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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Attractions in the Sydney area feature everything from urban architecture to intriguing wildlife. BALLANTYNE WINTER 2018 - 2019 82 Escape Spending time with family includes Christmas traditions like opening the "pressies" in the morning as well as a meal that's not the traditional ham or turkey. "Christmas in Australia includes beach and barbecue," Nicole says. New Year's Eve brings a special light show on Sydney Harbour. The Daws host a large group of family and friends to share in a show-stopping fireworks display over the water. The patio offers a breathtaking bird's-eye view. What an unusual experi- ence to ring in the New Year 14 hours ahead of neighbors and friends back in the Queen City. "The fireworks are spec- tacular," Nicole says. "One display is like a river of colorful fireworks — it makes the Macy's display seem like child's play!" Being adventurous, the Daws enjoy treks out of the city as well. On their last trip, they spent a weekend in the "bush," or remote forests. "One of the girls' favorite AUSSIES & NICKNAMES The Daws family has fallen right in with the Australian tradition of nicknames. Mike is known as "Dawsy," and his wife, Nicole, is "Mrs. Dawsy." Their daughters, Kylie and Lexington, have been tagged "Little Dawsy" and "Baby Dawsy" respectively. SIDE TRIP Courtesy of KLYX Photography Courtesy of KLYX Photography Courtesy of KLYX Photography

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