It’s finally December, and that means that there is something to smile about! The holiday season has arrived, and along with the excitement of this time of year comes the opportunity to help those in need of a little holiday cheer! I’m sure we’re all busy finding the right gifts for our loved ones and preparing our homes for guests, but I encourage you to open your hearts to those less fortunate as well. Whatever we are able to provide, our spirit of giving has the power to fill someone with happiness during this wonderful time. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a bright smile on someone in need.

Here at Orlando Style, we are very involved in supporting all kinds of foundations, and this time of year only makes our charitable spirit grow. In addition, we are giving you, our loyal readers, this amazing Holiday Double Issue, which is complete with an extended holiday gift guide, the perfect aid in helping you make all those last minute decisions just a little bit easier. There are some incredible deals out there, and we want to let you know about some of the best offers you’ll find before you begin your shopping adventures.

This is also the time of the year when Cathleen and I would like to thank you for your love and support of our magazine. We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of those who help to make Orlando Style the premier luxury lifestyle publication in our region. We could not create such a wonderful product without our dedicated readers and advertisers, and we send you our sincerest gratitude.

As always, the soul of this issue is the result of the fine work from our amazing team and contributors. To all of you, we cannot thank you enough. Throughout this coming year, as we expand our production, you will begin to see new publications under our management that will enlighten your daily life even more. We anticipate great things ahead, and look forward to hearing your feedback.

From all of us here at Orlando Style, we want to wish each one of you and your family a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Shanah Tovah, Bonne Année, Gutes Neues Jahr, Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu, Antum Salimoun, Feliz Año Nuevo, Buon Capo d’Anno, Naye Varsha Ki Shubhkamanyen … and to all, a Peaceful and Happy New Year!

Also, to spread the holiday cheer, here are some smiles from unexpected sources…

Photo by Sven J. Bode

Photo by Sven J. Bode



Sven J. Bode