Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2016

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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Publisher Bissell Media LLC Editor-in-Chief Regina Robertson Creative Director Larry Preslar Ad Design John Baxter Web Design Big Sushi www.bigsushi.com Contributors Annie Arntz Nan Bauroth Diana Blocker Andy Braitman Kat Carter Whitley Adkins Hamlin Dawn Lyles Amy Rogers Ray Sepesy Kerry Singe Christina Thigpen Hayley Watson Editing and Proofng Susan Shackelford Publication Design SPARK Publications www.SPARKpublications.com Editorial Please send story ideas and comments to rrobertson@ballantynemagazine.com Advertising 704-248-2155 sales@ballantynemagazine.com www.ballantynemagazine.com ©2016 Bissell Media LLC No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the express written consent of the copyright owner. Ballantyne Magazine does not necessarily endorse the views and perceptions of contributors or advertisers. Spring 2016 Vol. 16, No. 1 Corrections – At Ballantyne Magazine, we are committed to accuracy. In our Winter 2015-2016 issue, Petr Vasicko's name was spelled wrong in a "Who Knew?" caption. In "Escape," we should have said Lexington Glassworks is in downtown Asheville, not the River Arts District. DEPARTMENTS BALLANTYNE | contents 48 46 74 82 WIRE 13 Plug in to what's going on in Ballantyne. FACES 29 Our featured personalities move to life's beat. STYLE POINTS 46 Designers rev up for the color(s) of the year. FAB FARE 48 Pasta, tapas and more have patrons eating with Gusto! WHO KNEW? 62 The Elon name in Ballantyne has an inspirational history. EXPERT DIRECT 74 Learn simple ways to cultivate the artist within. SOCIAL SEEN 76 Look at who's stepping up — and out — for charities. ESCAPE 82 The nation's capital toasts cherry blossoms and more. TAKE FIVE 94 Here's how we know spring has sprung. EYE LEVEL 96 This welcome site to gardeners spins a distinctive silk road. 8 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE SPRING 2016

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