Lifestyle

BEST Beer Brewing Supplies

ALTERNATIVE BEVERAGE

You can get your homebrewed beer and winemaking systems here, but you also get quality equipment, fresh ingredients, expert advice, fast service and reasonable prices.
1500 River Dr., S104
Belmont | 28012 | 704.825.8400

BEST Electrician

ANDREW ROBY ELECTRIC

Whether you need a light bulb changed or a complete panel upgrade, you can depend on Roby Electric for a professional job and great service. Since 1998, Roby has been building lifelong relationships with customers in the Charlotte and Lake Norman area.
2401 W. Morehead St.
Charlotte | 28208 | 704.665.0339

BEST Hippest Apartment Building In South End

ASHTON SOUTH END APARTMENT HOMES

Ashton South End offers picturesque views of Uptown Charlotte, as well as featuring an 11th floor Sky Lounge with pool, aqua bar, fire pit, and cabanas, a spa-inspired fitness club, and daily coffee service.
125 W. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte | 28203 | 866.226.9881

BEST Wax Job (Car Wash)

AUTOBELL CAR WASH

Choose from an array of exterior, interior, and extra services to keep your vehicle in top shape. People Can Tell When You Autobell.
Multiple Locations

A central gift and design center that opened in 1996 with a vision to assemble 200 or so merchants and offer upscale gifts, furniture and accessories, along with a cadre of local interior designers and an enormous selection of products.
Multiple Locations

BEST Exterminator

BLACK PEST CONTROL

Insects play an important role in the earth’s eco-system, but when insects invade your world and become pests…It’s time for action. Black Pest gives you powerful and long lasting pest protection; all while treating your family, home and the environment with respect.
Multiple Locations

BEST Hardware Store

BLACKHAWK HARDWARE

If a hardware store, a home goods store and a garden center had a baby, it would be Blackhawk. Blackhawk consists of a group of people of who enjoy what they are doing, and with whom they are doing it. That is reflected in how they treat customers. Their associates take ownership in Blackhawk and have pride in what has been accomplished.
4225 Park Rd.
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.525.2682

Book Buyers specialize in History, Science Fiction, Classics, Religion, Fiction and Carolina books, and many more subjects with over a mile of shelf space!
1306 The Plaza
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.344.8611

BEST Garden Supplies

CAMPBELL'S GREENHOUSE

Campbell’s Greenhouse and Nursery's friendly and professional staff make them a gardener’s dream come true! With such a vast array of diverse plants and accessories, Campbell’s Greenhouse and Nursery is a great place to find a unique gift for family, friends or anyone who has a green thumb!
209 McDonald Ave.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.331.9659

BEST Dog Supplies

CANINE CAFÉ

In addition to being one of the first all-natural, healthy, hypo-allergenic dog treat bakeries, Canine Café also offers everything else you can think of to support your dog’s healthy, active lifestyle such as: supplements, treats & chews, grooming tools, all-natural shampoos, holistic flea & tick remedies, toys, beds and much more!
125 Remount Rd., UA
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.588.3647

At Charlotte Plumbing Inc., plumbing is a part of their family story over the years. Today the focus of their company is residential service. They enjoy interacting with homeowners and the satisfaction of providing the best service at the best price.
305 W. Morehead St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.684.4664

BEST Knitting Classes

CHARLOTTE YARN

If you are crazy about knitting or crocheting or want to learn how, stop by and visit their warm and friendly yarn shop located in the heart of Dilworth. You certainly will be inspired and encouraged, regardless of where you are in your craft.
1235 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.373.7442

BEST Art Supplies

CHEAP JOE'S ART STUFF

A small, family owned art supply company who goes the extra mile to offer the BEST value in the United States. They carry only what the serious artist wants and needs.
1848 Galleria Blvd., SD
Charlotte | 28270 | 704.845.2527

FAVORITE Real Estate Agent (Male)

CHRIS BONNEFOUX, REMAX EXCLUSIVE

Realtor Chris Bonnefoux is a resident of the Center City in Charlotte and follows his passion of residential real estate for the exciting urban lifestyle Uptown brings. To no surprise Chris has quickly became a top producing agent who is focused on working with buyers and sellers inside the Center City loop of Charlotte’s luxury condos and properties.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.562.7406

A unique gourmet cooking store with all your favorite cooking items - utensils, appliances, dishes, knives, gadgets and so much more.
1707 E. 7th St.
Charlotte | 28204 | 704.333.7300

Each room of this cozy cottage, nestled in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, is filled with treats for the senses. Offering linens, home furnishings, gifts and accessories, stuff for baby and just for you! Come see, smell and experience everything for yourself.
1232 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.375.1888

Dr. Roznik is rapidly becoming known as the Charlotte area's leading dentist for people who want to relax through their dental treatment. Recognizing that good oral health is a critical component of overall well-being, they help all of their patients achieve a healthy mouth and a happy smile.
400 S. Tryon St., SM4
Charlotte | 28285 | 704.375.7711

BEST Exotic Florist

ELIZABETH HOUSE FLOWERS, INC.

