If you're hosting a Mother's Day themed event (or special sale), email us details for inclusion in our Mother's Day Guide! info@queencitymagazine.com

OPEN CALL: Mother's Day Guide

Join LaVonndra "Elle" Johnson and friends for the 4th annual Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch hosted at the luxurious Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 1pm. Enjoy fabulous dressed women, breath-taking scenery, and gracious gifts. 


Sunday, April 30th 2017 at 1pm for the Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch

It's that time again!  Join me and my stylish gal pal friends for the 4th annual Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch hosted at the luxurious Hampton Inn and Suites on Sunday, April 30th beginning at 1pm. I'm so elated to host my annual brunch once more and I encourage you to attend.  The event will feature fabulous dressed women, breath-taking scenery, and gracious gifts. 

This year's brunch will also include a panel of esteemed ladies titled, Pretty, Poised, and Pink.  Each of these ladies exemplify southern culture, style and grace, and will share and discuss the lost art form of poise, proper social demeanor, sophistication, and character building.  You do not want to miss this power packed event!

Pretty, Poised, and Pink Panelists

Essense Heel Essense Heel is a fashion and style influencer from Raleigh, NC. She received her training as a wardrobe stylist from celebrity stylist Shun Melson by successfully completing Fashun 101 in 2014. In addition to styling, Essense is a closet coach, blogger, socialite and brand ambassador. Essense is on "the list" and recieves the most exclusive invites to all the fashion social scenes in NC, which lead her to be co-founder of The Where to be Society. You can find her sitting on the front row of a local fashion show, DRESSED how she wants to be ADDRESSED.  www.essenseheel.com

Crystal Govan-McCorkle - Born and raised in a small town as a southern girl in Harrisburg NC, I've always had a niche for noticing details and have a great passion for making things "sizzle." Because of my unique ability to manage details succinctly while adding my own "pop of contrast," I knew early on I had a great passion for planning and organization.  In 2012, I realized it was time to make my dream a reality and thus began a career in event planning. www.fabcreatedevents.com


Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch - SOLD OUT

Networking Access Ticket - SOLD OUT

Royal Tea Party + Spring Brunch

While The Shoe Box is still fairly new in the Charlotte area, the brand has been synonymous with luxury footwear and fashion forward style for quite some time. Family owned and operated since 1954, it took years for The Show Box to achieve their renowned success and now they're local to Charlotte!  With featured designers to include Phillip Lim, Kendal + Kylie, and SEE by Chloe, The Shoe Box boasts an incredible selection of shoe goodies.

Check out their roster of upcoming events below: 

This Saturday, April 22nd they're hosting a “Step Into Coachella” event from 2-5pm in store (located in the Neiman Marcus wing of SouthPark).  The event will feature macaroons from Woops, the designer of Ellison James Jewerly, local CLT photographer The Chic Boss and flower crowns from local CLT florist Fleur-Di-Re. It’ll sure be a party you all won’t want to miss! 

In addition, their Friends & Family sale starts tomorrow, Thursday, April 20th and will run through Sunday, April 23rd.   This is a once a year sale you absolutely do not want to miss!  Shoppers will receive 25% off their entire purchase. You can book appointments with one of the ShoeBox girls by calling 704.366.5398 or emailing southpark@shoptheshoebox.com.

As for their Industry Networking Night next Wednesday, April 26th, if you're in industry pro, this is where you'll want to be found.  This event will feature networking for models, fashionistas, retail owners, editors, photographers, artists to gather and mingle at the store. 

The Shoe Box: Friends, Family, and Fun

Welcome to the print debut of Queen City Magazine (QCM)! I’m Elle Johnson, your Publisher and Editor-at-Large, and I’m thrilled to bring this magazine concept to life. As a woman business owner, and native Charlottean, it has been my vision for quite some time to highlight the beautiful and talented women in this city that we all call home. Within the pages of QCM, you’ll find many area businesses of stellar reputation, as well as tips for achieving great style, hair, makeup, and skin. Highlighted in this first issue, I’m thrilled to share with you some wonderful events taking place, local spotlight features, and an elaborate spring bridal editorial by an amazing group of local ladies.

As Publisher of QCM, my promise to you is to always deliver fresh content from a woman’s perspective, and to consistently showcase the great women within our Charlotte community. Areas of concentration for issues to come will include beauty – career – dining – education – finance – food – health – living – love – relationships – style – travel, and so much more. Again, this is only the beginning, and I’m delighted that you’ve chosen to share in this debut issue!

I'm always seeking contributors and content pertaining to the Queen City.  If you have a story of interest, event, or unique perspective that you'd like to have considered, please email me at info@queencitymagazine.com.  I want to hear from you!

photos: Glen Graham | GBurkeImages

QCM Spring '17 Note

"Beauty and Bellinis" is all about having fun, being fabulous and looking great. Join us as we celebrate the success of beauty brand Tokio Lashes (www.tokiolashes.com) with a one-year anniversary party that is sure to be one to remember.

Come join the party during brunch! We're celebrating the success of Mink Lash collection's one-year anniversary of Tokio Lashes. Their unique lightweight, long wear cruelty-free lashes are a game changer in the beauty industry. Tokio Lashes have organically grown a social media following of over 50K along with over hundreds of positive reviews. These must-have lashes will provide you with the "Celebrity Look" and will not disappoint--one pair is good for up to 25 uses. Tokio Lashes have been worn by celebrities including r&b singer Monica, television host Wendy Williams, hit STAR actress Ryan Destiny, the Love and Hip Hop New York and Atlanta cast, and Amber Rose. During this epic party, there will be an open bar that'll include bellinis, signature cocktails, champagne and soft drinks. Hor d'oeuvres provided by celebrity Chef Barry Francois of Food by Francois and music by one of Charlotte's hottest deejays, DJ Fannie Mae.
Celebrity Makeup Artist Angel Cherry will treat you to a makeup seminar where you'll watch her signature technique of Red Carpet Glam. Angel's work has been featured in Vibe magazine, Rolling Out magazine, B.E.T'S Rip the Runway, New York Fashion Week, The Jimmy Fallon Show and more! Angel's clients have included Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Keke Palmer, the late music icon PRINCE's protege Liv Warfield, FashionBombDaily.com's Claire Sulmers, Brooke Shields, Justine Skye, Love and Hip Hop's Mariah Lynn, WNBA player Cappie Poindexter and Jason Derulo just to name a few.
Guests will also enjoy:
  • Catered Gourmet Fare provided by Food by Francois (Complimentary)

  • Crafted Cocktails and Champagne (Open Bar)

  • Music by DJ Fannie Mae

  • Gift Bags (VIP Guests Only)

  • Meet and Greet with Angel Cherry and Amal Omar (Owner and CEO of Tokio Lashes)

  • Networking with members of the Media, Special Invited Guests and Charlotte's elite Beauty, Fashion and Style Professionals

Space is limited, RSVP today! For media invites or VIP guest list consideration, email jameka@jswmediagroup.com.


Beauty & Bellinis


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