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Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop is a beloved Charlotte tradition [Partner]

For over 37 years, holiday shopping at Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop has been a family tradition in the Carolinas. Growing up, I knew it was officially the holidays when I heard the store’s memorable jingle in their television and radio ads. This upcoming weekend is the shop’s biggest and busiest, when people come to find holiday treasures to transform their homes for Christmas. This…

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Sweater Weather

Crisp weather ushers in winter style staples in the form of metallic hues and rich textures.   Get the Look Monkee’s of Lake Norman 624 Jetton St., #130 Davidson 704-896-7779 Uniquities Birkdale Village 16836 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. C Huntersville 704-960-8057 Nordstrom SouthPark Mall 4400 Sharon Road Charlotte 704-442-6000 Aldo Northlake Mall 6801 Northlake Mall Drive Charlotte 704-921-2871 Bevello at Birkdale…

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The Top 5

Must-attend events this month. Dec. 1-18 Holly and Tinsel: Join the Davidson Community Players for the story of the Flats & Sharps and their detour to a small diner to wait out a storm on their way to a Christmas Eve concert. While there, this spirited bunch must help their new friends rediscover the meaning of Christmas. Fun for all…

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A Center for Arts and Community

Since its official kickoff in October, the three-year project to build the Cornelius Arts and Community Center continues to drive forward. According to plans, the center should be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will serve as an arts-based hub for the community and the region. Some believe its influence could extend even farther. The project was first…

The Gift Guide

The holiday season is a time of festive parties, delicious food, and making merry with family and friends. The holidays can also be a stressful time, but finding the perfect gift for the people in your life doesn’t have to be hard. Simone McDowell of HoneeBee Gifts has some tips for finding the perfect gift for even the most difficult-to-buy-for…

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Backyard Barbecue

Two friends with a passion for pork bring traditional BBQ to your backyard. What started as a backyard passion for two local barbecue enthusiasts has now turned into a successful catering business. “More and more people raved about it,” says Jeremy Hodges, who co-owns Wicker BBQ with his friend Philip Wicker. “Finally, a friend of ours asked [Philip] to cater…

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Southern Sojourn

As the temperatures start to drop, the perfect Southern escape is only four hours away. Savannah has cemented a place as one of the most well known travel destinations in the South. The city has preserved its history in painstaking detail, and built up a culture of creativity and art that has endured. Most know Savannah as the filming location…