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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…

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Living Legend

A luxurious sporting resort in the mountains of Virginia stands as a tribute to its storied past. There’s something about Primland. If you’ve experienced the stunning Virginia resort then you know that you can’t quickly share the experience—you want to tell the whole story. There’s history there. The 12,000-acre woodland estate was previously home to eight Native American tribes, including…

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High Art

Charlotte-based ArtPop is redefining the gallery landscape. Wendy Hickey doesn’t like to see valuable community assets go to waste. When she saw available outdoor advertising space go wanting, she had a perfect plan to fill the massive canvases with captivating artwork. Her Charlotte-based nonprofit organization, ArtPop, brings day brighteners to hundreds of commuters and creates one-of-a-kind opportunities for local artists…

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Down on the Farm

Whether you’re hunting duck—or just hunting R&R—The Fork Farm offers a rustic welcome. If you love the great outdoors but don’t necessarily want to pitch a tent to enjoy it, The Fork is for you. The gorgeous property, just a little more than an hour from Charlotte in Norwood, N.C., offers pristine land teeming with wildlife—and just the right amount…

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The Big Picture

Marcy Gregg’s art comes with a second chance story—and lots of joy. There is no doubt Marcy Gregg is following her passion. The 56-year-old mother of three sold her successful consulting business 10 years ago to paint full-time at her South End studio and has never looked back. In fact, looking back is not something she does often. She lost…

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To-Do List

This month’s five essential dates 5 It’s officially summer when the open-air Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops concerts begin. Bring a picnic, blanket, or beach chair. Upcoming concerts are June 12, June 19, June 26, and July 1. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit orchestra. Tickets are $12 ($16 for the July 1 concert featuring fireworks). Park opens at 4 p.m.; concert begins…

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Las Mujeres

Look around Charlotte’s restaurant kitchens. How many women do you see at the helm? A handful, maybe. Read the headlines of the latest food and drink article. What do you see? A sparse sprinkling of women amidst a sea of male-centric food stories. Now, widen the lens on Charlotte’s culinary scene and look again. The women of Charlotte’s food and…

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The Doc is In

Andrew Porter has always loved cooking. So much so, in fact, that when it came time to choose between pursuing culinary school or a degree in engineering, Porter leaned heavily toward culinary school. “But my dad said, ‘You can always cook,’” says Porter. “So I went with the engineering degree.” Fast forward to 2015, and Porter had an epiphany: He…