Lifestyle

Largest Home & Garden Show in South will Kick-Off Spring

Cooking Demos, Celebrities, 15 Gardens, House-Envy Ideas, Shopping & More The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show will return to The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C., for two consecutive weekends: Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5.  With a strong focus on gardening, landscaping, building and home improvement, cooking, design, décor and remodeling, the […]

Pizza Fur a Paws: Making Dough for Animals in Need

Inizio Pizza Napoletana hosts inaugural event benefiting Greater Charlotte SPCA CHARLOTTE, N.C., (Oct. 20, 2016) – Inizio Pizza Napoletana, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Ballantyne, is hosting its inaugural ‘Pizza Fur a Paws’ charity event on Saturday, November 5. Through the community fundraiser, Inizio will donate $5 from every pizza sold that day to Greater Charlotte […]

The Charlotte Renaissance

BY: JUSTIN MURRAY We are all familiar with the term “concrete jungle”. It originally derived from Bob Marley’s song, “Concrete Jungle” where Marley talks about living in the ghettos of Jamaica. The song incidentally made its way to the US and became a popular phrase, used to describe urban city life. More specifically the African […]

Expression Equates to Freedom

By Dale Schlundt, M.A. How much influence the average citizen has on the policies of our government is a common debate. As our politicians seem so far removed from the everyday lives’ of the masses, one has to question how society sways elected officials towards a desired direction. Awareness of the issues is without a […]

Soothe On-Demand Massage Arrives in Charlotte August 25th!

  Los Angeles— Soothe, the largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, will arrive in Charlotte on August 25, 2016. The company brings vetted, certified massage therapists to customers’ homes, offices, or hotels in as little as one hour. Soothe has already launched in 38 cities in the United States, Canada, and the U.K. since its […]

Tips and Tricks for Charlotte Pokémon Trainers

By Krista Brehm Pokémon GO has swept through the USA and has not only attracted new fans to the franchise but has also gotten people moving, exploring their city, and even affecting small social changes! In the three weeks, it has been out it has experienced unprecedented popularity with even more to come in the […]

Mason & Rook

By Krista Brehm For those in need of some serious pampering and down time look no further than Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. From their in room spa treatments to their sip and sooth package you will be as relaxed as can be. Located in the 14th Street neighborhood. Relax on the city’s most luxurious […]

Balcony Gardening

BY Krista Brehm Spring and Summer are times of growth and renewal, so why not give your apartment balcony a makeover and get back to nature. Not only will it give you something to look at other than the neighboring buildings it is also a great stress reliever. When I moved to the city I […]

Charlotte Hydration Therapy Business Expands Into Miami

Hip hydration therapy business model translates well in trendy South Florida. Charlotte-born Hydrate Medical, the Queen City’s only IV hydration therapy boutique, has expanded into a new location in Miami, FL. This is the company’s second location and market, with a third new location and market to open July 8 in Lake Norman. “As different […]

Ten Things To Do Near Charlotte

As the temperature rises everyone is looking for something to do to have some summer fun. Luckily you don’t have to go too far to find summer adventure and fun with so much to do in and around the Queen City. Ride the thrilling roller coasters at Carrowinds or try out their newly refurbished waterpark, […]

PAMPERED POOCH

By Krista Brehm The Queen city is not only known for having NASCAR and Micro Breweries, but for also being one of the most dog-friendly cities! Keeping your pooch happy and healthy while living in an apartment can be difficult but Charlotte has adapted, and pet owners are loving it. Between the countless Dog walking […]

CVS Pharmacy Offers Innovative Retail Convenience to Shoppers in Charlotte with Launch of CVS Express Through Partnership with Curbside, a Company Perfecting the Store Pickup Experience

Curbside service provides today’s on-the-go customers with a seamless shopping experience direct from mobile device WOONSOCKET, RI – April 25, 2016 – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of CVS Express in Charlotte. As part of its commitment to bring digital innovation to its customers, CVS Pharmacy has introduced CVS Express, a curbside pickup service […]

Must Have for Father’s Day 2016

By: Ashley-Victoria Smith, Fashion & Lifestyle Contributor    If you’re anything like me, you have absolutely no freaking clue what to give your man, or in my case, my father, for Father’s Day. Seriously, what do you give a man that has everything? We’ve all taken that generic approach in grabbing the Home Depot gift […]

Couch Surfing Just Got Better

By Justin Murray With the help of a new company called NightSwapping, over 150,000 people are traveling across the world for next to nothing. Night Swapping essentially takes couch surfing to the next level. For those of us who have aspirations to go across the globe, but don’t quite have the ability to finance an […]

SOFT SURROUNDINGS EXPANDS TO NORTH CAROLINA

First Store Set To Open In Charlotte In Mid-March Soft Surroundings, a leading luxury lifestyle brand for busy women of all ages, maintains its dedication to providing an extraordinary shopping experience by announcing plans to open its next location at Blakeney Shopping Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. This will be their first location in North […]

North Carolina-Based Coding School Bridges IT Demand

Heading into the new year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported unemployment rates in the IT industry were dipping into historic lows with software developers at around one percent, bringing the demand for coders to an all-time high. And in North Carolina alone, there were 19,000 computing jobs open as of November 2015. But hiring […]

The Infusion of Political Knowledge

By Dale Schlundt, M.A. Unpredictable is a word that might be used to describe the current presidential primary debates. Attributable to individuals in both parties. What that has done for the young voter is catch their attention, if just for only a moment, a true improvement to the status quo. Looking at voter turnout in […]

The Freshman Voter

By Dale Schlundt, M.A. The upcoming election is not simply about voters who are loyal to their party, who have followed politics for years, or even those who may be undecided on to whom they will give their support. This and all elections bring with them an entire new category, that being young voters that are […]

Charlotte’s Building Boom

Having the biggest residential construction boom that we’ve had in many years- more than two dozen new high-end apartment communities will reshape Charlotte’s skyline and cityscape. A stroll through uptown – or sections of Uptown, South End, Dilworth, and Plaza Midwood are punctuated by the echoes of heavy construction machinery. A historic multi-billion dollar explosion […]

The Art Of Vape

  The Art Of Vape is located in South End. The company was originally founded and created by Christos Meli who is a vaper himself, who like many others struggled to quit smoking for a long time. Once introduced to the world of vaping, his life substantially changed. The Art of Vape was originally a […]