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Editor’s Blog: A Thanksgiving Note

In a year that has offered us unprecedented challenges and demanded similarly unprecedented levels of perseverance, giving thanks may not be the first thing on anyone’s mind. Many of us have gone a year without seeing our families and close friends in other cities. Many of us have lost jobs, clients, businesses and hope. COVID-19 has battered our collective physical and mental health and killed more than a quarter-million Americans. In light of all this, the very appearance of Thanksgiving on the calendar feels tone-deaf.

So my wish for our South Florida community—and for all of our friends and families, far and wide—is to project yourself into a safer and more prosperous future—perhaps it will be here in just six months with the wide availability of a vaccine, maybe sooner. I, for one, am giving thanks for the many blessings I’ve had in my life during “the Before Time”; the grace, productivity, kindness and understanding I’ve experienced throughout the pandemic; and I’m thanking the universe for the coming spring. “Thanks in advance” has become a cliché, but suddenly it has more visceral meaning than ever.

We have a dynamic, innovative and resourceful community, and having the opportunity to share your stories has made our SFBW team so grateful. We are inspired by you every day, and wish you peace, patience and health.

 

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.