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Don't Miss These Summer 2022 Charlotte Festivals

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival May 21 More than 60 beer, 40 bourbon, and countless barbecue purveyors descend upon Ballantyne's Backyard for this 15th annual affair. All participants receive a souvenir glass, plus access to seminars with brew masters, master…

Don't Miss These Summer 2022 Charlotte Festivals

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival May 21 More than 60 beer, 40 bourbon, and countless barbecue purveyors descend upon Ballantyne's Backyard for this 15th annual affair. All participants receive a souvenir glass, plus access to seminars with brew masters, master…

WEEKENDER: The Crystal Coast

  The Crystal Coast is an 85-mile stretch of beaches that encompasses Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, and Cape Lookout. It’s roughly five and a half hours from Charlotte by car depending on which town…

Take Time to Mother Yourself

  I recently saw this meme on Instagram that made me chuckle (credit @mommycusses) ME: (Hanging one-handed from a cliff, seconds from death) MY KID: Can you hold this?   While the situation is exaggerated, the sentiment is relatable. Moms…

LILY BAKES: Strawberry-filled Cupcakes

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: Role Play

When the owners of a lakefront home in Cornelius wanted a designated play place for their three young daughters, the team at Aguilar Design Studio in Cornelius came to their rescue. Aaron and Laura Aguilar, the spouses and owners behind…

WEEKENDER: Primland

Primland Resort is a two and a half hour drive from Charlotte and puts you in the heart of southern Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The last 20 minutes take you through some winding mountain roads (pack dramamine if the kiddos…

LILY BAKES: S’mores Biscuits

  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…

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