January 2017 Exclamation Points

Robert Gavigan, Brandi Monteverde, Lara Bell and Patty Busmire behind the scenes at absolutely! Memorial’s January cover photo shoot.

Robert Gavigan, Brandi Monteverde, Lara Bell and Patty Busmire behind the scenes at absolutely! Memorial’s January cover photo shoot.

Happy New Year! Can you believe it is 2017? absolutely! Memorial has a fresh, new look! We love putting a fresh face on our magazines, and what better time to change up our look as we begin the new year!

I am excited to start a new year. Last year, as many know, was very hard having lost my mom and best friend to cancer. I turned a corner in my grief this past fall and am back on track to getting my life, joy and health back. For this month’s issue, I caught up with some local ladies who shared their stories on health and fitness and how and why they chose that lifestyle. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I hope you get inspired as well!

Speaking of inspiring stories, Memorial resident Andrew Hollan created a documentary telling about the life and career of National Handball Champion Paul Haber. Learn more on page 48. Also in this issue, meet Dr. Madaiah Revana, a Houston area cardiologist who owns three vinyards and is producing some remarkable wines.

I would also like to welcome Full Blown Dry Bar to the absolutely! Memorial family, as they will be helping style our cover shoots. The ladies on our cover looked absolutely stunning, and I look forward to upcoming shoots!

We wish you a year of happiness and health. Cheers!

Absolutely! yours,

Lara

Lara Bell-Milam

lara@absolutelyfocusmedia.com