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FEBRUARY 2020

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The Arts Issue


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All You Need is Love—and Art FEBRUARY IS OUR MONTH OF ART—MAKING, COLLECTING, ADMIRING AND LEARNING. We love art because it gives us a glimpse of someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. We like to look at and listen to art that makes us feel something, art that resonates with us. Through art, we learn about ourselves.

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So as you read our features this month, we hope that you too are inspired to pursue what you love. After all, February is the month of love. And while you fill your home with chocolate truffles and roses this month, remember to fill your heart too. Find what makes you feel alive—and don’t forget to share it with us. As always, we welcome you to give us feedback on our publication. Please email me at Emily.Shea@LifestylePubs.com so we can continue to craft a magazine you love! We look forward to hearing from you

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 14 Parisian Perfection Relishing Repasts, Romance in the City Along the Seine

18 The Pat and Judy Diamond Art Collection A Half Century of Cultural Discovery

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22 Author & Playwright Calls Charlotte Home A Conversation With Jan Notzon

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

RELISHING REPASTS, ROMANCE IN THE CITY ALONG THE SEINE

ARTICLE AMELIA PAVLIK

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then there was that million-dollar view. Every time I looked out my floor-to-ceiling windows, my heart was happy. For that reason, I had no problem spending my evening enjoying a little regal R&R over a simple room service of veggie soup and wine. After all, what better way to spend my first night in Paris than watching the evening lights of the Eiffel Tower in my PJs? SATURDAY A pastry assortment fit for a princess. I’d been seated at my table in the breakfast area located in the property’s Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse and was immediately greeted with a pastry tower dappled with croissants, bread, and other treats.   THE LOUVRE WAS TO THE LEFT. To the right, I spied

While sipping my tea with steamed milk from a beau-

the Eiffel Tower. This was the view that I took in as I

tiful tea cup, I enjoyed other bites and drinks including

gazed out the windows of my park view executive suite

green juice and the hotel’s take on avocado toast. And

at Le Meurice. I’d just returned to Paris for the third time

thanks to the warm and attentive waitstaff, I started my

in my life — and it was time to resume my love affair

Saturday with a full belly and a smile on my face.  

with the city that sits along the Seine.  

I didn’t have anything on the agenda until my dinner

Whether you’re with a special someone or flying

reservation, so I took advantage of the opportunity to

solo like I was on this visit, there’s something about

do what I love most on solo trips: wander. When I was

the romantic vibe of this city that always casts a spell

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to Europe. I had a chance to explore the city on my own,

end in the City of Love.

wandering down any street that beckoned and wondering about the people who’d walked there in years past.

FRIDAY

Today’s walk took me through the Tuileries Garden

Any jet lag that had settled in during the taxi ride

across the Seine down to Notre Dame (which was

from the airport vanished as the bellman escorted

sadly covered in post-fire scaffolding). Then, I crossed

me through the elegant front doors of Le Meurice, a

back over to the Right Bank and wandered back to

Dorchester Collection property.

the hotel. Hours later, I returned to Le Meurice and

Recently, the hotel unveiled 29 newly restored rooms and suites inspired by the beauty of Versailles. And as I walked down my own mini Hall of Mirrors leading into the sitting room of my suite, I was speechless. Touches like the lush coral curtains and upholstery, chandelier, Italian marble in the bathroom, signature artwork, and fresh-cut roses made me feel like a queen. And

rewarded myself with a snack of cheese and wine in Bar 228 to hold me until dinner. The last stop of the evening was Balagan. Only a brief walk from Le Meurice, the Israeli restaurant is a Parisian hot spot. I’d secured a reservation at the chef’s counter, and if you love food and drink, do the same.  CONTINUED >

