Maya Angelou once said that creativity is boundless: the more you use, the more you have. This issue of American Lifestyle encourages you to embrace creativity with a ceramist profile, delightful winter recipes, viewing party hosting tips, and February travel ideas.

A February trip can even be fun if you think outside the box. There are plenty of interesting and enlightening places to take in, such as a love-centric town in Colorado, an African American history and culture museum in Washington, DC, and a jazz music festival in Idaho.

May your cup always be filled with the creative spirit. As always, it's a pleasure to send you this magazine.