Month: November 2017

Jeffre Scott Apothecary Owner Dishes on Holiday Beauty Tips, His Celebrity Muse, and that Elvish Tattoo

You’d never guess that Charlton Alicea—with his flawless, olive skin, perfectly arched brows, chic style, and cosmopolitan comportment—grew up in small-town Indian Land, S.C. You’d also never guess that the ever-youthful Alicea, owner of cosmetics mecca Jeffre Scott Apothecary in Myers Park, is 41. Outside the shop, the worldly makeup mogul is a man of many talents, doing everything from…

Cup of Cheer: Make Mulled Wine at Home in 5 Easy Steps

Holiday parties and mulled wine go hand in hand. It adds warmth to the ambiance—something sweet and spiced simmering on the stove while friends hang out. It’s also a long-standing European tradition. According to lore, in the second century, Romans began to heat wine to steel their bodies against the winter temperatures. Chris Woodrow, former owner of Vin Master in South End, doesn’t just…

The definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races, so you don’t feel guilty about getting seconds

While many see Thanksgiving as a day to roll out of bed and fill their bellies with turkey, stuffing, and grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, there are others who like to have a more active start to the day. Here is your definitive list of all area Thanksgiving-related races that will have you feeling less guilty about going back for seconds…

Mark your calendar with these November must-dos

This Month’s Five Essential Dates Nov. 2 Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and conversation with five New York Times best-selling authors at Verse & Vino, an annual event held in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. This year’s Verse & Vino will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125. foundation.cmlibrary.org   Nov.3 …