1) Capitol

Capitol was one of my very first wholesale accounts, and I just love Laura’s style. When she opened the courtyard of her store, she basically introduced the idea of a vertical, vegetal wall to the U.S. and we held a dinner there together. She takes shopping to the sublime."Courtesy

2) SOCO Gallery

"Adjacent to Laura and Perry’s super cool men’s shop, Tabor is Chandra Johnson’s contemporary art gallery. I like Chandra’s eye and the artists she finds, particularly those who focus on black and white photography, which is my favorite."Courtesy

3) The Mint Museum

"Laura and her husband Perry co-chaired the museum’s annual gala this year, which included an Oscar de la Renta retrospective curated by Andre Leon Talley. Of course, I stepped into the museum gift shop because it regularly features items fashioned by local artisans, which are always fab. I have a pair of drinking glasses that I bought the last time I was in town!"Courtesy

4) Slate

"This shop never disappoints for one-of-a-kind furniture and unique art finds."Courtesy

5) Reid’s

"I like to grab a quick healthy lunch from this fine grocery store, and shop their organic produce from North Corner Haven farm."

6) Merchant and Trade

"A great rooftop bar for a sundowner with views of uptown Charlotte--the city’s center--and neighborhoods filled with canopied trees in the distance."

7) Price’s Chicken Coop

"Price’s gets my vote for the best fried chicken in town."Courtesy

8) Matthews Community Farmers’ Market

"Because I can never pass up a good local farmers’ market!"

9) Haymaker

"Hands down for supper."


10) Dot Dot Dot

"A fun speakeasy for cocktails."