For many of us the holiday season means more to do but lots more fun too! RochesterWomen magazine is excited to bring you our first holiday beauty and fashion guide (pages 19-22). We partnered with Katie (Makeup) Kirckof and Urban Sanctuary to get our models looking fabulous. Our models found functional and stylish fashions at numerous area retail stores. And then we took them to one of Rochester’s newest hot spots—Kutzky Market and Forager Brewing Company—to show off their wears. You, too, can go from work to wine easily with a little help from area businesses.
Dawn Sanborn suggests a smorgasbord of restaurants (page 32) who offer catering or so you don’t have to mess with food preparation, serving and clean-up but can enjoy yourself and be more present with your family and friends while entertaining. Sue Whitney provides some splendid holiday decorating ideas (page 35). And Melissa Eggler shows us how to make beaded flatware for serving or giving as gifts (page 37).
As always, many holiday celebrations and festivals take place this season. The season begins with the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala on Thursday, November 5 (see page 12). Diwali Festival will be held at Century High School on November 21. “What is Diwali?” you ask. See our Diwali Festival of ights article (page 11). Allegro School of Dance & Music presents “Believe! The Polar Express” on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28. The Feast (page 41) will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5 as well as Christmas in Decorah, Iowa (page 55). Lastly, but most visibly (on our cover), read about Shelly Winemiller and Bella Voce young women’s choirs (page 15). Bella Voce concerts are also the weekend of December 4-6.
Whatever you do this holiday season, know that you are not alone. We are here, in Rochester, together. We gather, mix and mingle. Take care of yourself this holiday season; get out and enjoy the celebrations.
With love and prayers,