For Immediate Release
January 14, 2011
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Jackie Saril

(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Debuts Special Weddings & Travel Issue; Introduces Star Jones as Editor-At-Large

(BLACK PR WIRE) NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine will publish UPTOWN Weddings & Travel (on newsstands January 20th), a special issue that focuses exclusively on exotic travel destinations and perfect wedding tips. This issue also marks the debut of Star Jones as Editor-At-Large. Real Housewives of Atlanta star (and newlywed) Cynthia Bailey Thomas graces the cover.

Articles focused on marriage include “Weddings vs. Marriage,” where Editor-At-Large Star Jones shares wise words on what’s more important than having the most fabulous wedding in the world (hint: a solid a stable marriage) and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey Thomas models a handful of elegant bridal designs in “An Atlanta Housewife says I Do.”

Travel articles include the “10 Most Romantic Caribbean Hideaways,” and celebs including CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien and Chef Marcus Samuelsson discuss their most exciting travel adventures in “The Trip of a Lifetime.”

“A well executed wedding and honeymoon can be the highlight of your life,” said Brett Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “This issue gives our readers tips on how to plan all aspects of the event; from bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, honeymoons and what to wear for all stages.”

“Weddings and travel go together like champagne and cake,” said Editor-in-Chief Keija Minor. “This issue celebrates the party and the journey.”

New advertisers in the issue include Saint Lucia Tourism, Sandals Weddings, Greater Fort Lauderdale, Ocean Club Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, Anguilla Tourism, Chambord Flavored Vodka, Martini & Rossi and the United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.

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