Sponsored Content: How a new mattress can help you recover from a boozy night out

Buying a new mattress can seem expensive and even excessive if you’re not planning to move to a new apartment or home. But switching out a new mattress every five to seven years can provide you with immeasurable health benefits — including a decrease in the amount of recovery time you need after a night out at the breweries. And…

Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop is a beloved Charlotte tradition [Partner]

For over 37 years, holiday shopping at Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop has been a family tradition in the Carolinas. Growing up, I knew it was officially the holidays when I heard the store’s memorable jingle in their television and radio ads. This upcoming weekend is the shop’s biggest and busiest, when people come to find holiday treasures to transform their homes for Christmas. This…

More Than a Store: Moxie Mercantile

Plaza Midwood’s Moxie Mercantile is equal parts retail destination, neighborhood gathering spot, and family affair. When Michelle and Clifton Castelloe moved to Plaza Midwood 13 years ago, she wanted to open a shop and call it Moxie. But a pesky inner voice told her it was too risky. In the years since, Castelloe has had a career and four daughters.…

Shop Talk

Ariana Hardiman and Trish Mears became fast friends after Hardiman snapped a few family photos for Mears. Mears is the founder of Capella, a fashion website and blog designed to help women put easy but glamorous outfits together for everything from carpool to date night. The two women now work together full time to curate collections from designers across the…