Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.

This month at Cross Timbers Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue. We’ll look at ways to “go green” in honor of Earth Day on April 22. The Jaguar I-PACE is an impressively stylish way to do that, and for a limited time, special incentives are available here in Texas to pursue your dream of being eco-friendly on the roads.

Meanwhile, visions become treasures as Marcus art students express themselves and “play” with the elemental feel of mud at the potter’s wheel. Remarkable!

We think the warmer days are the perfect reason to gather and celebrate life together. Head over to The Tavern at Lakeside for a “Cheers-like” friendly atmosphere, a perfect patio and a chef-driven menu that includes my personal favorite: the Cowboy Brisket Grilled Cheese.

“April Showers” provides a look at timeless but also innovative ways to host a baby shower, while “Spring Soiree” inspires us to plan a fancy or casual get-together to commune with our “pack.” It’s April, and rain or shine, rebirth is in the air!

Happy spring!