Inside a swoon-worthy Skyecroft home with a calm, tailored look—and a chic planning room

Interior designer Traci Zeller says working with Kimberly Borans and her husband, Peter, was a dream—from designing a swoon-worthy planning room to a handsome hangout spot. The Borans moved from Boston to Charlotte permanently about a year ago and when building their Skyecroft home, they knew exactly what they wanted. “There are so many stunning designers in the South, but…

La Croix addicts, rejoice! One brewery is set to release craft spiked seltzer this month

There’s something addictive about the bubbles in a chilled, freshly cracked can of seltzer water. But La Croix isn’t the only option. Starting Oct. 24, a local craft — and spiked — version of that elixir of the gods will be available, thanks to NoDa Brewing Company. According to a press release, the Brizo brand by NoDa will be “the…

Fashionable refresh: Inside a cozy update for 4,400-square-foot contemporary home

With the right eye, a Gastonia home is transformed into a casual and comfortable place to entertain and unwind. It was an unseasonably hot April day and Leigh Falkner was loading up a truck with furniture, artwork, and accessories for her next day’s installation in rural Virginia when her coworkers pulled her into the Circa Interiors and Antiques showroom. A…

12 local fall drinks that aren’t a pumpkin spice latte (and are probably better)

‘OMG. It tastes exactly like pumpkin pie.’ Each year, droves of scarf-wearing Charlotteans line up to grab this artificial concoction that is the pumpkin spice latte. I find it to be a weird, fascinating phenomenon: millions of people, driving to work, drinking a coffee-vegetable smoothie with enough sugar to challenge Bojangles’ syrupy sweet tea to a cavity-creating contest (16-oz. versions both…