Author: Allyson Bush

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…

To-Do List: September’s Five Essential Dates

  September 1-4 Celebrate Labor Day with the 25th-annual Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival. The weekend-long festival in downtown Matthews is family-friendly and includes a parade, fair rides, games, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more. The annual event also supports local nonprofits and has donated over $1.5 million to area organizations. Free to attend. matthewsalive.org   September 7 At…

Decadent Desserts

Beat the heat with cookie-dough pops, rolled ice cream, and other epic sweet treats. Celebrate Labor Day with a tasty treat from some of the city’s newest ice cream shops. Consider this your summer bucket list: Head to TWO SCOOPS CREAMERY for delicious homemade ice cream. Enjoy the classic cones or try one of the shop’s original flavors, such as…

To-Do List

August’s five essential dates. 4 Wrap up the summer with Movies Under the Stars. Every Friday in August, starting Aug. 4, bring the whole family to Symphony Park for a free outdoor show. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with food and refreshments available for purchase. The movies for August are “Trolls,” “Secret Life of Pets,” and “Sing.” The last…

Fall Arts Preview

15 don’t-miss arts events this fall. Festival in the Park For the past 53 years, Festival in the Park has been bringing live music, local art, and great food to Charlotte natives and visitors alike. Held every year in Freedom Park, this festival is free to attend and designed to get the community engaged in the arts. From face painting…