As a long-time resident of Southern Nevada, I personally love the heat and the dog days of summer. I love the bright sunshine, pool season, warm nights and clear skies. With our summer issue, we explore health care, fashion and vacations, as well as our professionals in the legal field.

Our cover dentists, Dr. Victoria Chen and Dr. Vinne Chen, really care about their families and their patients. As parents, they both work to make children and teenagers feel at ease while giving the very best in dental care. The same is true for their adult patients. These two sisters are true inspirations.

Summer means traveling and the Utah Shakespeare Festival offers culture, a thriving city and green mountains with tall pine trees. White beaches and blue water surround Rosarito Beach Hotel and Resort, located in Baja, Mexico.

As for health care, many people in Southern Nevada are working hard to maintain the quality of practitioners and take it to a new level. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will be opening a new medical school. Las Vegas Heals is making a difference in many areas of health care, including medical tourism. An example of a caring physician, Dr. Frank Stiles began a foundation to help feed hungry children, as well as additional support for other causes. The doctors of WellHealth provide information in the FAQs column. Dr. Tiger discusses women and sexuality, and exercise provides health benefits as demonstrated by Las Vegas Boot Camp-The Lakes and Symmetry in Motion Pilates and Wellness Studio.

A very big event took place May 1 with the first birthday of Grace Grabel, the daughter of our publisher, Tammy, and her husband Seth. She is truly a miracle and brings joy to everyone, especially her parents and the staff of Las Vegas Woman magazine.

Enjoy the summer, even with triple digit temperatures, in the greatest city, Las Vegas.

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