Dear Gents,

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as I can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Cross Timbers Lifestyle for 2018! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again.

There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas for the next year, we’re often already fast forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun.

For that reason, I encourage myself and each of you to tap on the brakes so we can slow down and enjoy the magic of the season. You can start by propping up your feet with a warm cup of cocoa and diving into our December issue. 

We’ve uncovered some terrific local gift ideas for the special folks in your life and can even help you plot out your next winter vacation getaway. Time to plan that special dinner for two, in charge of girls’ gift exchange or need to impress the relatives with dinner out? We have so many fantastic local places to choose from, you can’t go wrong. But if you really need to up the ante, take a peek at what the fabulous J2 Steakhouse in Old Town Lewisville is offering up this season. It won’t disappoint.

I hope you will enjoy making new memories and celebrating long-held traditions this season. Make this season what you want it to be, but most of all give thanks and spread good cheer!

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy New Year from Cross Timbers Lifestyle!


Jane Krzysiak, publisher