A Nest for All Seasons A Nest for All Seasons: The Comeback of the Magazine Escape || Celebrating Everyday Life

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31 August 2013

The Comeback of the Magazine Escape || Celebrating Everyday Life

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Celebrating Everyday Life is a fantasy.  It is a throwback to 10/20 years ago when your typical lifestyle magazine was an escape.  You would retreat to the backyard with a cup of coffee, to the bath with your pile of magazines or stockpile back issues for a rainy day of escape.  Then you would drown in them.  Drown in the photos and the LIFESTYLE each magazine so clearly represented.  Today, large publications are losing the magic.  Economic struggles mean that the latest issue of your favorite design magazine is more ad than actual content.  Gone are the days of opening a magazine and jumping straight into an alternate universe.

...or are they...

'Celebrating' harkens back to that golden age of magazines and once you open the pages, you are hooked.  You are drawn into this world of celebrating -- parties on the beach, gatherings in the barn, gardens, crafts, baking, joy.  Family. Home. Celebration. Beauty.  There are ads, yes, but they are all ads you WANT to see -- fun companies selling antiques, crafted goods and organic sundries.  Bloggers, etsy stores and independent small businesses are the norm on the ad pages.  There are no full spread ads for makeup or cars to jolt you out of your magazine experience.  No interviews from the latest "celebrity turned designer/crafter/baker/blogger".  Instead the interviews are from designers/crafters/bakers/bloggers that you WANT to hear from (HELLO Mary Englebreight!)  These are the people that have built their brand upon their craft and not the other way around.  The writers, photographers and stylists are everyday folks that have a passion for their craft and simply want to share it.  Get lost in our world and support the comeback of the magazine escape.  I will meet you there.

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Jeanie Hevener Saturday, August 31, 2013  

Amy, I just purchased the digital copy and I'm looking forward to losing myself in its pages next week while I'm relaxing at the beach. I hadn't heard of this magazine, and I know what you mean by today's large publications losing the magic. I am so glad that I saw your post! I love that the articles are by "real" people that I admire and respect.

Amy Renea Sunday, September 01, 2013  

I'm so glad you got it Jeanie!!! I totally do the "savor" the pages things :)

Jennifer Carroll Sunday, September 01, 2013  

What a magical review Amy! I am so moved by your words... It is absolutely everything that I hope my magazine will be and to see that it has touched you that way is humbling and exhilarating!! Thank you! Honestly and truly... Thank you for joining me on this journey of creating a magazine that inspires and encourages all of us to see the beauty and joy in the "everyday!" Happy Celebrating!

Amy Renea Monday, September 02, 2013  

I meant every word sweet Jennifer!! I truly believe you are one of "the" talents of our generation. MWAH

Kara @ Petals to Picots Crochet Monday, September 02, 2013  

Looks wonderful!

Beth Wednesday, September 11, 2013  

Awesome awesome, and I totally agree!!

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