As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year. I can’t believe we have completed the final issue of Cypress Lifestyle in 2018! The past four months have been a whirlwind, and I have enjoyed bringing you stories about our amazing community!

The month’s issue is no exception. Cypress lifestyle blogger Alley Leto shares some gift ideas for the holidays, and she invited us into her beautiful home so we could create three different looks when decorating your hearth for the holidays.

Park Creek Independent Living gives us a peek into what life is like living on a “cruise ship on land.” As you visit with your older relatives this season, share the story with them. It’s truly a fun group of residents, and they really enjoy the amenities Park Creek offers. And the director, Kathie Snyder, would love to give you a tour.

Duane Horne, a Cypress financial planner, shares some important advice to consider as we look to the new year. And for those of you looking for a great idea for enjoying New Year’s Eve, check out what Dario’s Steakhouse has on the menu for their prix fixe dinner.

Guest contributing writer from several of our Georgia lifestyle magazines Sue Collins shares what to expect when you visit Home Ranch in Colorado. It’s definitely on my bucket list!

Finally, check out the local holiday light displays you can enjoy with your family this month.

I’m blown away by the ideas you send me for stories and appreciate the support for Cypress Lifestyle. I encourage you to continue to send me your story ideas, and I’ll do my best to showcase them. 

I hope you enjoy the issue and your holidays! See you next year!

Peggy Garner, publisher