Pit Masters

These four guys’ work on pit road may not catch much attention on race day, but they’re still crucial to the success of their teams. They chatted with us about their industry starts and how they spend downtime—all while test-driving the latest fall styles at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Hometown Guy Quiet, poised, and possessing a movie-star smile, Daniel Smith…

Dolce Vita Lucy Skirt, $165
Dolce Vita Avery Sweater, $145
Sam Edelman Paige Booties, $140
Betsy Pittard Blaine Necklace, $53
Quay Australia St. Capri Sunglasses, $40

Style Staples

From ankle boots to geode jewelry, here’s a glimpse at this season’s fashion from Lake Norman boutiques.   Lavendar Boutique Filled with designer denim and New York-style clothes, this contemporary boutique is the perfect stop for any fashionista. 279 Williamson Road, Suite F, Mooresville; www.lavendarboutique.com Western Flair Add a Western kick to your look by pairing a crisp modern shirt…

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Fashion Forecast

Stacee Michelle, a stylist based out of Charlotte, has been fascinated with the fashion industry ever since she was a young girl. After interning with Tommy Hilfiger in New York City, she has assisted with styling celebrities like John Legend, Fergie, Diane Kruger, Hillary Swank, and ZZ Top. She has also worked as an apparel and accessories buyer for a…


On Deck: September

Sept. 1 – Oct. 7 Works on Paper Exhibit: Join Davidson College at the Van Every/Smith Galleries for this ongoing series of exhibitions and lectures by some amazing visiting artists. This forum offers a platform for students and the public to appreciate and discuss different works of art, mostly in the contemporary style. The opening reception will be held from…

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On Deck: July 29-Aug. 11

Here’s your event lineup for the next two weeks.   July 29-31   Mingling on the Greens Concert Series Birkdale Village hosts its annual summer concert series. Catch live music each Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and each Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.   July 30   Davidson Farmer’s Market The market is open every Saturday,…


Time Travel

For 250 years well-heeled visitors have retreated to the Omni Homestead Resort for cool weather, hot springs, and bygone pleasures.   Four hours north of Lake Norman, in verdant southwestern Virginia, sits a legendary resort where August overnight temps dip into the 50s and daytime pursuits range from archery to off-road Segway tours. Here, you can ride an American Quarter…

golf at Reunion with the Reunion Grande in the background

Relaxation at Reunion

In Kissimmee, Fla., Reunion resort offers a welcome respite from the city’s theme parks. There’s a point in most people’s lives where they make the trek down to Kissimmee for an adrenaline-fueled vacay at the region’s many theme parks and attractions. After a full day in the sweltering heat, what better way to unwind than a stay at a luxurious…