Month: May 2017

Island Time

Lively culture and tropical bliss beckon from sun-drenched St. Thomas. It’s been 100 years since the Danish West Indies officially became the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 1917, fearing that Germany might seize the islands, the U.S. paid Denmark $25 million for the three—St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix. Today, the hilly islands draw millions of tourists from around the…

Smooth Operator

Toska Husted’s life didn’t begin in a place as luxurious as her latest launch, Toska European Spa Boutique in Dilworth. Husted spent her childhood in a war-torn Kosovo before leaving for London to train at the elite Steiner school of beauty. From London, Toska moved to Abu Dhabi for two years before landing in the Carolinas and opening her first…

Men of the Moment

From forward thinkers to trailblazers, these local gents are having a moment—and Charlotte is sharing in their success. Jason Terrell The co-founder of Profound Gentlemen is garnering local and national accolades for his work.  Jason Terrell had spent three years after his college graduation teaching in CMS schools when he realized he could make a bigger impact on students by…

Make It Whiskey in a Barrel, Neat

Local spots like The Ballantyne are crafting their own spirits with a Legendary Kentucky bourbon maker. As soon as The Ballantyne’s general manager Peter Grills learned that he could create a custom barrel of bourbon for his guests at Gallery Restaurant & Bar, he knew it was something he must do. Grills was on a trip with friends in Kentucky…

Next Course

Charlotte’s dining scene is heating up fast. Chefs across town—and from out of town—are bringing exciting new flavors and concepts to the table. Mouths are already watering for these three highly anticipated spots on the culinary horizon. Copain Charlotte chef and restaurateur Jim Noble is expanding into the area adjacent to his Rooster’s restaurant in SouthPark. In addition to incorporating…

OUT & ABOUT

From chic shorts to sleek suits, fashion meets fitness this season with these stylish activewear looks. Photography by Joseph Bradley Wardrobe styling by Stacee Michelle Modeling by Matt Barbee, Jessica Harvey, and Madi Hill of Marilyn’s Modeling and Talent Agency Assisted by Bryant Walker Shot on location at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Connecting The Dots

Two Charlotte creatives are launching a playful quiz Show to engage the community. Five minutes with Matt Olin and Tim Miner is all it takes to realize the pair are like twin sons of different mothers. Their back-and-forth patter over pizza at lunch earlier this year had a rhythm and flow Jazz combos would envy. As if on que, they…

Open House

South Charlotte’s newest restaurant, the Porter’s house, is serving up southern hospitality and sophisticated fare. Jon Dressler, the restaurateur behind the two locations of Dressler’s restaurants and Dogwood Southern Table, has made a name for himself by creating upscale restaurants that feel familiar and approachable. His unending commitment to hospitality is part and parcel of the neighborhood feel that emanates…

To-Do List

June’s essential dates 1-3 Charlotte Ballet artistic director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux is departing after 20 years of leadership. For the final performance of his impressive tenure, Bonnefoux has created Charlotte Ballet: Inspired Works. The evenings at the Knight Theater feature a variety of dancers and styles, all set to inspire. www.blumenthalarts.org 9-11 The annual three-day Taste of Charlotte festival draws hundreds…

Work of Art

A look inside the Myers Park home of Foundation for the Carolinas President Michael Marsicano and his wife, Leslie. Long before Leslie and Michael Marsicano moved into their new two-story townhome in Myers Park, the couple knew that the vision for the design of the home would be different. “My husband cares about how it looks and feels. Not so…