Winter 2009/2010 Publisher’s Letter

The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, and I have a feeling that this year will be no exception. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and before we know it the winter festivities and the rush to buy holiday gifts will begin. Our cover shot provides a glimpse of the Wellesley Cotillion, a long-standing tradition in our town. No doubt holiday dress shopping has already begun as Wellesley’s high school juniors and seniors gear up for this year’s Cotillion, to be held on Saturday, December 5th.

This issue is filled with holiday-focused articles covering subjects ranging from shopping for pearls to preparing homemade hostess gifts to celebrating the winter solstice. It is also filled with beautiful ads created by local businesses that will help to generate a multitude of gift ideas. I encourage you to “shop local” this year and support the merchants that we are fortunate to have in the nearby area.

Our holiday issue always features spectacular photography, and I’d like to use this space to thank all of the companies and individuals who supplied photos for this issue. The gorgeous photos of pearls from local jewelers and the stunning shots of yoga poses from A Little Yoga are just a couple of examples of how our friends and advertisers help make this magazine vibrant and visually appealing.

I have the opportunity to attend many local events, and my ears are always ringing from the kind words I hear about WellesleyWeston Magazine’s articles, photography, and event coverage. Our Inbox section seems to be particularly well read, with local business news and photos of the people who make things happen in our towns. About Town is very popular as well, especially because there are such a wide variety of events being attended by our friends and neighbors. With so much happening in both our towns, there is never a dull moment and it is always such a pleasure to meet interesting new people.

Our big news this fall was the launch of our blog, The blog gives us the capability to publicize more events with our event calendar and to post photos we don’t have space for in the magazine. It also gives our readers and writers the opportunity to weigh in on subjects of importance to them. I encourage you to visit our blog often and comment on what you see. If you have an event to add to our calendar or photos from an event you would like to post on the blog, please e-mail Jill Nilsen at

The holiday season provides us with the perfect excuse to be thankful for where we live, who our friends are, and what we can do to help others. I hope you enjoy the very best of the holiday season and the new year.


Beth Furman