Have you been wondering who makes The Scout Guide happen in each city? Within each book is an editor page showing you who was the talented local person who made it all happen. We are going to tell you more about these amazing people through our blog once a month in the Get to Know Your Local Editor column. This month we are featuring Charlotte’s own Hobby Sherman.
1. What were you up to before you found The Scout Guide?
My background is in interior design. I worked for a few different designers when I was living in New York and eventually started my own business. My husband and I moved to Charlottesville for two years while he was in business school and that is when I learned about The Scout Guide. I discovered the first volume (and fell in love with the concept) when I was working in retail and product development for Caspari, a respected publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper products. When we moved to Charlotte, I thought it would be a great market for the publication.
2. What do you love about your current city?
I have loved living in Charlotte. The people are what make this town so great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming and lives up to that true Southern hospitality. In addition, many of the people have moved to Charlotte from different cities, and bring with them interesting experiences to share. I also LOVE the trees here – especially this time of year when they keep it somewhat cool on my (almost) daily walk along Queens Road West!
3. What book have you been reading this summer?
My husband’s newly published novel, of course!! Before The Flood by John Sherman. It’s currently available as an e-reader version though Amazon or iTunes. Add it to your summer reading list!! I promise it will keep you on the edge of your seat…
4. Have you seen any good movies lately?
I love movies and have a few that I am anxious to see, but we had a baby girl in January and she’s kept me busy and away from the theater. The last movie I saw in Charlotte was last summer when Bill Cunningham New York came to the Manor Theater for one weekend. It was probably one of my all-time favorites. I love documentaries and this one particularly hit a chord with me. Bill Cunningham (a columnist/fashion photographer for the NYTimes Sunday Styles) is so passionate about what he does and has been dedicated to capturing New York fashion for 50 years. The movie is a portrait of this brilliant artist as well as a document of the city’s evolving fashion. After 9 years of living in New York, much of the movie was familiar to me and brought back so many memories of the interesting adventures that I had in the city.
5. Where are you going/did you go on summer vacation?
To the beach…with a 6 month old and soaring temperatures, I can’t think of any better place to be than close to the water. We go to Sullivan’s Island (SC) and Morehead (NC).
6. What is your dream vacation?
It’s a tie: I have always dreamed of going on an African safari…Abercrombie and Kent style! I love the idea of being in nature with all of those beautiful animals…but also eating good meals and relaxing comfortably in such a setting. I also would love to go to Bhutan and experience their colorful culture and dramatic landscapes.
7. What is your favorite summer treat?
Local tomatoes with fresh basil, good olive oil and a really well-made loaf of bread… or North Carolina, fresh from-the-ocean, peel-your-own shrimp and my Aunt Betty’s cornbread dipped in molasses
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