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LIFESTYLE LETTER

SEPTEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Lyn Coaldwell | lyn.coaldwell@lifestylepubs.com George Zorrilla | george.zorrilla@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lifestyle Letter

Noah Milliken, Emily Shea and Melinda Burris Willms CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Paul Williams III

IN THE MAGAZINE WORLD, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE IS THE MOST ANTICIPATED ARRIVAL OF THE YEAR. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with our own localized style and fashion issue. This year, we are elated  to feature Capitol, a luxury clothing boutique that offers  designs from Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Gucci and Saint Laurent,  as well as high-end jewelry and accessories. To showcase their beautiful styles and this season's hottest looks, we went to the Duke Mansion for a  photo shoot with one of Charlotte's most recognizable media personalities, Barbara McKay. If you're in the need of a fashion-forward getaway, we've curated a style-focused trip to the Big Apple just in time for New York Fashion Week on Page 14. We've also got a little something in store for the fashionistas out there who enjoy the fine arts. On Page 24, read about Charlotte's own modern art museum, the

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INSIDE THE ISSUE SEPTEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 48 Hours in the Fashion Capital of the U.S. Let's Jet Over to the Big Apple

18 Passion for Fashion Meet Charlotte Media Icon Barbara McKay

24 The Cultural Heart of Charlotte Be Inspired by the Fine Arts at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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30 Make or Break Five Things to Consider Before Putting Your Home on the Market

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

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Realty Report

24 Artist’s Palette 30 Renovate & Refine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Culinary Creations


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TRAVEL DESTINATION

48 Hours in the Fashion Capital of the U.S. LET'S JET OVER TO THE BIG APPLE

NEW YORK CITY IS THE PLACE TO GO FOR ALL

SEPT. 12

THINGS FASHION. It’s been long deemed one of the big

8:30 AM

four fashion pillars in the world, along with Paris, Milan and London. Being that it’s the only fashion mecca in the United States and direct flights are easy to come by (and

Breakfast at Ess-a-Bagel because it wouldn't be a trip to New York without a bagel.

10:00 AM

Visit the Museum at the Fashion Institute

typically decently priced), visiting the Concrete Jungle is

of Technology, dubbed New York’s most

a no-brainer—especially during New York Fashion Week!

fashionable museum.

That’s right. New York Fashion Week is upon us. From Sept. 6–14, high-end fashion designers from all over the world will gather in the city that never sleeps to show-

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Lunch at En Japanese Brasserie.

2:00 PM

Visit Mood Designer Fabrics, the three-story

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fabric store made popular by Project Runway. 3:00 PM

Visit Dover Street Market.

an exclusive affair. Although most shows are reserved

5:30 PM

Dinner at Carbone. One word: Pasta.

for buyers and press only, there are some events  the

7:00 PM

Go to NYFW Show: Ontavia Roulette's “Before

Contrary to popular belief, NYFW is not necessarily

general public can attend.

the Death of a Child’s Imagination” Collection.

To celebrate our Style issue, we’ve created a 48-hour NYC fashion itinerary. It features some NYFW events open to the public and other must-do and must-see fashion icons in NYC.

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Brunch at Augustine, French cuisine in the Financial District.

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Tiffany & Co., a must-visit, of course.

12:30 PM

Walk down Seventh Avenue, also known as NYC's Fashion Avenue.

2:30 PM

Visit the Metropolitan Museum. Book a tour with the Costume Institute for a little extra dose of fashion.

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Dinner at the Loyal. Be sure to book a reservation in advance.

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MEET CHARLOTTE MEDIA ICON BARBARA MCKAY

ARTICLE MELINDA BURRIS WILLMS | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL WILLIAMS III

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CHARLOTTEANS ARE WELL ACQUAINTED WITH BARBARA MCKAY THANKS TO HER 40-PLUS-YEAR

