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Experience an all new way to see, taste and hear the 13th annual euphoria Food, Wine and Music festival with the euphoria Insiders! This team of well-known Greenville area-based bloggers and Instagrammers are gearing up to bring you the most delicious sights and sounds of this year’s highly-anticipated festival.

Get to know the euphoria Insiders below, and make sure you’re following along on their accounts and #euphoriainsider for all the details on the intimate culinary, musical and learning experiences happening September 20-23, 2018.

Eleanor Rogers, The Upstate Foodie   


Eleanor grew up in Greenville, S.C. and moved to Columbia to attend USC where she began her journey teaching Montessori. While teaching will always be closer to her heart, food has consistently been a passion of hers. When she moved back to Greenville, she was blown away at the variety of foods offered and was frankly overwhelmed by all the new and trendy restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, etc. that were opening up. Her goal with The Upstate Foodie is to share some of the best dishes around Greenville, as well as offer some of her insights to eating and cooking. 

Sam Slaughter, The Manual

@slaughterwrites @themanualguide

Sam Slaughter is a spirits editor for the men’s lifestyle magazine, The Manual. He received his BA from Elon University and his MA from Stetson University. Outside of spirits work, his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in a variety of places, including Midwestern Gothic, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Heavy Feather Review. He was awarded the 2014 “Best of There Will Be Words” and has several pieces of work published. 

Cara Sinicropi, Mirrors and Mimosas


Cara Sinicropi is a reader, writer, Greenville city dweller, dual degree holder, coffee drinker and blogger of Mirrors and Mimosas. Her fashion blog is a personal lifestyle blog filled with the things that make her who she is. 

Peter Dezzi, Pd.Likeness


Peter Dezzi was born and raised in New York, and now lives with a southern state of mind in Greenville. Photographer by trade, degree-wielding designer, dog loving, thrill seeking, challenge meeting kind-of-guy who never leaves home without his Canon 6D, Nexus 5 and Drone. 

Christen Clinkscales, Christen Eats


Christen Clinkscales is a 29 year old food obsessed, culinary school dropout. She studied culinary arts at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York before deciding that the back of a New York kitchen wasn’t for her. After living and eating in New York City for five years, Christen returned to her burgeoning hometown of Greenville for a slower-paced life. 

Jamarcus Gaston


Jamarcus grew up in the very small town of Great Falls, S.C. in Chester County. He graduated Salutatorian from Great Falls High School in 2003 and headed to the mountainous upstate to attend Furman University on an academic and music scholarship. After graduation college, Jamarcus started his career at WSPA as an intern and worked his way up to host and producer of “Carolina Now” on the Carolinas CW 62 where he transformed the show into an all things local show. Following the ending of “Carolina Now,” Jamarcus returned to a show that started his love in promoting all the things that make the Carolinas great when he was promoted to co-host/co-producer of Scene on 7.