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Show Stoppers

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Dixie’s Tupperware Party: The music, art, theater and comedy to add to your agenda for the rest of 2019.  By Page Leggett This fall and winter will bring a bit of the old and the new to Charlotte’s cultural scene. Here are 20 events we’re most excited about. August The Band’s Visit…

Full Circle

Orr Ambrose’s fascination with nature and science has shaped the direction of her art. by Vanessa Infanzon When Charlotte artist Orr Ambrose was just 15, she started making annual or biannual trips to tiny Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine. The picturesque island, totaling 1 square mile and accessible only by boat, has long been an inspiration for poets,…

Cuisine

Bites and Brews Legion Brewing SouthPark brings a casual vibe that caters to both foodies and craft-beer fans. By Cathy Martin  •  Photographs by Justin Driscoll SouthPark diners have long lamented about the area’s lack of casual, family-friendly spots to grab a savory bite and a beer. While a half-dozen or so upscale steakhouses dot the neighborhood — the ranks…

Light and Airy

A Cotswold family builds their ‘forever home’ with the help of an all-female team. by Blake Miller   •   Photographs by Erin Comerford Miller It was one of the few projects designer Ashley Shaw has ever been a part of that was led by all women. “With most homes, either the architect or the builder are men,” says the…

Moving On

For wellness coach and cancer survivor Jenn Andrews, an unexpected viral movement launches a nonprofit. by Michelle Boudin For 3 miles, Jenn Andrews had deliberately paced herself, determined to complete the entire race without slowing to a walk at any point. But when the cancer survivor and amputee rounded the last curve of the Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids…

Comfortable Elegance

Charleston’s newest luxury hotel was more than a decade in the making — and it was worth the wait. by Blake Miller When you live in Charlotte, driving-distance destinations such as Asheville and Charleston, South Carolina, tend to be frequent getaways. So when a new hotel opens in the heart of historic Charleston, interest is piqued. And for good reason:…

Glass in the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrates its 20th anniversary with a blockbuster exhibit. by Page Leggett China is the traditional gift for a 20th anniversary, while platinum is the modern choice. To commemorate its 20-year milestone, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is eschewing both. Instead, the Belmont destination plans to mark the occasion with the suggested modern gift for a third anniversary:…

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…