Exclamation Points! – February 2014

Patti Parish-Kaminski with absolutely! focus media’s Platinum MarCom award.

Patti Parish-Kaminski with absolutely! focus media’s Platinum MarCom award.

During the month of love, there is much for us to love here at absolutely! focus media. First and foremost, I must say that we love being a winner! absolutely! focus media competed in an international marketing and communications professionals competition, and we earned three awards: one Platinum Award and two Gold Awards. Definitely an exciting time for us here as we have grown to publishing four monthly community magazines thanks to the support of our advertisers and readers. A huge “thank you” to you for helping us be a winner!

While our awards have made my Valentine’s Day even sweeter, this issue devoted to love is full of great ideas to celebrate with your sweetheart. For my fellow chocolate lovers, what’s better to pair with wine than chocolate? Our Vine Sleuth shares the winning formula for pairing wine and chocolate on page 62. And, if your sweetheart is looking for that perfect gift, check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide on page 68 full of great ideas from local retailers.

Our cover story is also about love.  Loving how you look is what Dr. Eric Humble’s Sugar Land Face and Body Plastic Surgery is all about. From aesthetic to surgical procedures now available in their new state-of-the-art operating room, this medical spa has it all to help you look your best and love the way you look.

February is a busy month with so many community and fundraising events and many are listed in our Events Calendar. We will be out and about in the Bend at several of these events, and we hope to see you there!

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone and especially to my sweethearts: Tim, Kassidi and Kolton. Remember, Momma loves chocolate!

Absolutely! yours,

Patti Parish-Kaminski
Editor-in-chief, Fort Bend Focus