Vanessa Infanzon

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Planning a bachelorette party? 48 hours in Vegas is just right.


The bachelorette party tradition is a celebration of longtime friendships and letting loose with the people who know you best. In recent years,...

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The (almost) definitive list of 18 places to get fried pickles in Charlotte


I wouldn’t touch a naked pickle, but bread it and fry it in oil and I’m all over it.


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Shake off winter at an exotic island retreat


I know where Mary Poppins travels when she’s not helping wayward children and their families – Barbados in the Caribbean.

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Paradise Found – A Barbados vacation combines a beach lover’s paradise with the adventurer’s need for escape


Barbados, “the bearded one” in Portuguese, is the easternmost island in the Caribbean...

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Charlotte’s Speed for Need Helps Others Cross the Finish Line


Wind blew through his curly hair. Heat from the sun beat down on his face. But nothing mattered to Owen Farr except the cheering crowd as he and his dad crossed the finish line....

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Downtown Belmont coffee shop makes a new home in an old train station


Last time I met with Reuben Silberman, his coffee shop Mugshots was in a tiny space on Main Street in downtown Belmont. There was barely room for four people, and those people better have been...

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What’s the one thing that changed your personal finances? 5 Charlotte women share


How you handle money can affect your health, stress levels and feelings of security.

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Stay-at-home dads on bucking all the stereotypes


The number of stay-at-home parents hasn’t changed in 25 years, according to Pew Research Center. But there’s been an increase in stay-at-home dads from four to seven percent since 1989.

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7 reasons why you should honeymoon in Charlotte


Honeymooning after the wedding has been a tradition since the 19th century. The reasons may have changed over the decades, but it’s still a time to celebrate the marriage.....

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How Charlotteans make their side hustles work for them


The word hustle has taken on several meanings over the last six decades. Movies such as “The Hustler,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Hustle & Flow”... 

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Joking aside: These are the stand-up comedians to know in Charlotte


Remember the jokes you told when you were a kid: “Why can’t you hear the pony talking in a crowded room? Because he’s just a little horse.”...

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Here’s what it’s really like to do 7 of Charlotte’s messiest, muckiest jobs, from pig farming to picking up dog poop


Discovery Place staff may get...

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