Happy Fall!Oct 30, 2021 05:52PM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie
OK, that title would have been more fitting for last month’s publisher’s letter, but back then fall was the last thing on my mind, what with the very warm weather. This week has been more “fall like”: cold at night, cool in the mornings and warm later in the day. The cooler weather and the vivid colors have me feeling happy. I’m compelled to get outside as often as I can for a hike, a bike ride, or just a quick walk.
This weather also has me thinking about the holidays and how they will be here before we know it. If you’re thinking about that too, not to worry—we’ve included a local gift guide in this issue, and you’ll see one in the December issue as well. At a time when many news outlets are warning consumers to shop online early this year because of supply-chain problems, we have healthy and sustainable gift options that are available now from businesses right here in the Charlotte area. Please take a look at our guide on the back cover; you may be inspired by a gift you hadn’t considered giving before, and you may even be tempted to buy a gift for yourself. Go ahead, it’s a a wonderful time of year—and a nice excuse to treat ourselves too.
Wishing you a November of outdoor activities and treating yourself to something special,