The cover idea for this issue of HER came to us in October. Hot Springs has been eagerly awaiting the grand reopening of the historic Malco Theatre, where local magician Maxwell Blade will bring his brand-new show to life.
A staple of his new show seems to be the golden throne, shown on the cover this month. Sitting in the throne is professional dancer and Diamond Dance Company owner Jennifer Vaughn, who will serve on stage as Blade’s assistant, and behind the throne is Blade himself, hence the main cover line, The Magic Behind the Throne.
Blade and Vaughn will merge magic and dance to create brand-new, never-before-seen material for The Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic shows, set to begin on Dec. 2 at the Malco.
Now, it may have surprised you that I didn’t kick off this letter talking about how much I am enjoying the cold weather. I decided to mix things up a bit. But, at the time of this writing, we experienced one of the first cooler days of the year (high in the low 50s), and I can’t help but to get excited for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and the Black Friday shopping that will follow.
My family’s Thanksgiving fiesta usually consists of the four of us gathering at my parents’ house in the midmorning, early afternoon, and eating Thanksgiving dinner around 6 p.m. Then, my brother and I, and sometimes our mom, will usually begin to scope out our Black Friday shopping plan, which always, always, involves coffee. Our dad usually stays behind to hold down the fort and guard the leftovers. Our family is serious about leftover turkey.
Featured in HER this month is a new boutique in Hot Springs that already offers discounted prices, Simplicity Boutique at 3539-E Central Ave. Twenty-year-old owner and college student Brandy Roark knows the financial struggles college students face and prides herself in offering her merchandise at an affordable price, plus giving an extra 15 percent discount to students with valid IDs. Read more in the HER Style feature.
For those who like to get their hands dirty and make their own gifts, check out this month’s HER DIY feature for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own sugar scrub, body butter, and lip scrub and balm.
Just can’t wait to make these on your own? Enter the HER Magazine Holiday Giveaway to win these products for you and one of your friends. Simply go to our Facebook page and follow us, then tag your best friend in a comment telling us why you love HER on our Holiday Giveaway post. Once you and your friends have followed the HER Magazine Facebook page, you will all be entered to win. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Dec. 1.
I hope you all enjoy your time with your family this Thanksgiving. Save room for dessert!