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Amber Lynch is City Editor for Charlotte and Charleston. She is passionate about family, fashion, food, wine, books and giving. She is a published poet and author of the children’s book, Where Did Grandlee Go. The unexpected loss of her father brought an appreciation for the mere moments in life. She grew up in Charleston, South Carolina cultivating a fondness for southern style and Lowcountry cuisine. Her father founded a restaurant business that is still family run. While the beaches and beauty of the Carolina coast kept her captivated she yearned to explore beyond the comforts of home. Amber found herself in New York City working for Tiffany & Co. in Community Affairs and later as the Publicity Director for Rizzoli Publications. She met her husband in NYC. Longing for southern roots they relocated to Charlotte, NC. She has settled into the southern paced yet culturally enriched city. Since then she has worked as a public relations consultant and more recently as Director of Business Development for W by Worth. Raising three young sons keeps her busy, but grounded. She has adopted Charlotte as her home and is avidly involved in the community through church, schools and charities.

Business Spotlight: Fashion & Compassion

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Photo Credit: Fashion & Compassion

Fashion & Compassion is a Charlotte based charitable business that empowers women coming out of poverty and injustice. Artisans inspire women from around the world with collections from Uganda, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Rwanda, Mexico, Honduras, and locally in the United States. These women are given light out of the […]

Gibbes on the Street Presents: La Belle Epoque In Charleston

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Photo Credit: Gibbes Museum of Art

The sixth annual Gibbes on the Street party on Thursday, May 7, 2015 will feature French inspired cuisine, live music, and entertainment al fresco. Charleston’s Meeting Street will be host to the festivities inspired by La Belle Epoque transforming the street into the “golden age” of Paris. […]

Charity Spotlight: Baby Bundles

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Photo Credit: Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles, based in Charlotte, recently held their third annual fundraising event, Great Expectations: Making an Impact One Newborn at a Time, at Myers Park Country Club on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The annual coffee get together featured speaker Ariana Shahinfar, a developmental psychologist in the department of psychology […]

Charity Meets: Helen Pratt-Thomas

Helen Pratt-Thomas (Photo Credit: Alterman Studios)

Photo Credit: Charleston Area Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

The Holy City, as Charleston is often revered, is host to visitors from afar and considered a top destination for travelers. The history and culture entwines with manners and vitality brilliantly in this city. While many dream of living amongst the southern charmed streets, delectable […]

Recap: Society 1858 Winter Party: The Magical Mystery Tour

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The Beatles: John, Paul and George with event co-chair Elizabeth Gumb L-R: Jack Gumb, John Payne, Elizabeth Gumb, Rodrigo Reyes. (Photo Credit: MCG Photography)

On Friday, February 20th, 2015, Society 1858 hosted their fourth-annual winter party to benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. The Magical Mystery Tour, a 1960s-Mod party inspired […]

Recap: Darius Rucker Concert to benefit MUSC

Photo Credit: MUSCkids.org

Photo Credit: MUSCkids.org

On February 17, 2015, Darius Rucker performed at the North Charleston Coliseum to benefit the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Darius Rucker presented the MUSC with a personal check for $265k to spark the fundraising campaign to build a new MUSC Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Rucker hosted a big […]

Celebrate! 2015 Midnight In Paris In Charlotte To Benefit Children’s Theater

Photo Credit: Children's Theater of Charlotte

Photo Credit: Ctcharlotte.org

The Celebrate! 2015 Midnight in Paris event on Saturday, February 21, 2015 will be hosted by ENCORE!, Children’s Theater’s volunteer organization. The annual fundraising event will feature live music from the Bad Daddies, an exciting live auction, raffle and hors d’oeuvres to complement the Midnight in Paris inspired evening.


9th Annual Mardi Gras Gala In Charlotte To Benefit Lupus Foundation of America’s North Carolina Chapter

Photo credit: Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter

Photo Credit: Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC)

Photo Credit: LFANC

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will bring Mardi Gras to Charlotte for the Ninth Annual Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 21st, 2015. Guests will celebrate in true New Orleans’ style. The event will culminate […]

Charity Spotlight: Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation

Photo credit: Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation

Photo credit: Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation

The Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation (DAF) was recently formed by Charleston native Ainsley Glenn. She herself a patient, Ainsley had struggled with finding a diagnosis for her ongoing health issues. The organization is designed to bring information to those seeking answers and provide a forum for sufferers of this […]

2015 Charleston Firefighter Calendar To Benefit Charleston Animal Society

Charleston Firefighter Calendar

(Photo Credit: Charleston Animal Society)

Even in these frigid temperatures cute puppies and brave firefighters bonding is a heartwarming story. The 2015 Charleston Firefighter Calendar has been the talk of the town and even had the Today Show, Buzz Feed, Elite Daily and the Daily Mail UK buzzing. The Charleston Animal Society is […]

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