For the perfect flower arrangements, look no further than Elizabeth House Flowers. Their expert florists beautifully arrange flowers and gift baskets and provide outstanding customer service. At Elizabeth House Flowers, they offer flower delivery to Charlotte and surrounding areas.
1431 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.342.3919

Freedom Park is a 98-acre park between Charlotte's historic Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods; the park is centered on a 7-acre lake, and is about 3 miles from the heart of Charlotte's downtown area.
1900 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203

BEST Furniture Store

THE FURNITURE CONNECTOR

Since 2001, The Furniture Connector has been a go-to destination for eclectic home goods at affordable prices. Tucked in a corner of historic South End, TFC is a wonderland of stunning sofas, dining tables and chairs, armoires, ottomans, lighting, beds and bedding, artwork and more.
2905 Griffith St.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.507.9023

FAVORITE Real Estate Agent (Female)

HEATHER HOPKINSON, RE/MAX EXECUTIVE REALTY

Heather R. Hopkinson is a Real Estate Agent in Concord, NC and specializes in Buyer Brokerage, Foreclosure Property, Investments, Luxury Homes, New Construction, Relocation, Vacation and Resorts.
7752 Gateway Ln., S204
Concord | 28027

BEST Traditional Home Stores

HIGH COTTON HOME COMPANY

Deconstructed luxury comes alive at High Cotton Home Company, the Queen City's most eclectic and distinct furnishings boutique. High Cotton Home is a tightly-edited collection of highly customizable, American-made furnishings from designers such as Thom Filicia, Annie Selke and Michael Weiss.
2137 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.335.1220

BEST Wedding Planner

IVY ROBINSON WEDDING & EVENTS

Ivy Robinson offers her clients experience, full service event planning with a unique and elegant touch created to fit their particular style. She is Charlotte’s innovative event planner for all your special occasions.
2820 Selwyn Ave., S820
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.347.3963

BEST Cooking School

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit NEASC-accredited institution, with a unique education model designed to inspire professional success and lifelong intellectual growth. JWU students are ready to do what it takes to be the best in their career field, and they’re ready to start now.
801 W. Trade St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 800.342.5598

BEST Wedding Designer

KIM PRIXTON, PIXTON COUTURE BRIDAL

Known for body conscious silhouettes with an eye for symmetry and form, Pixton gowns are carefully constructed using luxurious silks and hand-beaded details inspired by vintage jewelry.
5509 Monroe Rd., S200
Charlotte | 28212 | 704.890.7533

BEST Walk The Dog (Dog Walker)

LITTLE FRIENDS PET SITTERS

Little Friends Pet Sitting is a professional pet care service provider that offers services ranging from dog walking and pet taxi service to pet sitting for your pet family when you can't get home from your busy day at work, weekends away and those vacation get-a-ways!
1516 Kenilworth Ave.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.340.8102

Lowe’s mission is to provide impactful support to local communities through offering customer and community service as well as great products at great prices for all your DIY projects.
Multiple Locations

For more than 30 years Mann Travels has been serving travelers throughout the Carolinas offering personalized service in combination with the best value for your travel dollar. You can be assured of dealing with experienced, qualified professionals every time you work with them.
Multiple Locations

BEST Fabric Store

MODERN FABRICS

Modern Fabrics seeks to provide the public with the best designer fabrics rescued from the cutting room floor! Their customers are eco-conscious consumers who are also savvy consumers seeking a great value on beautiful fabrics available at discounted prices.
1504 Camden Rd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.740.9675

BEST Lighting Store

MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN

Featuring the largest selection of modern lighting in the Carolinas, Modern Lighting Design Store can offer you an amazing variety of indoor and outdoor lighting and ceiling fans, locally.
2100 Hastings Dr.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.332.0109

MTB Mechanical is a family owned and operated business that has installed and repaired heating and cooling systems in the greater Charlotte area for more than 35 years.
1201 Industrial Dr.
Matthews | 28105 | 704.321.9250

