Laura Beck
Lifestyle blogger, Chantilly home renovator, food truck connoisseur, and recovering peanut butter cup addict.

Workout Wednesday: Make your fat beg for mercy at Burn Bootcamp

(Note: Our Workout Wednesday series is powered by OrthoCarolina.) Vitals Name: Burn Bootcamp Elizabeth Location: 1945 East 7th Street (South Park location...

The Great Pumpkin Beer Crawl: Your guide to Charlotte’s seasonal autumn beers

This weekend, my husband and I charged ourselves with a very important task: Try all of the local pumpkin (or autumn seasonal) beers that Charlotte has to...

SkillPop brings community driven, hands-on learning to Charlotte

When I was in the third grade I hid my piano books in a plastic bag at the top of the closet and told my mother I lost them, and that was the end of my...

Need a place to stay for more than a week? Here are 5 Charlotte hotels with extended stay rates.

Did you know that if you stay in a hotel for three months or more, you don’t have to pay hotel tax? I only learned this recently, when my husband and I...

Behind the scenes with the sister duo of local jewelry company Twine & Twig

If reincarnation exists, I want to come back in another life as one of the Stafford sisters. Elizabeth Stafford White and Jacquelyn Stafford Buckner are the...

More than books in a birdhouse: Here’s how Little Free Libraries promote reading

Last weekend I took a quick trip to the beach with a few friends that live in Raleigh. Both women have kids and were chatting about their local library. I...

7 reasons we decided to buy and renovate in Chantilly

Back when my husband and I were still just dating, one of our favorite Sunday afternoon activities was to grab a cup of coffee from Central Coffee Co. and...

The Charlotte creative with 19,200 Instagram followers. Great guy. Remarkable photographer.

Have you ever spotted someone you know solely from his or her online presence around town? It’s kind of bizarre, like when you were a little kid and would...

Alino Pizzeria brings a taste of Italy to Mooresville

Right now my sister and I are both, somewhat figuratively, homeless. We’re both in the process of renovating old houses, yet with nowhere to call home while...

Getting married in Charlotte: 9 local wedding vendors you should know about

I moved to Charlotte two and a half years ago, all because of a guy. I know, I know; moving to a new city for no other reason besides pursuit of a relationship...

The Great Queso Debate: My search for the best cheese dip in Charlotte

I freaking love cheese. As a little girl my parents had to limit me to one piece of the dairy delight per day. When we moved out of our house, they found a...

6 reasons why AIR® is dominating the Charlotte fitness scene

There’s no doubt I have an addictive personality. Once, as a college student, I ate a bowl of Special K cereal with half a banana for breakfast for 427 days...