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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine

December 2019

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12 Issues

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2 min.
o, the oprah magazine

FOUNDER AND EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Oprah Winfrey EDITOR AT LARGE Gayle King EDITOR IN CHIEF Lucy Kaylin DEPUTY EDITOR Deborah Way CREATIVE DIRECTOR Adam Glassman DESIGN DIRECTOR Jill Armus EXECUTIVE EDITOR Amy Maclin MANAGING EDITOR Abigail Greene BOOKS EDITOR Leigh Haber BEAUTY DIRECTOR Brian Underwood WRITER AT LARGE Lisa Kogan EXECUTIVE VISUAL DIRECTOR Christina Weber ARTICLES SENIOR EDITOR Molly Simms HEALTH AND WELLNESS DIRECTOR Corrie Pikul WELLNESS EDITOR Cathryne Keller STYLE FEATURES DIRECTOR Holly Carter ASSOCIATE EDITOR Zoe Donaldson ASSISTANT EDITOR Melissa Goldberg ASSISTANT BOOKS EDITOR Michelle Hart FASHION FASHION MARKET/ACCESSORIES DIRECTOR Robin Beck Nazzaro SENIOR ACCESSORIES/MARKET EDITOR Paula Lee BOOKINGS EDITOR Alicia Bridgewater Lanigan FASHION ASSISTANT Ashley Tucker ASSISTANT TO THE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Elena Odulak BEAUTY ASSOCIATE EDITOR Erin Stovall STYLE CONTRIBUTING STYLE EDITOR Rae Ann Herman STYLE ASSISTANT Raena Loper ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR IN CHIEF Katherine Pittman INSTAGRAMMER OF THE MONTH @mom2ollie O MAG FRIEND OF THE MONTH Ann Payne ART ART DIRECTOR Alexandra Mooney DEPUTY ART DIRECTOR Gillian MacLeod ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR Cassie…

1 min.
a merry 12-day give-o-way!

HOW TO ENTER Step 1 Find the 12 icons (pictured at right) scattered throughout the pages of this issue. There’s one for each day of the sweepstakes. Step 2 Once a day from November 27 to December 8, you can enter for a chance to win at oprahmag.com/12days by typing in that day’s special code, which you can find on that day’s icon. Entering each day will increase your chances of winning. The fun officially begins November 27 at 12:01 a.m. ET! For short rules see Merch, page 179. For detailed rules go to oprahmag.com/12days. SPECIAL THANKS TO: FedEx Office is the official packing and shipping provider for Oprah’s Favorite Things. For all your holiday packing and shipping needs, visit fedexoffice.com. Gift wrap for Oprah’s Favorite Things is provided by Caspari. For the perfect packaging, go to casparionline.com.…

1 min.
present day

WINFREY: ELI SCHMIDT (6). TREES, BALSAM HILL. OPRAH’S RED DRESS, JONATHAN SIMKHAI, 11HONORE.COM.…

2 min.
what was the best thing about 2019?

I challenged myself to 30 days of dips in the chilly waters of nearby Lake Superior. Swimming has brought out the child in me and shown me what I’m made of. I feel alive, present, and lucky to have discovered this new adventure. KIMBERLY STROMGREN Superior, Wisconsin I got a text message that said “I love law school!” My 22-year-old daughter was a superhuman throughout college—graduating with honors, working as a tutor, and bartending on weekends to make ends meet. She ended up earning a scholarship to a top law school. Those four words made a proud mom weep with joy. KRISTIN BERGAMINI Cortlandt Manor, New York As my third act—I turned 60 this year—I started my own theater company. Debuting with a play I wrote, we’ve already had two successful productions, and the future looks…

1 min.
your take

Q WOULD YOU RATHER GET A BUNCH OF SMALL GIFTS OR ONE BIGGIE? 55% THE MORE THE MERRIER! 45% THE BIGGER THE BETTER! Q HAS THE UNIVERSE EVER SENT YOU A SIGN? 74% YES, IT SEEMS TO HAVE ME ON SPEED DIAL! 26% STILL WAITING… Q WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO PARTY LOOK? 50% SHIMMERY SMOKY EYE 50% BOLD RED LIP Q SNACKS: SWEET OR SALTY? 64% SWEET IS A REAL TREAT 36% NOTHING FAULTY ABOUT SALTY Q YOUR IDEAL BEDTIME IS AROUND… 73% 10 P.M. EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE! 27% 2 A.M. SO MANY SHOWS TO BINGE-WATCH, SO LITTLE TIME. WE WANT YOUR TAKE! TO WEIGH IN ON FUTURE TOPICS, FOLLOW US @oprahmagazine…

1 min.
here we go!

YOU KNOW IT’S Favorite Things time when the O team starts taste-testing (among many other treats) chocolate babka, tomato pie, gravlax, peanut butter cups, salami, and truffle mustard. Did I mention that was all in one sitting? I’m pleased to report we survived to touch, try on, sniff, fall in love with, and narrow down a vast array of goodies until we were left with what I believe are the perfect presents of 2019 (and yes, the gravlax and truffle mustard made the cut). The fun starts on page 45. In addition to tackling the tangible, we’re taking a look at those little moments that defy logic. We asked readers whether the universe has ever sent them a sign and received stories filled with wonder, grace, and reassurance (page 142). Personally, I…