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JUNE 2018 PUBLISHER

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

Wesley Brown, Roni Fishkin, Emily Glaser

Publisher's Letter

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Arts at The Mill, Nathan Chesky, Discover Love Studios, Destiny Lara Photography, Mert Jones Photography,

AS WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR JUNE MEN’S ISSUE, WE WANTED TO TAKE A

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MOMENT TO THANK OUR READERS FOR YOUR WONDERFUL AND INSPIRING COMMENTS ABOUT OUR MAY LADIES MOVERS & SHAKERS FEATURE. It is our honor to recognize true contributors to South Charlotte Lifestyle Magazine and the South Charlotte lifestyle. It was a joy to share some of Charlotte’s greatest contributors and go-getters with our community. To Kandi Deitemeyer, Pam Smith, Sabrina Brathwaite and Amy Fritsche: thank you for being who you are and what you do for making Charlotte all that it is. And in our Men’s Issue, we’re once again highlighting the leaders of Charlotte, this time with a masculine twist. To Bob Morgan, Winston Kelley, Steve Onxley, and Frank Aylward, thank you for everything you do to make the Queen City shine. And to our male readers, we hope you enjoy the focus on you. It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through 2018. Throughout this year and

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the ones that preceded it, you have warmly welcomed us into your homes, giving us ideas and concepts. Thank you! Please always know that we welcome meeting and

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connecting with you. Call us, email us, or just say “Hi!” if our paths cross. And don’t forget to follow us on social media, where we’re sharing new prizes and incentives with our followers. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, and we hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. It was certainly a pleasure to have so many incredible, local guys involved.

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ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO

ON THE COVER Winston Kelley,

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NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE | TEXAS | UTAH | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

Executive Director of the NASCAR Hall other impactful Charlotteans in this

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 14 Guy’s Night Out Where to Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Your Buds

18 Kings of the Queen City The Men Who Make Charlotte

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26 Take the Wheel Living the Jeep Life with Chris Leddy

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

23 Realty Report 24 Culinary Creations 26 Driver’s Notebook 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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AROUND TOWN

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U.S. National Whitewater Center is fun for all ages! For the beer lovers, a wide selection of regional and national craft breweries will be featured from 1:00 to 6:00pm, providing tastes of their signature brews. For those looking to get wet, head down to the river for the Catawba River Races, where competitors will take on open water swimming, kayaking, or SUP, or Blazing Paddles, the USNWC’s head-to-head boatercross race through the competition channel. Enjoy the live music at the River Jam Stage, which lasts through the evening.

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TASTE OF CHARLOTTE 2018's Taste of Charlotte will take place June 8th through 10th, featuring over 100 samples from area restaurants along with live music, kid's activities, cooking demos, and street performances. This year's fest takes over Tryon Street, spanning six city blocks from Stonewall to 5th Street. The best part? It's free! Just purchase festival coins to use for restaurant samples, beverages and kid’s activities.

ARTS AT THE MILL Arts at the Mill is a three-day indoor fine arts festival held at the historic Mill in downtown Mooresville. Shop original juried artwork from talented artists, including paintings, photography, mixed media, pottery, fiber art, fine jewelry and more! This free event takes place June 15–17. Split the day between the festival and the NC Plein Art Exhibit at Mooresville Arts Gallery.

CRAFT, CRAB & COCKTAILS We love lots of words that begin with "c," but some of our favorites? Craft, Crab and Cocktails—which means we'll love the upcoming event with the same name by Founders' Circle Contemporary Craft + Design Affiliate and The Mint Museum. The inaugural tasting, hosted at The Mint Museum Randolph on Saturday, June 16 from 6 to 9 pm, will include a buffet dinner with delectable Southern food, craft beer, and

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FOGGY NIGHT IN THE QC BY JALISA NEALE WINS!

cocktails. The Oceanfront Band will provide oceanic

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posed a challenge last spring: show us your neighborhood! We wanted to share the

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history of our city and see how folks see it through their own eyes. The winner? Foggy Night in the QC by Jalisa Neale! Jalisa won a $100 gift card to Burtons Grill and Bar located at The Park Road Shopping Center for her eerie shot of Charlotte's skyline. We want to hear from YOU, too! June 1 through 10, we’ll host another contest through our Facebook page—all you have to do is tell is what you enjoy most in Charlotte! Two winners, chosen at random from poll participants, will win $50 gift cards to Cajun Queen Restaurant! Watch for even more contest announcements on our Facebook page for a chance to win cool prizes to our favorite destinations around town.

