“Be Mine” can last a lifetime. Sometimes, it begins when you least expect it. Love can lead to adventures in far-flung places. Love can last a lifetime.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite love stories in recent years:
The chocolate couple: Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt
Early in their courtship, Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt backpacked throughout Central America. They always talked about someday returning to Puerto Viejo, a tiny town on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. But life has a way of putting dreams on hold.
However, in February 2013, the couple, along with their two small children, decided to go for it, and move to the jungles of Costa Rica. They wanted more time together as a family, a chance to reboot.
One day at the farmers market, they discovered a stand selling locally made bean-to-bar chocolate. They met with farmers and learned about how bean-to-bar chocolate is made. Months later, they returned to Atlanta, and opened up Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, which makes small batches of bean-to-bar chocolate with ethically grown ingredients at the onsite micro-factory at Krog Street Market in Atlanta. Read more about this couple’s courage to undertake such a dramatic life change and their passion to make the world a better place with chocolate on myajc.com/living.
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