November Brooke Notes

“Happiness comes from a grateful heart.”


This is one of my favorite quotes. The month of November always has me thinking about gratitude a little more than usual. I believe that it’s nearly impossible to be grateful and sad at the same time. What are you grateful for? Do me a favor and think of three quick things. I have a feeling it will boost your mood even if just a little bit.

One of my very best friends got married on October 9th! (Congrats Kara and Harry!) Crazily, THREE of my closest friends have gotten married within the last twelve months. I’m grateful to have been a part of each of their special days. And speaking of weddings, our Fall | Winter 2021-22 issue of FW Engaged is on stands now! If you or someone you know is getting married, be sure to pick up a copy.

This issue is one I’ve been (not so patiently) waiting for. Jodie Brim is a shining beam of light, and I am blessed to know her. The second you meet her, you’ll immediately know that you won’t forget her. Simply being in the same room as this woman feels good for my soul. Read more about Jodie Brim and her team.

We hope you’ll join us for our last GNO of the year on Tuesday, November 9th at Jeffrey Adams on Fourth. They are offering half price wine and half price pot roast nachos—what more could you ask for?! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get GNO reminders! If we miss you, don’t worry! We have several Girls’ Night Out events already lined up for 2022.

A huge thank you to all the family, friends and vendors who made our 16th Anniversary party a smashing success on September 23rd. An extra special shout out to our presenting sponsor, Marzano Capital Group. Megan Black Photography did a fabulous job capturing that beautiful evening. While we were celebrating Forsyth Woman, we were also raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association!


Presenting Sponsor, Marzano Capital Group 


Why the Alzheimer’s Association? You may or may not have had the pleasure of knowing Kelly Groce (my papaw, Keela’s dad). He was Forsyth Woman’s #1 fan and delivered magazines for us for many years. He passed away in 2019. While he was never officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, we knew something wasn’t quite right for a couple of years before he passed.

If you or someone you know has had dementia or Alzheimer’s, you know what we’re talking about. It’s a scary and humbling experience for both the person experiencing the memory loss as well as family and other caregivers.

We miss him so much and since he couldn’t be with us to celebrate 16 years, we wanted to raise money to honor his memory (sorry about that unintentional pun, Pawpaw) and help those who currently are— or will— suffer from this terrible disease. We have set a lofty goal of raising $16,000 for this cause that is near and dear to us and we’re well on our way! We would be honored if you would consider joining Team Forsyth Mags for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, November 6th. It’s free to sign up and you can join by scanning the QR code below. We’ll also be running an online only silent auction from November 7th – 14th. Stay tuned to our our social media (@forsythmags) to learn more!

photos by Megan Black Photography 


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