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HOT SPOT

GU Y’S NIGHT OUT WHERE TO EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY WITH YOUR BUDS

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ARTICLE WESLEY BROWN

SOMETIMES, YOU JUST NEED A GUY'S NIGHT OUT, A TIME TO CATCH UP WITH YOUR BUDS OVER A COUPLE OF BREWS AND A GOOD MEAL. Now, we recognize that Charlotte is teeming with cool bars and eateries perfect for such a night, but the best outing requires a specific set of elements: a rustic brewery to ring in the night, a meaty meal to set the stomach, and an after-hours escape to wash it all down with a good cocktail. Check, check and check. We've rounded up your itinerary for your next guy's night out, drinks and dines included. CONTINUED >

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HOT SPOT (CON TI N U ED)

01. Begin the night at Plaza Midwood's popular fledgling brewery, Resident Culture. The roomy, rustically industrial interior opens seamlessly onto the sprawling patio and beer garden via garage doors, so it feels like you're drinking in a (much cooler) version of your man cave. There's lots of IPAs on draft for you hop-heads, and for the adventurous imbibers, nose-tickling wild beers and sours coming soon from the coolship, Charlotte's only openair tank for spontaneous fermentation. Residentculture.com

02. As every man knows, a night out on an empty stomach only leads to trouble. That means it's time to head to your dinner destination, Kickstand Burger Bar, where the burgers are big—and so is the beer list. Just around the corner from your first stop, the Plaza Midwood gem does all things "craft:" beer (lots of local brews to choose from), cocktails (especially classics like a Dark and Stormy or Boulevardier), and burgers, which come with tons of build-your-own, stacked-high options. Kickstandcharlotte.com

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cigars, and pass hours in intellectual conversation. The Ritz-Carlton's Punch Room harbors that feeling of old-world gentility with world-class cocktails. For something sweet, try one of their signature punches (hence the name), but they also do the classics. Feeling fancy? Try the The $400 Cocktail: Remy Martin Louis XIII Cognac, Byrrh, Sassafras & Sorghum Bitters. All pair well with long conversations on the leather sofas. Ritzcarlton.com

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the community Builder Steve Onxley Owner, Onxley Architecture Charlotte is a beautiful city, and the architectural creations of Steve Onxley sit like perfect puzzle pieces in our skyline. His firm, Onxley Architecture, has garnered laudations for projects like Sovereign Grace Church and a preservation award for Central Elementary School in Albemarle. “I really enjoy helping a client realize their vision for their project and sharing the client’s delight in experiencing the beauty and proper utilization of their built space,” says the architect. When Onxley isn’t busy shaping our skyline, he’s shaping the community that resides within it and the city that he loves through the Rotary, as a longtime member of the YMCA and an officer of Christ Covenant Church, and as the Charter Organization Representative for Trail Life USA Troop 413. When asked for advice, his words are simple, yet revelatory: “Put your family first in making decisions concerning where you should live and how you should play.”

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the businessman Frank Aylward Owner, Blue Haven Pools “No matter what you do, personally and professionally, if you can take enjoyment from it and pride in it, you've found the secret to a life well lived.” So says Frank Aylward, owner of Blue Haven Pools. They’re words to live by for Aylward, who’s created both a living for his family and a booming business from his passion for pools. When asked about his favorite part of his job, for instance, he replies, “Seeing a plain, grass backyard transformed to a showplace with a spectacular pool. Large or small, adding a pool turns a yard into a vacation spot!” Aylward loves Charlotte, its warm climate and Southern hospitality, and loves giving back to our city through donations to Shriners, local athletics, and firefighter and police associations. That sounds like a life well lived, indeed.

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KINGS OF THE QUEEN CITY

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the pa s s i o n at e charlottean Bob Morgan President and CEO, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Like many Charlotteans, Bob Morgan is passionate about our city. But Morgan doesn’t just wear Panthers blue on Sundays and harbor a penchant for Price’s chicken, he’s actually helped shape the present and future of our city for the past 27 years. As President and CEO of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Morgan has been instrumental in forging Charlotte’s path forward. “It’s been my home since I was 6 years old, and it has provided unbelievable opportunities for my family and me,” he says of his allegiance to the Queen City. Morgan divides his time between the city, his family, and giving back through the Boy Scouts of America. His sage words of wisdom are ones he’s followed himself as a hallmark in our community: “Be passionate about whatever it is you do.”

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the people person Winston Kelley Executive Director, NASCAR Hall of Fame In 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame chose Charlotte— and Executive Director Winston Kelley understands why. “The people here overwhelmingly have such a positive, can-do spirit and make up innumerable partnerships that exist throughout our community to make it such a special place to live and work,” he says. Kelley gives back generously to the city he loves so much, through boards like the North Carolina Motorsports Foundation (as chairman), North Carolina Motorsports Association and 600 Festival. He’s also been instrumental in establishing the new NASCAR Hall of Fame Education Foundation: “Our focus will be to leverage the strong STEM-based educational programs we have at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and to raise funds to assist students with gaining a competitive edge that best equips them for life and drives their future success by providing them access to authentic educational opportunities at the Hall of Fame." June 2018 | South Charlotte Lifestyle

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

Ta k e the wheel

LIVING THE JEEP LIFE WITH CHRIS LEDDY

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DRIVER’S NOTEBOOK

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2 NODA BREWING 5K NoDa Brewing Company

Enjoy cool swag, beer, live music and food trucks after this race, which starts and ends at NoDa Brewing Company and weaves through the neighborhood.

