Letter from the Publisher

In Bevin Hicks by Lola Magazine

Is it really the holiday season already? They say the older you get, the faster the years go by. That is no joke! It is my favorite time of year for so many reasons. I love all that the holidays bring – even the chaos can be fun. Yes, our to-do list is longer than usual, but when that includes shopping, you will hear no complaints from me! Although I am very much a “Christmas person,” Thanksgiving is a close second. It may be redundant coming from me, but gratitude is my thing, and Thanksgiving is just that – taking a moment to be thankful for all the blessings in life.

This year my 36th birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day, and I have so much to be thankful for. I was a little hesitant to give the “36” detail, but age is an attitude, right? That being said, 29 feels more appropriate most days, but I am good with 36. Whatever age, whatever may be in the mix at this time in my life, I am thankful for every day that I get to wake up and be with the people that I love. If it’s snuggling my babies, hanging out with my husband, spending time with family at our deer camp, or getting to work beside my best friends doing what we love with our incredible team. I am thankful every single day.

This issue of Lola Magazine is full of things to make your holidays more special. Whatever is on your list this year, we have your shopping covered, from the men in your life, to what to wear to your holiday festivities. Take a different approach to Thanksgiving this year and add a Friends-giving celebration to the holiday. We share tips to decorate your own Christmas wonderland, and recipes for making memories with your little ones. Take a trip to West Monroe’s Antique Alley and the Natchitoches Christmas Festival for holiday fun. Also, don’t forget to sign up for our Lola-Day giveaway and get your tickets to Tinsel, a chauffeured shopping experience.

All of us at Lola Magazine wish you the very happiest of holidays. We hope your holiday chaos is manageable, your festive fashion will turn heads, your home is full of Christmas magic, and your blessings abound! Cheers to all of you and yours this holiday season!