For years (YEARS, I tell you), I have loved Real Simple magazine. If I wanted to splurge on a small gift to myself, I would often bought this magazine. If Zack asked me for “something special”, there’s been a time or two when I requested a subscription. I never thought about why I love the magazine so much, until just recently: it’s slightly wider than most magazines, the content focuses on a variety of relationships (I love the advice column), and well, the focus on “simple” is a welcomed.
A nice magazine feels like a luxury, and so to have something like this in our home, just for me, is a wonderful treat (especially because “taking a shower” also feels like a luxury, snort).
Last year for Valentine’s Day, Zack gave me a subscription to Real Simple. Since then, every month, I’ve looked forward to receiving a new issue. When one arrives, I seriously let out a little laugh and run to my bedroom to put it on my desk. I’ve referenced all 12 issues, which is a sure fire sign I love the magazine. It’s not just beautiful, it’s practical! I re-read old issues and tear out any page that inspires beauty or hope. Then, I put them inside my analog Pinterest book. (This is a real thing, if you’re unsure.)
So I’d love to know: what is your favorite magazine? Has it changed over the years? And how do you feel about magazine subscriptions? I just can’t get over the 50%-off newsstand price discount.
PS. there’s still time to shop for Mother’s Day with this list of favorites, all Amazon Prime friendly ;)