Posted: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013
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 email@example.com.
Like many, Ive never been a huge fan of Valentines Day. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy chocolate and flowers as much as the next girl. But having just one day of the year dedicated to love seems rather measly to the hopeless romantic in me.This is why I hope youll find uses for this issue throughout the yearsomething that shouldnt be hard to do. Take, for example, the 25 different dates weve created in our Save the Date package. From an elegant night of jazz and upscale dining to a Saturday afternoon brewery hop, you can consider this your cheat sheet for fun outings year round. Oh, and those chocolates? We found handcrafted local versions so decadent and sweet you definitely wont want to limit your intake to any one day or even month. Some of my favorite things about working on this issue were the unexpected love stories we discovered. When we asked Chris Woodrow of South Ends Vin Master if he had a wine to inspire romance, he shared a bottle with a backstory that sounds like its straight from the pages of a novel. Even our article about 5Churchs chef Jamie Lynch came with a charming twist as he and his Cheshire Dinner Society partner, Courtney Valvo, revealed their January 31st wedding plans in an interview. And so it seems almost every story in this issue offers a touch of romancewhether wed planned it that way or not. Im calling that fate, but thats probably just the romantic in me talking again.
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