Month: June 2017

On Pointe

This month, Hope Muir takes over as Charlotte Ballet’s artistic director. Muir, who comes to Charlotte from the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, danced with the English National Ballet before joining Rambert Dance Company, where she danced for more than a decade under the direction of Christopher Bruce. She concluded her stage career in 2006 as a dancer with Hubbard Street…

Hole in One

PGA National Resort & Spa is Florida’s ultimate golf getaway. Golf mania is in full swing this summer as Charlotte hosts the 99th PGA Championship, “The Season’s Final Major,” next month at SouthPark’s Quail Hollow Club. And while most of us can’t stretch together birdie-filled, sub-par rounds on pristine golf links like the pros, the opportunity to play in one…

Hidden Gem

A family of three designs their dream home on 4.5 acres in the heart of Ballantyne. When Tiffany and Mark Coppen moved to Charlotte from Atlanta 13 years ago, the couple knew they wanted exactly what their former city could not offer them: lots of land. So when they came across a circa-1983 home situated on nearly 4.5 acres of…

Raising the Steaks

SouthPark’s newest steakhouse features decadent flavors and decor. In recent years, SouthPark’s Sharon Square has transformed itself into a bonafide dining destination for Queen City dwellers. A summer stroll down Ashley Park Lane bears a multitude of options for the savvy eater, including its newest addition, Oak Steakhouse, located at the corner of Ashley Park Lane and Sharon Road. The…

To the Letter

Martin Settle’s latest venture explores the look of letters. If you’ve ever visited the Starbucks at the corner of Woodlawn and Park roads between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., you’ve probably crossed paths with a delightful man named Martin Settle, or “Mr. Marty,” as the kids call him. He’s a retired UNC Charlotte professor, but these days…

Pillow Talk

Charlotte’s colorful artist Jill Seale may be hitting the high point of her career. Krispy Kreme is probably not the first place you’d think to meet an artist to discuss her luxury line of marbled textiles. But that’s where Charlotte resident Jill Seale and I found ourselves discussing her successful debut at the High Point Market this spring. “This is…

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town. From an artistic trio behind a city arts project to a scientific duo making groundbreaking advances in prosthetics, these 10 inspiring creators and innovative founders are changing Charlotte—and beyond. Amy Bagwell•Amy Herman•Graham Carew Founders of the Goodyear Arts Project The old Goodyear tire shop in Uptown…

To-Do List

July’s five essential dates. 1 Start your Independence Day celebrations early with the Charlotte Symphony’s “Celebrating America” concert, part of the annual Summer Pops series, featuring popular patriotic songs. The performance ends with a bang, as fireworks go off after dark. Cost is $16 for adults, $5 for ages 13 to 18, and free for children ages 12 and under.…

Summer Recess

Escape the city’s heat with a weekend getaway to one of these nearby mountain resorts. Old Edwards Inn and Spa This rustic-meets-luxe mountain hideaway draws visitors from around the world for its farm-to-table dining, serene spa, and picturesque golf. Set in the middle of the lively town of Highlands, you’ll find arts and entertainment just steps from your door. Primland…