Capital Calling

Get acquainted with Washington, D.C.’s burgeoning arts and culture hub.  Just a few blocks from the National Mall sits an area of the capital city that was promised development years ago. This fall, those plans will finally come to fruition, with the redevelopment of the District Wharf.  “The development on the Southwest Waterfront is huge for Washington, D.C.,” says Alisa…

Burger Buzz

The development at Merino Mill continues with a new restaurant concept. Merino Mill, located at 500 S. Main St. in Mooresville, has progressively transformed into a hub for food enthusiasts from the lake and beyond. In addition to the infamous Alino Pizzeria, the space now includes Barcelona Burger Bar & Beer Garden. Both concepts are owned by the visionary Michal…

Water Wear

Summer isn’t over just yet—spend the remaining long days by the lake in these sleek suits. Photos by Joseph Bradley Makeup by Chelsea Kimrey Hair by J Schruise The Salon Modeled by Choice Gray with Wilhelmina Models Shot on location at the home of Dr. Phil and Judy Sobo, provided by LePage Johnson Realty

Behind the Scenes

The spotlight is on lighting designer Gordon W. Olson. Imagine if your best work went entirely unnoticed on a regular basis. Imagine if that was the point. A professional lighting designer and lake resident whose work spans genres and stages from Broadway to Minneapolis, Gordon W. Olson’s creative successes are defined in large part by how well he masters subtlety.…

The Top 5

August’s top dates. Aug. 5 Mac Poker Ride: Mooresville Area Cyclists is hosting its third annual poker-themed bike race. Choose from a 34-, 62-, or 100-mile race for your chance to win high-quality biking gear like a Mavic Ksyrium Elite Road Wheelset or a CycleOps Magnus Indoor Trainer. During the race, riders will draw a playing card at each stop…

Fall into Arts

Mark your calendars for these can’t-miss events in Lake Norman this fall. ‘Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival Sept. 16, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. One of the biggest events in Cornelius, this festival features dozens of local vendors, art, live music, entertainment, shopping, delicious food, and a celebration of some of the area’s most creative people. For the 13th…

Summer Soiree

As summer winds down, take advantage of the remaining days with a backyard bash. Step up your food selection from typical backyard eats with this impressive late summer recipe.   Blackened Trout with Charred Corn Cream Sauce 4 boneless trout filets  1 stick unsalted butter, melted Blackened seasoning, to taste Sauce: 2 ears corn on the cob, par-boiled, drained, cooled,…