Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 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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Younger Set Spotlighting our kids Marvin Ridge Senior Crowned Gabrielle Simone Howard, a senior at Marvin Ridge High School, was crowned Ms. Debutante 2017 at "The Pearls of Union: A Regal Renaissance" on April 23. The cotillion, presented by the Union County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presented eight teenage girls to the community. Dr. Christine Mann Darden, a Monroe native and retired NASA senior executive featured in the book, "Hidden Figures," spoke at the event and addressed area youth at a special event the day before. Darden was not depicted in the recent movie by the same name but was one of four women highlighted in author Margot Shetterly's book. Student Relishes Cooking Prize In April, Kate Ipek Fox enjoyed the prize she won for taking first place in the kids' category at the 2016 Gingerbread Lane contest at The Ballantyne. Her entry, "The Ice Skating Rink," earned her a chef's jacket and private cooking class with The Ballantyne's pastry chef. Fox, a rising fifth grader at Elon Park Elementary, took notes with zeal and enjoyed tasting the macaroons, eclairs and mousse they created. Ms. Debutante 2017 Gabrielle Howard and Dr. Christine Mann Darden, a local "Hidden Figure" and retired NASA senior executive Kate Ipek Fox STAY & PLAY Sunscreen? 3 Family (and Fido) friendly itinerary? 3 Unforgettable summer vacation? 3 Stay & play near local attractions like Carowinds Amusement Park at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne. Plan your summer family getaway at aloftcharlotteballantyne.com and enjoy our best available rates. Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place Charlotte, NC 28277 W XYZ ® bar • Fast & free WiFi • Splash pool • Re:charge SM gym • Arf SM program & more ©2017 Marriott International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Aloft and their respective logos are trademarks of Marriott International, Inc., or its affiliates. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2017 21 Wire

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