Read about community volunteers and local boutiques. Learn about the clean beauty movement and vegan fast-food. Celebrate music and storytelling, and indulge in the beauty of an incredible kitchen renovation and the delight of a tea party. Take some time to enjoy the lighthearted and joy-filled and revel in the fun and good things happening in our community in the midst of the difficult.

This month, we’re exploring homes—the literal places of shelter, yes, but also the food, drinks and activities that bring a sense of peace and grounding to our chaotic lives. I hope you enjoy these stories of home as much as we enjoyed putting them together!

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” —Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation, on prioritizing the people (and food) you love

As we begin the new year, we’re looking for ways to better care for ourselves and others—through food, fitness, rest and time together.

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This December, we’re celebrating family and friends, the community and giving back. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two helping hands: one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” —Audrey Hepburn

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This month, we celebrate family, food and upcoming celebrations. So, set the tables and send out the cards, the holidays are here!

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