Clearly, I’m a woman of extreeeeeemely expensive tastes.
While I lovelovelove reading blogs it’s so lovely to pull something glossy and gorgeous out of your mailbox and flip through it on the sofa or in the park. I love dog earring pages and ripping things out for future use and bulletin board-pinning.
Also? A yearly magazine subscription frequently costs less than $20. That’s the same price as an entree and a drink and those won’t bring you joy once a month for a year!
In addition to all the obvious magazines (O, Real Simple, etc) here are a few of the magazines that I love.
7 cool magazines we should all be reading
I think that smart is sexy, so I obviously think that Mental_Floss is the sexiest magazine out there. Here’s what they say about themselves:
“Mental_Floss is an intelligent read, but not too intelligent. We’re the sort of intelligent that you hang out with for a while, enjoy our company, laugh a little, smile a lot and then we part ways. Great times.
And you only realize how much you learned from us after a little while.Like a couple days later when you’re impressing your friends with all these intriguing facts and things you picked up from us, and they ask you how you know so much, and you think back on that great afternoon you spent with us and you smile. And then you lie and say you read a lot.”
Isn’t that an amazing name for a magazine? They focus on “people, passion and possibilities changing our world for the better. We celebrate people making a positive difference in their communities, their countries, their businesses.
Our philosophy is to embrace the passion behind new ideas that inspire innovative solutions to some of our greatest challenges. The Intelligent Optimist explores the possibilities generated by fresh perspectives on everything from technology to health and the human spirit. We present intelligent optimism as a path to happier, healthier lives in a better world.” Lovely, right?
Honestly, when I ‘read’ National Geographic I’m usually just looking at the pictures and wishing I was there. This magazine covers travel gear, unknown destinations, cool personal essays, and heaps of helpful travel tips. Annnnnnd the awesome photos that make you wish you were there.
Garden & Gun
Isn’t this name hilarious? When my BFF and I were in Nashville last month we discovered this little gem and picked it up, thinking it was a joke. It’s not. It’s gorgeous and interesting. I
t’s bursting with South-specific recipes (a sweet tea granita or local cheeses), interview with Southern musicians, artists, and writers, tours of breathtaking historical homes, and tips for travel destination in the South. I’m a third-generation Minnesotan and even I’m into it!
JUST KIDDING! (or am I?)
Do you subscribe to magazines? Which ones do you love?