Congratulations to the Best Of LKLD winners!  Thank you to the thousands of our readers that took the time to vote and promote their favorite local businesses!   

I want to give a gigantic thank you to Lyndsey Venrick of Pin + Needle.  Lyndsey stitched the cover and the award ribbons that announce each new category section inside the magazine.  I’m always impressed with her, but I’ve got to say, this time she nailed it!  It’s exactly what we wanted!  Lyndsey is an artist from Winter Haven and quit her full-time job to do what she loves.  You can find her on IG and FB @pin.needle.shop or on Etsy @thepinandneedle.  She has items ready to ship or she can help you create something custom.  Thank you, Lyndsey!  We love it!

I’d also like to thank The Treasure House Antiques in Winter Haven.  Susan Barreiro bent over backward for us, and we really appreciate it!  She allowed us to come in before business hours to set up and take photos.  All of the objects used on the pages announcing the categories are items from The Treasure House.  If you’ve never been, do yourself a favor and visit!  (Give yourself a lot of time, there’s so much to look at!) I’d also like to thank my daughter, Ella for helping me style each photo.  I love that I got a chance to work with her on a project and she was a huge, huge help.

We plan on adding the calendar section back in the October issue.  If you’d like your event or virtual event to be listed in it, please email the details to me.  Keep tagging your IG & FB posts with #lkdlhaven and you might find it printed in the next issue!  

Congratulations to our Managing Editor, Tara Crutchfield for winning a Gold Charlie Award for writing from the Florida Magazine Association!  We already knew she was the best, but it’s so nice when our peers recognize her, too. We also won a Gold Charlie for our social media, please give us a follow on FB @havenlakelandfl or IG @haven_magazine if you don’t already!

Congratulations to all of the winners of the Best Of LKLD Awards for 2020!   Job well done!


Amy Sexson


Haven & LKLD Magazines


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