Jen Tota McGivney

Jen Tota McGivney is a freelance writer living in Charlotte.


Upcycled & Down-Home

For three days each month, the owners of Chartreuse Barn in Thomasville give the cavernous old space new purpose as a vintage goods shop — and deeper meaning as a peaceful retreat.

Home & Garden

Modern Living in NC: The Ranch Revival

In Charlotte, a broker and a home designer have come up with a new twist on a classic design. It doesn’t fit in with today’s trends. And that’s the point.


Southern Soul of Charlotte: Small But Mighty

Theatre Charlotte is facing the same headwinds as a lot of community theaters. But this little playhouse in leafy Myers Park has found a way to build on its roots while taking some risks.