Ballantyne Magazine

SUMMER 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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E D I T O R ' S L E T T E R Prioritizing Fun Enjoy summer excursions, big and small M y father studied for the bar exam when my sister and I were little. I remember him poring over books at the kitchen table after dinner. We would tiptoe in to kiss him good night, careful not to disrupt his focus. He taught us by example (and verbal repetition) to be diligent and prioritize our work. Specifically — that we should complete work by Friday so it wouldn't hang over us all weekend. He targeted this valuable lesson at his younger daughter who stressed over deadlines. He thought it would help me worry less. But now as an adult and parent myself, I've internalized the message to the extreme: I feel compelled to always put work first. Sometimes it feels like there's never enough time to get away. For me, it helps to be married to a fun-first husband who encourages me to enjoy life in the now. How do you pull away from it all? There are many jaunts around Ballantyne, such as those displayed in stylish fashion in our cover story, as well as ones in "Fun in a Flash" by Nan Bauroth on p. 56 and "Bringing Neighbors Together" by Dawn Liles on p. 84. Summer is also the perfect season to take a lengthier escape to visit the city of Chicago, as Susan Shackelford shares on p. 72. Whether it's in Ballantyne or beyond, here's to a summer of fun. And to getting our work done by Friday! Jodi Werner Greenwald Editor-in-Chief For me, it helps to be married to a fun-first husband who encourages me to enjoy life in the now. Let's Be Social You can find Ballantyne Magazine online at all your favorite places. Our Award-Winning Website www.ballantynemagazine.com Twitter @ballantynemag Facebook @ballantynemagazine Instagram @ballantynemag BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2018 12 Editor's Letter

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