It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of 2018. If you’re like me, you’re wondering, “Where did this year go?!” I seem to ask myself that more and more often. And then, I step back and realize, that even with as fast as time seems to fly, I’m so grateful for all I’m experiencing along my journey.

This month is our “Thankful” issue at Paradise Valley Lifestyle. We aptly celebrate with some wonderful individuals who are following their hearts: a decorated veteran United States Air Force colonel who works with veterans and military members on many levels, and a mother who created a nonprofit that helps soldiers after they return home to Arizona, including her son who inspired her.

There are also two former Hollywood actresses who, for almost 60 years, have changed the lives of thousands of children. 

You’ll also discover how local travel adventures can be inspiring or perhaps a Mediterranean dining experience at the Valley’s newest restaurant. Or maybe it’s the beauty of photographing perfectly presented dishes.

We’ve also offered a few options if you’d like to get involved in a charity or do some volunteering this month—or all year long!

So what are you thankful for? For me, it’s of course my husband, Mike, and our family. It’s also the people I’ve met as publisher of Paradise Valley Lifestyle. It’s been the opportunity to provide you with interesting pieces and special events every month. It’s my advertising partners, my readers and now, the woman I’m passing the torch to, to continue growing this wonderful publication, Tammy Fellows.

Yes, Mike and I are starting a new excellent adventure. While leaving the magazine is bittersweet, we’re excited about this new journey. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to be a part of this community. We wish you much happiness, an abundance of blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

With heartfelt gratitude, 

Kat McMahon, publisher 

And now, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to your new publisher, Tammy.

It’s that time of year when we feel grateful and count our blessings. With that said, I am very grateful to be the new publisher of Paradise Valley Lifestyle! It warms my heart to become a voice in the beautiful community in which I was born and raised. Yes, that’s right, I am a native of Arizona, a fourth-generation native, to be exact. My roots here are deep and wide which continue to grow as my husband and I raise our four boys here as well. I look forward to sharing more with you in the December issue.

Count your blessings,

Tammy Fellows, publisher