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The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - News - Lind­sey Wells, As­so­ciate Ed­i­tor

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!

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