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A penny for your thoughts? Hardly. This is Celebrated Living, after all, and we’re offering one million miles for your collective opinion on the best hotels, spas, golf courses, and cruise lines around the globe. Even as much as I travel, I can’t be everywhere, and I do rely on you, the frequent-flying travel-savvy readers of Celebrated Living, for added perspective. Log on today to celebratedliving.com, weigh in with your vote, and watch for the results in our Summer 2010 Readers’ choice Platinum list issue. Page 26 has all the details.

This winter issue presents you with our annual giving theme, and is loaded with amazing gift possibilities including jewelry and watches, tech gear, fashion, and exquisite items for the home. You might also notice a bit of an aviation theme in this issue, which is fun. By now you certainly know that Hilary Swank stars in Amelia, impeccably playing the role of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. In our cover story, Swank discusses her love of travel, learning to fly, and her many lofty goals. In Up in the Air, another movie out this season, George Clooney channels the ultimate frequent-flier. Director Jason Reitman shares highlights about the film, in addition to his witty humor, in a profile you’ll find on the back page.

Does the word “upgrade” quicken your pulse? Maybe you’ve had the pleasure of getting bumped up to a suite at one of the hotels that you visit so often the staff really does know your name. Or perhaps you’ve been thinking of booking a penthouse for an extra-special getaway this winter. If so, you’ll enjoy our take on “the suite life,” a look at some of the greatest suites and penthouses around. we lead off with The Joule hotel’s penthouse in Dallas, where we recently celebrated the magazine’s 10th anniversary, and there is no question: The Joule is definitely cool. check out images from the evening and much more at celebratedliving.com.

The Celebrated Living team would like to wish you all the very best during the upcoming holidays, and we encourage you to take this magazine home and share it with family and friends.

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