IT’S A GUY THING | hot stuff for cool men


Oct 16, 2014

By Troy Adams

It’s October. And that means fall…football…and tailgating. 

To many, tailgating is a social event as exciting, or more exciting, than the events themselves. So in this month’s “It’s a Guy Thing” column, I’m going to share some ideas on how to take your tailgating to the next level. But before doing so, there’s one word that applies to everything tailgating-related:




IT’S A GUY THING | hot stuff for cool men

By Troy Adams

Fashion - It’s like a curse word to some men.




SACHHI ENTERPRISE DESIGN CENTER: Louisville KY native and Charlotte resident fashion designer, Denise Sparks has created the ultimate service center idea that provides a plethora of services for the entire community of Charlotte. The 1801 N. Tryon St. #610 location umbrellas the fashion design and alterations studio of SACHHI Design & Couture, the headquarter offices for both Derby City Fashion Week Louisville and now with expansion of DCFW to the Charlotte area in May 2015. It is also the home office for Sparks A/C-Heat & Home Improvements (SACHHI) which has provided home improvement and HVAC service within the Charlotte and surrounding areas for over 20 years.



Top Trends in Charlotte

By Kenya Cooper

Charlotte, North Carolina is quickly becoming one of the premier southern states for fashion. This month Elevate Lifestyle investigates the current trends in the Queen City.



The Style Guy | back to basics

By Bradley Rhyne

Ladies and gentlemen, as summer comes to an end and fall begins, so does my favorite season of the year. In addition to football season starting (my fantasy football addiction is a discussion for another article completely), cooler weather and the wonderful colors of the changing leaves, fall also consistently brings out the best in men’s sartorial splendor. The milder weather offers a chance for layering, which means more options, colors, and a chance to ultimately stand out from the crowd. Fall is the time to step up your wardrobe game, but understandably, can also be a little intimidating without the right guidance. In this month’s Q & A, I am spotlighting the most recent questions related to fall in hopes to clear up any lingering reservations about the great opportunities this season is able to bring.



Modern Fashionista!

Defining Individual Unique Style and OWNING IT!

By Sheila Fate

It doesn’t matter if it is hair, makeup, or fashion apparel – defining your own style and what works for you is key to owning it with unyielding confidence! Finding your unique fashion style is about getting to know yourself. It's about being connected with the very essence of who YOU are - and being self-assured about it!

“I believe the fashion expression should be the endo exo experience – where you bring the inner inside out”— Charlton Alicea – Charlotte’s Personal Style Guru for everything hair, makeup and fashion!


HAPPENINGS: Week In Events



Friday, Oct 31

Charlotte’s BIGGEST and Baddest Halloween Bash is back and this

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Saturday, Nov 01

This is an official



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Tuesday, Nov 04

WE RUN UPTOWN RUNNING CLUB meets at 5:45pm run every Tuesday at

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