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Our Holiday 2023 Issue

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday!

Happy Holidays!

The transition between seasons brings about a love-hate relationship. While some revel in the change, others find the colder temperatures less desirable. It's natural for most people to feel uneasy about change, unless they actively embrace it. Personally, I take pleasure in the transformations as they offer an opportunity for skiing adventures and travel. Speaking of which, this month's feature focuses on the exhilarating experience of skiing in the Alps. As the chilly weather sets in, it's important to address the additional maintenance required if you have a second home down here at the shore. Realtor and surfer, Eric Millstein, lends his expertise in helping us navigate the process of winterizing your home.

When it comes to recognizing change, it takes a historian and an author to meticulously document and reflect upon the transformations that often occur right under our noses. In this issue, we have the pleasure of engaging in a conversation with Nelson Johnson, the esteemed author behind the renowned work "Boardwalk Empire" and several other literary masterpieces. I have had the privilege of conversing with Nelson on numerous occasions, and each exchange has been a captivating and enlightening exploration of history and local politics.

With the changing seasons come holidays and the joy of receiving special gifts that make family life truly remarkable. And what gift could be better than a brand-new car? Or perhaps it's the thoughtful upgrades that make your car truly one-of-a-kind. Our esteemed friends at Distinctive Car Toyz demonstrate that you can indeed have the best of both worlds.

What better way to spice up a chilly winter than with some fiery food? In this issue, we delve into the world of spicy cuisine and uncover where you fall on the heat scale. Personally, I rank myself at about a 3-4 on a scale of 1-10 when it comes to spicy food. It's a lot like working out; you gradually build up your tolerance over time. So, let's explore the tantalizing realm of spice together!

And speaking of working out, our health contributor Robin Stoloff shows us how to stay in shape over the holidays with little of no exercise equipment. So you have no excuses not to stay active!

In conclusion, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the contributors who have played a significant role in the creation of this publication. I am particularly indebted to Darla Scarduzzio for her invaluable partnership in this endeavor. At New Jersey Lifestyle, we take immense pride in our beloved home in South Jersey, and we are truly excited to share with you the multitude of marvelous aspects that make it truly extraordinary.

I wish all of you a healthy and happy holiday!

Nick Valinote, Publisher

Photo by Ruben Garcia