6-23 MURDER FOR TWO

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Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a smalltown policeman with dreams of making it to detective; he's given the chance when Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney is shot at his own surprise party.

6 ART OF READING PUBLIC TOUR: THE LACUNA Mint Museum Randolph

Enjoy a book tour for The Lacuna, an epic journey from the Mexico of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to the America of Pearl Harbor, FDR, and J. Edgar Hoover. After the discussion,

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take a docent-led tour of Spanish Colonial, Pre-Colombian, Mayan and Mexican galleries.

10 THE DUKE MANSION HOME AND GARDEN TOUR The Duke Mansion

Enjoy a free, self-guided tour of this

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historic landmark home and explore the manicured 4.5 acres of renovated gardens. CONTINUED >


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Off the Beaten Piazza Escorted Touring Is The Best Way To Rediscover Italy

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10 THE CLASSIC BLACK CINEMA SERIES - BLACK GIRL The Gantt Center

A Senegalese woman is eager to find a better life abroad in this Classic Black Cinema Series feature. The series is a a vehicle to expose the community to the vast artistic value black film has had throughout the years.

15-17 HEROES CONVENTION Charlotte Convention Center

This convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.

“Your Life, Our Passion” means that we care about protecting and preserving your heritage, now and for the rest of your life!

16 STRIDER CUP NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Strider Cup Races give kids a chance to put their Strider Bike skills to the test in this unique race series that caters directly to children 2-6 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing.

16 DOUGHNUTS WITH DAD Billy Graham Library

Take some time to celebrate with Dad—and doughnuts!—at the Billy Graham Library. All fathers will also receive a special gift.

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16 TASTE OF THE MINT: LAST LOOK AT DEVELAR Y DETONAR

Go on a curator-led tour of the special exhibition Develar y Detonar: Contemporary Mexican Photography, then wine and dine on three small plate tastings at one of the nation’s top-rated museum restaurants.

19 BIKE-N-BREW WITH THE CAROLINA THREAD TRAIL Blue Blaze Brewing

The Carolina Thread Trail is teaming up with Blue Blaze for Bike-n-Brew: a four-mile, educational, and fun ride led by the Carolina Thread Trail, which takes off at 6 pm.

19 DINE OUT FOR KIDS Participating Restaurants

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Charlotte will donate a portion of their sales from June 19  to Communities in Schools, whose mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For a list of participating restaurants locations, please visit cischarlotte.org.

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PARTING THOUGHTS ARTICLE RONI FISHKIN

ADVENTURES OFF THE BEATEN PATH BOLD, ADVENTUROUS TRAVELERS KNOW THE REWARDS ARE WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT OF FINDING A PLACE OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Here are a few noteworthy ideas of fascinating places to vacation if you have an intrepid spirit. 01 CAMELS AND SAND DUNES The rolling desert dunes of the Sahara in Morocco create a landscape unlike any other. Travelers to Morocco can leave the bustle of the markets and mosques to spend time under the desert’s starry sky. Camp with Bedouins, ride camels, or hike in the Atlas Mountains. Spend the day trekking, and then retire for the evening at one of the luxury hotels—a perfect oasis for the courageous traveler. 02 POLAR VOYAGES Antarctica may be the final frontier, but a luxury yacht experience can turn the unique trip into a six-star experience. The pristine beauty, fascinating wildlife and uninhabited landscape make this a dream trip for bold travelers. Discovery yachts are equipped with submarine vessels and helicopters to make the exploration both easy and exciting. Combined with kayaking, snowshoeing and zodiac excursions, it’s the trip of a lifetime. 03 BIG FIVE, FIVE STAR  If you find yourself in the middle of the African bush in Kruger National Park, it doesn’t mean foregoing creature comforts. Vacationers spend their days on private Jeep game drives with experienced trackers, then come home to the kind of luxury experience you would expect at a 5-star hotel.  04 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Intrepid travelers know they don’t have to leave the U.S. to have a memorable experience. National Parks such as Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon all offer out-of-the-ordinary experiences for those willing to head off the beaten path.  As always, the advice of a good travel professional can take the guesswork out of vacation planning. Off–the-beaten-path can still mean safe, reliable and trustworthy with the proper advance work!  Roni Fishkin is the Marketing Director of Mann Travels which, with  local ownership in Charlotte, has been serving travelers with personalized service for more than 35 years. 800-343-MANN (6266) | MannTravels.com 34

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June 2018 Issue of South Charlotte Lifestyle

South Charlotte, NC June 2018  

June 2018 Issue of South Charlotte Lifestyle