Category: Features

Our top stories from around the region.

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…

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…

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…