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  • Scratch Made...by You

    By Lauren LevineWe all have those “artsy” friends who can craft a homemade cheesecake on cue, fill a lonely wall with an adorable piece of do-it-yourself artwork or produce a perfect pair of Roman shades in an afternoon. We envy their ingenuity and their talent but we assume...

  • The Broken Spoke’s High Nelly Cocktail

    Ingredients  (Yields 1 cocktail)1 ounce Drumlish Poitin1 teaspoon honey1 lemon wedge8-10 clove pieces10 ounces boiling water  PreparationMix Drumlish and honey until thoroughly incorporated.Add boiling water.Garnish with lemon wedge studded with cloves. For...

  • Homeland: On Location in Charlotte

    With the third season of the Emmy®-winning TV series “Homeland” in full swing on Showtime, there’s no better time to get off the couch and on location in the Queen City. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite stars from the popular TV drama at filming locations in and around...

  • The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill's Hot Blooded

    Ingredients (yields 1 cocktail)1 1/4 ounces Hornitos Black Barrel tequila1/2 ounce Arancia Rossa Salerno blood orange liqueur3/4 ounce orange juice1/4 ounce honey syrup2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-aged BittersSplash Crabbies Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer1 orange...

  • Locally Made: Hudson & Lee

    Honey Simple Syrup A self-proclaimed hippy and minimalist at heart, Hudson & Lee founder Greta McCoy began making honey simple syrup on her own years ago while adopting a healthier lifestyle for herself and her family. Now that her all-organic product is on Charlotte shelves...

  • Healthy Charlotte

    By Leah HughesThe New Year brings new opportunities to pamper and empower your body, diet and mind.A healthy lifestyle is a journey, and achieving overall wellness requires daily maintenance. Fortunately, Charlotte offers a wealth of resources. The city is home to a slew of gyms...

  • From the Bar: The Workman’s Friend’s Drink Taken

    Walk into The Workman’s Friend on a Saturday night, and suddenly you’ll be transported 3,000-plus miles to Dublin, Ireland, where the drinks are heady and the chatter is boisterous. Open since 2015, the bustling Plaza Midwood restaurant pays homage to Irish pubs with a menu...

  • Charlotte Itinerary: Easy on the Pocketbook Escapes

    Day 1: Culture on the CheapInspiration at a bargain price – 100% free.  The Billy Graham Library chronicles the life and faith of this esteemed evangelist and boasts an impressive facility with stunning grounds.Take-out doesn’t get much better or economical than Price’s...

  • Be a [Sportsman] for the Day

    By Lauren LevineWhat better way to celebrate the return of picturesque summer mornings that blend seamlessly into late afternoons than to shut off the TV, ditch your phone for a while and get outdoors? That might mean putting in hours on the lake, setting your sights on a target...

  • Art Smart: Continuum

    By Bernie PetitYou might have to crane your neck in order to appreciate Continuum, the first curved surface exterior fresco by Ben Long.The public artwork, completed in 1998, is located in the dome of Transamerica Square on North Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.The fresco...

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