Goodwill Toward All
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We’ve made it to the end of 2022. We’re definitely ready to celebrate, and this festive issue of Decatur Living certainly shows it, in more ways than one. Our entire magazine staff had no problem getting into the holiday spirit, and we hope this edition inspires you to try a new recipe or cocktail, give back to your favorite organizations, buy a well-thought-out gift for a loved one or simply savor the joy of where we live throughout this calm, cozy season. Ready to impress your dinner and drop-in guests? Flip to our cover story on page 9. Writer Vanessa Rust spoke to chefs and mixologists at several of our favorite restaurants in Decatur to get their beloved, time-tested recipes for drinks, entrees and snacks. Yum! Ready to knock out that looming shopping list? Our irresistible gift guide in this issue, starting on page 4, will probably double as a wish list for you! Skipping the gift frenzy this season but still want to give back to our community? We have that covered as well. Our favorite organizations are highlighted on page 16, in M. Mattingly’s feature, “To Give is to Receive.” Of course, what makes this time of year so special are the moments we spend with others we care about. I’m thrilled to share that the Avondale Tour of Homes, highlighted on page 22, offers the backstory on a few of the spectacular abodes to see during the holidays – and don’t forget to buy tickets for the corresponding holiday market, and check out our calendar of events for even more ways to get the neighborhood together. There’s no better way to close out the year. On behalf of everyone at Decatur Living, we hope you and your family have a memorable holiday season and cozy start to 2023. However you plan to celebrate, we’re right there with you, sharing the sentiment.
Publisher, Decatur Living