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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Richard Mellert | Richer.Mellert@LifestylePubs.com George Zorrilla | George.Zorrilla@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Emily Glaser | emily.glaser@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Wesley Brown, Roni Fishkin, Emily Glaser, Patrice Hawkins &

Lifestyle Letter LIKE SO MANY STRONG WOMEN, I AM BUT A PRODUCT OF THE STRONG WOMEN BEFORE ME, THE ONES WHO SAW MY SPARK AND TENDED IT TO A FLAME. There was the middle school English teacher who saw past my test scores

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and shepherded me through her advanced course work. There were the internship mentors, who whispered, "You can too," and "Do more." There are my sisters, fearless and feisty and unequivocal go-getters. And then there's my mom. She taught me to be both soft and confident, honest and kind; she taught me the art of sweet talk and real talk alike; and she taught me to be wholly, unapologetically myself. This is an issue dedicated to the women both in our lives and in our communities. Charlotte is a city where women reign—after all, we're a city named for a queen— and this is an issue dedicated to all of them.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 14 Girlfriend Getaway Escape to Charleston with Your Ladies

18 Movers + Shakers The Wonder Women of Charlotte

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24 Office Official Decorating Den Interiors’ Ladylike Office Design

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Road Trip

23 Realty Report 24 Open House 28 DIY 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

Art with Heart Art With Heart raised $90,000 for Safe Alliance to further their mission of providing hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Inviting guests to send personal messages to the families they serve through a message board was a highlight of the auction. PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDON SCOTT

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Charlotte Memory Gala The Alzheimer's Association – Western Carolina Chapter's Second Annual Memory Gala brought more than 300 people together for a memorable night in the fight against a disease that erases such moments and raised $168,000. Proceeds will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

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1. Exhibition Dancers from KD Dancesport Academy | 2. Katherine Lambert, Pat & Marty Schottenheimer, and their daughter, Kristen Schottenheimer | 3. Memory Gala Auctioneer, Chris Larson (WBTV Meteorologist) and wife | 4. Huy Dinh & wife | 5. Rick McDermott, Rob Willard, Chandra Clouden, and Chris Clouden (Alzheimer’s Association Board Member) | 6. Dani Velazco (Memory Gala Committee Member) and her husband, Rodrigo Velazco

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AROUND TOWN renowned alumni artists-in-residence, both national and local, with Charlotte’s most passionate arts and culture supporters. The evening includes an intimate dinner with an artist, as well as a contemporary art sale and live auction. Drinks, dessert and dancing merge to celebrate and support the arts in Charlotte! All proceeds from Studio Party benefit McColl Center’s unparalleled and transformative residency experience for artists and our community. This year’s event takes place on May 19th at 6 pm; reserve your seat a McCollCenter.org.

Photography by Kevin Douglas

DAY RUNNER, INC. GIVES TO HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER Day Runner, Inc., a Charlotte-based on-demand delivery service, donated $100,000 to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African Arts + Culture to support their 2018 educational and arts programming initiatives for Charlotte. Day Runner is the first Black-owned company to become one of the Gantt Center’s major corporate partners with a monetary gift of this size. The gift will be used for a variety of programming throughout 2018, including educational programming that

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to the streets of Charlotte May 24–26 with live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways, music and interactive displays. Each day starting at noon, action will ramp up on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte with vendor displays, kids’ activities, racing-related good times and more until 8 p.m. National headliners will take the stage in Romare Bearden Park starting at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of musical fun. 

SOUTH END HOPS FESTIVAL RescuedMe's 5th Annual South End Hops Festival returns on May 19 with over 70 craft brews, two live music stages, cooking with beer demos, and more. The event benefits RescuedMe, a nonprofit that rescues dogs that otherwise have no hope of survival, rehabilitates the pups and places Photo by Mert Jones for McColl Center for Art + Innovation

DINNER WITH AN ARTIST STUDIO PARTY The Studio Party is McColl Center’s annual fundraiser and artist-focused evening that pairs 10

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AROUND TOWN the annual festival, like the release of the first ever South End Hops Fest brew and ice cream created by Triple C Brewing and

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QC SOCIAL LOUNGE FUNDRAISER FOR LILY PAD HAVEN QC Social features carefully curated cocktails, wines, and beers and exquisite culinary creations, as well as live music and dancing. This summer, QC Social also plans to support local nonprofit Lily Pad Haven, which provides housing to survivors of human trafficking. Since 2012, Lily Pad Haven has provided over 9,500 nights of safe housing to 70 survivors and their children, and continues to grow with the opening of a fifth home in 2018. To celebrate, QC Social is hosting a fundraiser for Lily Pad Haven on Friday, June 1 from 5:30– 10pm. Attendees will be treated to food and beverages, live music, and a silent auction featuring local artists. 100% of the proceeds will go to Lily Pad Haven.