BROADCASTING

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WITH LOCAL TELEVISION STATION WBTV. Viewers have watched Barbara host a variety of segments including interviews with celebrities and cooking demonstrations as recently as this July when she was featured on the channel’s 70th-anniversary celebration programming. Barbara has further emerged as a lifestyle influencer with her blog, SimplyBarbaraMcKay.com. In our interview, we focused on Barbara’s lifelong appreciation for the art of fashion design and how she makes a deep connection with certain fashion designers. AN INNATE SENSE OF STYLE Barbara affirms she was born with a passion for fashion. Her mother recognized it and nurtured it by creating handmade fashions for Barbara inspired by the looks she saw in magazines. Barbara’s mother reinforced her appreciation for clean lines, dressing her daughter in hats, gloves and tailored coats from the time she was a toddler through high school. Her mother had so instilled a love of fashion that after graduating college, Barbara asked her to invest in a clothing store she wished to open. Barbara details her astonishment at her mother’s career advice: “She laughed and said, ‘You don’t want to run a store. You want to be able to meet designers and have a store as your closet.  I think you should do TV.’ Then I laughed because I had no TV training or experience. She stood over me and made me call personnel at WBTV, and the rest is my 41-year TV show history. Moms know best.” LAURA VINROOT AND CAPITOL BOUTIQUE In 1998, Laura Vinroot Poole created Capitol, her vision for a women’s clothing boutique that has made Charlotte one of the premier places in the world  to shop for designer clothes. Acquiescing to repeated requests from her extensive clientele, CONTINUED >

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PASSION FOR FASHION

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STYLING BY Nikki Takemura Baber of Capitol

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Laura opened the only other Capitol loca-

of aspirational fashion designers such as

tion in Los Angeles’ prestigious Brentwood

designer Dovima, creator of a treasured hand-

Country Mart.

painted coat Barbara owns. Other pieces in

Barbara credits Laura with “helping West

her collection are by Barbara Tfank, a designer

Coast people love color, instead of wearing

who often designs bespoke pieces for royalty

all black all the time. ... She helps us evolve,

but derives the most pleasure and highest

stay young and wear what makes us all our

degree of artistic fulfillment from working with

best. Nikki Takemura Baber and all of the

everyday people who appreciate her art form.

talented stylists at Capitol choose perfect

Barbara agreed to do a photo layout to

new pieces to complement our existing

accompany this article and handpicked the

wardrobes to keep us fashionable yet true

Duke Mansion as the setting.

to our own personal style.”

“I chose The Duke Mansion as the setting

Laura shares Barbara’s ongoing com-

for this photo shoot because this beautiful,

mitment to head-to-toe fashion without

historic landmark has been the location of

crossing the line into costume. Barbara is

some of my most favorite times in Charlotte

also passionate about seeing fashion as an

from visiting when it was a private residence

art form, choosing designs based on the

to attending many special occasions, including

connection she feels with the individual

my daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner. The

designer, their personal background sto-

gardens, the rooms and the staff are all mag-

ries, what inspires them to choose the fine

nificent. It symbolizes the grace, elegance and

fabrics they work with, bright color palettes

Southern hospitality of our city that I love. I am

and clothing lines that offer classic clothing

so proud to make South Charlotte my home.”

choices with an artistic twist.

Among the designers featured in the

To achieve her flawless look, Barbara

photo layout is jewelry designer Irene

has relied on her inherited good genes and

Neuwirth, who has a store-in-store at

proper medical care. The latter became

Capitol’s Brentwood location in Los Angeles.

especially important following an acciden-

Also featured are Of Rare Origin, founded

tal fall in early 2018. A timely intervention by

by a mother and daughter team who have

famed cosmetic dentist and great friend Dr.

achieved renown for their Aviary Collection,

Ross Nash in consultation with Dr. Raymond

a series featuring stylized bird motifs inspired

Haigney resulted in the appropriate recali-

by memories of the family matriarch feeding

bration and realignment of Barbara’s teeth.

birds crumbs left from breakfast each morn-

This was required to address the changes

ing. It is this type of inspiration drawn from

to her mouth the accident and the subse-

personal experience that Barbara naturally

quent jaw surgery caused.

gravitates to in choosing her fashions.

In her explanation of why she cares so much more about the thought process behind

For more information on Capitol clothing and

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Shop-Capitol.com.

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

ARTICLE NOAH MILIKEN

The Cultural Heart of Charlotte

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LOCATED IN SOUTH TRYON’S PROMINENT

CORRIDOR,

THE

The Bechtler’s mission is to share the joy

BECHTLER

and excellence of art so everyone can be

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IS HOME

inspired and informed while having  their

TO MORE THAN 1,600 PIECES BY SOME

cultural and intellectual life enhanced.