MyEyeDr. is a full-service eye care company with offices located throughout the country. Founded in 2001, by Dr. Robert Samit, O.D, My Eye Dr. prides itself on delivering the highest quality vision care and customer service to thousands of patients annually.
Multiple Locations

Bark and Board is located NoDa, Charlotte's Historic Arts District. Their facility includes over 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play space for doggie daycare and large dog suites for comfy overnight boarding.
2001 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.376.0801

FAVORITE Business School

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Northeastern University opened its first graduate campus in Charlotte and offers a broad range of degree programs; including those in business, engineering, health sciences, and computer science.
101 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28246 | 980.224.8468

BEST Host/Hostess Gifts

PAPER SKYSCRAPER

For more than 20 years Paper Skyscraper has been in Charlotte's historic Dilworth neighborhood. The then tiny bookstore has now grown into a 5000 square foot plethora of books, cards, bath and body items, home accessories, games, toys, frames, purses, travel bags, glassware and pet items and so much more!
330 East Blvd.
Charlotte | 28203 | 704.333.7130

At Paper Source, their mission is to inspire you to "Do Something Creative Every Day," to spark ideas and provide materials to celebrate life's moments with beauty, humor, originality and personal expression.
6800 Phillips Place Ct., SA&B
Charlotte | 28210 | 704.552.2220

This 5.4 acre urban park is inspired by the work of internationally known artist Romare Bearden who grew up in the area.
300 S. Church St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.432.4280

An elite personal concierge and event planning company that works with clients to help them eliminated their ever growing things-to-do list! They take care of it; so you don't have to! They organize, run errands, shop, research services, plan events, and manage projects and households.
Charlotte | 28233 | 980.522.8044

Breaking up is never easy or fun (usually), but if you must, Starbuck’s is the ideal break-up spot. Call it quits in the comfort of a mocha infused setting to quell any possible angst or ire. Plus, you get the added benefit of a delicious Frappuccino to calm you and make it all better!
Multiple Locations

BEST Knick Knacks (Unique Gift Store)

THE BOULEVARD AT SOUTH END

Located in the Historic South End district of Charlotte, Boulevard offers a unique assortment of clothing, accessories, gifts and décor to the savvy Charlotte shoppers!
1447 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28203 | 980.219.7526

BEST Pet Grooming

THE DOG SALON

The Dog Salon is Charlotte’s leading, hip, edgy grooming salon located in the heart of Plaza Midwood. They have the top Groomers in Charlotte specializing in all breed, custom cuts and creative color!
1318 Central Ave., SE1
Charlotte | 28205 | 704.248.0991

The Last Word is a book and media store that can take care of all that for you. They sell first-rate secondhand books and media that we buy from you. You can receive cash or trade credit to use to restock your own inventory.
230 E. WT Harris Blvd., SB11
Charlotte | 28262 | 704.966.9673

FAVORITE Real Estate Agency

THE MCDEVITT AGENCY

The McDevitt Agency is Charlotte’s firm of top producing residential real estate brokers. The firm represents both buyers and sellers of existing and new construction properties as well as having a focus on luxury properties, developer services, and giving back to the community.
237 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.333.2475

BEST Antique Store

THE SLEEPY POET ANTIQUE MALL

The Sleepy Poet offers 55,000 square feet of Shopping FUN! With over 250 booths selling everything from Antique Furniture and Vintage Clothing, to Mid-Century Modern and Classic Home Decor.
4450 South Blvd.
Charlotte | 28209 | 704.529.6369

BEST Hippest Apartment Building In Uptown

BEST The Big Splash (Pool In Charlotte)

THE VUE CHARLOTTE
The highest high-rise between New York and Miami is in Uptown Charlotte, so luxurious that there is a baby grand in the 50th floor SKY Lounge, a concierge in the lobby and spectacular amenities. Offering euphoric views of the city, the BB&T Ballpark, and Bank Of America Stadium.
215 N. Pine St.
Charlotte | 28202 | 704.374.0089

BEST Cigar Store

TINDER BOX

The Tinder Box is Charlotte's only certified Davidoff retailer and carries all of your favorite cigar brands from Padron to Arturo Fuente and everything in between. In addition to fine import cigars we carry a wide variety of pipes and pipe tobacco.
4400 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte | 28211 | 704.366.5164

BEST Auto Body Repair

WILBURN AUTO BODY SHOP

Wilburn Auto Body Shop offers full service collision repair services and works on vehicles of all makes and models.
Multiple Locations