LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
Happy New Year! We at PS Lifestyle are thrilled to welcome our readers back for another year of inspiring interviews and the refreshing, energizing content we strive to deliver within each issue of PS Magazine.
We’re very excited to kick off 2016 by introducing you to the “Beehive Queen” Margaret Vinci Heldt. Celebrating her 99th year, Ms. Vinci Heldt is a descendant of another iconic trend-setter whom you already know: Leonardo da Vinci! Currently “loving where she’s at” within one of our partner communities in Elmhurst, Illinois, she is best known for her innovative Beehive hairstyle contribution to cosmetology and, in turn, women’s style and fashion the world over. Ms. Vinci Heldt sat down with PS Magazine and shared her thoughts on living exceptionally, loving her family, and enjoying all the stages of her life—her interview begins on page 26 of this issue.
Walter Backerman also returns in this issue with another “Tip of the Hat,” proving yet again that his family’s seltzer delivery business in New York City provides incredibly unique access to some of our culture’s most popular celebrities. Fans of the televised soap opera era in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s will certainly enjoy Walter’s experiences behind the scenes on the sets of
All My Children and One Life to Live.
Finally, this issue’s Winter Birding is the Best, Paradise Found, and Wonders Never Cease articles are full of stunning images and some very practical seasonal information. Those of us who draw inspiration from nature and the wonders of the world around us will especially appreciate the visual contribution from our friends at National Geographic Society. Please take advantage of some of that winter sunlight and enjoy PS Magazine issue 14 at your leisure!
Sincerely, John Polatz Publisher and CEO