Keeping the Faith

Providence Presbyterian quietly celebrates 250 years as a Charlotte church. In the midst of the 21st-century frenzy that surrounds Providence Presbyterian Church, Rev. Walt McCanless often steps outside his office to find someone sitting on one of the benches that grace the campus. Thinking benches, the church calls them. Traffic on Providence Road, which the church overlooks, is whizzing past.…

Game Changers

Allow us to introduce you to some of the most clever visionaries around town. From an artistic trio behind a city arts project to a scientific duo making groundbreaking advances in prosthetics, these 10 inspiring creators and innovative founders are changing Charlotte—and beyond. Amy Bagwell•Amy Herman•Graham Carew Founders of the Goodyear Arts Project The old Goodyear tire shop in Uptown…

Smooth Operator

Toska Husted’s life didn’t begin in a place as luxurious as her latest launch, Toska European Spa Boutique in Dilworth. Husted spent her childhood in a war-torn Kosovo before leaving for London to train at the elite Steiner school of beauty. From London, Toska moved to Abu Dhabi for two years before landing in the Carolinas and opening her first…

Men of the Moment

From forward thinkers to trailblazers, these local gents are having a moment—and Charlotte is sharing in their success. Jason Terrell The co-founder of Profound Gentlemen is garnering local and national accolades for his work.  Jason Terrell had spent three years after his college graduation teaching in CMS schools when he realized he could make a bigger impact on students by…

Escape to Charlotte

A Texas-based couple calls Charlotte a getaway. When Phoebe Howard got the call from her clients that they had found a potential home in Quail Hollow, the designer had just landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. “They asked me if I could look at it at some point, and I said, ‘How about right now’?” the designer recalls. It was…

Great Scott!

A stylish jewelry store is giving back to Charlotte. Kendra Scott jewelry is everywhere. The signature pendant necklace is a bestseller at Nordstrom. The earrings are popular at boutiques across the city and, of course, there is the stand-alone store in SouthPark Mall with sparkling case after case of baubles. Southern women—especially Charlotteans—can’t seem to get enough of Kendra Scott. So you…

To-Do List

This month’s five essential dates. 9 Fight like a girl with the Susan G. Komen Laugh for the Cure comedy night at McGlohon Theater. Comedians, including Bobby Collins, will be performing all evening, and food and drink will be provided. Tickets are $65 and VIP packages are available. www.komencharlotte.org/laugh. 10-19 Bring your little ones and your imagination for a magical…

Classic Cool

“Blue was her favorite color. She always told me ‘Bryan, I even dream in blue.’ All of her stationery was painted blue. Her room was blue toile. She had blue floors.” Bryan Huffman, speaking about his late friend and heiress Bunny Mellon, could write a book filled with fascinating anecdotes like this. An interior designer based out of Monroe, Huffman…

Weekend Away

Cozy sweaters and stylish boots in neutral hues set the tone for a relaxed—and romantic—getaway.   Photographer Joseph Bradley Wardrobe stylist Stacee Michelle Hair and make-up Jami Svay Stylist Assistant Janae Edmonds Models Kady McKenzie Browne and Justin Barringer of Marilyn’s Agency Shot on location at Key Kabin

Dine and Dish

NoDa’s newest restaurant is serving up Sleek Southern Charm. Charlotte has long been a New South city. Since its early transition from an agricultural town to an industrial city booming with the bulk of the Piedmont’s textile industry, the Queen City has aimed to become a contemporary Southern metropolis. That growth, built on industry, has often come at the expense…