OF THE MOST RENOWNED MID-20TH-

From special members-only events, Jazz

CENTURY ARTISTS. Ranging from pop art

at the Bechtler, school tours, family days,

to expressionism, Bechtler features pieces

Modernism + Film, guest lectures and a

by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Alberto

commitment to making the museum acces-

Giacornetti, Le Corbusier and many more.

sible and inclusive to those with disabilities,

The Bechtler family, set in Switzerland, privately held the collection until 2010. The family cultivated their collection over a

the Bechtler is more than a museum; it is the cultural heart of Charlotte.  Located

beside

several

of

uptown

70-year period in Europe. Andreas Bechtler

Charlotte’s finest cultural facilities such

inherited a section of the collection amassed

as the Knight Theater, the Harvey B.

by his family and kindly donated it to Queen

Gantt Center for African American Arts +

City. Many of the most popular pieces fea-

Culture and the Mint Museum Uptown, the

tured in the museum were gifts from the

Bechtler Museum officially opened its doors

artists to the Bechtler family.

in January 2010. Nearing its 10-year anniver-

At the entrance of the museum, guests

sary on Jan. 2, 2020, the museum is now dis-

are greeted by a glimmering 18-foot

playing its international exhibition featuring

Firebird sculpture. This piece is covered

Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern

in bits of colors and reflective mirrors that

Era. The exhibition is an exploration and pre-

echo the Tryon Street surroundings. Artist

sentation of tapestries and rugs designed

Niki de Saint Phalle created the sculp-

by artists usually associated with painting,

ture, offering hints  to  the corresponding

sculpture and architecture. This exhibit fea-

collection awaiting visitors inside.

tures important tapestries by modern mas-

Thanks to Swiss architect Mario Botta,

ters such as Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall,

the building projects an intimate texture

Diego Giacometti and many more. It will

with open spaces and panoramas. His use

remain on display through Dec. 1.

of unassuming but sophisticated materials

The

second

floor

of the

museum

creates a truly one-of-a-kind feel. Botta

features Sculpture

is internationally recognized as  one of the

Collection. This collection showcases 20

planet’s leading architects. Thus far, he has

pieces of work over four decades by 17 artists

only accepted two projects in the United

from six countries. The museum describes

States: the Bechtler and the San Francisco

this collection as “... works by artists at their

Museum of Modern Art.

from

the

Bechtler

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Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era

Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era

zenith and at the beginning of their career.” Showcased within it

Tours: The Bechtler is a welcoming institution where teachers

are all manners of material including ancient traditions like bronze,

and students learn about modern art and the personal stories

marble and iron, simple forms such as painted wood and more idio-

behind the artwork. The museum offers engaging and interac-

syncratic approaches such as enamel on steel.

tive school tours that are designed to foster students’ inquires,

The Bechtler is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and

develop critical and creative thinking skills, make connections to

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; and is closed

other areas of curriculum and help create a visual language that

Tuesdays and major holidays including New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving

promotes better reading and writing skills.

Day and Christmas Day. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors,

The Bechtler’s guided tours are led by specially trained docents

college students (with school ID) and educators; $5 for youth (11 to

and last 45 to 60 minutes. A minimum of 10 students is required

18); and free for children (up to 10) and active-duty, retired military

for a guided tour. All group tours, guided or self-guided, must

personnel, National Guard, Reserve and their families.

be scheduled with the museum’s education department at least CONTINUED >

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Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era

Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era

30 days in advance. The museum requires an adult chaperone to accompany each group of 10 students. Programs for students with disabilities are available by request. Admission is $2 per student, chaperone or parent. After-school tours also are available at the rate of  $2 per student. To book a tour, contact the Education Department at 704.353.9218 or email  education@bechtler.org  at least 30 days in advance for all guided tours. 420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte 704.353.9200, Bechtler.org  28

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RENOVATE & REFINE

Make or Break FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PUTTING YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET

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ARTICLE EMILY SHEA

Ha ne s er a lk W

SELLING YOUR HOME DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A HEADACHE. But more often than not, it is. Why? One reason may be  the plethora of misinformation that’s floating around on the web. Lucky for us, we recently had the opportunity to put all of that misinformation to rest when we sat down with Charlotte native and local real estate professional  Hanes Walker. Hanes shared with us five pieces of advice that everyone can use as they consider putting their house on the market.

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C O N S U LT A N INTERIOR DESIGNER . It's so important to hire a professional  who knows how to build in or enhance value-adding amenities to your house. Should you change your furniture layout, raise the ceiling, tear down a wall or merely update the color palette? Interior designers can give you advice on whether or not those things are really needed.

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INVEST IN Q UA L I T Y P R O D U C T. Take the advice of the professionals you hire, and do not go cheap. Potential buyers will not be interested in a cheaply modeled or decorated space, so it's better to invest in quality fixtures, appliances and finishings.

