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APRIL 2019 PUBLISHERS

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Going Green

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ter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at South Charlotte Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve and protect it—we compiled an array of eco-conscious and eco-friendly businesses and people making a difference right here in our community. From eco-friendly travel to a luxury car with environmentally friendly features, this issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to be more eco-conscious, from supporting a local farmers market to utilizing solar power.  Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories in these pages invoke

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in our community who strive to sustain it.

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you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2019

FEATURES 16 The Unspoken Fear of Remodeling Designer Chris Ely Uses Three-Dimensional Animations to Put His Clients at Ease

18 Matthews Community Farmers’ Market A Harvest of Local Produce and Civic Pride

22 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid SUV Help Save the Planet in Style

26 Eco-Friendly Travel Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While

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22 Driver’s Notebook 25 Realty Report 26 Travel Destination 30 Open House 34 Lifestyle Calendar


GOOD TIMES

South Charlotte Lifestyle's Readers' Choice Awards Event South Charlotte Lifestyle magazine's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards Event was held at Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte on Feb. 7. Readers' Choice Award winners were invited to meet and greet with each other, as well as the magazine staff. South Charlotte Lifestyle would like to thank the community for another successful Readers' Choice  and Blackfinn Ameripub Ballantyne for providing food and drinks. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF PAUL WILLIAMS III

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Sixth Annual Wells Fargo Kick-Off Dinner Featuring Tempos Vega Sicilia The Wells Fargo Kick-Off Dinner was Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend's opening event for its 31st year of fundraising. This year’s gala, once again held on the 41st floor of the One Wells Fargo building in Uptown, featured special guest Pablo Álvarez, owner and CEO of Tempos Vega Sicilia, Spain’s pre-eminent and most iconic winery. The event raised $110,000 for local kids charities. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JOSH BANNEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND POP ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY

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HE GREATEST FEAR FOR ANYONE EMBARKING ON A MAJOR KITCHEN REMODEL IS THAT AFTER ALL THE EFFORT, DECISIONS AND CAREFUL PLANNING, IT WON’T BE WHAT THEY HAD HOPED FOR. Old-fashioned conceptual drawings and two-dimensional floor plan designs simply don’t allow them to “feel” what their new space will be like. Chris Ely has changed that paradigm. His designs are three-dimensional animations that utilize representative

colors, appliances, flooring materials, existing artwork in the home and more so they can “walk through” their new space in any direction. South Charlotte Lifestyle talked with Chris about his approach. WHAT CAUSED YOU TO BEGIN DOING DESIGNS IN SUCH DETAIL? I’ve been designing spaces for clients for more than 25 years. We didn’t have the tools then that are available now. In order for clients to get a good feel for the size of and clearances around their kitchen island, I would buy large sheets of white cardboard and cut them to the exact size, so they could walk around

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the “island” in their own kitchen. I did anything that could help them really internalize what it was going to be like. For all of my clients, how the space feels to them—and how they feel when they are in it—is the step that goes beyond the traditional considerations of the function and appearance. I had a client tell me that I should have included a trundle bed in her kitchen because she loved being there so much, she wanted to sleep there. WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY WANT? I do a little talking and a lot of listening. I spend time in their home talking about the things they love in particular and more importantly why they love them. What is the feeling they are trying to achieve? I try to understand how they are going to use the space. Do they like to entertain? Do they like family or friends to gather in the kitchen while they are working? Today, the kitchen is not only for cooking; it is the gathering place in the home, and even if people don’t cook much, it still has a strong role to play in bringing people together. ISN’T IT A LOT OF EXTRA WORK? Not always. More effort increases the chance that it will be exactly what my client expects—success from my standpoint. The software takes time to learn, but it just keeps getting better and better, and my customers are delighted when they see a “video” of their new space. And it is worth it. ARE YOU ALSO A CONTRACTOR? No. Years ago, I was a high-end custom home builder and remodeler, and that construction experience allows me to design to a budget and advise my clients on the remodel process. Now I focus on getting the design perfect and providing contractors the drawings they need to accomplish the remodel. I work with a good set of trusted contractors that I can bring to any project. WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF WHAT YOU DO? No question about it—transforming each space in a very personalized way and watching my clients’ newfound joy and satisfaction. I discovered years ago that the living space is a means to this end rather than an end in itself. April 2019 | South Charlotte Lifestyle

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agriculture and the revitalization of the city’s downtown area. With these twin goals firmly in focus since its inception in 1991, the Matthews Community Farmers’ Market has fulfilled the important role of providing Matthews and the surrounding area with an enduring sense of community. THE LARGEST PRODUCER-ONLY FARMERS’ MARKET IN THE CHARLOTTE METRO REGION All vendors at the Matthews Community Farmers’  Market must reside within a 50-mile radius of Matthews, with the exception of North Carolina fishermen who land on the North Carolina coast. Vendors must also be the original producer of the goods they offer; no reselling of products is allowed. Matthews Farmers Market entrance