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As the hostess escorted me to my seat, the tune of Abba’s Gimme, Gimme, Gimme thumped in the background, and I saw the chefs laughing and prepping food in the open kitchen. I knew I’d come to the right place. Then, I was introduced to Sous Chef Sahar Etzion (the primary person cooking for me that evening), and the journey commenced.   There were beautiful takes on tuna tartare, fatoush salad, bone marrow, and scallops. Happiness is gnawing the last bits of savory lamb off the bone while eagerly anticipating the next artfully plated dish that Sahar would place in front of me. And each taste was complemented with wine that Sahar knew would perfectly pair with the flavors of the food like a scoop of pistachio gelato perfectly pairs with a steamy summer day. But, after hours of indulgence, it was finally time to say “bonsoir” to Balagan.  SUNDAY After indulging a decadent order of French toast at this morning’s breakfast, it was time to treat my feet to a pedicure at Spa Valmont pour Le Meurice. When I arrived, I was whisked into the peaceful relaxation area and offered a small pot of ginger tea and a delicious little seeded cookie. Right on time, I was met by the therapist and escorted to the treatment room, which, due to construction, was a hotel room separate from the spa area. I was intrigued by the idea of experiencing a pedicure lying down on a massage table — and the experience lived up to the intrigue. I left feeling relaxed and with my toes a sassy shade of burgundy.  That afternoon, my wandering continued to Palais Garnier, better known as the Paris opera house. I’ve toured Palais Garnier before and was enchanted by the glamour and romance that exuded from the space. So, I was thrilled to find a matinee ticket to the Paris Opera’s version of King Lear. This opera was more modern than I’d prefer. But, the surroundings made the experience worth it. The theater is stunning, and you can imagine what a scene it must have been to sit among the Parisian elite in their tuxedos and gowns in decades past. The finale to my last evening in Paris was dinner at Restaurant Le Dalí in Le Meurice. With the sounds of live music in the background, I enjoyed tastes like beef carpaccio and brill with gnocchi and artichokes, all accompanied by beautiful wines selected by the expert waitstaff. It was the perfect end to this chapter in my love affair with the city along the Seine. THE DETAILS Le Meurice dorchestercollection.com/en/paris/le-meurice Balagan balagan-paris.com/en The Paris Opera operadeparis.fr/en 16

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OPEN HOUSE

THE PAT AND JUDY DIAMOND ART COLLECTION A HALF-CENTURY OF CULTURAL DISCOVERY

PAT DIAMOND AND HIS WIFE JUDY LIVE

introduced to and formed lasting bonds of

IN SOUTH CHARLOTTE. Pat earned his

friendship with many of the most well-known

undergraduate and graduate degrees from

and critically acclaimed African American

Boston University where he and Judy met

artists of the day.

and eventually married. A LEGACY OF GIVING BACK TO THE A NEW BEGINNING:

ARTS COMMUNITY

A LIFELONG COMMITMENT

Throughout his early, prolific career, Pat

The newlyweds had exchanged vows

simultaneously forged strong bonds within

mere days before embarking on a planned

the business and arts and cultural communi-

trip to East Africa that would forever

ties in Chicago. While working as Chicago’s

forge a lifelong commitment to search-

Deputy Commissioner of the Department

ing for museum-quality artwork created

of Housing, Pat received an invitation-only

by African American artists. Finding and

appointment to the Leadership Advisory

acquiring their extensive collection of art

Committee of the Art Institute of Chicago. Pat

was just one piece of the process neces-

also served as a board member of Chicago’s

sary to bring these works to the attention

Southside Community Arts Center

of fine art connoisseurs, educators and the

Pat’s commitment to supporting the

public alike so these artworks could be

arts has continued here in North Carolina

studied and appreciated.

as he has served on the boards of numer-

To this end, the Diamonds worked to

ous art institutions including the Reynolda

establish relationships with leading museum

House Museum, the Mint Museum of Art, the

professionals across the nation and were

CONTINUED >

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ROMARE BEARDEN, THE BAPTISM, 1975

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OPEN HOUSE (CONTINUED)

ROMARE BEARDEN, GIRL IN THE GARDEN, 1980

McColl Center for Art & Innovation, the Greater Charlotte Cultural Trust, Arts North Carolina and Charlotte’s Arts Empowerment Project. THE PAT AND JUDY DIAMOND COLLECTION Paintings, drawings and lithographs from the Diamond Collection have been featured in more than 20 museums, galleries and art centers across the United States. The collection has been exhibited in many of the most prestigious art institutions in the land including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Black Academy of Arts & Letters and the National Gallery of Art to name but a few. Many works by Charlotte native, Romare Bearden, are part of the Diamond Collection. MEMOIR TO BE RELEASED IN FEBRUARY 2020 The academic and artistic journey that began for Pat Diamond as a 5-year-old child growing up in the impoverished, segregated South of the 1950s has culminated in his recounting of his personal triumph in his new book, “The Incredible Joy of Collecting African American Art: My Journey from Frog Town S.C. to the National Gallery.”

