Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2013

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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BALLANTYNE | publisher���s letter Spring Loaded Reveling in New Life, Beauty & Diversity NO MATTER HOW LONG WE HAVE LIVED IN AMERICA, follows a couple as they venture into a cooking class at the we all cherish our native roots. This realization hit Morrison Family Y to make good on their 2013 resolution to home when I traveled to Nicaragua with the Heineman dine more at home. Among other challenges, they discover Foundation of Charlotte, on whose board I serve. The that all-important culinary knowledge of who��s better at foundation was donating a heart catheterization lab separating an egg. Also on the food front, to give you ideas to Centro Nacional de Cardiolog��a, located by the on timely menus, ���The Taste of Spring��� showcases spring- Roberto Calder��n Gutierrez Hospital in Managua. inspired dishes by several of Ballantyne��s leading chefs. The dedication ceremonies at these events usually feature local dignitaries, but this time, girls in Nicaraguan costume performed native dances to impart a sense of their culture. On the flight back to the United States, I couldn��t help reflecting that in our spring issue we are drawing a parallel by featuring children at Endhaven Elementary donning native dress to celebrate their heritage. In ���Global Glee,��� you��ll learn how the school��s teachers In ���Celebrating Baby,��� we share some of the latest high tech apps and entertaining ways that local mothers-to-be are heralding the new life within. created an International Fair for students and their parents, As azaleas and dogwood grace us with their ethereal who represent an astounding 42 different native countries. blooms, this time of year can be especially beautiful in the The blessing of children is also the focus as we explore Deep South. In ���Going Home,��� we take off for Birmingham, a growing trend of new and expectant mothers popping up Ala., one of the region��s best-kept travel secrets. Our around Ballantyne. In ���Celebrating Baby,��� we share some Ballantyne tour guides, Todd and Geneva Greene, who of the latest high tech apps and entertaining ways that both grew up in ���The Ham,��� believe you��ll be surprised local mothers-to-be are heralding the new life within. at the city��s rich historical legacy, multitude of places Since a growing family often needs to upsize, we decided to turn to a leading home staging professional to give ���Expert Direct��� advice on how to quickly transform your to see and things to do and a dining scene that��s on the national foodie radar for inventive indigenous cuisine. We hope this issue captures the renewal of life for-sale house into a ���sold.��� Whether or not you��re moving, we feel during springtime and inspires you and the before and after pictures show what a difference that your loved ones to take full advantage of the many de-cluttering rooms can make, giving you the gift of a whole pleasures this enchanting season has to offer. new house. To whet the artistic appetite of homeowners who get into DIY this time of year, Style Points shows you an easy way to turn plain glass bottles into beautiful decorative vases featuring the Pantone color of the year, emerald. Of course, come spring, romance is in the air. Date Night 10 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE JJ Bissell Publisher, Ballantyne Magazine SPRING 2013

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