Let’s not kid ourselves. If you are a regular reader then you know I am borderline obsessed with the Steelers and yesterday’s loss was a hard one. But, I consider myself a strong woman… and in the words of Scarlett O’Hara “After all, tomorrow is another day!” OR at least next season is another season… enough of that!
Now, what I am excited about is the plethora of online magazines that are available. Don’t get me wrong, print has always made me swoon (you should have seen how excited I was yesterday when both House Beautiful AND Elle Décor were delivered!), but I like the option of online as well. And, to save you, my beloved NoH reader from having to scour through the heaps of online magazines trying to figure out what the hype is all about, I have assembled three of my favorites here! All three are lifestyles magazines looking at everything from cooking to design to fashion— making them right up my ally! Hopefully you will enjoy them as much as I have…
LonnyMag.com: This one has been around since October 2009 and has caught the eye of its print counterparts (including Vanity Fair and The New York Times). I love it because it consistently puts out some of the most impressive photos, especially of interiors. They are perfectly styled and perfectly shot. In fact I have even used their images in some of my design posts! One of my favorite articles from this issue is “A Stylish Arrival” that puts together some of the chicest entry vignettes.
RueMag.com: On its third issue this online magazine has already developed quite a following. And rightfully so! The content doesn’t just look good, but its full of useful information as well! I am obsessed with the current piece “Deisgn By Democracy” and Nicole Cohen’s (of Sketch42blog.com) home. As in, I want to ring her up and ask if I can move in. I won’t, cause I don’t want her to think I’m crazy, but I will fantasize over it. Also the advice about working at home struck a chord with me because, well, I work at home. This one is definitely worth a read!
MatchbookMag.com: This is the new kid at school, having launched its first issue just this month. This one is very article-heavy and explores travel, culture arts, décor, etc. and it does so fantastically! I was particularly impressed “The Delightful Mr. Boddington” by Scott Wade explores the lost art of letter writing and the shop that’s working to preserve it. I think the tag line “field guide to a charmed life” sums up what we’ve seen from the first issue- and hopefully what we’ll see in the future!