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PARENT TO KNOW: Dan Weiss

Dan Weiss is the owner of Harper & Skyler’s Toys & Sweets, which opens on October 1 in Park Road Shopping Center. The New Jersey native has more than a decade of experience in the toy business after running a…

PARENT TO KNOW: Dan Weiss

Dan Weiss is the owner of Harper & Skyler’s Toys & Sweets, which opens on October 1 in Park Road Shopping Center. The New Jersey native has more than a decade of experience in the toy business after running a…

LILY BAKES: Cookie Sandwiches

Lily Barnes is our 10-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: A Dark, Moody Bathroom

Dominique DeLaney, owner of Dominique DeLaney Interior Design, worked on every room of her clients’ new build in The Enclave community in Huntersville. The homeowners, who have two middle school-aged boys, wanted a light, coastal-inspired interior. So DeLaney installed wire-brushed white…

RECIPE: Spinach Cheddar Scones

  Renee Ratcliffe and her husband John founded Cakeable Charlotte in 2019 to offer baking classes and job skills training for students who have different abilities. They fund their classes with donations and proceeds from bake sales, pop-up sales, and…

TRAVEL: Destination Dollywood

If you dread the endless lines, overpriced food, and stimulation overload at an amusement park, Dollywood might just change your mind. It’s a 3 hour and 40 minute drive from Charlotte and drops you in the foothills of the Great…

School Supply Checklist for the New School Year

In addition to backpacks, notebooks, and markers, kids will likely need a few extra supplies as they return to in-person learning this fall. We’ve got a roundup of classroom essentials to help with your back-to-school shopping.   MASKS Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Durable Dining Nook

Brooke Adler had a very specific timeline when she redesigned the breakfast nook in her client’s Myers Park home. The homeowner was expecting her third baby so she needed furniture that was in stock or had a reasonable backorder date,…

LILY BAKES: Marshmallow Pound Cake

Lily Barnes is our 10-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…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Orto

Each month, our 8-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 Orto,…

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte: 2021

  June 30 Charlotte Symphony Concert and Fireworks Don’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C…

Lily Bakes: Confetti Surprise Cookies

Meet Lily Barnes, our 10-year-old resident kid baker. The rising 5th grader comes by her love of baking naturally—she’s grown up watching her father Jamie, chef and co-owner of What the Fries, flex his creative muscles in the kitchen. Lily…

RECIPE: Chef Drew Ward's Pasta Carbonara

As executive chef at Brewers at 4001 Yancey and corporate executive chef of Artisinal Brewing Ventures, Drew Ward writes menus for nine taprooms including Southern Tier, Victory, and Bold Rock. At home, his sons Jared, 12, and Ryan, 10, request…

4 Dream Destinations for Dads

Gather a group of fathers, invite grandpa, or grab the kids for a daytrip or weekend getaway. Bad music, tall tales, and dad jokes are encouraged. Here are four destinations for dads, all within driving distance of Charlotte:   Banner…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Charlotteans

  The Sporting Gent Find men’s apparel and accessories, home goods, and outdoor gear like hunting garb and fly fishing equipment. Even less-sporty dads will enjoy the luggage, bar accessories, and leather goods. Visit the store or shop online. 2848…

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