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

A CONVERSATION WITH JAN NOTZON

Author & Playwright Calls Charlotte Home ARTICLE JENNIFER MITCHELL

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Jan is known for his unique, thought-provoking style

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share. How do we live with our own flawed humanity?

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What is it ultimately that we seek? How do we function

Dogs…Barking, And Ye Shall Be As Gods and The Id

in a world where the ideal is always out of reach?”

Paradox just to name a few. But did you know that

Currently Jan is in the middle of writing his fifth novel.

this accomplished novelist and playwright, has called

This storyline will take readers through a fictionalized

South Charlotte home since 1994? “Charlotte is such

version of his father’s family’s emigration from Poland

a beautiful city,” Jan says. “My favorite color is green

during the 19th century. He adds that only recently did

and everywhere you look here, there is an abundance!”

he become comfortable with mentioning a piece of

Born in Laredo, Texas, Jan is the youngest of five

work before it is finished, something he used to avoid

children and was raised in a Catholic family with a

due to feeling a bit superstitious until a novel was ready

strict upbringing. He explains that from the time he

for press. Today, those feelings are securely behind him.

was about seven years old, after seeing a produc-

When not at work, writing and creating, you can

tion of Macbeth, he had a strong desire to become

often find Jan on one of Charlotte’s beautiful green-

an actor. Discouragement from his siblings however

ways, volunteering with local school children or taking

would lead him in another direction. “While I was

in the arts in Uptown. “I love exploring our area gre-

still pursuing a career in acting, an idea came to me

enways with my dog Sheba! I also love going to the

for a one-act play, and that is the first time I put pen

theater and seeing fellow actors do their thing.” But he

to paper,” explains Jan.

admits, parking in Uptown can be less than desirable.

He shared the play with his most trusted inner cir-

“There are so many opportunities to connect with tal-

cle, whose opinion he holds in high regard. Jan says

ented and interesting people, from Charlotte Writers’

the group of friends felt the work was exemplary. With

Club to the International House.”  

their vote of confidence, he went on to write more

But when it comes to his greatest accomplishment,

plays and would complete seven before turning his

he explains it’s not his literary works, but rather how he

attention to writing novels, a passion that continues

and all of us live our lives. “I think of the complexity of

today. “Narratives and story writing are much less

raising children now compared to when I was growing

restrictive,” Jan explains. “I can detail what is running

up and think that if you can raise your children to be

through someone’s mind. The storytelling can flow

caring, responsible people, you’ve done more than all

and to me, it is much more free.”

the great novels, plays, paintings or music ever created.”

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ANTIQUES ARE MAKING A COMEBACK. Whether you’re an antique aficionada, a thrifty thrifter or new to the whole concept of vintage revival; whether it’s a hand-me-down, a thrift-store-find or just something cool you stumbled upon at an estate sale; endless opportunities exist to effortlessly incorporate retro, vintage, antique or whatever-you-want-to-call-them items into different parts of your modern home.

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WHAT IT IS Antique Chest STYLE IT Coffee Table PRO TIP Revive solid-wood pieces with little actual value by refinishing the wood to your liking.

Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

Make your piece multi-purpose by turning the lid into a game table or by storing your cocktail accessories inside for an easy-access mini bar!

Spread the vintage love. Use antiques strategically and as accent pieces to keep your overall aesthetic from coming off as too dated.

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WHAT IT IS Vintage books + tchotchkes

Bookends + Paperweights PRO TIP Display vintage books (or vintage-looking books!) as a visual focal point on nightstands, shelves + coffee tables.

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Make it art. Don’t be afraid to display unique pieces as wall art. Consider creating a gallery wall that mixes vintage photographs, prints, mirrors and china.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

6-9

7-9

to reduce the number of pets needlessly

SHEN YUN

MID-ATLANTIC BOAT SHOW

cool trick on stage and will be judged by

Charlotte Convention Center

a panel of celebrity experts. All proceeds

Shen Yun in a multi-dimensional, inspir-

The Mid-Atlantic Boat Show is the

will support the Stand For Animals'

ing journey through one of humanity’s

perfect place to browse some of the

Medical Assistance Fund.

greatest treasures—the five millennia

newest cruisers, deck boats, fishing

of

The

boats, family sport Boats, personal

Belk Theater

traditional

Chinese

culture.

killed in shelters. The evening will feature seven “pet-testants” who will perform a

audience

watercraft, pontoons boats, wakeboard

in stories from the distant past and

and ski boats on the market. The three-

features one of the world’s oldest art

day event will feature over 32 marine

forms, classical Chinese dance. Visit

dealers,

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production

immerses

its

6-9 AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS: STARRING DAVID PAYNE Booth Playhouse

This production will take you back in time

seminars

and

more.

