March 24, 2015

The CSP 2015 Smarty Awards


Smarties, the results are in, and, just like in years past, the competition was fierce!

We asked you, Smarty Charlotte, to give us your input on your favorite digs all around Charlotte.

Thousands of you gave us your opinion. We’ve tallied all entries and the results are in.

Let the tweeting, facebooking and pinning begin…

Best Maternity Boutique

Destination Maternity
Sharon Corners, 4716 Sharon Road, Charlotte

North Charlotte: Haute Momas
20901 Catawba Avenue (In Ashley Carol), Cornelius, NC

Best Place to Find a Baby Shower Gift

Shower Me With Love
Shops at Morrison, 532 Governor Morrison Street, Charlotte

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Brixx Pizza
Locations in Blakeney/Dilworth/Foxcroft/Uptown/Birkdale

Best Gal Pals Lunch Spot

Ilios Noche
8426 Park Rd,  Charlotte

North Charlotte: eeZ Fusion and Sushi
16925 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Suite F, Huntersville

Best Date Night Spot

222 South Caldwell St., 21st floor, Charlotte

Best Place to Get a Healthy Lunch

Luna’s Living Kitchen
2000 South Blvd, Charlotte

Best Meal Delivery Service


Best QC Workout

Pure Barre
Locations in Myers Park, Ballantyne, Lake Norman, and Mooresville

Best QC Fitness Instructor

Devan Kline, Burn Boot Camp

Best Children’s Boutique

Fancy Pants
Myers Park, 1025 Providence Road, Charlotte

Best Children’s Shoe Store

Parktowne Village Shopping Center, 1730 E. Woodlawn Rd. Suite G, Charlotte

North Charlotte: Shoe Zoo
610 Jetton Street Suite 140, Davidson

Best Bakery

Sweets: Got What it Cakes
219 Main St, Pineville

Dough: Great Harvest Bread Company
Locations around Charlotte

North Charlotte: The Bakery Shoppe
9606 Sherrill Estates Rd, B, Huntersville

Best Place to Get a Frozen Treat

Locations Colony Place/Montford Abbey/Blakeney Town Center/Uptown/Downtown/University/Quail Corners

Best Birthday Party Venue

Boys: Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy, Pineville

Girls: Painting with a Twist
4724 Sharon Rd, Charlotte

Best Local Toy Store

Toys & Co
Locations in Cotswold & Park Road Shopping Center

Best Pediatrician

Dr. Amanda Moran Lanier
Charlotte Pediatric Clinic
Locations in SouthPark, Matthews, Blakeney & Steele Creek

Best Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Stephanie Chen
Stephanie C. Chen Dental
2813 Coltsgate Rd # 100, Charlotte, 704-365-0888

Best Orthodontist

Dr. Grant Coleman
Hull & Coleman Orthodontics
7800 Providence Rd, Charlotte


Dr. Leslie Hansen Lindner
Charlotte OB-GYN
Locations in the greater Charlotte area

Best Primary Care Physician

Dr. Alicia Cole
Mecklenburg Medical Group
SouthPark, 4525 Cameron Valley Parkway, Charlotte

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Tara Byer-Parsons
Charlotte Medical Clinic
Medical Center Plaza
1001 Blythe Blvd., 5th Floor/Suite 500, Charlotte

Best Salon

Modern Salon & Spa
Locations on SouthPark, Uptown, the Metropolitan, and Huntersville

Best Spa

The Spa at Ballantyne
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte

Best Kids Haircut

IFthe Crownfits
Tiara Parker
Traveling stylist

Best Local Consignment Sale

Moms: Green Jeans Consignment Sale
Matthews, Huntersville, and SouthPark

Kids: Charlotte Mothers of Multiples
The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte

North Charlotte: Sail Again Children’s Consignment
Spring and Summer sale: 500 South Main Street, Mooresville


Best Preschool

Christ Church Preschool and Kindergarten
1412 Providence Rd, Charlotte

North Charlotte: St. Mark Catholic Church Preschool
14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville

Best Full Day Preschool Program

Providence Preparatory School
3031 Providence Road, Charlotte

Best Private School

Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Rd, Charlotte

Best Place to Take the Kids on a Rainy Day

Discovery Place Museums: Discovery Place, Discovery Place Kids Huntersville, Charlotte Nature Museum

Best Family Photographer

Abbe McCracken

North Charlotte: Candy Howard

Best Summer Day Camp

All Girls: Camp Illahee
500 Illahee Rd, Brevard, NC

All Boys: Falling Creek Camp
816 Falling Creek Camp Rd, Zirconia, NC

Co-Ed: Camp Harrison
7901 S NC Hwy 18, Boomer, NC

First Camp Experience: Camp Whip Poor Will
7123 New Town Road, Charlotte

Day Camp: The Greater YMCA (Harris, Morrison, LKN, Davidson, and more)

Sports Camp: Providence Day School

STEM: CPCC’s Summer STEM Experience

Arts: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Best Dance Studio

Overall: Jami Masters School of Dance
Park Road Shopping Center / Back Court, Charlotte

Technique: Charlotte Ballet
701 N. Tryon St. Charlotte

North Charlotte: Turning Pointe Music and Dance Center
19615 Liverpool Pkwy, Cornelius

Best Place to Take Swimming Lessons

Charlotte Swim Academy
9315 Monroe Road #A, Charlotte

Best Gymnastics Facility

Girls: Carolina Flipz
11812 Carolina Place Parkway, Suite B, Pineville

Boys: Charlotte Gymnastics Academy
710 Peninsula Ln # A, Charlotte, NC

North Charlotte: LKN Gym Academy
443 N Pilot Knob Rd, Denver

Best Kids Sports Program

Soccer Shots

Best Gift/Stationery Boutique

Paper Skyscraper
330 East Blvd, Charlotte

Best Women’s Boutique

Scout & Molly’s
Shops at Morrison, 3920 Sharon Road, Suite B150, Charlotte

North Charlotte: Monkee’s of Lake Norman
624 Jetton St # 130, Davidson

Best Interior Designer

Lauren Clement
Lauren Nicole Designs

Best Organizer


Best Nutritionist or Integrative Health Coach

The Whole Tulip

Best Smarty Mompreneur

Amity Whalen
Carolina Barre & Core
2901 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte

3 Responses

  1. Whoop! Love you guys!

  2. Candy Howard says:

    That’s wonderful! Thanks so much!!

  3. Thank you very much for honoring us with the Best Gymnastics Facility in North Charlotte! We are very grateful 🙂

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