The luxury bedding line Crane & Canopy asked me to describe my perfect “staycation.” I LOVE to travel so this proposition made me really question what would make me want to stay home?!?
We just returned from a fabulous trip to New York and stayed at the iconic Pierre Hotel. There is nothing like staying in a five star hotel to make you appreciate the attention to every detail…impeccable service, luxurious surroundings, stunning views and impeccable bed linens. Our room overlooked the Plaza Hotel and Central Park and the staff anticipated our every whim. I was determined to bring some of this luxury home and make our own home feel like we were always on vacation!
The beginning and end of every day should be all about comfort surrounded by your favorite things. High thread count, exquisite piping, beautiful embroidery, and gorgeous patterns make Crane & Canopy linens extraordinary. For my virtual bedroom, I chose a palette of coral and navy to create a fun bedroom that would be a joy to wake up in every morning. A large abstract work by Selena Beaudry from Hidell Brooks Gallery would anchor one wall providing the perfect focal point to gaze at lounging in my beautiful bed.
The next best thing to daily maid service is make sure you have cleaned up before your staycation.
It is easy to fall into the everyday routine at home. Planning is necessary to ensure you seize the day! After a 10 hour slumber, my perfect staycation would involve taking advantage of all the things I rarely have time to do in Charlotte that I love.
I never make time for brunch unless I am on vacation. An alfresco brunch overlooking the city at Halcyon would definitely make the cut.
For an inspiring end to my staycation, I would end the night with a world class performance by the Charlotte Ballet. It performs classic, contemporary and cutting-edge dance with virtuosity, energy, and artistic excellence. Always pushing their creative limits, Charlotte Ballet always takes my breath away with their imaginative choreography and impeccable techinical skill.
Ber sure to check out Crane & Canopy for more of their luxurious bedding for your own five star staycation!
For the third consecutive year, Charlotte Ballet’s Dancing with the Stars Gala brought the Charlotte community together in a perfect giving circle. Six fearless community leaders took the challenge to dance for their favorite charity and bring awareness to our beloved Charlotte Ballet. Records were shattered in terms of attendance and funds raised. “An Evening in Neverland” was the theme in anticipation of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux’s gravity-defying Peter Pan which opens tonight. Let your imagination take flight on a special journey to Neverland by clicking here to purchase tickets!
The story began as guests arrived, being greeted by a magical pixie in a theatrical gown created by Charlotte Ballet’s brilliant costume design team. She directed guests through a giant window where a whimsical world of fantasy and adventure awaited them…
An ethereal atmosphere of blue, silver and white with dramatic video projections created a virtual Milky Way.
The dancers took the stage and amazed guests with their moves, stage presence and fundrasing efforts. See below for images (via Jeff Cravotta) and video snippets of the performances.
Executive Vice President, Market Solutions & President,Carolinas Region, Duke Energy
to benefit The Salvation Army & Charlotte Ballet
Community Leader and Creator of the Dancing with the Stars Gala
to benefit the Novant Health Foundation & Charlotte Ballet
Head of Markets Division, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
to benefit RunningWorks & Charlotte Ballet
Global Technology & Operating Executive, Bank of America
to benefit Novant Health, Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center & Charlotte Ballet
President, Levine Cancer Institute
to benefit Levine Cancer Institute Disparities in CancerCare & Charlotte Ballet
Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw Hinson
to benefit Discovery Place Welcome & Charlotte Ballet
And the winners are….Judge’s Award Winner Dianne Bailey and People’s Award Winner Cathy Bessant!
The extraordinary event planner Todd Murphy…
TInkerbell suspended high above the tent bids guests goodnight after spending a whimsical night in Neverland…
Jean Pierre Bonnefoux’s Peter Pan runs tonight through March 22nd. Click here to see the performance schedule.
Special thanks to the Gala Committee who brought the evening to life!