Overall, I like the email. It is clean, clear and easy to read. My only comment is that it is a little long. I probably would have put one of the articles without photos in the side bar. This would shorten the overall length of the email and would fill in that solid green colour of the sidebar further down throughout the email.
Thank you for taking the time to review my email. I appreciate your feedback. I would never have thought to do that but it makes perfect sense.