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A UNIQUE SHOPPING AND COMMUNITY GATHERING EXPERIENCE Market Manager Paulette Wilkes stresses the market’s role in providing valuable information to the community. “We play a part in educating people about biodiversity. ... Many of our growers use organic growing methods which are clean and self-sustaining.” In addition to vendors who sell native pollinator- and birdfriendly plants, the market hosts beekeepers  selling local honey. Year-round accessibility to fresh, local, seasonal produce and the ability to meet its producer is a unique opportunity. Expect more than a plethora of fresh food choices when you visit Matthews Community Farmers’  Market, as it has grown to include numerous amenities including live music, food trucks and a full-service coffee shop, all of which merge to make the market a premier source for fresh produce and a favorite gathering spot for the community as an established center of activity in Matthews on Saturday mornings. PLANNING TO GO? Matthews Community Farmers’  Market is located in downtown Matthews at 188 N. Trade St. (at the intersection of E. John and Trade, adjacent to Renfrow Hardware). The market’s main season runs from mid-April to November (open Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon), and the winter market season runs from December through March (open Saturdays 8–10 a.m.). For more information on the market, vendors, recipes and events, visit MatthewsFarmersMarket.com. 20

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PEDDLE OR PADDLE Whether it’s a cycling tour through the quaint villages of the Swiss Alps or kayaking in Alaska or the Galapagos, these outdoor experiences will provide healthy doses of exercise mixed with spectacular views and unparalleled access. The small impact this makes on the environment is an obvious bonus. There is nothing that makes Mother Earth prouder than when we use our own power to see the world. SET SAIL Sailboats and catamarans are easy on the ocean, and they provide a beautiful way to explore gorgeous coastlines. In recent years, major cruise lines have made great strides in new technology designed to add environmental protections. Hurtigruten, an expedition cruise line, is building two new ships that will run on first-of-its-kind hybrid technology. Cruisers can travel through the Arctic regions or the Norwegian fjords on these ships in the near future. EAT AND DRINK LOCAL There are lots of reasons why eating a locally sourced meal is better on vacation–but one of them is that it is eco-friendly when you cut down on the mileage it has to travel to your plate. After all, a local beer will give you both a taste of the town you are in—and be carbon-friendly! LEAVE NO TRACE When enjoying the great outdoors, follow the guidance of the #leavenotrace movement. For starters, don’t litter (not even biodegradable banana peels and apple cores) and leave everything you find including flowers, rocks and leaves. If you are hiking, make sure you stay on the trail and avoid trampling plants and other foliage. We are all responsible for leaving a space in the same condition we found it for the next visitor. REDUCE USE It is particularly helpful when traveling to consider limiting the amount of single-use items you use. Water bottles, paper cups, disposable straws, take-out containers  and plastic bags are among some of the more obvious. Even if each of us cuts down on some of these during our vacations, the impact would be enormous. Turns out that sustainable travel is not just a passing trend. A recent travel industry survey found that two-thirds of travelers say they plan to make better environmental decisions while on vacation this year. It seems the majority is interested in leaving the place we visit in better condition than when we found it. How will you do your part? April 2019 | South Charlotte Lifestyle

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real, tangible benefit to the homeowner in the form of a Comfort Guarantee, which states that the temperature in any room won’t vary by more than 3 degrees at any point. It also provides an energy cost guarantee, so the homeowner will know very specifically what their energy will look like going forward.

“WE HAD THE IDEA OF ‘THE THINGS YOU’LL THANK US FOR LATER.’ THESE WERE THINGS LIKE WALKING BAREFOOT ON A FLOOR THAT DOESN’T FEEL COLD, OR NOT BEING AWAKENED BY A NOISY GARAGE DOOR OPENER WHEN SOMEONE HAS TO LEAVE EARLY, OR NOT BEING BOTHERED BY COOKING SMOKE. WE PUT THEM DOWN ON PAPER, AND THERE WERE QUITE A FEW. THEN WE RESEARCHED SOLUTIONS.” –JEFF CONGER Chelsea works closely with its architect and engineers on the structural attributes, and also extensively with its subcontractors, to develop the right standards and practices to realize its goals. It then engages with third-party experts  Top Build  in addition to its own on-site supervisors to inspect the house at various stages of construction.    One of the main areas of emphasis is on the building envelope, which is the skeletal structure and skin of the building. “It needs to be tight, to keep the elements out, but then it needs to breathe properly to maintain a healthy environment,” Jeff says. Chelsea consulted with building systems experts to develop a system of framing, insulation, sheathing and HVAC to strike the right balance. Upon completion, Top Build tests and certifies every home  according to standards of efficiency and comfort. The top rating it issues is the Diamond, which every Chelsea home to date has met. This provides a 32

