The Giving Season is upon again with the days getting shorter and the leaves starting to fall. At this time, I am going to start with the heart felt gratitude I have for this city and all of the people that work so tirelessly to make it a better place to live and raise our children. It does matter and does make a difference. We have a lot to be proud of! I also want to thank all of the people who work with me at BLVDS—Stephanie, Victoria, Chris, Deborah, Andreas, Nancy, and all of our writers and photographers who work to create a magazine that celebrates those who give. And a special thank you to you, all of our readers. Philanthropy takes on many forms, from leadership to funding to administrative assistance, and in this issue we highlight groups who are cornerstones in the giving arena, from Julie Murray of the visionary company, the Moonridge Group, to organizations like the United Way and Catholic Charities who are the funders and foot soldiers in the effort to create a better Las Vegas.
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As for the retail and shopping side of the season, this town is exploding! There are so many unique experiences to explore this season, from the brand new “Downtown Summerlin” with its beautiful white tents, to the unique Village setting of Tivoli Village with their small shops of locally owned boutiques on the second floor at Market LV, to one of my favorites because of the decades of memories it holds for me growing up here, the Boulevard Mall with its resurgence as a mall of record and great bargains! I remember when it opened it was amazing—the first mall in Las Vegas. As a way to highlight the season, enjoy our featured artist, Lolita Develay, as she shows off her collection of retail vignettes. Also, in this issue we bid farewell to an artist, a friend, and a visionary in the local arts scene, Marty Walsh, owner of the Trifecta Gallery who will be retiring and heading back to her roots in Ireland. You will be missed!
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Jan Craddock | President & Publisher Stephanie Pierotti | Editor In Chief Chris Cutler | Copy Editor Victoria Hart | Creative Director Deborah Granger | Associate Publisher Andreas Quinones | Web Developer Editorial Board Brian Paco Alvarez Mauricia Baca Durette Candito Lisa Chasteen Chris Cutler Kendall Hardin Nancy Higgins LuAnn Kutch Dawn Labonte Rob McCoy Julie Murray
Jillian Plaster Willie Robinson Jason Roth Karen Rubel Dana Satterwhite Rick Sellers Eric Strain Kimberly Trueba Mark Vranesh Rachael Wadley Stephanie Youngblood
Contributing Writers Joy Bellis Hektor Esparza Laura Henkel Temple Kinyon Keli Myers
Stephanie Pierotti Dana Satterwhite Jeanette Schneider Sarah Vernetti
And as a way to celebrate the season, we have included some of our favorite recipes and a few tips on what wines to enjoy with your holiday festivities.
Contributing Photographers Talbot Snow Lucky Wenzel
Happy Holidays from all of us at BLVDS, Jan Craddock
Analyst and Archivist Nancy Lee Craddock
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Art work created by Lolita Develay, see more on page 26.
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