CELEBRATION: Message from Editor-in-Chief Phyllis Hoffman DePiano

I cannot tell you how excited we are about the upcoming Southern Lady CELEBRATION! I have so many fabulous memories about those in years past. Seems like yesterday we were all together listening to wonderful women share their stories. This year is going to be every bit as much fun and so inspiring.

Among those joining us will be Lori Allen, the owner of Bridals by Lori and the star of the successful television show “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta!” I love Lori and you will, too. Lori started her bridal business in 1980, and she has been with the Atlanta show since it began. Her journey as a breast cancer survivor will also strike a chord. And, who doesn’t love a good wedding business? She makes dreams come true!

Another dear friend, Susan Gravely of Vietri, is also coming! Susan started her business with her mom and sister in 1983 after they took a trip to Italy and fell in love with the colorful tableware. They brought the idea back home to the U.S. and it has grown into an international success. Her tableware is the foundation of many gorgeous settings you see in our magazines. She is a precious person that you will love!

We have listened to all of you who wanted CELEBRATION to return and we look forward to seeing you in October. Spaces are going fast, so make your reservation today!

Can’t wait to see you,