Hello There,

Have you voted yet? Everyone here at Midtown Lifestyle is pretty excited about our first ever Readers’ Choice contest, where you speak up and let the world know all your favorite places to shop, eat and do business in our community.  This month, go to our website, click the link and vote for your fave. Winners will be splashed out in our February issue.  Head to our website when you’re done reading this juicy issue and have your say! Voting ends 5 pm November 30 (which is my birthday, so I’ll be celebrating, helping tally your votes…the next day).

In this issue, homeowners in a charming VaHi bungalow opened their doors to us to share a fabulous renovation. The home is also featured on the Virginia-Highlands Tour of Homes, December 2 and 3. Park your car and board a trolley shuttle at John Howell Park, the YWCA, or at any of the other five designated shuttle stops along the tour route. The YWCA is located at 957 N. Highland Ave. We can’t wait to gain access to some of the most beautiful homes in our neighborhood and hope to see you there.

What makes your home yours?

My home is full of our collections of books, vintage games, ancient Chinese checkerboards and cool old gumball machines. One of my favorite pieces of furniture is an antique Chinese trousseau cabinet we picked up when we lived in Hong Kong. The merchant explained that the bride’s family would pack her personal items and collected home furnishings in this cabinet and her brothers would carry it to the happy couple’s new home.  We use it as a bar cabinet storing glassware and booze…perhaps my own personal trousseau?

Cheers to a bright November.

Happy Thanksgiving!