10 cooking classes that will have you eating and feeling like a chef

Whether you are a chef in the making or need lots of assistance in the kitchen, a well-taught cooking class will not only enhance your kitchen skills, but you’ll be able to nosh your way through them… deliciously. Here are nine area classes that will give you some cooking confidence that will be sure to impress at your next dinner party. Cocoa Lab Located inside the Ritz Carlton at 201 East Trade Street, Cocoa Lab offers you the chance to make delectable desserts, like chocolate eclairs, strawberry lavender cupcakes or honey macarons, using the honey made by the resident honeybees located in

By |April 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Get connected: 10 young pro groups to consider joining, perks included

Thinking of joining a local organization and giving with your time, while increasing your personal and professional development? There are quite a few to consider in Charlotte. Here are 10 young professional groups to look into. Young Affiliates of the Mint Considered one of the premier organizations for young professionals who are passionate about the arts, Young Affiliates of the Mint (or YAMs for short), connects members to the Mint Museum through gallery openings, receptions and educational seminars. In addition, they raise funds for the museum through signature events including the Fall Ball; their annual gala at the Mint’s uptown location and

By |March 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Out the Box featuring Laurie Louis, Owner of Laurie Louis Designs

The Gift:  Laurie Louis is the owner of Laurie Louis Designs, a southern-inspired social stationery and gifts company based in Indian Land, SC. I had the chance to meet Laurie when she hosted an al fresco dinner party at her home, offering guests a first look at her the latest collection that included notepads, coasters, wine tags, lucite trays and more. Her boutique brand is a nod to her mother, who she says (along with her friends) were legendary for creating parties with love and a true example of southern charm.   The Wrapping:  Laurie shares just a bit of her gifting life… Best

By |December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Festive Cocktails For The Holidays

Omni Hotels & Resorts created their seasonal drink menu around the holiday song "Twelve Days of Christmas."  At one of their luxurious hotel and resort locations, you will be able to sip on a “partridge in a pear tree,” “12 drummers drumming” and or “five golden rings,” and more! If you choose the Sip, Stay & Save package, it includes two complimentary cocktails, late checkout and up to 15% off your stay. See all twelve of the beverages below. Recipes included, in case, you are unable to visit one of their hotels & resorts, and want to recreate a beverage at home.

By |December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|