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From the Editor: Feeling Good



My travel bucket list just got longer. Yours will too after reading “Come Fly with Us”, where loyal readers of this magazine shared memories of recent—and memorable—travels. Sure, we could have profiled a collection of luxurious destinations from all over the world; we have before. But this way their recollections read like reviews, trusted all the more because each one comes from someone we know. In that spirit, here’s my story.

Some years ago, my family and I discovered Mont Tremblant, a ski resort just up the road from the town of Saint-Jovite in the Laurentian Mountains of Québec. On that first trip, my son, who was then five (he’s now eighteen), fell in love with the sport. A sweet development for my husband, who has been on skis since childhood and now had a ski buddy. Me? I could take the slope or leave it, so any family ski vacation to this day has to also include other activities for me to enjoy. At Tremblant, there are plenty: cross-country skiing, spas and gyms, gallery hopping, shopping and hiking. I also relish the occasional quiet afternoon with nothing but a pile of long-ignored magazines and a book or two, sitting in front of the lounge fireplace at the Fairmont, where we always stay. With views from all sides of skiers coming down the mountain, this “ski-in” resort is truly idyllic.

But what makes Tremblant so uniquely special for us each time we return is the Québécois culture, the French language around us and the international vibe of the place. And of course, there’s the food, a perfect blend of Canadian and French culinary customs. And the wine, the coffee, the croissants. Ooh, la la I’m getting hungry just thinking about it all. It’s a good thing that as of this writing we are booked to return. I may try snowshoeing this time.

In “Beyond Botox: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Plastic Surgery”, a frank and comprehensive look at all things nip-and-tuck, we again turned to our readers, who generously opened up about their experiences under the knife (or the laser). There’s so much to learn from all the medical professionals interviewed, but a common theme in the tales from those who shared their experiences was a desire to feel better about themselves. I can certainly understand that sentiment.

Interestingly, this section was partially inspired by our own Cristin Marandino, editor of Greenwich magazine, who was refreshingly candid about having her eyelids “done.” I, like many others, was intrigued, and asked many questions—Who did it? How much? Did it hurt? It quickly became clear answers were needed. Would I do something? I’m not sure. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t considered it. But if a procedure goes on my bucket list, at least I can now make an informed decision.

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