Marriott Takes On Millennials With Live Hotel

Oct 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Marriott is making a play for Millennials (who isn’t?) with their newest hotel in Charlotte. M Beta, which officially opened on October 11, is the brand’s first technology-centric property designed as an innovative approach to hotel stays. I made a trip to the Queen City for the hotel’s ribbon-cutting ceremony, and to see firsthand how Marriott could engage this particular Millennial.

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James Taylor's Childhood Home Sold for $120K Over Asking Price

Aug 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Although Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor’s childhood home sold in June, details of the sale have been kept closed until now. Purchased by James Keith “JK” Brown and Eric Diefenbach, major art benefactors from Manhattan, the seven-bedroom Chapel Hill house on Morgan Creek Road was bought for $1.66 million. 

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Come Home to a Stylist-Designed, Ritz-Carlton Bed & All the Fittings After Your Wedding Night

Nov 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The day of your wedding will always be one of the most memorable events in your life. From saying your “I Dos” to taking photo booth pics with your favorite people and having your first dance as a married couple, you’ll always remember that night. And as every bride knows, one of the best parts about that evening will also be finally being able to fully relax in your hotel bed after the many months of planning.

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The Jonas Brothers' Dad Set to Open Southern Restaurant in Downtown Belmont

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you’ve ever dreamed of getting a selfie with a Jonas brother, the new Nellie’s Southern Kitchen just may be your chance to do so. Father of the famous trio, Kevin Jonas Sr., is opening up a restaurant in downtown Belmont, about 20 minutes outside of Charlotte. Originally the lot was purchased in 2013 but it wasn’t until this year that plans actually started to materialize for the space.

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The Sophisticated Ballantyne Hotel Gets Southern Luxury & Resort Living Just Right

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Ballantyne is the quintessential Charlotte property, with a southern style that is warm and welcoming while exuding a certain air of sophistication. Home to a hotel, lodge and cottage, the resort features a PGA golf course, spa, 30,000 square feet of event space and delectable dining venues.

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Nouveaux Opens This Month With Pre-Owned Goods From Chanel, Gucci & Prada

Sep 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

After several setbacks and rescheduled grand openings, Charlotte is finally getting a new upscale consignment store in Ballantyne Village. Nouveaux will open on September 24 with 3,000-square-feet of pre-owned ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear.

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Charlotte is Revving Up It’s Craft Beer Scene & These are the Ones You Should Check Out

Aug 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In the last few years we’ve seen craft beer explode in popularity and artisanal breweries have popped up from coast to coast. According to the Brewers Association in the first half of 2015, craft brewers sold 12.2 million barrels of beer in the US, up from the 10.6 million that were sold this same time last year.

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Bank of America Stadium’s $112.5M Remodel Includes New Luxury Suites as Part of 6-Season Contract

Jul 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Are you ready for some fútbol? The Carolina Panthers have just remodeled their team-owned home field—the Bank of America Stadium—to make the space more accommodating for international soccer games they’ll be hosting there beginning this weekend.

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8 Things You Didn't Know About Charlotte

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Today Charlotte may just seem like a Southern cultural hub with a lot of banks, some delicious bites and a few awesome sports teams, but the city is a hidden treasure of history. Its stories date back to the colonial days and are shrouded in excitement and mystery.

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The Top 5 Most Expensive Neighborhoods to Rent a Luxury Apartment in Charlotte

Jun 9, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Charlotte may not yet be synonymous with the luxurious lifestyles of Los Angeles or New York, but the East Coast city is coming into its own as a cultural and artistic hub. Restaurants, hotels and luxury residences are popping up all around the city, making it difficult to really pinpoint the best neighborhood to settle into for affluent buyers.

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Flagstones at the Renaissance Charlotte Gets a Fresh Menu Full of Local Flavors

May 13, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel just launched a brand new menu for their Flagstones restaurant that has been inspired by regional Continental cuisine, with a splash of Southern comfort. Created by Executive Chef Scott Spaulding, the selections will include shareable plates and rich desserts—like the new Baked Charlotte, which you can learn to make from the below recipe.

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New Exhibit Gives Fresh Look at Warhol & His Friendship With Fashion Designer Roy Halston Frowick

Apr 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pop art may have first appeared in the mid-1950s in Britain, but Pittsburgh-born Andy Warhol is the name that has become the most synonymous with the movement. He’s basically the definition of, “if you build it, they will come,” when it comes to the art world. Because if a gallery or museum displays or sells his work, people will flock to it. 

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Evoke is a Traditional Steakhouse "Flipped on its Head"

Apr 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The newly opened Evoke restaurant at Le Méridien Charlotte, is a conceptual steakhouse that offers diners a new way to experience their old favorites. Focusing on prime-cut and dry-aged steaks, they create seasonal menus that highlight the contemporary spin they put on each plate. 

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Newly Transformed Le Méridien Charlotte Shows a Modern Side With its New Décor

Mar 30, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Whether you’re visiting Charlotte for the first time, or returning back for more, there may be no better way to explore North Carolina’s largest city than with a stay at the newly transformed Le Méridien. Its ideal location in Uptown Charlotte means some of the city’s best dining, shopping, nightlife, and entertainment is just steps from the hotel’s entrance.

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Electrolux Designers Create Andy Warhol-Inspired Laundry Set For Special Charlotte Exhibition

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Laundry and art may not normally go hand in hand, but Electrolux doesn’t see it that way. The appliance manufacturer will be sponsoring the latest exhibit at the Mint Museum of Art, Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede.

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