Around the Town

With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan The music industry’s brightest stars walked the red carpet for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The night’s big winner, Sam Smith, who won Best New Artist and Song of the Year, said, “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in…

The Brand Wagon: #1

Airborne with Avión By Don Winter & Rory Winston Privileged Access… Tips from the Top… Memos from a Mogul…? No. We didn’t need one more of those columns that brandished recycled quotes from industrial magnates as though they were surefire formulas for amassing fortunes. Our age had a surfeit of how-to books where Google-searched aphorisms…

Luxury Downtown

By W. A. Muller River & Warren is the latest addition to downtown Manhattan’s flourishing community. Located at 212 Warren Street in the northernmost part of Battery Park City, and surrounded by the Hudson River as well as Rockefeller and Teardrop Parks, these luxury condominiums will offer an unprecedented level of design detail previously unseen…

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…