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What lies beneath: 3 questions for one of the nation’s top boudoir photographers

No longer just a risqué present for a groom-to-be, boudoir photography is now a gift that women of all ages and sizes are giving themselves—as a means of empowerment.   We talked with Charlotte-based photographer Critsey Rowe, owner of Couture Boudoir and one of the premier boudoir photographers on the East Coast, about the growing trend. Her packages start at…

Hear from 5 insightful speakers (and enjoy food trucks, wine, beer and music) at the CLT Boomer Spring Expo 2018

This content is brought to you by The Charlotte Observer. Mark your calendars for the CLT Boomer Spring Expo next Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Queen Sports Complex (2229 Tyvola Road). The entertainment (and the giveaway prizes) Attendees can look forward to enjoying handcrafted fare from local food trucks, as well as wine, beer…

This fundraiser combines two Charlotte loves: original artwork and the tree canopy

As if you needed an excuse to buy more beautiful pieces for your home, this new fundraiser combines two things Charlotteans love: original artwork and the city’s tree canopy. Prominent businessman and artist Paul Simon, who owns retailers Paul Simon Co. and Paul Simon Women with his wife, Marcia, is selling 27 of his original works to benefit TreesCharlotte and…

3 of Charlotte’s top event planners offer tips for being a host—and guest—this holiday season

Whether you’re doing the entertaining or the partaking this holiday season, you may need a little inspiration. So we asked three of the city’s top event planners to design tablescapes and give their best tips for being both the host and the guest. Then all that’s left to do is clink a glass and toast to the season. Carla Eustache…