February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day on the 14th, we get a chance to give a little extra attention to those we love and cherish. As you focus on your Valentines this month, remember to hold tight those you love and shower them with a little extra affection. That being said, I would like to introduce the group of handsome Valentines in my life (pup included) in the family photo above. As the only female in the house, I am fortunate enough to spread unending love to all of my boys!

Love stretches beyond the people and creatures we live and play with and into the things we find passion for. In this issue of Paradise Valley Lifestyle, we are focusing on the Arts and Makers in our community. We touch on those who find passion in the things they create.

In this issue, you will find some amazing and inspiring stories about local artists, including one who gives back and teaches students to grasp their creative aspirations. Another draws on the West for inspiration. Hear from a local rock band that gives back while rocking out as well as other fun things to love like the beautiful craftsmanship that goes into a fine luxury automobile.

I encourage you to focus on the things you love and are passionate about. Make the leap, venture out and fear not the things you’ve been wanting to do. Carpe diem! Get out there and make the most of today. Love is all you need.

Be grateful, be kind and live well,

Tammy Fellows, publisher