more about: Charlotte

Summer Shopping in Charlotte

In our Charlotte Summer in the South guide we tapped interior designer Barrie Benson for tips on the best shopping spots in Charlotte. If it’s a great deal you are after, Barrie recommends going to Hong Kong Vintage & Recycled on Central Avenue for chic accessories and breezy sundresses. To splurge on lust-worthy designer pieces such SUNO dresses, Nina Ricci skirts, and […]

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In the Kitchen with David Venable

Who’s up for a happy dance? If you’re a fan of QVC’s David Venable, the genial host of “In the Kitchen with David,” you’ll pull out your tap shoes and put on his trademark “yummy face” when you get a look at his new cookbook, out today.

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Tastemaker Spotlight: Laura Poole’s Southern Essentials

Laura Poole, owner of the fabulous clothing boutique Capitol in Charlotte, has impeccable taste. Her superbly curated store brims with luxury labels (think Dries Van Norten and Balenciaga) and has garnered national attention.

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Happy 1st Day of Summer!

It’s the first official day of summer! That means three full months of all the beach-loving, sun-soaking, waterhole dwelling you can take. To make sure you get the most out of your summer in the South, we have created the ultimate guide to the best cold treats, picnic spots, swimming holes, cool-weather clothes, and beachside hotels the South has to […]

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Avett Brother Showcases Art Work in Charlotte Saturday

If you’re a day trip or less from Charlotte this weekend don’t miss this event. Most people know The Avett Brothers for their Southern-rooted folk rock, but a lesser-known dimension is founding brother Scott Avett’s fine art skills. Die-hard fans might recognize his work from album art and posters he’s created for the band. Julianne in Vain, Scott Avett for […]

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Hotel Deals of the Week

Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean the vacations have to be. We got the scoop on the best deals around the South to help make your trip-planning a little easier (and cheaper!) Here are the deals that have us ready to pack our bags this week.  * Contact hotels for restrictions Deals This Month   “Splash & Stay” […]

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Attract Birds to Your Garden

If you love birds, be sure to read “Beauty Takes Flight’ in the February issue of Southern Living. It’s the story of Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary, a beautiful garden specifically designed for birds right in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. Here are some tricks I learned there to help you, the enlightened bird-watcher, attract these feathered friends […]

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