Love at First Bite

Eat your heart out this Valentine’s Day at these sweet spots. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Lake Norman is full of great places to celebrate with your special someone. With prix fixe menus, fine wines, and decadent desserts, these local restaurants are the perfect spots for date night with your Valentine. Jeffrey’s Restaurant Jeffrey’s first day of…

Color and Culture

Key West is the perfect playground for both adventure and leisure. Key West, Fla. takes living on the edge seriously. The two-mile by four-mile island is the southernmost point in the United States (and has the tourist attraction to prove it). When you’re in Key West, you’re closer to Cuba than a Wal-Mart. It’s easiest to disconnect in a community…

Blazing a Trail

Allison Andrews, a Mooresville resident and multiple Emmy Award-winning producer, brings her 24 years of television experience to her content firm, Andrews Creative, which she started in January 2015. As a content specialist, Allison creates content such as blog posts, e-books, social media, and web copy that raises brand awareness and drives new business for her clients. Here’s her insight…

Turning Heads

Try these new styles to take your tresses up a notch.   Photos by Olly Yung Styled by Stacee Michelle Stylist assisted by Janae Edmonds Hair by Erica Arcilesi Makeup by Yanneek Brinson Modeled by Angelica Leon of Marilyn’s Agency

Talking Point

Conversation is a cornerstone of Davidson’s Main Street Books. When patrons walk into Main Street Books, chances are, owner Adah Fitzgerald knows their faces. It’s highly likely she knows their names—and the last books they read, their favorite authors, and the next books she will recommend for them. How? She talks to people. “Our days here are basically all conversations,”…

Duty Calls

Sometimes all it takes is one idea, an accident, a hobby, or an itch to create a new business. Meet seven Lake Norman entrepreneurs who are carving a new path and embracing the ups and downs of being a business owner.   Crafting a new Career AR Workshop Davidson Beth Drinkwater was sitting at home, watching television, pondering her next…

Bucking Tradition

Southern chicken and dumplings is the ultimate comfort dish. This recipe takes a few shortcuts to make a beefy version that is easy enough to make on weeknights. There are a few key ingredients that should not be skipped: celeriac, beef consommé, fish sauce, and beef bones.   Beef & Dumplings Makes 4 hearty dinner portions   1 pound stew…