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Finding Favorites
It’s quite possible I sound like a broken record but I can’t help it. Every month as I sit down to write this letter, I reflect on the current issue, the content and our general theme and I usually want to write, “this one is my favorite!” While it may ring rather hollow, it’s true…for that month.
When I saw the cover of this issue, I thought…how can you not love the idea of, well, love? And this image so captures the beauty and spontaneity of young love.
So I’ll just get it out of the way now and say I love this issue.
We’ve often heard that millennials value a different lifestyle than their parents and grandparents, eschewing the heavy antiques or traditional trappings. Even so, Alex takes an interesting look at silver and how young brides are choosing to use or incorporate this ageless tradition into their new homes. And speaking of new homes, Robin interviewed newlyweds to get an idea of how living together their first year taught them more about each other. It’s insightful reading on page 72.
For those interested in exploring cigars, Eric helps clear the smoke. If you’re a novice or a collector, he helps us grasp this cultured smoking affair and how people approach cigar smoking in today’s non-smoking world. I have a feeling more than a few Cubans or Hondurans will find a light this season.
One story this month may hit more than a few heart strings, especially for those like me who lived through the original “Dirty Dancing” days. What could be more fun at any wedding or vacation than to relive Baby’s dance steps?
This month, we’ve gone from Florida to Nashville to bring our readers and brides a few new ideas. We hope your summer begins with your own celebrations–and ends with new traditions.
Our congratulations to all the brides and grooms!

Until July,
Karen