Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2017

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 Jodi Werner Greenwald Account Executive Lindsey Scheumeister Creative Director Larry Preslar Ad Design John Baxter Web Design Big Sushi www.bigsushi.com Contributors Genna Baugh Nan Bauroth Cindy Baxter Michelle Boudin Kat Carter Annie Dickeson Whitley Adkins Hamlin Mark Hanson Vanessa Infanzon Hayley Lawrence Kelsea Moore Dawn Nacional Matt Olin Amy Rogers Ray Sepesy Christina Thigpen Editing and Proofing Susan Shackelford Publication Design SPARK Publications www.SPARKpublications.com Editorial Please send story ideas and comments to jgreenwald@ballantynemagazine.com Advertising 704-248-2155 lscheumeister@ballantynemagazine.com © 2017 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 2017 Vol. 17, No. 1 S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 BEHIND THE SCENES www.ballantynemagazine.com Olivia Pires models a playful spring look at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne. Photo by Mark Hanson. BALLANTYNE Spring 2017 Vol. 17 No. 1 SPRING'S PALETTE Local Fashion Pops COLLEGE PREP FOR PARENTS FROM SNAFUS TO EASY ORGANIZING ESCAPE TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 'A LIFE THROUGH LETTERS' On the Cover Our Featured Contributors Reflect on Spring in Ballantyne Nan Bauroth A graduate of the Univer- sity of Missouri School of Journalism, Nan Bauroth has been published in more than 30 magazines and websites. "To me, spring is synonymous with the resurrection of life, including in my garden in Ballantyne," she says. "This year I am try- ing something new — a temporary raised bed for my tomatoes." Whitley Adkins Hamlin Wardrobe stylist, taste- maker and personal shopper Whitley Adkins Hamlin has fond memo- ries of a late-spring stay with girlfriends at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge. "We spent the most fantastic 24 hours at the hotel — sunning, bathing, spa-ing and drinking tasty beverages by the pool," she says. "What a treat to have such a nice resort in our own backyard." Mark Hanson Based in Charlotte and New York, Mark Hanson is a filmmaker and fashion and lifestyle photog- rapher, who has been shooting professionally since the age of 16. His clients include Wrangler, Lowe's Home Improve- ment, Meineke, Moen and Britax. "My favorite thing to do in Ballantyne during the spring is to sit outside and have dinner at one of Ballantyne's many restau- rants," he says. Show Us Your Creative Spark! What inventive thinking and expression are taking place in Ballantyne? Let us know! With help from Matt Olin and the CreativeMornings/CLT team — committed to showcasing Charlotte's creative thinkers, makers and doers on a global level — we have a new Ballantyne feature called "Creative Spark!" See our first one on page 96 and think about submitting your entry. From fine arts to education and creative business practices, we'd like to consider it all. Send a brief description (50 words or fewer) about your project or idea and any accompanying photos or imagery to Jodi at jgreenwald@ballantynemagazine.com. BALLANTYNE SPRING 2017 10 Contents

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