Glossy Magazine Goodness

  I love magazines.
I love their glossy goodness.
I love the feel of the paper in my hands.
I love the photography.
I love dreamily thinking that one day I will make or put together
or find something as beautiful as the scenes captured in their pages.
I love the inspiration they invoke.
I love the creativity they renew in me.
Ohhh I do love magazines.
There is something beautiful to be said for curling up in your favourite chair with the sun shining in and having a few minutes to live in their pages…
Despite all of their amazing qualities though, it seems like magazines are getting more and more expensive (at least in Canada) and harder to find.  With the rise of the internet, digital magazine sites and the likes of Pinterest I am sure there is not as much of a demand for paper copies.  You can find just about anything your heart desires on the internet now.  So, with that being said, do the majority of you do your browsing and inspiration-searching online or are you like me and still relish the beauty of the glossy pages?
In reality, I look at both.  I love the ease of sites like Pinterest and the creative ideas you can find with a simple Google search buut I still fork over my cash for the old-fashioned paper copies.  I just hope, that in the digital age that we live in,  someone up in the ivory tower doesn’t decide that we should all go paperless.  There will always be a place in my life for both!
Here are just a few of my favourites… Better Homes and Gardens actually puts out a variety of “special” issue magazines like this one and they are all really well done.  They are also a little bit cheaper than some of the niche magazines.Country Living happens to be one of my all-time, stand-the-test-of-time favourites.  They continue to produce beautiful magazines as well as maintain a great website loaded with oodles of information, pictures and of course, inspiration. You are also able to get a subscription to Country Living so it is one of the most affordable.Flea Market Style and Vintage Style and two of my favourite niche magazines.  They are only published twice a year but always incredibly well done.  They are chalk full of gorgeous pictures, great collections and brilliant ideas.  Being niche magazines, they are quite pricey and come in at about $15 a copy (worth it in opinion though!) I would love to hear your thoughts on magazines and what you do for inspiration and creative ideas.  In the meantime, I’ll be curled up on the couch looking back at some of the lovely ideas that I have found in my favourite issues.

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