Wandering Travelers – House of Nomad founders Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini let their travels inspire their designs.

PHOTOS BY LAURA SUMRAK When Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley Lentini met for the first time, the two then twenty-somethings instantly clicked. Their connection went far beyond their similar childhoods: Minkhorst is a Charlotte native and Lentini grew up in Greensboro. “We really have a true passion for being inspired by our travels abroad,” says Minkhorst. Despite their inspiring travels, though,…

BIRD’S EYE VIEW – This 3,000-square-foot entertaining pad features a breathtaking panorama of Linville and more

When you walk through the 4-inch-thick, custom white oak double doors, your eye is immediately drawn past the impeccable interiors and furnishings and straight to the view: a sweeping 360-degree panorama featuring direct shots of Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell, Swinging High Bridge, and, on a clear day, Charlotte’s skyline. “It’s a $1 million view,” says Rick Gentry, a superintendent with…

Laid Back Luxury – This couple created a beachfront Isle of Palms getaway that felt like a home, not just a vacation house

When it came to building the perfect getaway on Isle of Palms, S.C., this Charlotte couple had a few guiding principles: They wanted open living spaces so everyone would feel connected. They wanted big windows to showcase the stunning ocean views. And they craved a casual vibe that was perfect for both entertaining crowds and cozily whiling an afternoon away…

Out on the Town: Here’s where some of the city’s top restaurateurs go out for date night.

Some of Charlotte’s top spots to eat and drink are run by couples. Here’s where the people who bring you your date nights go out. “One of our favorite date nights is making the drive out to Matthews to Thai restaurant Tamarind. The food is incredible, as are the owners! The drive gives us some much-needed alone time.” —James Yoder.…