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2019 Insider's Guide to the Pointes 
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Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe another year has passed. It has been a good year for Pointe Magazine, and we hope you have enjoyed our past issues, as well as this first offering of 2019.

We don’t have any big changes in store for this year, just continue doing what we do best: “Featuring the best of Grosse Pointe life.”

Something we added new last year, “At Home in the Pointes,” featuring homes in the Pointes, has turned out to be very popular among readers. In fact, we have six homes lined up, including this week’s feature on Dan Connell’s fabulous makeover of an intriguing home across the Boulevard from Grosse Pointe South High School.

Another new feature we added last year and that has really caught on, especially with our male readers, is Driving Grosse Pointe by Alexander Kelly, the “Car Paparazzi.” In this issue of Pointe Magazine, Alexander features John Scholtes’ 525 horsepower replica 1965 Shelby AC Cobra. If you have a vintage or otherwise spectacular car Alexander can feature, let us know.

Professionally, if we were to make a New Year’s resolution, it would be to continue bringing you, our loyal readers, more of what makes living and working in Grosse Pointe so great.

Personally, I plan to lose some weight and hit the gym, Pointe Fitness, in my case, but there are many great fitness centers in the Pointes. Everyone seems to have a favorite. 

Besides working out indoors, I enjoy jogging along the lake and throughout the Pointes. We live in a garden paradise. Maybe that is why we have more dog walkers and joggers per square mile than anywhere else. If you see an old guy shuffling along Lake Shore, Deeplands and Morningside Drive, give me a honk for encouragement.

If I were to ask you, our readers, to make a New Year’s resolution, it would be to continue to patronize the businesses of our many loyal advertisers, without whom this magazine would not be possible and life in Grosse Pointe would not be so sweet.

Happy New Year, and I hope to see you around the Pointe in 2019!
— John

Another year over and a new one just begun. 

Are you the New Year’s resolution type? I used to be. Now I just call them general hopes. I hope to get more sleep. To take more walks. To clean out and organize the junk drawer. I hope to confidently write “2019” on documents by the end of February. I’ll likely be writing “2018” well into spring.

There is a plethora of New Year inspiration in these pages. Among them are the usual suspects: exercise tips, New Year financial expertise, and health and wellness reminders ­— an abundance of helpful advice from our expert columnists.

One thing I am particularly excited about in the New Year is my 2019 reading list. I create one each year. There is nothing like discovering a book that incites the sort of joy induced by reading something of deep resonance. I plan to start the year by choosing one from Peggy’s Picks (on page 56) in pursuit of this.

It’s difficult to imagine what new titles will have me basking in their glow for days afterward, unable to pick up another book for fear of fading from their worlds. 

In 2018, those books for me were Circe by Madeline Miller and Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott. 

With an (almost) two-year-old at home, I find myself spending part of every evening reading Llama Llama Red Pajama to him. And I wonder what book will first light him up. Like The Secret Garden for me, what book will open his eyes to this big, beautiful world?

 In the New Year, I plan to spend more time at the library (what incredible libraries we have in the Pointes) with Graham, checking off my reading list and building one for him.

What did you read that was especially affirming or boggling or devastating? I am open to recommendations at

May you read good books, get good sleep, and clean out your junk drawer (metaphorical or otherwise) in the New Year!
— Lauren


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