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In the last few years, Chelsea has focused on bringing its unique philosophy of superior construction to its planned communities. At ReAlta, the company added solar power and digital control to its mix of amenities. The resulting homes feature striking contemporary detailing, most with rooftop decks, open floor plans and all the visual components that make new homes so alluring. They also realized some of the best HERS (Home Energy Rating System) numbers—the lower the better—ever recorded in the Carolinas. Combined with the solar power, the fortunate homeowners in these buildings will experience the pleasure of near-zero electric bills. The company has several projects underway around Charlotte. All will be built to what the company calls “Chelsea standards,” which is to say beyond what is required by the code. They wouldn’t have it any other way.


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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

5

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will

MCCOLL CENTER 20 YEARS + GALA

register to play for a good cause, visit

be provided. To learn more informa-

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

tion about this charitable event and to GotSandbox.org.

The McColl Center for Art + Innovation's 20 Years + Gala will celebrate the center's goal of sparking creative experiences and championing contemporary artists. The event is presented by the Bank of America and will feature a silent auction

and

complimentary

drinks,

food and dessert.

25–27 CHARLOTTE BALLET: SPRING WORKS Knight Theater

13

The Charlotte Ballet's Spring Works

FOURTH ANNUAL PINTS FOR PAWS CHARLOTTE

David Dawson’s Opus 11. There will be

highlights the power of human connection through British choreographer three 7:30 p.m. shows and one 2 p.m.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

show on April 27. Ticket prices range

The fourth annual Pints for Paws

from $25 to $85.

Charlotte will benefit the Live.Wag.

11

BARK! Foundation, a nonprofit that

FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN FOR COURAGE LUNCHEON

will take place in the Olde Mecklenburg

strives to educate pet owners on responsible pet ownership. The event Brewery Bier Garden, and both humans

QUEEN'S CUP STEEPLECHASE 6103 Waxhaw Highway,

Charlotte Convention Center

and pets are welcome. There will be

Mineral Springs, N.C.

The Women for Courage Luncheon is an

pet-focused giveaways, raffle prizes,

The Queen's Cup Steeplechase is the

opportunity for both men and women

dog contests, adoptions, a puppy kiss-

Southeast's premier social and sport-

to hear about the mission and initia-

ing booth and more.

ing event. Join the thousands of people

tives of the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage, as well to learn the characteristics and warning signs of intimate partner violence. This year's keynote speaker is Esta Soler, the president and founder of Futures Without Violence. For more information, visit JKFFC.org/women-for-courage-luncheon. 

who come to see some of the most ath-

16

letic thoroughbreds compete at speeds

GRAPES, GRAINS AND CONVERSATIONS

day will also include Jack Russell Terrier

of up to 30 miles per hour and, ladies,

The Ashbury at the Dunhill Hotel

11–14

solo-prenuers and corporate profes-

CHARLOTTE BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

third Tuesday of each month beginning

sionals who also happen to be fans of

Charlotte Convention Center

wine and spirits. The event is held on the at 5:30 p.m.

The ninth annual Charlotte Black Film Festival and the second annual Digital Village Expo will offer one of the Southeast's largest gatherings of multi-cultural content producers, thought-provokers, creative innovators and technologists. 

be sure to wear your best hat, too. The races, pony rides for kids, the 24th annual Hot Walk Party and more!

Grapes, Grains and Conversations is a professional networking group for

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27 PET PALOOZA WALK FOR THE ANIMALS McAlpine Park

Join the Humane Society of Charlotte

24–27

for its annual Pet Palooza Walk for

CHARLOTTE FOOD & WINE WEEKEND

delivering effective, innovative ser-

the Animals event at noon and support the organization's mission of

Charlotte

vices that strengthen the human-an-

The Charlotte Food & Wine Weekend

imal bond and improve the lives of

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is a delicious four-day celebration. It

companion animals and the people

will take place all throughout the city

who care about them. The event will

THE SANDBOX SECOND ANNUAL CHARITY GLOBAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

at Charlotte's restaurants and event

feature a walk along the dog-friendly

venues and will feature a wide vari-

paths of McAlpine Park, a vendor fair,

ety of culinary talent and vintners.

an adoption area and more!

CharlotteWineAndFood.org

Ballantyne Golf Club

Visit

Join the Sandbox for its Second Annual

for more information and to purchase

Charity

your ticket.

Global

Golf

Tournament.

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