Month: April 2017

Dream Girls

Indrani Nayar-Gall knows the power of sunshine. Indian-born Charlotte-based artist, teacher, and activist Indrani Nayar-Gall has spent a lifetime illuminating societal inequities and social justice issues. Her artistic creations serve as an access point and inspiration source for action. When she was exploring women’s issues in her homeland years after leaving, Nayar-Gall learned the facts behind the religious practice of…

To-Do List

May’s five essential dates. 5&6 The annual Midwood Maynia and Home Tour offers the chance to get a peek inside some of Charlotte’s most historic—and beautiful—homes and gardens in the charming Plaza Midwood neighborhood. In addition to the annual home tour, the weekend celebrates spring with a parade, live music, and food. www.plazamidwood.org 10 Myers Park’s SOCO Gallery is hosting an…

Toward Home

Luca’s Modern Italian Kitchen brings this couple back to their roots. The activity inside the home of Luca and Jessica Annunziata defies the drizzly and unseasonably cold weather outside. Inside, we are gathered around the kitchen table drinking San Pellegrino with fat wedges of blood oranges. The conversation flits from stories of Luca’s youth in Italy to the endearing love…

Holy City How To

Spend a weekend getting reacquainted with Charleston. Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte for 10 years or just moved into town, Charleston should be top on your list of weekend getaway locales. It is, after all, consistently named the top city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure and is oft considered one of the best culinary destinations in the country.…

Homegrown Grapes

Wine, dine, and feel right at home in Yadkin Valley, where you’ll not only find great wine but Southern hospitality, too. I am sitting by the fireplace inside the tasting lodge of JOLO Winery, an elegant mixture of rustic wood beams and crystal chandeliers above. Sipping the winery’s Pilot Fog ($29), which outscored a Napa Valley bottle ($190) at an…

Going Green

From edible excursions to a thriving arts scene, Greenville, S.C. has become one of the region’s most delightful destinations. Expect to be charmed by Greenville, S.C. Whether it happens when you’re taking a stroll down its tree-lined Main Street, stopping for a bite at one of its creative restaurants, popping in to a riverside art gallery, or sipping a craft…

Back at Baku

New owners and a fresh menu means it’s time to revisit the SouthPark staple. Last fall, Baku, a high-end Japanese restaurant located in SouthPark, came under new ownership. When it first opened in 2013, Baku was a refreshing metropolitan addition not seen before in the city. It was the first robata-style restaurant in Charlotte, and its original team was a…

Stage Presents

A look behind the curtain at Charlotte’s Blumenthal performing Arts Center. When the Broadway smash hit Hamilton takes the stage in Charlotte during the 2017/2018 season, local fans will be so busy congratulating themselves on scoring tickets, they may not consider just how much goes on behind the scenes in assuring Broadway’s best acts to come to the city.  And…

Sponsored Content: Giving Well

Your guide to philanthropic giving in Charlotte. You might have heard of The Society Guide last fall when their striking Giving Book landed on your doorstep. Started locally by two women immersed in the nonprofit world, they assembled a rockstar group of Advisory Board members to help bring their vision to life: to be a connecting source between highly effective…

Escape to Charlotte

A Texas-based couple calls Charlotte a getaway. When Phoebe Howard got the call from her clients that they had found a potential home in Quail Hollow, the designer had just landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “They asked me if I could look at it at some point, and I said, ‘How about right now’?” the designer recalls. It was…