Sock Style

Brad Christmann likes to say that he started from the ground up with his all-American sock company, Boldfoot Socks. “It was just a glimmer of an idea and I wanted to see if it had some legs,” the Myers Park dad says, pun intended, of his initial launch in 2014. He started with just a men’s line of fun socks…

LAX LOVE

With the last name Rambo, you’re pretty much destined for greatness. So it was fitting that Matt Rambo, one of the top lacrosse players in the country, was The Charlotte Hounds’ first-round draft pick in 2017. He will join the roster on the Major League Lacrosse team as an attackman. Rambo, who graduated from the University of Maryland this year,…

Chill Out

Whether you’re trying to pair a wine with your picnic or pick which bottle to take to the pool, you’re in luck. We’ve checked in with Vin Master wine shop’s Janet Stone to track down the wines best enjoyed during August’s balmy weather. From refreshing rosés to an enticing Chardonnay, Stone has you set for sipping this summer. Novellum Chardonnay…

On Pointe

This month, Hope Muir takes over as Charlotte Ballet’s artistic director. Muir, who comes to Charlotte from the Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, danced with the English National Ballet before joining Rambert Dance Company, where she danced for more than a decade under the direction of Christopher Bruce. She concluded her stage career in 2006 as a dancer with Hubbard Street…

Hole in One

PGA National Resort & Spa is Florida’s ultimate golf getaway. Golf mania is in full swing this summer as Charlotte hosts the 99th PGA Championship, “The Season’s Final Major,” next month at SouthPark’s Quail Hollow Club. And while most of us can’t stretch together birdie-filled, sub-par rounds on pristine golf links like the pros, the opportunity to play in one…

Hidden Gem

A family of three designs their dream home on 4.5 acres in the heart of Ballantyne. When Tiffany and Mark Coppen moved to Charlotte from Atlanta 13 years ago, the couple knew they wanted exactly what their former city could not offer them: lots of land. So when they came across a circa-1983 home situated on nearly 4.5 acres of…

Raising the Steaks

SouthPark’s newest steakhouse features decadent flavors and decor. In recent years, SouthPark’s Sharon Square has transformed itself into a bonafide dining destination for Queen City dwellers. A summer stroll down Ashley Park Lane bears a multitude of options for the savvy eater, including its newest addition, Oak Steakhouse, located at the corner of Ashley Park Lane and Sharon Road. The…

To the Letter

Martin Settle’s latest venture explores the look of letters. If you’ve ever visited the Starbucks at the corner of Woodlawn and Park roads between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., you’ve probably crossed paths with a delightful man named Martin Settle, or “Mr. Marty,” as the kids call him. He’s a retired UNC Charlotte professor, but these days…

Pillow Talk

Charlotte’s colorful artist Jill Seale may be hitting the high point of her career. Krispy Kreme is probably not the first place you’d think to meet an artist to discuss her luxury line of marbled textiles. But that’s where Charlotte resident Jill Seale and I found ourselves discussing her successful debut at the High Point Market this spring. “This is…