnership with Specialty Shops SouthPark. Specialty Shops SouthPark has been a local staple for a sophisticated and refined shopping experience in Charlotte since 1979. The privately owned boutiques, national retailers and acclaimed restaurants at Specialty Shops SouthPark offer a Palm Beach/Worth Avenue-inspired atmosphere, providing an intimate shopping and dining experience in an upscale community. Although…

The ultimate guide to every holiday activity and event happening in Charlotte this season

Pause Netflix and live a real-life Hallmark movie around Charlotte. Outdoor ice rinks, glittering trees and Christmas markets speckle the city with holiday cheer. Catch a show or sip a hot cocoa to get into the spirit of the season. Outdoor activities Winter Wonderland An outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Pub, and Broomball add fun to holiday shopping at SouthPark Mall.…

‘Tis the season: 20 gorgeous holiday light displays you can find in Charlotte

In search of the greatest Christmas light displays around Charlotte to get into the holiday spirit? There are so many lights to see, between private residences, professional exhibitions and even town-sponsored events. Many families put so much time, creativity, money and Christmas spirit into their creations — some of them even synchronize holiday music with their light displays. Hear the…

Where to find the best hot chocolate in Charlotte, whether you prefer traditional or spiked

There is nothing like a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up as the winter weather rolls in. Whether you prefer a mug that’s bittersweet or indulgently rich, you can find delicious hot chocolate orders at the following spots this season: Amelie’s Various locations. $3.50 for a 12 oz. cup.  Listed in French as “Chaud Chocolat,” this hot chocolate…

Everything you need to know about The Waterman, South End’s new seafood spot

South End’s new spot The Waterman is all about good company, good seafood and the salt-of-the-earth people who make it possible.    Paul Manley would say he stumbled into an education on oysters. In 2007, he was charged with opening Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston, S.C., long before his own tango with restaurant ownership. “I had a lot of homework…

Your guide to Bardo in South End, one of the city’s top new restaurants that’s still under the radar

Over the summer, one of the city’s best new chef-driven restaurants quietly opened in South End’s emerging Gold District. It didn’t have the local chef star power of other new spots like Paul Verica’s The Stanley or the multi-million dollar build-out of Uptown’s La Belle Helene. But there was a buzz about the creative dishes being served at a tiny newcomer led by a notable former Chicago chef.