Mountain Island Lake

By Nadine Deason If you’re looking for an extraordinarily peaceful lake, whose shores embrace a wildlife refuge, a county park, and a historic plantation, come home to Charlotte’s best kept secret, Mountain Island Lake. This unique location offers an incredibly quick, 12 mile, commute to Charlotte and the international airport. Mountain Island Lake is technically…

Corinthia’s Cornucopia

By Rory Winston A new world was about to begin as a millennium came to a close. A dare-to-dream generation of young cosmopolitans anticipated great change. Having been born into relatively multicultural societies – ones wherein paradigm shifts in both science and lifestyle were occurring on a near daily basis – many hankered for sociopolitical…

Kempinski’s Crowning Touch

  By Rory Winston “Overwhelmed, blown away, smitten:’ each an ordinary superlative and each – just as verily – implying a form of marvelous defeat. Whether overcome by an awesome spectacle, captivated by a seductive melody, knocked out by a ‘breathtaking’ meal or held in the throes of a rapture that ends in la petite…

What’s Happening in Vienna

By Joe Alexander The Life Ball Vienna’s Life Ball is one of the Austrian capital’s and Europe’s splashiest charity events. Elton John, Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Dita von Tease and Liza Minneli have all attended this extravaganza held every May. Founded in 1992 by Gery Keszler and organized by AIDS LIFE, the charity is devoted…

Montenegro’s Heaven on Earth

By Jennifer Pelaez Montenegro has rapidly emerged as the Adriatic playground for the mega-rich, rivaling the nearby hot spots in the Côte d’Azur and the Costa Smeralda which have hosted international billionaires and jetsetters for decades. Seeking respite from their usual destinations which have now become less a novelty, Montenegro offers a change of scenery…