Do you read magazines?
Back when I used to commute to work each day I would read lots and lots. I would buy at least two or three every week. These days I buy hardly any. I read the trashy ones when I am at the hairdresser or doctor's office and I buy one every now and then if it catches my eye. Magazines were such a throw away thing for me back then whereas now I like to choose a good one and savour it. I read a lot online like Maeve, papier mache, babekins and la petite - they are so lovely and they are free! Buying a magazine seems like much more of a splurge. So when I do get a hard copy to curl up with in a chair I want lush pages, images that grab me and well written thought provoking content. I don't ask for much do I?
Frankie was a favourite for a long time but now it mostly makes me feel old, peppermint is lovely too but hasn't completely won my heart.
And then last week I stumbled across the gentlewoman and I know I have found my perfect magazine. Seriously - I am in love. I am only half way through, I am taking it slowly because I know I will be sad when I have finished. There are only two editions a year so I know I will be lusting after the next copy before it is even out. I am currently searching out the previous two issues which I missed to try and tide me over until issue #4.
Believe me, this is the best magazine I have read in a long long time. Go and buy it. You need it in your life. I mean who could look at that image of Adele on the cover and not want to take it home? Not me, that's for sure. I love the gentlewoman.
Sales pitch over.
I am off to curl up with my magazine and enjoy a quiet half an hour before the kids come home from school and the baby wakes up.