You wouldn't let your auto mechanic bake your wedding cake, right? Indeed; and when it comes to making a magazine you really want people on your side that have been in the trenches. Enter some new contributors to HOLIDAY with Matthew Mead plucked from the vast talent pool of the MARY ENGELBREIT WORKSHOPS held last week in St. Louis.
I LOVE EXPERIENCE and I know it and feel it when I talk to people, hear their stories, imagine myself in their shoes and vice versa. I've spent 15 years in this business, and when people share their war stories it is bonding and connective and endearing... in a word, kindred.
Enter two lovely and talented style luminaries:
Equally talented and inspiring is Dee Foust ,who edited BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS wedding issues for several years. You'll all remember those irreplaceable volumes of beautiful and inspiring ideas that provided great ideas and art for weddings and beyond. She came to the M.E. workshops as well, and of course I have been enamored for years with her beautiful creations for Bethany Lowe designs. Just knowing her history and work ethic, her passion and dedication, her EXPERIENCE in all things magazine made me realize how relevant her style is to HOLIDAY. She, too, will provide a very special project to our pages.
Jenny, Linda, Sarah, Stacey and I are dedicated to bringing our vast knowledge and experience to the pages - creating something thoughtful, lasting and well edited - a true heirloom that you will turn to over and over again for great ideas, recipes and crafts. It is our EXPERIENCE, and that of our contributors, which will ensure a publication filled with all you ever wanted to make this holiday (and many more) truly special.
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