Welcome to the issue , # marvelouslyMOD readers ! Summer is in full swing , and we have so many fabulous stories for you .
First , we take you inside a gorgeous abode in Irving Park for our home feature . Designer Linda Knight Carr worked on the home with a longtime client for whom she has designed two previous residences . Through those projects , designer and client have forged a harmonious relationship that resulted in a space that incorporates pieces old and new for a fresh , stylish look .
Fresh , stylish looks abound at Seagrass in Greensboro , too . We visited with the store ’ s laid-back , Californiacool owners Erin and Brian Miranda , who share their design ethos and how they ’ re bringing that sophisticated coastal vibe to homes in the Triad .
We also caught up with Jeff Ryan , executive director of the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament , which will be held August 20-22 at Wake Forest University . Jeff has a storied career in managing tennis events from the Davis Cup to the Olympics . He shared not only stories from his career but also insights into how the tournament is growing and contributing to the Winston-Salem community .
Giving back to the community is also a major goal for James Gardner . A teacher , husband and father , James spends his free time managing the Positive Direction for Youth & Families ( PDY & F ) Community Garden in Greensboro . The garden has become a hub not only for feeding people in the midst of a food desert , but also for teaching people how to grow and cultivate their own food . James takes us into the garden and shares how it feeds not only families in need , but his soul , too .
For our Book Club feature , I ’ m so excited to introduce you to Cate Doty , author of Mergers and Acquisitions : Or , Everything I Know About Love I Learned from the Wedding Pages . Cate previously worked on the weddings desk at The New York Times , writing about some of the most lavish nuptials in the nation . Cate ’ s book gives readers an insider ’ s look at a world most of us aren ’ t privy to and tempers that experience with her real-life romantic ups and downs .
Elsewhere in the issue , we take you to two fabulous events in our Society Sightings column — the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Hope Gala and the Theatre Art Galleries Gala and Auction . The events raised funds for two important organizations , and we ’ re excited to highlight their good work .
There ’ s so much more inside , so I won ’ t keep you from any of these fabulous stories — enjoy !
Jennifer Bringle , editor-in-chief
* In our May / June issue , we listed Anna Danielle as photographer on the Flavor of Success feature . Lindley Battle was the photographer for that story .