Game-Day Style

Gearing up for the season’s first Carolina Panthers game, let’s call a timeout on oversized jerseys and leggings, and sub in these polished pieces. Madewell Washed Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $498, madewell.com Chiara Ferragni Flirting Beaded Slip-On Sneaker, $361, nordstrom.com Valentino Rockstud Chain Pouch, $895, Barneys.com Rebecca De Ravenel 4 Drop earrings in Electric, $325, pooleshopcharlotte.com Stuart Weitzman Pearlbacari Embellished Suede…

Get a ticket to the SouthPark ‘Morning with CMS Leaders’ breakfast

Get to know Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s new superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox at the upcoming SouthPark ‘A Morning with CMS Leaders” breakfast from 8-9 a.m. Sept. 14 at George’s Brassierie. Wilcox will he discusses his plans for CMS, the upcoming $922 million school bond and the controversial student reassignment plan. He’ll be joined by CMS School Board Chairwoman Mary McCray and District…

Southern hospitality: Inside The Dewberry, Charleston’s new hotel

Charleston’s new Dewberry hotel offers midcentury modern vibes with a side of Southern hospitality. In a city known for its antebellum architecture and romantic rows of pastel homes, The Dewberry’s design draws attention. Overlooking Charleston’s Marion Square, the new 155-room hotel pays serious homage to midcentury design—but with plenty of subtle nods to its Lowcountry surroundings. The building was originally…

Midcentury Marvels

Mad About Modern Home Tour on Sept. 9 celebrates natural materials, open floor plans, and good design. The thing that sold Amy and Jim Langdon on the midcentury modern home they bought a decade ago was the brick. Specifically, the exposed brick. “It’s everywhere,” says Jim, of the brick inside their quietly stunning Old Foxcroft home. It’s along the wall…

Consigned Design

Don’t miss the Green Jeans pop-up sale this fall. Does your taste for designer goods exceed your budget? Then this fall is a good time to experience Green Jeans, the region’s best-known pop-up consignment sale for women’s clothes and home to crazy designer bargains. The sale was started in 2010 by sisters Cindy Williams and Dana Degan, who set up…

Trend Talk

Tabor’s creative director Scott Newkirk talks Charlotte men’s style and what it’s like going to market to buy for them. As the creative director at Perry Poole’s Tabor—one of the region’s top upscale menswear boutiques—Scott Newkirk, 56, is quietly, subtly shaping the way men in Charlotte dress and shop. Before moving here a year and a half ago, the Jackson,…

To-Do List: September’s Five Essential Dates

  September 1-4 Celebrate Labor Day with the 25th-annual Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival. The weekend-long festival in downtown Matthews is family-friendly and includes a parade, fair rides, games, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more. The annual event also supports local nonprofits and has donated over $1.5 million to area organizations. Free to attend. matthewsalive.org   September 7 At…

Decadent Desserts

Beat the heat with cookie-dough pops, rolled ice cream, and other epic sweet treats. Celebrate Labor Day with a tasty treat from some of the city’s newest ice cream shops. Consider this your summer bucket list: Head to TWO SCOOPS CREAMERY for delicious homemade ice cream. Enjoy the classic cones or try one of the shop’s original flavors, such as…

Lonnie Davis Isn’t Singing the Blues

Charlotte’s jazz maven is busy teaching, advocating, and running the city’s best jazz club. Husband-and-wife team Lonnie and Ocie Davis created Charlotte’s hottest jazz club. But the Jazz Room, their pop-up club in a small, back-door space at the Blumenthal, is just one part of their nonprofit Jazz Arts Initiative (JAI). Lonnie serves as its president and CEO, and Ocie…

Unexplored Tuscany

From family-owned vineyards to truffle hunting adventures, Tuscany offers an allure all its own. The breeze in Tuscany comes gently with the scent of lavender and the sound of old church bells. This picturesque region of Italy is known for its rich history, Renaissance art, stunning landscapes, and fine wines and food, but there’s more to it. Tuscany offers a…