Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 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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her best friend, Shannon. "We have traveled with each other and even shared Thanksgiving together when I didn't go back home," Messmer says. "Had I not created the post, I would never have met Shannon or brought other women together who have hopefully made lasting friendships as well." With 102 people (net) per day moving to Charlotte, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it's no Tina Enyart, owner of Sweet T Flowers, shares tips with the women about using asymmetry and locally grown blossoms in their arrangements. Women in New Friends of Carolina select flowers for their arrangements. surprise that people are looking for friendships. And it's not just newcomers looking to connect. Life transitions — such as starting a family, becoming an empty nester, getting a divorce, changing jobs or retiring — can also lead to feelings of loneliness and disconnection. Apart from finding friends through social media, such as Facebook's Ballantyne Connection group, another option has drawn hundreds of women who are seeking camaraderie — the local social club. Specifically in the Ballantyne area, there's New Friends of Carolina and Carolina Women's Club. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 50 Feature

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