It’s about that time of year where tinsel and glitter adorn the trees, twinkling lights reflect in our car windows and entertainment is of the essence. Whether you’re hosting out-of-town family or friends, December is a month for abundance when it comes to gatherings. 

Here at North Scottsdale Lifestyle magazine, we know you are passionate about this special season and crave new ways to make memories and cherish the little things. Maybe it’s checking out that new buzzworthy local band with friends or delving into the perfect cookbook—fireside with a cup of gourmet hot cocoa—which sets your mind alight with ideas for elegant party potluck dishes. Or perhaps it’s booking a quick getaway to a local hot spot in order to replenish yourself before the hustle and bustle sets in. 

For some of us, this season is about thinking ahead and making resolutions we can adhere to in the new year. The importance of living with renewed wellness and peace of mind in 2019 is essential, and setting goals can help. We offer expert tips on how to achieve these goals and work toward long-term success. 

And what would this magical time of year be without showcasing beautiful properties available in North Scottsdale, such as an exceptional find in Estancia? This is one home that takes entertaining seriously and serves as a perfect backdrop for holiday elegance. If you need a fresh take on assisted living because helping a loved one make this adjustment has been heavy on your heart, the North Scottsdale Retreat offers comforts of home for the holidays and year-round. It is a must-see right in your backyard. 

As the sun sets on 2019, it is with a warm thank you that we wish you a healthy and happy holiday season and bring you our December issue. However you celebrate, remember that North Scottsdale is the ideal backdrop for all your holiday festivities.  

Dylan Thomas, publisher