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Hello Fall - October/November 2020

Nov 16, 2020 10:57PM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Hello Fall - changing with the seasons

Hello Fall

Changing with the seasons
October/November 2020
On the cover: Lila Avila
Photo by Kelli Avila Photography

Hello, fall! Long, hot days have given way to cool, crisp nights, and we are changing with the season.

A neighborhood landscape changed after a little girl, who was riding through downtown Visalia one day, told her dad that he should buy a run-down building that she saw and turn it into a hotel so she could live on the top floor. Matt Ainley thought, why not? That building is now a lovely boutique hotel (but his now-teenage daughter doesn’t live upstairs).

It’s also the season for gratitude, and lifelong Fresno resident and registered nurse Tali Whelan shows her thankfulness for healthcare workers, firefighters and more through the Front Line Appreciation Group. The organization uses donations to provide nourishing meals to these irreplaceable community servants during times of emergency.

Naturally, our four-legged friends deserve kindness, too. Sara DeJohn, the founder of Moose’s Meals, helps take care of the pets owned by people who have fallen on tough times so they don’t have to give up their beloved companions.

Need some comfort food? We know the answer is a resounding “yes”! Inspired by her mother and grandmother, Stephanie Walker has made it her business to create simple, satisfying comfort food at The Pink Apron in Visalia.

If you’re seeking inspiration, quiet your mind and look to the mountains. They have lessons for those who will listen – we’ll tell you more.

In this season, we encourage you to give thanks, reflect on the gifts in your life and be blessed. Enjoy!

Fun fact: Fun fact: Lily was on our very first cover 6 years ago. She’s still a beauty!