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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Get personalized healthcare that fits your schedule At Novant Health Hallmark Care, our team cares deeply about you and your family Personalize your healthcare to fit your needs at Novant Health Hallmark Care, a concierge medicine office conveniently located in SouthPark. Our office provides 24/7 access to your care team and more one-on-one time with your doctors — and it's all on your schedule, at your convenience. Schedule a free consult with one of our newest providers. Schedule your free consultation today at NHhallmarkcare.org or call 704-384-7910. © Novant Health, Inc. 2019 2/19 • GCM-399896 Lilian Qushair Evans, MD Board-certified in family medicine Rosanna Delverme Silva, DO Board-certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine and lifestyle medicine NHhallmarkcare.org River Thames, London's vast cityscape brims with ancient and contemporary buildings and monuments. Serene green spaces intersperse the architecture. Bold, recognizable images abound: the tri-colored Union Jack flag, the population's heartfelt "God Save the Queen!" plea and the "Keep Calm and Carry On" slogan introduced pre-World War II to inspire morale. Three things make a trip to London simpler for Charlotteans than visiting many other places: a common language, two direct flights daily on American to Heathrow and a variety of lodging options. Accommodations run the gamut from quaint bed- and-breakfasts to stylish luxury retreats and large international chains. The editors at Condé Nast Traveler have named The Kensington, an elegant boutique hotel made up of four Victorian townhouses, as one of their favorite hotels of all time. Royal palaces and playgrounds A stirring start to sightseeing is the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace, the working headquarters of the monarchy and one of the world's most recognizable buildings. With scarlet tunics, tall bearskin caps and precision drill and bands, the Foot Guards epitomize the pomp, pageantry and military ceremony for which London is known. The lavishly furnished Buckingham Palace State Rooms are open for tours from July 22 to Sept. 29. Official functions in these spaces — which include the enormous ballroom and throne room — range from large-scale banquets to private gatherings with foreign ambassadors. About two miles west, Kensington Palace lies in Kensington Gardens, located at the western edge of Hyde Park. This year the palace hosts a major exhibition marking the 200 th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth. Hyde Park is a 350-acre royal park in the heart of London. It offers boating and swimming in a lake called Serpentine, horseback riding and running in such events as the Serpentine Last Friday of the Month 5K. Superstar Celine Dion is one of several headliners scheduled for the 10-day British Summer Time Hyde Park, presented by Barclaycard. Fans of the late Princess Diana can stroll the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2019 81 Escape Photo by Mary Gilbert Upscale department store Harrods is a must-see destination for fashion and trend seekers.

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