Publisher's Letter: Full Circle
As we head into 2020, it’s apropos that recent changes have brought me full circle. I came to South Florida in 1996 as a bright-eyed 28-year-old to continue my marketing career at Palm Beach Media Group, working on the annual Visitors Guide as well as monthly lifestyle magazines and annual resort publications. Now, after working for Gulfstream Media Group for the past decade, we meet again. Gulfstream Media Group was recently bought by Hour Media Group, one of the largest publishing companies in the country. Three years ago, they also purchased Palm Beach Media Group, so we are now merging under the same parent umbrella, and I’ve come right back to the place I used to call home; a place to which I credit my success.
This merger means we will have more resources at our disposal, equating to improved quality of the editorial product, overall aesthetics, events, distribution and readership. We will cease publishing The Palm Beacher but will be taking Jupiter Magazine, Stuart Magazine and Gold Coast to the next level, so please continue the journey with me as we continue to bring you relevant features about our growing North County and be a liaison for our advertising partners to reach highly engaged readers. Get ready for a facelift, as we put our best foot forward! In this issue, we bring you six fashionable gents who always put their best foot forward, knowing that fashion is all about the presentation and showing off your unique personality and style. It’s a form of communication, and it’s the first impression others receive of you, so heed some trendy (or classic) tips from them in our Palm Beach Prep on page 38.
Whether you’re a fan of the new high-speed train (formerly Brightline and now known as Virgin Trains USA), it’s here to stay and provides a stress-free commute or exploratory trip of South Florida from West Palm Beach to Miami, with a stop in Fort Lauderdale. In Virgin Ventures on page 86, we show you how to traverse South Florida sans the traffic. Plans are already in the works for the West Palm Beach to Orlando leg, providing South Floridians the chance to visit Central Florida or connect with the Orlando International Airport. It will mean big changes for our coastal communities, as it passes along the eastern corridors and not all of its impacts will be positive. The Town of Jupiter and other municipalities are working to ensure our safety and quality of life, so stay abreast. Do hop on the train though and enjoy the 2020 Super Bowl, held at the newly renovated and renamed Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, and check out our guide for pre-and post-game festivities. Here’s to a New Year, new decade, new opportunities and new admirers!