April 2008

 Real Estate 2008

Real Estate 2008

Boom, Bust ... Or Neither?
We know that the national real estate market is terrible, because the media won’t let us forget it. But the million-dollar question is this: is Charlotte booming or busting? Turns out, it’s neither
By JODI HELMER

What's Your Home Worth (JPG)
We know exactly what’s on your minds: what about my house? We’ve compiled an exhaustive and comprehensive list of the major areas and sub-areas of Charlotte (seventy-nine to be exact), detailing what a pretty little Dilworth bungalow or that two-story Cape Cod in Waxhaw are worth. Here, for better or worse, is where one of your biggest investments stands

Neighborhood Watch 
A guide to which neighborhoods will flourish and which will stay flat
By BLAKE MILLER and RICHARD THURMOND

 Logan's World

Logan's World

As if it isn’t difficult enough trying to fit in at age thirteen, imagine if people either stared at you and made rude comments or just ignored you as if you weren’t even in the room. That’s a typical day for Logan. He’s only three-foot-ten, but he’s not the one with the problem

By KEN GARFIELD

 Haute Hues

Haute Hues

From vibrant florals and bold, painterly patterns to sheer, luxe fabrics, this season’s inspiration is simple: color

Produced by BLAKE MILLER

Departments

Life Lines
Paying seventy-five bucks for a guitar isn’t what you would typically call an investment. But if you hold on to it for four decades and it turns out to be a classic with a cult following, then you’ve got money in your hands  By LAURIE PRINCE

Perspective
Fifty-thousand people move to Charlotte each year. Let’s hope their first year goes better than this guy’s By MIKE GIGLIO

In Every Issue

The Buzz

Spotlight Brett Heyl is at home on his kayak
Update Laura James’s jewelry hits the big screen
Toon In What’s that smell?   
Reality Check As shootings on college campuses have horrified the nation, local schools are getting the message    
Play Catch a new movie at an old-school drive-in. Plus, a cycling subculture emerges      
QC Culture Randolph Scott was like our very own John Wayne. And a worship service is rocking downtown
Money & Power Humpy, Sikky, and Smuggie—find out the stories behind these nicknames. Plus, why Charlotte is so miserable

Life/Style

To Die For The top-ten shades for men and women this season
In Search Of Fall asleep in style with these luxe bed linens
Shopping Scene An East Boulevard spot shows off Shoshanna, Ella Moss, and more
ShopTalk
A Pomellato trunk show at Capitol, plus Intermix opens in SouthPark
Stylemaker Hand-drawn stationery goes local
New In Town Pups get pampered at a new doggie spa
Trendspotting Five ways to sport this season’s brightest trend
Fashion Local stylemakers weigh in on their spring must-haves
City Seen Oscar Night at the Symphony and Beads for Needs. Plus, scenes from CIAA week

Back Page

Look at that face
Photograph by Chris Edwards

Charlotte Guides

Agenda
Spotlight It’s polo shirt and sun dress season, which means it’s time for the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase 
Best Bets Seinfeld, The Boss, and Schoolhouse Rock—there’s something for everyone
Calendar What to do this month
Conversation A Charlotte Knights exec on why the city will fall in love again with baseball

Eat, Drink
Revisit Nikko is new again
Uncorked Debunking Silver Oak and Two-buck Chuck
The Dish As one uptown restaurant closes another one opens
Local Flavor Homegrown granola you can sink your teeth into
Global Table Great barbecue, Korean-style
Quick Bite Take comfort at Solace. Plus, the last place you’d expect to find good doughnuts  
Restaurant Listings