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Beholding Beauty

Publisher's Note: Home & Garden Issue 2015

by Lisa Burwell

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” —Ecclesiastes 3:11

Since the printing of the very first issue of VIE, it has been our goal to focus on the good, the beautiful, and the positive by telling stories with heart and soul. A prodigious range of topics, quality writing, rich photography and design, and superb craftsmanship have been the brand promises that we strive for with each and every issue.

To say that I’m nearly speechless to have Pablo Picasso’s Femme au chapeau de paille bleue (Woman in a Blue Straw Hat) on the cover would be an understatement. Thank you, Tommy Crow and Lisa Burgess, owner of New River Fine Art, for hosting the exquisite art show at Tommy Crow Studios in Rosemary Beach, Florida, this past summer. Be sure to read Melanie Cissone’s story, “Masters: Modern to Contemporary,” to learn more about this intriguing art exhibition.

Home is truly where the heart is. Within this issue of VIE, one can see the passion, the effort, and the detail that were given to some magnificent homes located in the beachside communities of Northwest Florida. Our heartfelt thanks go to the gracious homeowners who opened their doors so that others may view the brilliant works of art they have created and are blessed to call home.


Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Lisa and Gerald Burwell
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Lisa and Gerald Burwell

Our annual Home & Garden issue has been a favorite of our readers these past eight years, and with this issue I think it’s fitting to announce the launch of our newly designed website. VIE’s third-generation website, which has been carefully tailored to showcase our noteworthy stories and beautiful photography, is likely to be a digital magazine experience like you have never had before. Please visit www.VieMagazine.com and let us know what you think.

Also, we introduce the newest arrival to the magazine: C’est la VIE—a curated collection of luxury goods handpicked by our creative team. With keen eyes monitoring trends in fashion, home furnishings, and personal treasures, we wanted to showcase a collection of the best-of-the-best that reflects our lifestyle brand. Happy shopping!

And, last but not least, a special thank-you goes out to our loyal advertisers and readers. I hope you enjoy this issue!

To Life
—Lisa Marie

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