Season of Abundance
I’VE ALWAYS FELT LIKE FALL is a reflective time of year. The kids go back to school; timeless traditions are resurrected; and our favorite scents once again waft through the chilly air. In putting together this issue of Decatur Living— one of everyone’s favorites all year — the entire staff found ourselves thinking back to our favorite parts of fall. We’ve done our best to represent those in this edition, from fashion to self care to the excitement of a new arts season.Did you find yourself indulging a bit too much during the summer months? Flip to our cover story on page 10 and get inspired to give your mind, spirit and body some much-needed TLC. We spoke to local experts on ways to heal yourself in nature, give your brain and life a boost and get your body back into gear. We also spoke to the owner of Finders Keepers on the perks of sustainable fashion, page 22, and even included Kudzu Antiques, page 6, so your home decor can get in on the sustainability trend. After all, investing in something timeless is the perfect way to honor the environment and add interesting stories to your life.
As for fall’s new arts season, you’ll want to read all about Decatur High School’s upcoming plans, — and the starring students and teachers who make it happen — starting on page 16. Learn more about local painter Crysta Luke in our artist spotlight on page 20, and, of course, get excited about a packed autumn schedule with our calendar of events on page 28. Have a little extra time on your hands? Flip to page 24, and find out if volunteering in the Focus program, implemented by our own Decatur Education Foundation, could be right for you.
On behalf of everyone at Decatur Living, we hope you and your family have a memorable autumn. However you plan to savor these crisp, colorful months, remember to devote time to what matters to you.
Publisher, Decatur Living