In the era of smartphones and streaming shows, it may be easy to let the summer fly by while staring at one device or another. That’s essentially how my winter and spring flew by, but this summer, I intend to change that.
By this time of year, it can be hard to remember exactly what we were thinking when we finalized the editorial calendar for the whole year back in October. Our media kit still mentions Gourmet Legacy as the cover story for this issue. But as you can tell, this issue isn’t about that.
A couple months back at an editorial meeting, I casually mentioned that the Feast Awards issue was coming up. I put a little feeler out to see what the team would want to taste-test and judge this year. Someone mentioned donuts might be fun, and I immediately decided that’s what we would judge.
Every year, the holidays come and go so quickly. The turkey dinner, the shopping, the presents, the tree, the ball dropping, the time spent with family—it all happens so fast. And just like that, it’s over and you’re left wondering what to do.
What if instead of asking for material gifts, we all asked for more experiences together? So often after the holidays, I feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff that’s now cluttering my house. I appreciate the sentiment in every gift I receive. But sometimes, I really don’t need another coffee mug. How many cups of coffee can I drink at once? Not seven, that’s for sure.
I’m someone who always says she’s not that interested in art. But that’s actually a lie. Maybe I don’t know a valuable piece of art when I see one and maybe I don’t find art museums particularly enthralling, but I definitely value the arts. Art extends way beyond paintings and sculptures.
Wine used to be a very classy drink—or at least that’s how I interpreted it when I was younger. All of the names sounded so fancy: Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot. So it must be fancy people drinking them, right?
In a perfect world, I would tally all of your votes for Local Faves, see which local businesses won and then go out and test the winners to make sure they’re worthy. I’d enjoy tons of delicious food and shop all the best boutiques. I would meet the who’s-who of Stark County and try all of the top-tier services. I’d enjoy all kinds of festivals and fun.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass