Bring on 2020! January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year, but also the opportunity for a new you. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at a local animal shelter. Maybe you’re looking to take more days off, learning a second language or finally tackling a tough project at home.

Whatever your goals may be, we hope the helpful, useful and informative content about people, places and products in this issue will inspire you to focus on wellness in the new year. And while diet and exercise are vital to your physical health, overall wellness also includes your mental well-being. 

The team at SW Lake Lifestyle encourages you to live your best life by taking care of yourself inside and out. To that end our collection of stories this month helps to get the first year of the new decade off to a great start. Sean Lee (Restoration Fitness) reexamines New Year’s Resolutions; Brian Allendorfer (Brian Allendorfer Company) looks at trends in creating restful bath suites; we kick-off a new series of travel features on easy weekend getaways, and; Tom Poynton, Mayor of Lake Zurich, shares his very personal journey to better health with a cautionary tale.

Happy New Year, and we’ll see you around town!

Michael Beightol, Publisher


About the Cover: Lake Zurich’s Jan and Tom Poyton visited recently with Editor & Chief Photographer Stephen Neilson.