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FALL 2017

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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"When you are shopping, be prepared. Come with measurements, fabric samples, paint chips and photos of your rooms. For instance, if you need a lamp, know how tall it needs to be so you can choose the right height lamp the first time." Paula Tompkins Owner Creative by Nature HOME "People look to us as experts, and we will gladly help them, but the bot- tom line is you are living in your house every day, so pick out things your eyes see that bring you peace, because if it doesn't bring you personal peace, it is not right for you." Beth Taflinger Owner Casual Elegance State, Local Themes With so many people moving into Ballantyne from other places, state and local-themed home accents are a huge draw. Customers at Casual Elegance snap up prints, tea towels and onesies that depict scenes in every state, created by artist Anne Klein at Fish Kiss. At Creative by Nature HOME, people love pillows with whimsical maps of Ballantyne, Waxhaw, Fort Mill and Charlotte drawn by Charlotte calligrapher Lori Sparacio of The Write Occasion. Ella B. Candles featuring individual- ized fragrances for Ballantyne, Marvin and Weddington also fly off the shelves. "The Ballantyne scent is a blend of mandarin orange and vanilla," explains Julie Tassy, who creates the hand-poured, pure soy candles in Matthews. "Orange oil is known for energizing properties, while vanilla is soothing and warm," she says. "We paired this scent with the Ballantyne neighborhood because it is both fresh and sophisticated." Taflinger at Casual Elegance sums up the Ballantyne craze for locally themed décor by pointing to a plaque she has sold by the hundreds: "A Little Bit Yankee, a Little Bit Y'all." • 980-359-1020 At Wingate University Ballantyne, we're committed to helping you get ahead in your career. Our faculty are invested in the adult student with a real-world approach to learning. E D U C A T I O N M A S T E R ' S A N D D O C T O R A L D E G R E E S S P O R T M A N A G E M E N T M A S T E R O F A R T S A D U L T B A C H E L O R ' S BAC H E LOR OF L I BE R A L ST U DI E S M B A M A S T E R O F B U S I N E S S A D M I N I S T R A T I O N Programs Designed with You in Mind. Admitting New Students Now! BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 45 Feature

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