Visit

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information and to see a full list of this

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year's exhibitors.

Enjoy a short stack for a good cause! Join your neighbors for a pancake

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breakfast while helping to fight pan-

3RD ANNUAL QUEEN CITY BLUES FEST

or at the door) and/or to donate, go to

creatic cancer. For more information,

Ovens Auditorium

to C.S. Lewis's living room circa 1962.

The 3rd Annual Queen City Blues

Members of the audience will experi-

Festival

ence a captivating evening with C.S.

from Calvin Richardson, Lenny Williams,

Lewis played by David Payne, whose

Pokey Bear, Roy C, Theodis Ealey and

engaging conversation and spontaneous

Lacee. Tickets start at $51.

will

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performances

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25-29 CIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Bojangles' Coliseum and Spectrum Center

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The

6

2020 WISH BALL

The week will consist of 22 basket-

teurs of his day. Visit BlumenthalArts.org to purchase tickets.

Central

Intercollegiate

Athletic

Association (CIAA)  75th Annual  Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament.

The Westin Charlotte, 601 S. College

ball games, Super Saturday, Fan Fest,

Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

7TH ANNUAL FOOTBALL FINALE

community engagement, educational

The Wish Ball is Make-A-Wish® Central

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Experience Diana Ross, one of the

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN BARK

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT SOUTH CHARLOTTE

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Deering Oaks

$4,850,000

$4,850,000

100%

0

6

9

Eastover

$2,349,000

$2,330,000

99%

42

5

5

Highgate

$1,389,000

$1,300,000

94%

51

5

5

Ballantyne Country Club

$1,265,000

$1,247,500

99%

1

5

5

Providence Downs

$1,175,000

$1,180,000

100%

12

6

7

Foxcroft

$995,000

$1,025,000

103%

2

4

4

Quail Hollow

$1,099,000

$999,100

91%

30

4

4

SouthPark

$899,000

$939,250

104%

7

4

4

Cotswold

$900,000

$875,000

97%

175

4

5

Ballantyne Country Club

$824,900

$780,000

95%

9

4

5

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CULINARY CREATIONS

3. Using your hand, mix the dough for three to four minutes. (If you have  a 5-quart Kitchen Aid Mixer, you can mix using the hook attachment on the slow speed setting.) 4. Dust the table with flour and knead the dough for a couple more minutes to give it strength. The mixing time is really not that important, the dough will strengthen during the long overnight fermentation.

RUSTIC HOMEMADE BREAD

5. After the dough feels somewhat developed, place it back in the mixing bowl, cover with plastic and rest for 90 minutes. 6. After 30 minutes, stretch and fold the dough to make it stronger. Place the dough back into the bowl, cover and rest for an additional 30 minutes. You will repeat the “stretch and fold” one more time.

ARTICLE HARRY PEEMOELLER,

7. After the full 90 minutes, divide the dough in two

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR AT

even portions, pre-shape (form it into a round ball)

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

the dough, cover and wait 20 minutes. 8. Shape the dough into a round ball and place it in a  flour-dusted bread form  (or round bowl that is

INGREDIENTS

lined with a kitchen rag or linen). Cover the form with

+ 765 grams all-purpose flour

a towel and plastic wrap and rest at room tempera-

(i.e. King Arthur Flour)

ture for 45-60 minutes.

+ 535 grams water, warmed to 75-80°F

9. Place in the fridge overnight.

+ 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast

10. The next day, remove the dough from the fridge and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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DIRECTIONS

11. Preheat the oven to 490°F and place a Dutch

1. Scale out the ingredients.    

oven inside.

2. Place all ingredients in a

12. Once the oven is hot, invert the dough on parch-

bowl. Since we start mixing

ment paper, score with a sharp knife and place it in

the dough right away, it does

the hot Dutch oven.

not really matter which ingre-

13. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid and bake for

dient goes first in the bowl. I

about 30 minutes.

always pour the water over the

14. After baking for 30 minutes, lower the oven tem-

yeast to hydrate it.   

perature to 450°F and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

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