Ballantyne Magazine

SPRING 2019

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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There's no finer accommodation to anchor a Savannah stay than the storied Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection. The original Romanesque manse was built in the late 1800s as a private residence. In its next incarnation, the terra cotta landmark served as a mortuary and home to the city's most respected undertaker before being reborn as a luxury hotel. Directly across from the city's expansive Forsyth Park, the mansion is home to 126 rooms, an extensive Expressionist and Impressionist art collection and a vintage ladies' hat display (1860s to 1960s). Design accents include bold chandeliers, Roman columns and a stately Bosendorfer grand piano. Cooking classes offer an excursion into farm-to-table cuisine, led by executive chef and Michelin-starred culinary wizard Shahin Afsharian. Historic District Savannah is Georgia's oldest city, founded in 1733 by British philanthropist and Parliament member Gen. James Oglethorpe. Widely considered "America's first planned city," Savannah was organized into grids. Twenty-two public squares and parks dot Bold chandeliers are among striking design features at Mansion on Forsyth Park. The movie "Forrest Gump" showed Forsyth Park Fountain, built more than 150 years ago. Courtesy of Carley Rudd Photography Courtesy of Visit Savannah Georgia's "first city" offers a charming spring getaway for those who love to explore BALLANTYNE SPRING 2019 82 Escape River Street runs along the Savannah River and offers caf├ęs, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. With its notable terra cotta exterior, Mansion on Forsyth Park has an engaging history and extensive art collection.

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