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ROAD TRIP

LADIES TRIP TO CHARLESTON ESCAPE TO THE COASTAL HUB WITH YOUR LADIES

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Movers + Shakers

THE WONDER WOMEN OF CHARLOTTE ARTICLE EMILY GLASER PHOTOGRAPHY DESTINY JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

t h e m e n t o r Kandi W. Deitemeyer ED.D., PRESIDENT, CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE Whereas others might be intimidated at the prospect of influencing thousands of students every year, Dr. Deitemeyer has risen to the challenge beautifully. Whether students attend CPCC for a degree, training, or as a pitstop on their educational journey, Dr. Deitemeyer’s influence is palpable. “My biggest accomplishment inside the office is impacting and encouraging the talent of leaders,” she says. You may recognize her fleet feet from the recent Dancing with the Stars Gala for the Charlotte Ballet (she’s a patron of the performing arts). When she’s not busy influencing the next generation at work, she’s doing so at home with her 9-year-old daughter. Dr. Deitemeyer arrived in her leadership role through intention and passion, and she encourages other women to do the same: “I always tell leaders, know your purpose—first! Align that purpose with great passion and enthusiasm, and go for it.” 

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Sabrina L Brathwaite SENIOR FINANCIAL ADVISOR, MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT In a field dominated by men, Sabrina Brathwaite is a very special exception: “I was the first woman—not just black woman, but woman—to graduate the Merrill Lynch Financial Adviser Training Program in Charlotte,” she says. Her accomplishment allows her to do what she loves, building relationships with clients and their families and helping them set and accomplish their own lifelong goals. Even when she’s not at work, she’s helping families as a board member of Good Friends Charlotte, which helps those in need through different social services program. For other aspirational women, her advice is simple: “Go after what it is you want, what your passion is. I’d say,

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t h e i m p a c t e r Amy Fritsche SVP WEALTH MANAGEMENT ADVISOR, MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT Amy Fritsche is in a unique position: not only did she help her clients set goals, she’s watched many of them accomplish those goals throughout her 25 year career. “I enjoy hearing updates on their lives and being part of the solution to many of their financial aspirations and goals. It is very rewarding when they accomplish long term financial goals, such as retiring or sending a child to college,” Fritsche says. Outside of work, she’s also intent on helping others accomplish their goals—like a family she’s helped for eight years, helping the mother purchase a car and sending the kids to camp. “When you look back on your life, there are always people that come to mind that made a big impact on you and were there at a time you really needed them,” she says. “I think we should all strive to be that person for someone else.”

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OFFICIAL

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DECORATING DEN’S LADYLIKE OFFICE DESIGN

ARTICLE PATRICE HAWKINS & VALERY HUFFENUS OF DECORATING DEN INTERIORS PHOTOGRAPHY JULIE LEGGE


GONE ARE THE DAYS WHEN WOMEN ONLY HAD CLUNKY DESKS AND CHAIRS IN THEIR OFFICE! Now a work space not only defines your business, but you as well. Many offices, like this one in Ballantyne, now incorporate personal details from home for a look that’s representative of the women who work there. Women require more space than a traditional desk provides. Workstations are a great solution; an L-shaped configuration provides twice the workspace, plus storage like cubbyholes, and the office armoire— with two tall doors open to reveal a drop-down work surface and plenty of storage space—is compact and cool. Chairs, too, have vastly improved in aesthetics and comfort, now designed to fit the female body. You can put a personal stamp on your office with the color, look and design of a chair that matches your personality, whether that be a traditional wing chair, a modern white leather number (like in this Ballantyne office), or a refurbished vintage piece. Another important consideration? Storage! Computers, files, mail, magazines, and office equipment and their wires take up tons of linear space! Many companies design work furniture with storage in mind with inventive options, like hiding wires in the legs of a desk.

