Here at Southern Lady, we always look forward to beginning anew as we turn the page on a new year and imagine what is to come. These are the days to dream and plan for the months ahead, and this issue is full of ideas to get you off to a splendid start. In this spirit of starting afresh, we thought it would be an apt time to showcase a group of entrepreneurial Southern women who transformed their passions into robust businesses, as well as spotlight our 2019 Southern Lady of the Year, Lori Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori and star of the TLC reality show Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. Find inspiration for simple touches to brighten your home, from eye-catching floral arrangements to dazzling full tablescapes for myriad occasions. You’ll also love our menus for an elegant New Year’s Day brunch and a romantic dinner for two, along with a lineup of comforting quick breads to ward off winter’s chill. If travel is on your list of resolutions, join us in our Grand Getaways series leading off with Old Edwards Inn & Spa, cozy mountain escape in Highlands, North Carolina. May the New Year be rich in blessings for you and yours!