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A guy’s guide to relaxation in Charlotte: 6 low-key destinations that’ll leave you refreshed and renewed

Why does it feel like women have all the options when it comes to services that leave you feeling relaxed and renewed? Sometimes, a man also needs to slow down and take a minute to find his zen—without sacrificing his masculinity. Here’s a round-up of some of the best spots to escape that are cool, low-key, and will leave you refreshed.

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…

Your Asheville bucket list: What to eat, drink, and do on your next weekend getaway

Known for its small-town charm and welcoming feel, Asheville has stepped into the national spotlight in recent years, becoming a top destination for North Carolinians and world travelers alike. Just last year, Lonely Planet ranked it the No. 1 place to visit in the U.S. And it’s easy to see why: The “Land of the Sky” is nestled in the…

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…

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…