Happy New Year!

Five, Four, Three, Two, One! As we begin 2020, a new decade, we set goals for what we want our future selves to be like and look like. We take a glance back at where we have been and what we have done, and we try to remember to extend ourselves grace. January is a … Continued

The Magic of Winter

As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle in 2019! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and … Continued


As November rolls around, we’re eagerly awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day parade … Continued

Food, Glorious Food!

Are you hungry, Chesterfield? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We love to indulge and scour the streets to be introduced to the most delicious places, people and plates. We found plenty of material to fill these pages and feed your soul. … Continued

Styles in September!

In the fashion world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with … Continued

Kids and Pets

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal. New routines, new clothes and … Continued


Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations, swinging as high as you can on the swing set and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. We also celebrate our … Continued

OK, Gentlemen

You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine.   Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16—and there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this month. With … Continued

I’ve Got the Month of May!

Every year when May makes its welcomed return to our calendars, we can’t help but sing the line from The Temptations’ “My Girl” that goes, “When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May.”    This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the … Continued

Time to Awake from a Long Winter’s Nap!

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.   This month at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day … Continued

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized … Continued

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in Chesterfield. When thinking of ideas for our Arts + Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. Whether it’s local theater performances, the Chesterfield arts scene or handmade goods … Continued

Bring on the New Year

January marks the beginning of not only a new calendar year but also the opportunity for setting personal goals. Perhaps you’ve resolved to exercise more regularly, take up a new hobby or volunteer at the local charity. Whatever your goals may be, we hope the people, places, practices and opportunities in this issue will inspire you … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne 

  As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and … Continued


As November rolls around, we’re anxiously awaiting the approach of Thanksgiving, the holiday season and time spent with our loved ones. The winding down of the year always brings about a time of reflection for us—remembering everything we’ve done or accomplished in months past; looking back on turkey disaster stories, mornings watching the Thanksgiving Day … Continued

F Is for Foodie

F is for “foodie,” a person with a particular interest in food. Someone who’s always up for trying new places and has a refined but adventurous palate. And this month at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch the surface of all the fine eats and drinks Chesterfield has to … Continued

Say “I Do” to Style!

Style is a manner of the way you do something or a distinctive appearance that you choose typically determined by the principles to which something is designed. Style is the first thing the rest of the world sees, and whether or not we want to admit it, deep down we all care a little about how … Continued

Celebrating Family

When you think of family, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share … Continued

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer is here. Time for backyard pool parties and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued

Dear Gents,

We told you your time would come, didn’t we, guys? Since the May issue was all about the ladies, we thought it was only fair the June issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle be dedicated to the gents of our community.   While we will celebrate the dads in our lives on Father’s Day, June 17, you … Continued

Here’s to Strong Women

Though May is traditionally a time to celebrate mothers, at Chesterfield Lifestyle, we want to take this chance to recognize all of the strong ladies in our community. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month’s feature article, … Continued

Eco Chic

Spring has finally sprung! As the last dredges of winter make their way out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet.

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 The concept of home is different for everyone.  For some, home is where the family is. It’s the place where weekends were—or still are—filled with baby snuggles, bedtime stories and Saturday morning cartoons. The place where the smell of bacon and pancakes fills the air on Sunday mornings, "do your homework before you go outside" is a daily mantra and…

The Maker Movement

When you think of the word “maker,” what comes to mind?

A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Chesterfield Lifestyle.

A Season of Giving

As we turn the page of this year’s calendar to December, it seems like it was just yesterday we were singing carols, unwrapping gifts and toasting to 2017. Now—as unbelievable as it may seem—it’s time to do it all over again.

A Time to be Thankful

Thankful: It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year, as November arrives and we begin realizing 2017 is drawing to a close. Although the month of November typically marks the winding down of the year, it's also a season of beginnings. Given that, a portion of this month's publication is devoted to some ideas about…

Fall into October

The changing of the colors from vibrant, summery greens to autumnal yellows, rusty oranges and dark reds. The shorter days spent at school and outside and the cooled-off weather after those dreaded dog days of summer.

What’s Your Style?

What's Your Style for Home, Decor, Festivals and Clothing? 

