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Color Play

by Cathy Martin Laura Park’s house was a hive of activity on the day that we spoke, with her three dogs underfoot, her oldest daughter packing up and rushing out the door, and boxes scattered about as she and her husband, Trip, were preparing to move from the Eastover home where they’ve lived for 18 years. Despite the chaos, the…

Climbing the Ladder

Summer jobs are the bottom rung. By Susan S. Kelly It’s August. How’s that summer job going for your prodigal son and daughter? You know, the fancy-pants NYC internship that you’re heavily subsidizing. Or are your offspring going to one day say accusingly, as mine have, “Why didn’t you make me get an internship?” The short answer is that we…

A Tree Grows in Carolina

Two debut novels renew old Brooklyn ties. By D.G. Martin Some North Carolina literary old-timers remember a special link between North Carolina and Brooklyn. In 1943 Harper & Brothers published the best-seller, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, one of America’s most-loved novels.     The North Carolina connection? Although its author, Betty Smith, based the novel on her experiences growing up…

Game Changer

Former Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart and his family say goodbye to the gridiron and hello to a new home and careers as entrepreneurs. by Caroline Portillo | Photography by Michael Blevins Natalie Stewart gets gala-ready in 15 minutes. About 90 minutes into an interview at the home she and her husband, former Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart,…

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,…

Blvd: July 2019

People. Places. Things. Taste of Europe Savor the flavors of Italy, France and Spain at Bar Marcel, one of the newest additions to SouthPark’s dining scene. From the team behind midtown’s Vivace and StoneCrest’s Civetta Kitchen + Bar, Bar Marcel’s menu emphasizes small plates, seafood and pasta. Shareable items include charcuterie, flatbreads and salads; large plates range from pastas to…

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…