- Meredith Miotke | Rev. Diane Sullivan
In any healthy relationship, collaboration is key. So for our annual fête to affection, Seven Days staffers collectively explored a variety of romantic partnerships and how they work. For some, including married restaurateurs in Middlebury, a chocolatier couple in South Hero and a trio of musical duos, their endeavors really are passion projects. For Tim Kavanaugh and Candy Weston, love — and bathroom humor — has been a lifesaver in the face of cancer. In Shelburne, a gift shop owner opened the Vermont Wedding Studio, a coworking space for wedding professionals. Perhaps Montpelier wedding painter Hope Sharp could be a tenant. Love isn't always easy, as evidenced by the dating horror stories of Vermont comedians. Maybe, like mycologist Cardy Raper, they should take inspiration from the surprisingly racy sex lives of mushrooms.