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Editor’s Note: A Weird Holiday Weekend

In this unprecedented year and holiday weekend, any message is bound to be challenging—and bifurcated, because there are two audiences (at least): one for people who will be gathering with other people (the airports have seen one million people a day this week, shudder) and those who aren’t. Either way, be good to yourself.

 

For the gatherers, no scolding. Just mitigation reminders:

Outside is better than inside

If inside, open windows are better than closed windows (it’s going to get cool this weekend, so there’s no excuse)

Talking quietly is safer than loudly (no shouting across the room)

Plated meals are safer than buffet-style

 

For the lonely:

Funny movies and TV shows are better than holiday movies; suspense yarns also good (eclectic list follows*)

Don’t fall into the extreme anti-holiday mode of cleaning your home all day (though a well-spent hour or two may make you feel better)

Get out and exercise

FaceTime, call and text

Don’t forget to bathe

Haagen-Dazs Belgian Chocolate

 

*Nothing-too-Heavy (Mostly) Films and TV shows from “the time before”

Bridesmaids and old SNL clips of anything Kristin Wiig (“Secret Word”; Excited Sue; Judy Grimes; Target Lady, Penelope; “Don’t Make Me Dance”)

Both Borat movies

Fleabag

Mad Men

The Comeback

Schitt’s Creek

Messiah

The Little Drummer Girl (2018)

Born Yesterday (1950)

Roman Holiday (1953)

All About Eve (1950)

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

Freebie and the Bean (1974)

Semi-Tough (1977)

Annie Hall (1977)

Manhattan (1979)

The Truth (2002)

Unfaithful (2002)

Klute (1971)

The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

Shampoo (1975)

Best in Show (2000)

Tootsie (1982)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Cinema Verite (2011)

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

After Hours (1985)

The Favourite (2018)

Young Frankenstein (1974)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Chinatown (1974)

Nashville (1975)

Who You Think I Am (2018)

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Vertigo (1958)

The Conversation (1974)

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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.