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A P P E A L TO T H E M A R K E T. Remember that you are selling your house for someone else, not yourself. Since you are not staying here, it doesn't need to be—nor should it be—your style.

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CURB APPEAL I S I M P O R TA N T.

Make room in your budget to manicure your yard and exterior so it fits your price point. The truth is, no one is going to pay a luxury price for a less than stellar curb appeal.

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GET YOUR H O M E I N S P E C T E D. Have a home inspection done upfront, and address anything that raises a red flag. Learn more about Hanes and his more than 20 years of real estate experience as a real estate agent at SothebysRealty.com. September 2019 | South Charlotte Lifestyle

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SEPTEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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Blumenthal Performing Arts as well

42ND ANNUAL YIASOU GREEK FESTIVAL

community through music for more

Visit CharlotteFilmFestival.org for

that has been enhancing Charlotte’s

more information.

than 25 years. Their Tosco Music

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Parties (hosted three times a year) offer

The 42nd annual Yiasou Greek Festival

an eclectic mix of music styles and

is one of Charlotte's largest cultural

engage the audience with singalongs.

events. The four-day festival will fea-

Each party features unique perfor-

ture Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic

mances by around 15 performers. 

28 2019 MAYA ANGELOU WOMEN WHO LEAD LUNCHEON Westin Charlotte

Join United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

Greek cuisine and homemade pastries,

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for its 17th annual  Maya Angelou

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NINTH ANNUAL STILETTO SPRINT

phenomenal Oprah Winfrey. The  lun-

SIXTH ANNUAL SOUTH END SHUFFLE 5K & MILE RUN

entertainment, live music and dancing, wine tastings, art, shopping and more.

Women Who Lead Luncheon. This

cheon is UNCF's signature fundraiser,

Kick up your heels and join the Atrium

and dignitaries from across the country

Health Foundation in the fight against

attend the annual event.

ovarian cancer this September in the

Wooden Robot Brewery

Stiletto Sprint. The 70-yard dash is an

The South End Shuffle is a South End

annual fundraising event exclusively

neighborhood tradition! In addition to the

benefiting the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer

5K race and 1-mile race, the event will

Fund and ovarian cancer research pro-

have post-race music, vendors, food and an

grams at Levine Cancer Institute.

Robot Gastropub & Beer Garden. The South End Shuffle benefits the Charlotte Rail Trail in South End and the Purple Promise Foundation to End Melanoma.

year's honorary keynote speaker is the

SouthPark Mall

expanded post-race party at the Wooden

28 ARTWALK AND MUSICFEST OF MATTHEWS

On the Green at Matthews Station

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The ArtWalk and MusicFest of Matthews

CHARLOTTE SWIM ACROSS AMERICA

mances, a senior high school art exhibit,

will feature a variety of arts and crafts vendors, live music, dance perfor-

Lake Norman YMCA Lakefront

a hands-on station for kids and much

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The third annual Swim Across America

more! The annual event is a local hit, as

in Charlotte is an open-water swim event

it brings together the arts and family fun

PURPLESTRIDE CHARLOTTE 2019

that raises money for Atrium Health's

for a day the entire family can enjoy. 

Levine Cancer Institute. Swim Across

Romare Bearden Park

America is a national organization that

PurpleStride races and events offer the

aims to "make waves to fight cancer."

largest sources of funding for the

Swimmers have the opportunity to sign

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each

up for either a 3-mile, 1-mile or 1/2-mile

year there are more than 50 PurpleStride

distance. Visit SwimAcrossAmerica.org

events across the country. PurpleStride

for more information.

ceremony at 8 a.m., and the 5K run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Visit PanCan.org for more information, to register for the event or to donate. 

28 ISABELLA SANTOS FOUNDATION 5K, 10K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN Ballantyne Corporate Park

The 12th

Charlotte will begin with an opening

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festival is celebrating its 11th year.

as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

Annual

Isabella

Santos

25-29

Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer, 10K

CHARLOTTE FILM FESTIVAL

pediatric cancer research. Participants

and 1-Mile Fun Run is a family-friendly race and event that will raise money for

Ayrsley Grand Cinemas

are also invited to sign up for brunch

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The Charlotte Film Festival was cre-

after the race that will be provided by

ated in 2006 to give established and

Firebird's Wood Fired Grill, Tito's Vodka

TOSCO MUSIC PARTY

emerging

and NoDa Brewing Company.

festival to showcase their works for

filmmakers

a

weekend

Knight Theater

industry peers and avid enthusiasts

Tosco Music is a resident company of

of independent film. This year, the

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