A Letter From The Editor

I have always enjoyed this time of year. I’m not sure what it is about the holiday season. Maybe it’s the change in weather, the festive decorations, or anticipation over the inevitable indulgence in retail therapy and gift-giving. Whatever it is, each year seems to bring its own special nuances and memorable experiences.

Within this issue we tried to capture the spirit and unique energy of the 2015 holiday season. One of my favorite articles can be found on page 62. Once again our Lifestyle Editor, Pandora Vanderpump-Sabo, gives us a glimpse of what it takes to make A Very Merry Vanderpump Christmas that we’re sure you won’t want to miss. Within this spread you will find a plethora of delectable recipes and effortlessly-elegant decorating tips to take your holiday bash to the next level.

Another stand-out in this edition is the fabulous fall trends we have highlighted on page 88. Some Like It Haute is a gorgeous editorial highlighting some of the latest designer styles from Gucci, Hermes and Saint Laurent, to name a few. Set in picturesque Central Park at the heart of bustling New York City, photographer Natasha Kertes, captures an effortless elegance set against the lush golds and vibrant oranges and reds of the autumn season. We feel sure you will agree that looking through Natasha’s camera lens is a view you won’t be able to get enough of. That’s why we are delighted to welcome Natasha to the Modern Living family and will continue to feature her work this coming year.

Speaking of New York, this year we featured none other than the glamorous fashion maven, Tinsley Mortimer, on our holiday cover. Tinsley made her mark on the New York social scene as the “it” girl about town in the early part of the millennium, and she doesn’t show any sign of stopping. Since then Tinsley has evolved into top-selling author and multi- faceted designer, and most recently, launched her own line of housewares. I found Tinsley to be bubbly, fun, refreshingly open and quite frankly, a sheer delight on set. Chatting with her about everything from marriage, her artistic upbringing in the south, the inspiration for her exciting new designs, to her time at Vogue. You can read all about Ms. Mortimer on page 76. To see her entire line of exquisite home décor, visit www.popcultureliving.com.

While you turn the pages of this edition, please remember to take some time and vote for this year’s Luxury Awards. Visit www. cvlux.com to cast your vote. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Marjaree Mason Center. The Awards are set for January 22, 2016 at TorNino’s Banquets, and is sure to be the event of the season. Once you finish voting be sure to purchase your ticket or table online. The event is already filling up and space is limited.

I have to once more thank all of our clients and readers for supporting us over the last two years. We have so much to celebrate as we embark on 2016. And remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter online.

Cheers and Happy Holidays,

David Manning

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