Get glowing. Great relationships are important.
I was cleaning my kitchen after a get together with beloved former O Magazine coworkers, and began to reflect on relationships and how the quality of them matter. Earlier that day an old friend and former Cosmopolitan colleague stopped by after finding a note I’d written to her in 2001. I was struck by the words I’d written at the time- they still ring true today. On the very same day I was reminded of my grandmother. I thought of the passion in her voice, the conviction in her words. She was someone who forged beautiful friendships with all sorts of people even though she lived a life with many hardships. This issue is dedicated to her.
Being on set with Chapter 4 cover model Emily DiDonato was like spending the day with a ray of sunshine. We chose “In The Glow” as the name for our cover story not only because we’re showcasing sporty pieces that help you break a sweat in style, but mostly because gorgeous Emily is radiant from the inside out. Everything she said or did had “kind soul” written all over it. The images in this story bear an extra special kind of beauty: beauty from the inside out. More motivation to smile, care, treat people well---and get in the glow like Emily.