The gorgeous Jessica Lange. I think she's incredibly cool.
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. It was a pretty weekend here; Saturday there was a marathon through our town and my husband and I awoke early and went out to watch the racers (and grab some pastries at the local bakery). I scrubbed the winter dirt off my Saab convertible and gave it a good polish--unfortunately it's still too cold to take the top down, but I'm ready! Our neighbors came over with a bottle of wine later that night and then Easter Sunday: church and, afterwards, lamb chops and couscous and spring vegetables.
Today we're starting our bi-annual Fat Flush. Hmm. There'll be little joy around this household for the next two weeks!
Anyway, I was going through my list of magazine subscriptions and I found it interesting to see how my subscription list has changed either because my interests have shifted or, sadly, the magazine went out of publication. What do you read now? Here's what arrives regularly at Chez La Vie:
Bon Appetit (husband)
Cook's Illustrated (husband)
Town & Country
I recently let my subscription to Vogue lapse; about a year ago I stopped ordering Harper's Bazaar. I'm really looking for a style magazine that has less outrageous fashion and more useful presentations. Does anyone remember Mirabella magazine? I loved that magazine--that's the type of fashion magazine I'm looking for and it no longer exists. Upscale, but realistic. A bit of eye candy that I can actually aspire to.
The one home magazine I loved, Domino, has of course recently expired. I also used to subscribe to Cottage Living, but I was going to cancel it anyway before it went out of business because it seemed so focused on building new cottages, not decorating old ones. Other magazines I liked that died were Blueprint, Victoria (the original, not the new version), and House & Garden (with Dominique Browning as the editor). I saved all my old Victorias and Dominos. I also save my T&Cs. The rest I cut up and file.
What might I occasionally pick up in line at the grocery store or while browsing in Borders? InStyle, Elle, House Beautiful and of course US (in particular when I'm headed to the beach!). Maybe WWD. My husband likes car magazines as well as those with muscled men on the cover (for the workout routines, not the hot guys--apparently).
What magazines come to your home?