Ballantyne Magazine

Winter 2018

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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Nicole and Mike Daw like staying on the shores of Sydney Harbour with its sweeping city views. Courtesy of Tourism Australia BALLANTYNE WINTER 2018 - 2019 80 Escape Ballantyne residents Mike and Nicole Daw and their daughters, Kylie and Lexington, have spent the winter holidays in Sydney several times with Mike's parents who live there. Mike is a native Australian, and his parents have a terraced, 1899-built home on the shores of Sydney Harbour, the world's largest natural harbor. For those without family in the area, the Park Hyatt Sydney is a great place to stay while touring the city. The five-star hotel is centrally located between the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Park Hyatt offers guests residential-style accommoda- tions and sweeping views of the coun- try's largest city (more than five million people). The luxurious setting includes three rooftop suites and a rooftop pool. Other accommodations Nicole recommends are Novotel Pacific at Manly Beach and Jonah's at Whale Beach. "Jonah's is more of a beach destination but stunning," she says. Flying There With air travel to Sydney, there are routes through California (Los Ange- les or San Francisco) or Dallas. Flying through Dallas is slightly longer, but Nicole's in-laws like it better because they've found the customs officers to be friendlier. With either route, total travel time is approximately 24 hours. Flights leaving on Monday will bring travelers to Sydney on a Wednesday. Staying with Mike's parents on Sydney Harbour, the Daw family is at the heart of the city's action, including during the holidays. They enjoy picturesque views of the water and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the comfort of the home's deck. Courtesy of KLYX Photography Courtesy of KLYX Photography

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