Author: cportillo

Word on the Chic

Luxury hair salon Drybar recently opened in the Specialty Shops SouthPark on Morrison Boulevard, and if you long for salon-worthy tresses without the cut and color, it’s time you treated yourself to one of the California-based chain’s signature blowouts.

Coastal Charm

North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks—better known as the Crystal Coast—offer everything you want in a summer getaway: sparkling waters, pristine sandy beaches, and plenty of adventures, be they walking distance or a short drive away.

Escape to Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, where the views are breathtaking and the livin’ is easy

A mile high in the Maggie Valley area of the North Carolina mountains is a gem of a vacation spot that will leave you refreshed, renewed, and ever-grateful that you live less than three hours from a slice of how life used to be. Allow us to introduce you to Cataloochee Ranch ( a getaway that’s been family-owned and operated…

Mark your calendar with these May must-dos

May 3 Some of Charlotte’s finest designers will create stunning tablescapes at the 30th-annual Festival of Tables, hosted by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. The event will feature a silent auction, luncheon, and guest speaker Jane McIntyre, former executive director of the United Way of Central Carolinas. Proceeds benefit homeless women…