Author: Taylor Bowler

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: 2022

It’s that time again, so we caught up with our resident expert Dan Weiss, owner of Harper & Skyler’s Toys & Sweets, to find out which items have been flying off his shelves this season. Our gift guide also includes…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to Stagioni

Each month, our 9-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Stagioni. …

LILY BAKES: Cinnamon Biscuit Clusters

Lily Barnes is our 11-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s…

ROOM WE LOVE: Small Footprint, Big Style

When Taylor Silverstein and her husband Eric moved from New York to Charlotte in 2018, they fell in love with a 1946 bungalow in NoDa. At just under 2,000 square feet, the home was cozy, but that was hardly a…

WEEKENDER: Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama earned the nickname “The Magic City” thanks to its vast supply of iron ore, coal, and limestone, the three elements needed to produce steel. It experienced rapid growth following the Civil War and into the 20th century, when…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to IndiGrille

Each month, our 9-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of IndiGrille. …

WEEKENDER: Washington, DC

Much like Disneyland and The Grand Canyon, a visit to the nation’s capital is an essential family vacation. Washington DC teems with iconic monuments, sights, and museums that give kids a glimpse into the country’s history. Tour famous landmarks like…

ROOM WE LOVE: Sweet Dreams

When Whitney Sturge’s clients hired her renovate their dated two-story colonial in Barclay Downs, they wanted room to entertain guests and host sleepovers for their three young children. For their 7-year-old daughter’s bedroom, Sturge had to come up with a…

GO. PLAY. SEE.: 4 Fun Things to Experience in Charlotte This Month

CELEBRATE HOWL-O-WEEN AT GREAT WOLF LODGE Great Wolf Lodge Concord’s annual Howl-O-Ween celebration kicks off October 1 and runs through Halloween. This year’s festivities include a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Monster Bash Dance Party, Halloween-themed yoga, arts and crafts, and more. The…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to The Penguin

Each month, our 9-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of The…

LILY BAKES: Lily’s Banana Pudding

Lily Barnes is our 11-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s…

WEEKENDER: Chattanooga

In 1941, Glenn Miller immortalized the city with his hit, Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Today it’s home to an expanded riverfront, aquarium complex, and one of the world's longest pedestrian bridges. Chattanooga is a six-hour drive from Charlotte (or a one-hour flight…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Polished Pantry

When Tamara Leicester’s clients hired her to design the interior of their two-story modern craftsman in Dilworth, they needed it to function for their growing family, which included three children under age 6. Just off the kitchen, they budgeted for…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to The Jimmy

Each month, our 9-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Weekend…

LILY BAKES: Snicker Cake Mix Cookies

Lily Barnes is our 11-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s…

ROOM WE LOVE: Tween Suite

Jacy Painter Kelly has designed plenty of children’s rooms over the last decade, but a recent project for a 12-year-old girl schooled her on an emerging design trend among tweens and teens. “She wanted her room to have a lot…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to Cheat’s Cheesesteaks

Each month, our 9-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Cheat’s…

LILY BAKES: Cake Pops

Lily Barnes is our 11-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s…