Hello, readers! May I introduce myself? My name is Amy Overgaard. I’m a writer and editor living in St. Paul with my husband (and hopefully a dog, soon, if all goes according to plan!). But why is a St. Paul gal like me writing the editor’s note for your magazine? Well, I recently took the reins of Edina Magazine, and I’m honored to oversee this exceptional community lifestyle publication as the new editor. There’s nothing like new beginnings for the new year, right?
However, while I don’t live in the community, I’m no stranger to Edina. I worked as a copywriter in Edina in my mid-20s, spending my lunch breaks exploring the city’s restaurants, coffee shops and parks. And my husband lived on the border of South Minneapolis and Edina while we were dating, so we spent many-a date night around here. I’ve loved getting to know all this community has to offer—and I’m excited for all I have yet to discover!
It has been so fun to dive right into this new role and immediately start getting to know the people and places of this lovely city—specifically those featured in this issue. Talk about some inspirational people and organizations!
I’m excited to continue exploring and learning more from you, our readers and community members. I know I’ll meet so many incredible people along the way. (And hopefully eat a ton of delicious food from local restaurants and shop at some cute local boutiques, too!) Of course, I can’t do this without you. So, send me an email with story ideas or introduce yourself if you see me out and about around town. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!