Phew! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2018! It’s been a year of change here at Franklin Lifestyle. We’ve expanded, made lots of new friends and enjoyed seeing our team and vision for next year evolve.  

There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. We are enjoying the moment, but always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas for the next year, we’re often already fast forwarding to future months before the current month has even begun. 

Technically, we’ve been planning this holiday season issue for months now. Our Holiday Gift Guide and New Year’s Eve Hot Spot have been discussions amongst our team while trying to keep cool in the 99-degree summer heat. 

With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. 

We’ll take your lead, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Athena West

Publisher