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Posted: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

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SouthPark Magazine Executive Editor Sarah Crosland

Sarah Crosland has been blogging for more than a decade. And from fashion to food, she's covered Charlotte both in magazines and online. As the Executive Editor of Magazines for The Charlotte Observer, she's always looking for a great story. Have one? Email her at scrosland@charlotteobserver.com.

A few years ago I stopped making New Year’s resolutions. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be healthier, happier, or more organized. It was that those goals seemed natural to pursue year round. So instead, on New Year’s Day, I made a list of achievable goals, rather than resolutions, for the year—things like “run a half marathon,” “visit Spain,” and “learn to scuba dive.”

And then I did them. Well, not all of them. Scuba diving will have to wait for another year. But having a list of big goals and accomplishing many of them was both exciting and ultimately rewarding.

Here at SouthPark Magazine, we recently began making a list of big goals. Our magazine has always brought you glossy coverage of Charlotte’s upscale neighborhoods, stores, restaurants, and people. But as the city’s luxury offerings increase, we want to ensure that our publication is packed with the top people and places you want to see. That’s why starting this month you’ll find a fresh new look on many of our pages and more coverage than ever before of the city’s style arbiters, taste makers, and trend setters.

And speaking of a fresh look, this month we’re serving up the city’s secrets for looking great. From fitness fashions to the hippest classes in town, our writers found exciting ways to get you motivated—and svelte—in the New Year. Plus, check out our new Avenue section where we showcase Charlotte’s top vegetarian options and a local spot brewing the health world’s latest favorite elixir, Kombucha.

You may have also noticed that I’m new. Cristina Wilson is now helming our sister publication, Carolina Bride, which means I have the pleasure of leading SouthPark. And, of course, making certain that this magazine is serving you best is at the top of my list of New Year’s goals. So enjoy the issue and I hope that you find plenty of inspiration in these pages for your own New Year’s list.

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