Month: September 2017

Network Better

These events don’t have to be awkward. Here’s how to do it right. The thought of spending an evening networking often conjures up images of cheesy intros, awkward laughs, and shameless business card hocking. But they don’t have to be daunting, says Carlos Davis, founder of Charlotte-based professional development firm Stand & Deliver LLC and the creator of Charlotte Networking Week, a…

Mark your calendar with these October must-dos

October’s 5 Essential Dates Oct. 1 Every Saturday and Sunday this month, you can step back in time at the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every weekend, immerse yourself in 16th-century culture with live entertainment, feasting, music, dancing, jousting tournaments, games, rides, and more. Located at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville. Cost is $14…

Southern Comfort

The Packhouse reimagines classic fare with a down-home treatment A section of East Morehead Street, known mostly for its sterile law offices, sleepy corporate buildings, and the Dowd YMCA, received a bit of down-home treatment from an Eastern Carolina girl. Just look for the rocking chairs out front. Restaurateur and philanthropist Deedee Mills recently opened The Packhouse, an homage to…

Haute Pursuit

New York City-trained fashion designer Lore Emelio wants to develop the next generation of fashion tastemakers, right here in Charlotte. Tucked into a side street, adjacent to the light rail in South End, the little brick building is easy to miss. But Lore Emelio’s Design Studio is bursting with creativity. Step through the front door, and you’re greeted by a…

Game-Day Style

Gearing up for the season’s first Carolina Panthers game, let’s call a timeout on oversized jerseys and leggings, and sub in these polished pieces. Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $498, madewell.com Chiara Ferragni Flirting Beaded Slip-On Sneaker, $361, nordstrom.com Valentino Rockstud Chain Pouch, $895, Barneys.com Rebecca De Ravenel 4 Drop earrings in Electric, $325, pooleshopcharlotte.com Stuart Weitzman Pearlbacari Embellished Suede…

Get a ticket to the SouthPark ‘Morning with CMS Leaders’ breakfast

Get to know Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s new superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox at the upcoming SouthPark ‘A Morning with CMS Leaders” breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Sept. 14 at George’s Brassierie. Wilcox will he discusses his plans for CMS, the upcoming $922 million school bond and the controversial student reassignment plan. He’ll be joined by CMS School Board Chairwoman Mary McCray and District…

Southern hospitality: Inside The Dewberry, Charleston’s new hotel

Charleston’s new Dewberry hotel offers midcentury modern vibes with a side of Southern hospitality. In a city known for its antebellum architecture and romantic rows of pastel homes, The Dewberry’s design draws attention. Overlooking Charleston’s Marion Square, the new 155-room hotel pays serious homage to midcentury design—but with plenty of subtle nods to its Lowcountry surroundings. The building was originally…

Midcentury Marvels

Mad About Modern Home Tour on Sept. 9 celebrates natural materials, open floor plans, and good design. The thing that sold Amy and Jim Langdon on the midcentury modern home they bought a decade ago was the brick. Specifically, the exposed brick. “It’s everywhere,” says Jim, of the brick inside their quietly stunning Old Foxcroft home. It’s along the wall…

Consigned Design

Don’t miss the Green Jeans pop-up sale this fall. Does your taste for designer goods exceed your budget? Then this fall is a good time to experience Green Jeans, the region’s best-known pop-up consignment sale for women’s clothes and home to crazy designer bargains. The sale was started in 2010 by sisters Cindy Williams and Dana Degan, who set up…