It’s that time of year when we feel extra cheerful and count our blessings. In that spirit, I am very grateful to introduce myself as the new owner/publisher of Paradise Valley Lifestyle!

It brings me so much joy and excitement to become a voice and amplify the voices of this beautiful community in which I was born and raised. As a native (fourth generation to be exact) to this beautiful state of Arizona, (I was brought up right here in Arcadia and Paradise Valley), I feel my roots continue to grow deeper as my husband and I raise our four fantastic boys here as well.

When it comes to gratitude, it can be said for most of us Phoenicians that we are excited about the change in weather. We embrace the cool, crisp air with open arms as we wave goodbye to our not-so-cool season and move into our prime weather. It’s time to spend more time outdoors and break out the jeans, sweaters and boots. It is likely you live here (full-time or seasonally) for the sunshine and nice weather, so get out there and soak it up!

The December issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle is our “Winter and Revel” issue. It is chock-full of feel-good stories for those in need, great gift-giving ideas, festive homes and holiday decor, as well as where to ring in the new year!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, spend quality time with family and friends and celebrate the holidays! Let’s press pause and take in what really matters in our lives and in the lives of others. Enjoy this time; it passes all too quickly.

Now, let’s bid farewell to a fantastic 2018 and prepare to celebrate the start of a wonderful new year!

Cheers!

Tammy Fellows, publisher