[dropcap] W [/dropcap]ith a new year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to reflect on 2014. For me, what stands out the most are the individuals who I had the pleasure to work with and get to know since we launched this past April — from talented guest contributors who shared their stories and inspirations that covered the gamut of travels, recipes, style ideas or inspirations for the home, to our amazing team of Editors who helped shape this magazine into what it is today — a magazine dedicated to beautifully celebrating life’s stories, both big and small.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to thank my partner-in-crime, Kristin Hoffman, who has been nothing but amazing in all that she has done for this magazine. If there is a Wonder Woman, she is it!
So in this final story for 2014, I simply wanted to share my gratitude and feature all the beautiful faces from this past year. Oftentimes, it’s their stories that take center stage and we forget that there’s a creative force behind each one. I hope you’ve enjoyed their stories and contributions as much as I have and be sure to follow them as well.
My wish for everyone in the coming year is that we recognize and celebrate the special people in our lives. We often take them for granted, but all it takes is a simple thank you, a hug, a hello or quick note – just find a way to let them know how special they are because most likely, you’re just as special to them.
Much gratitude and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
And last but not least, my amazing VRAI Magazine Family…
- Kristin Hoffman: Co-Founding Editor
- Karista Bennett: Food Editor
- Jim O’Donnell: Travel Editor
- Sheri Silver: Lifestyle Editor
- Charlotte Smith: Home & Garden Editor
- Emily Kennedy: Home & Garden Editor
- Lucy Heath: Lifestyle Editor
- Jasmin: Style Editor
- Doris Hobbs: Style Editor
- Marc J. Sievers: Home & Entertaining Editor