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Inside The Crunkleton, Charlotte’s most buzzed-about private club, with cocktails and live-fire cooking

Live fire cooking, upscale libations, and Southern hospitality come together for an unmatched experience at long-awaited The Crunkleton Charlotte in historic Elizabeth. More than just UNC Chapel Hill graduates had been anxiously awaiting the opening of The Crunkleton Charlotte. More than 1,200 people had already paid the $10 annual fee to be a member of the private, members-only club—before it…

5 Essential Dates for February

February 2 Sample beer and cider from more than 40 local breweries at the annual Queen City Brewers Festival. There will be two tasting sessions, one from noon to 3 p.m. and one from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The Fillmore and the Fillmore Underground, 820 Hamilton St. Tickets are $45 for each tasting session and benefit ACEing Autism…

Favor the Bold: 6 show-stopping looks for this year’s holiday party circuit

Dare to dazzle on this year’s holiday celebration circuit with looks and makeup that are both elegant and unapologetically show-stopping. Why not be the life—and talk—of the party? Photography by Joseph Bradley Wardrobe styling and creative direction by Whitley Adkins Hamlin | the Queen City Style Hair and makeup by Sarah Broyhill of Directions USA Modeling by Angelina Anderson and…