September is a super time to rethink the styles we surround ourselves with, and whether we'd like to make any adjustments or outright changes to coincide with the changing season. So how do you express yourself in clothes, your home and decorations? No matter your style, this issue has some tips…

If You Can Read This, 
Thank a Teacher

With the celebration of local men in June and adventures in July, this summer already has been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun, it’s hard to believe it’s almost time for it to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school out forever). And,…

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Dive into the pages of any good adventure book—or into the screen of a movie at the local theater—and you’ll quickly be immersed in captivating stories. You’ll be pulled into worlds of wizards fighting dark magic, pirates trying to seize control of ghost ships, a quest for revenge on a whale, a 1,100-mile hike for self-discovery and healing, the visit…

A Great Month to be a Guy

As June arrives, we realize we’ve nearly made it through half the year—and wonder how that could be possible! It feels like just yesterday we were thinking about New Year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day gifts. Now, we’re planning for summer—long days and warm nights, grilling, pools and everything else the year’s middle months bring along.

Here’s to Strong Women

Washington Irving, the 19th-century American author known for stories such as Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow once wrote: “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us,…

A Community Resolution

The beginning of any year brings a lot of new things. A new start, a new outlook and, of course, a New Year's resolution...or several. Some of the most common resolutions include resolving to eat healthier, to get to the gym more and, overall, a goal for better physical fitness.

Happy Holidays!

"Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you." If you couldn't tell, we're snuggled up by the fire, drinking some peppermint hot chocolate and dreaming of sugar plums—reading this month's issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, of course. Thanks for joining us!


The penultimate month of the year is always a special one—one in which we're reminded of the wealth of gratitude we have for the people in our lives and for the Chesterfield community. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing and the year, although winding down, is as busy as ever, but we can't help but take some time…

Family & Friends

October's issue celebrates family and friends; we can never have too many of either, in my opinion. Family members are the first people we get to know in the world, and we start adding friends around the time we go to preschool and continue our whole lives.

It’s Better to Give…

We have all heard the saying, "It is better to give than to receive;" most people probably don't realize the origin of the statement. It is biblical--Acts 20:35, "I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed…

Summer FUN!

This summer has been flying by! It seems like the summers lasted a lot longer when we were kids; doesn't it? We really spent entire days outside, either at the pool or at the creek. We maximized the daylight hours and literally wore ourselves out eating snow cones and just having fun.

Heroes & Helpers

A “hero” is a person who is admired or idealized for courage or outstanding achievements, while a “helper” is a person who helps someone else. Heroes are usually helpers in some way and helpers can also be heroes. Though everyone isn’t going to be officially considered a hero, per se, every one of us can be a helper to someone…

Start Your Lists!

This month, Chesterfield Lifestyle celebrates our male readers with our “Men’s Issue.” I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our gentlemen readers at Chesterfield Lifestyle events and have received a variety of emails from our male readers regarding favorite articles, ideas for features and responses to our mystery picture feature. We are delighted that our carefully chosen and…

There’s No Place 
Like Home

No matter where you roam, there's no place like home. This saying holds true for one naughty dog in our neighborhood. This particular puppy has a collar and belongs to our neighbor; any chance she gets she escapes and runs the streets. Whenever we see her out and about we holler, "Go HOME!"...and she does! Though the dog gets a…

Of Garbage 
and Gardens

Learn steps from a gardening and horticulture expert, for planting a low maintenance flower garden on page xx. Send pictures of your garden (when the time is right) to: LMullen@LifestylePubs.com. Spring is here! All around our Chesterfield community things are looking a little bit greener. It’s a time of new beginnings; nature is coming alive. Buds are forming on the…

The Art 
of Understanding

Artist, Paul Klee, said, “Art does not reproduce what we see…it makes us see.” The arts are interpretations of life. Art tells stories. Art can open our eyes to allow us to gain new understandings about people, places and situations--and even our own feelings.

Life is Uncertain…
Eat Dessert First

How many times have we gone out to eat, at one of the fine restaurants, in Chesterfield and when our server asks if we would like to order dessert, we are much too full to even consider it? If you are like us, this happens every time you dine out! Last time this happened, we agreed we should go out,…

Our rich tapestry.

The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. Author and inspirational speaker, Ola Joseph concurs, "Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." Those of us that grew up in the 70s and 80s or were parenting at that time, might…

Enjoy your journeys

We have all heard the saying, “getting there is half the fun;” often times, we forget to enjoy our travel journey if all focus is placed on the destination itself. Great memories can be made, during our journeys, if we practice “mindfulness.”