February 2015

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Rachel Wormser


Up & Coming: Unknown Brewing

Meet the latest brewery to join the Charlotte craft beer scene: Unknown Brewing

Thirsty: Farmers' Market Tap Takeover

Got plans for tonight? Join in at Good Bottle Co. in South End for a Farmers' Market Tap Takeover.

Thirsty: Pimm’s Cup

This warm weather cocktail recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Inside The Issue: July

A behind-the-scenes peek at our July cover story.

On the Town: Pig, Pickin’ & Pints

Triple C Brewery will be hosting Pig, Pickin’ & Pints this Saturday from 3 to 6.

Chef Troy Gagliardo

Chef Troy's Specialties

Countdown Chicken

Chef Troy shares the secret to the perfect roast chicken.

An ode to the food resolutioner

So here we go, a brand new year, a fresh start.

Low Country Classic

Chef Troy's take on shrimp and grits.

Mac and cheese gets a facelift

Every now and then an idea comes along that may sound a little weird, but once you give it a try it blows your mind. Here is one of those ideas.

The Great Green Bean Debate

Cooked or Crunch? That's the real question.

Sarah Crosland Sarah Crosland

From The Editor

Dynamic Do-ers

If you’re like me, this is the kind of issue that will leave you motivated and craving the opportunity to create.

Love Stories

Almost every story in this issue offers a touch of romance—whether we’d planned it that way or not.

In With the New

This month you’ll find a fresh new look on many of our pages and more coverage than ever before of the city’s style arbiters, taste makers, and trend setters.

Simone McDowell Simone McDowell

Honeebee Gifts

Event Recap: Wine Women & Shoes Event

It’s hard to resist an event called Wine Women & Shoes.

Experience: Style Night Out

Last year’s event included over 2,000 attendees so get there early so you don’t miss the show!

Summer Style Soiree

Summer Style Soiree at Cottage Chic Boutique hosted by HoneeBee Gifts

The Power of Mother-Daughter Shopping

The special results of two-generation shopping.

GIVEAWAY: The Great American Girl Doll

What a better way to start the holidays on my blog than with a great GIVEAWAY?

Rachel Sutherland Rachel Sutherland

If The Shoe Fits

Fashion 5Qs: Cam Newton

Cam Newton is magnetic. Love him or hate him, you can’t stop talking about him, can you?

Mountain business: J Crew

Time to head to the Arden, NC J Crew Clearance Center

XOX Betsey + Brandon

I got the chance to catch up with Brandon Aldridge to find out about his involvement in “XOX Betsey,” a reality show debuting on the Style Network

Ann Taylor Concept @ SouthPark Mall

Ann Taylor is expected to open a concept store in Charlotte in early May.

Organization Revelation

I consider myself a fairly organized person. But I can procrastinate like a champ.

Jennifer Burnham

Pure & Simple: Let's Get Organized

Clear the Clutter

The easiest way to organize your garage.

Hit the Road

Essentials for a Care Free Vacation

Spice of Life

If you cook daily, then you know how frustrating it can be find the right spice when you need it.

Summer Fun

5 Easy Tips to Organize Your Summer Gear

Get Creative with an Organized Craft Room

Creativity aside, the hardest part of crafting is storing the supplies.

Emily Achenbaum Harris

Little House On The Southern Prairie

My one simplicity-seeking new year's resolution for 2012

Stop being so polite; sometimes it's good to say exactly what's on your mind.

Remembering Steve Jobs

Stop everything, and read this now.

Boris, 1999-2011

The wrenching death of a beloved pet.

The joys of home maintenance

Lessons learned at the school of home owning.

Olivia Fortson


Queen’s Cup Steeplechase

A fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina.

Evening Under the Palms

A highlight of the series of Room to Bloom fundraisers organized by the Mint Museum Auxiliary.


An auction of fine wine and art to benefit Opera Carolina.

Passport For Fashion

Hosted by Charlotte Seen to promote Charlotte’s fashion scene.

Looks We Love

Charlotteans show off the latest fashion trends.