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DIY

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DIY Duotone Statement Earrings SHAKE UP YOUR JEWELRY BOX WITH THESE HANDMADE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS— PERFECT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT FOR YOUR BEST LADIES ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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flow. You can see how we arranged ours, but item for varying earring styles. 3. Mark where each of the holes line up on the individual pieces. These spots are where you’ll be creating holes with the metal punch to connect each item with jump rings.

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gathered before starting the project for easy assembly.

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2. Take your half-circle stamping blanks, large

knotted embroidery thread for a bohemian

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

MAR 12 SPRING INTO ARTS FESTIVAL Downtown Concord

The Spring into Arts Festival is an annual, family-friendly event in downtown Concord that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts with a juried art show, live entertainment, locally crafted beer and wine, fantastic food, and a children's area.

MAR 19 RUGGED MANIAC 5K OBSTACLE RACE Rockingham Dragway

Rugged Maniac returns to North Carolina with 25 epic obstacles and one rockin’ party! Before and after the run, attendees will get to party with thousands of other maniacs in the day-long festival, which includes mechanical bulls, adult bounce houses, and tons of games and activities!

2 EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE Mint Randolph

Join fellow educators for food, drinks, and free admission to The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in gallery activities and learn more about the Mint Museum’s resources for teachers.

4&5 DISNEY'S FANTASIA Belk Theater

Experience Disney's masterpiece in glorious high definition on the big screen with the Charlotte Symphony accompanying scenes from the 1940 and 2000 versions!

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5 DERBY DAYS Mint Museum Randolph

Derby Days brings together more than 400 of Charlotte’s young professionals to enjoy a day of live music, lawn games, Mint Ju-

Our goal is to help you pursue yours. It’s that simple.

leps, free wine and beer, food trucks, 50/50 raffle, and a large-screen viewing of the Kentucky Derby.

6 LATINO SPRING FASHION SHOW Levine Museum of the New South

Your goals are what really matter. That’s why we’ll take the time to understand what’s most important to you: your family, your work, your hopes and dreams. Then we can help you get ready for the future with a financial strategy that’s designed just for you.

Bodas & Quinces hosts the Inaugural Latino Spring Fashion Show of the Carolinas with guest designer from Puerto Rico, David Antonio, featuring casual, semi-formal and formal attire, including wedding gowns and Quinceañeras dresses.

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13 CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA: SPRING CONCERT Halton Theater, CPCC

Join the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra for its final concert of the season and hear the sounds of the next generation.

20 LECTURE BY EMILIO SOSA Mint Museum Uptown

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Since his time in Project Runway, Mr. Sosa has received a Tony Award nomination for Best Costume Design of a Musical. Come listen to him speak about his experience and then stay for refreshments afterwards!

29 NEW SOUTH FOR THE NEW SOUTHERNER

Levine Museum of the New South

In New South for the New Southerner: Charlotte: The Signs of the Times, check out former Levine Museum intern Christopher Lawing's new photo book, spotlighting funky and favorite roadside signs.

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PARTING THOUGHTS

A G U I D E TO G E T T I N G AWAY

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Foodies unite! There are wine tastings and vineyard

AWAY.” Recent travel industry studies show 25% of

tours to partake in across the country. Cooking classes

American women have taken a girls trip in the last few

are also popular for getaways, especially in regions that

years—and that number is expected to double by next

boast a particular ethnic cuisine. Almost any vacation

year. Here are some great ideas to get away for some

can be turned into a foodie-inspired getaway with a few

R&R with your gal pals!

curated experiences!

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With direct flights from Charlotte to D.C., Chicago,

If your friend group is the adventuresome type, then try

Nashville, New Orleans, and New York, it’s easy to

something on your bucket list! There's comfort in num-

rally the ladies for a trip to a great American city!

bers, so do something you wouldn’t attempt alone, like

Dining in these cities is a big draw, especially after

surf camp in Costa Rica, roping lessons on a southwest-

long days filled with museums, shopping and theater.

ern dude ranch, or even golf or tennis camp. The sky is the

Many big-city hotel chains also offer special packages

limit (speaking of “sky,” what about skydiving?!).

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A spa vacation is the quintessential girlfriend’s trip and

or for the person? Are there special discounts for a group?

there is a spa opportunity for almost every price point.

Recruit the help of a travel consultant and focus on what’s

Taking care of your mind, body and spirit can mean relax-

important: spending quality time with people you love!

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