March 2009

 Newcomer Guide

Let's Face It

People from all over the world have poured into this city, remaking it in the process. From a trilingual four-year-old to twelve newcomers making their marks to restaurants that remind you of home, welcome to the New Charlotte

Edited by RICHARD THURMOND

Eco Escapes

Eco Escapes

Environmentally friendly travel has come a long way from the rugged eco retreats of yesteryear. From tropical resorts and mountain lodges to vineyards and Lowcountry hideaways, these getaways are so green even Al Gore would be proud

Edited by BLAKE MILLER

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody

From the runway to the woods, this spring's look is luxurious and chic with a hint of whimsy

Produced By SARAH CROSLAND

Departments

People
When Maryann Bruce survived the crash on the Hudson, it became the latest near-death experience in her semi-charmed life
By KEN GARFIELD

Perspective
Tensions can run hot between longtime local residents and Northern transplants. But after talking to Charlotteans from above and below the Mason-Dixon line, I found there are a few places where we can agree
By SARAH CROSLAND

In Every Issue

The Buzz

Spotlight Former weather gal Terri Bennett goes green on the Web
Money & Power Fertile? Donate your eggs for $4,000
Religion The atheists are coming!
Reality Check Is Charlotte full of cheap tippers?
Real Estate Seriously, you can bargain in a down market

Life/Style

To Die For A necklace can make the outfit
In Search Of Travel accessories Shopping Scene Raleigh-based Scout & Molly's opens shop
Stylemaker Sportswear gets chic Trendspotting Wellies are hot this spring
Beauty Beautify your feet
City Seen This month's best party pics

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Water World

Photograph by Chris Edwards

Charlotte Guides

Agenda
Spotlight The Grand Canyon hits IMAX
Best Bets N.C. native Ben Folds and the Eroica Trio perform
Conversation GRAMMY-nominated opera singer Kristopher Irmiter talks Figaro
Calendar What to do this month

Eat, Drink
Review Fall in love with Pie Town. Jon Luther did
Local Flavor A bite-size look at the Epicentre's Mez
Foodstuff Eats for even the most particular vegetarians
Global Table Exotic deals aplenty at Overseas Market
Restaurant Listings