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Does your list include getting your home ready for the holidays? Looking for a convenient location to enjoy food and celebration with family members and friends? Wanting to look stunning for the holidays, or make a friend or loved one look and feel their absolute best? Is a turkey from Worrell’s Butcher Shop on your Thanksgiving list? Or, possibly a prime rib roast or a crown roast of lamb from Worrell’s for those special holiday celebrations? Wishing to experi- ence unmatched personalized attention and service? Searching for that one unique, elusive gift? Do yourself a favor and discover a wonderful collection of ideas and suggestions that await you in the November/December issue of Chester County Life. Uncover inspirational gifts, services, home furnishings, food and entertainment, goodwill, and acts of kindness. For starters, seeking a sure way to create holiday excitement? Check out the pictorial “Demand BENARI.” If it’s the holiday season, it must be Benari Jewelers. A Christmas or Chanukah present from Benari Jewelers is the ultimate expression of sentiment. Eyes light up and hearts tremble in anticipation when the gift box is Benari yellow. Even choosing the perfect diamonds, jewelry, or time- piece is a delightful special event. If wishing to make your home ready for the holidays, then peruse the article, “Prepare for Perfec- tion,” and then visit Wolfe’s. Susan writes: “Soon, it will be the most wonderful time of the year. The winter holiday season has a magical way of bringing out the best in people. With smiles all-a-dazzle and steps taking on a prancing pace, folks are bright, happy, and buoyant with good humor. Wolfe’s Baldwin Brass Center believes homes should be gladsome, too. Each one has a very particular person- ality and character. Touches of comfort and beauty are marks of its owners. The next two months are made for adorning residential cabinets and doors with gifts of elegance or classic refinement.” Want that secret formula for exceptional holiday food, catering, and gifts? A must-read article is “Holiday Happiness Means Never Having to Miss Your Own Party.” Susan Shiber writes, “Holding a holiday gala is an exuberant experience. Wouldn’t it mean so much more to all if you were free to share it? Instead of grimacing at please join us cries from the dining room, think about mingling, catching up with friends, and savoring mouthwatering bliss. Carlino’s has it covered, completed – and – catered. Creating a sit-down dinner where the hosts actually do sit down is Carlino’s specialty.” Shopping locally is not only trendy, it’s the perfect way to express yourself in your own personal manner. Doing so is only a short trip away. Visit two articles that just might change everything: “Put Malvern on King Street on Your Holiday Shopping List” and “West Chester Has So Much to Offer This Holiday Season.” Searching for a sure way to get the holiday season in high gear with your children, or all family members? Read Betsy Dru Tecco’s article, “A Magical, Memorable Tribute to Christmas,” and then head for the National Christmas Center! The 20,000-square-foot museum is stocked with hundreds of Santa Clauses, 300 original nativity scenes, and countless other Christmas symbols that founder Jim Morrison has collected since he was a boy. And, the cover story, “A Tale of Enchantment … Diving Cat Studio Gallery,” is a must-read. The story introduction says it all: “Gather ‘round all ye art lovers, fashionistas, and seekers of uncom- monly clever holiday gifts. We’re about to take a narrative pleasure trip through a land brimming over with baubles, bangles, and bright shiny objects. An inspirational font of fancy known as Diving Cat Studio Gallery is our destination.” Chester County Life guides you to wonderful discoveries, or at the very least, it just might provide a well-timed reminder of what you already recognize and appreciate. Enjoy the holidays! Kenneth S. Dooley Publisher L E T T E R F R O M T H E P U B L I S H E R Publisher Kenneth S. Dooley Managing Editor Diana Brannon Editor Shane D. Dooley Art Direction Melodee Dill Stephens Production LSC Communications Circulation Brandywine Graphic Associates Advisory Council Thomas W. Coyne Vera Thomas Contributing Writers Amy Alkire John Dallas Bowers Diana Brannon Julia Krumenacker April O’Day Samuel Patrick Vera Patrick Susan I. Shiber Michele Stefan Betsy Dru Tecco Photography Chris Leaman Subscribe Online ChesterCounty-Life.com Advertising and Sales sales@ChesterCounty-Life.com Information info@ChesterCounty-Life.com ChesterCounty-Life.com Office: 610.269.8712 Fax: 610.269.4248 Chester County Life magazine is published bi-monthly by Superior Publications, Inc., 103 Sean Drive, Downingtown, PA 19335. The entire contents of Chester County Life magazine is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher, Superior Publications, Inc. The publisher accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein, and does not assume any liability for errors and/or omissions. We reserve the right to edit, rewrite, or effuse submitted material. November/December 2016 A Priceless Guide to Holiday “Gems”