There's nothing better than spending some quality time with your favorite magazine-whether sunning by the pool in the summer or curled up on the couch on a chilly winter afternoon.

Of course, one drawback has been that these magazines inevitably come from New York or beyond-interesting, sure, but always imported. There wasn't a magazine that really understood your life in Central Ohio. Until now.

There's nothing better than spending some quality time with your favorite magazine-whether sunning by the pool in the summer or curled up on the couch on a chilly winter afternoon.

Of course, one drawback has been that these magazines inevitably come from New York or beyond-interesting, sure, but always imported. There wasn't a magazine that really understood your life in Central Ohio. Until now.

Let me introduce you to Capital Style, the only magazine designed around your life and your interests.

This quarterly magazine is dedicated to the amazing and talented women of Central Ohio. We want to be your resource to local amenities-helping you find the hidden treasures in area stores and fashion boutiques, the latest styles at the makeup counters and clothing racks, hot new restaurants, and the ideas you need to redecorate your home or throw a great dinner party.

We also want to celebrate your friends and neighbors, the hard-working women who make this city great. With in-depth features and interviews, we plan to highlight business and civic leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, trendsetters and others who contribute to the quality of life here.

Whether you're a mother helping raise the next generation of Columbus leaders or a daughter who's helping care for your parents, we hope Capital Style will offer support and inspiration for you to continue making a difference in this community.

We've spent the last few months talking to readers like you, in focus groups and informal chats, to find out what you look for in a magazine. You're holding the results in your hand.

Capital Style will be published four times this year-in February, May, September and November. The magazine will be delivered to more than 53,000 select households in Central Ohio, and it will be available at special events, in salons, boutiques and other businesses, and for sale in bookstores. You can also find us online at Capital-Style.com, and, if you haven't already received the magazine at your home, you can subscribe via our website to ensure delivery throughout the year.

We hope that you'll enjoy this first issue of Capital Style for the weeks and months to come, that you'll find it useful and leave it on your coffee table so you can refer to it again. And please, share it with your friends.

We also hope that you'll share your feedback with us -- what you love about it, what stories you'd like to see, what topics we can add to our coverage -- so we can continue building your magazine around the issues and interests that are most important to you.

Katie Wolfe Lloyd, Publisher