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Favor the Bold: 6 show-stopping looks for this year’s holiday party circuit

Dare to dazzle on this year’s holiday celebration circuit with looks and makeup that are both elegant and unapologetically show-stopping. Why not be the life—and talk—of the party? Photography by Joseph Bradley Wardrobe styling and creative direction by Whitley Adkins Hamlin | the Queen City Style Hair and makeup by Sarah Broyhill of Directions USA Modeling by Angelina Anderson and…

The ultimate guide to every holiday activity and event happening in Charlotte this season

Pause Netflix and live a real-life Hallmark movie around Charlotte. Outdoor ice rinks, glittering trees and Christmas markets speckle the city with holiday cheer. Catch a show or sip a hot cocoa to get into the spirit of the season. Outdoor activities Winter Wonderland An outdoor ice rink, Santa’s Pub, and Broomball add fun to holiday shopping at SouthPark Mall.…

‘Tis the season: 20 gorgeous holiday light displays you can find in Charlotte

In search of the greatest Christmas light displays around Charlotte to get into the holiday spirit? There are so many lights to see, between private residences, professional exhibitions and even town-sponsored events. Many families put so much time, creativity, money and Christmas spirit into their creations — some of them even synchronize holiday music with their light displays. Hear the…

Where to find the best hot chocolate in Charlotte, whether you prefer traditional or spiked

There is nothing like a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up as the winter weather rolls in. Whether you prefer a mug that’s bittersweet or indulgently rich, you can find delicious hot chocolate orders at the following spots this season: Amelie’s Various locations. $3.50 for a 12 oz. cup.  Listed in French as “Chaud Chocolat,” this hot chocolate…

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…