December 3rd, 2012
Get to know our cross-country team of editors, who have opened their purses, cupboards and closets to reveal their most essential everyday items. Today, our splendid Calgary editor Kait Kucy, shares her favourite things.
I am always on the hunt for unique new recipes (think Miso Clam Chowder!) and the recently redesigned Bon Appetit never fails to show up with the latest in foodie trends, travel ideas and just all-around delicious looking photographs. I channel my inner chef as I peruse each issue and plan my next dinner party. $6.99 on newsstands, www.bonappetit.com
Hailing from New York and San Francisco, Blue Bottle Coffee beans are my absolute favourite brew in the world. I first discovered them at the Ferry Building in San Fran and have been stocking up on their various blends ever since. US$19.50/pound at www.bluebottlecoffee.net
I never go anywhere without at least one Fields Notes books. As a writer and blogger always on the hunt for the latest in lifestyle and fashion trends, I’ve got to have a notebook on hand to jot down ideas and story pitches. I love the colour palette of the National Crop Edition ($19.95) and while they may be modeled after traditional agricultural handbooks, they fit perfectly into my daily urban life. www.fieldnotesbrand.com
A lipstick fiend, I need to keep my lips moisturized and fresh feeling and no one helps me do that like Sugar. Its delicious clear lip balm has become my number one must-have in my make-up bag. It leaves my lips super soft and ready for any shade of lipstick! $26 at sephora.com
June 4th, 2012
Lovers of fine things take note! The latest issue of WeLikeWeLove has hit the shelves with pages of inspiration abound. Compiled, designed and edited by two local creatives Alyssa Yuhas and Liz Field, WeLikeWeLove is literally a beautiful publication sharing the things they like and love.
Take a peek at the stunning Manor House spread which takes the modern man to a new level. Another favourite feature is The Smallest Show Show on Earth about two sisters who run a successful self-branding business.
With over 50 pages packed with eye candy from international contributors and incredible local talent, you’ll never want to stop flipping! —Kait Kucy
June 22nd, 2011
We started off obsessed with Sassy and then grew up into Jane. But when irreverent editor, Jane Pratt, put away her red pen and razor-sharp wit, we had to be content with magazines that taught us how to toe the femininity line.
XOJane is Pratt’s new web magazine “where women go when they are being selfish, and where their selfishness is applauded.” With great advice on how to Do this Don’t, much needed makeunders and terrific tips for us techy types, we know where to go when we’re feeling more clever than Cosmo.
Now that’s sassy stuff. —JN
March 17th, 2011
All it takes for us to do a double take is a sexy shot of a pretty young thing on a bicycle, peddling across a New York street.
The folks at Momentum magazine are hoping for many more of the same easy prey with their newly redesigned mag. Published in Vancouver and devoted to bike culture, the magazine is celebrating its 50th issue with the spring edition. In addition to the fabulous cover shot by Bridget Fleming as part of her “Downtown From Behind” series, inside, the magazine looks back at past issues, gives tips on all the newest bike gear, offers a how-to on biking with newborns and includes a feature on the Top 10 cycling destinations in North America.
And best of all, the magazine’s new look makes biking look sexier than ever. —MG
November 25th, 2010
Even if you’re a fan of Top 10 travel books (we are), or organized tours, traveling should always include a bit of the stuff you’d never find in a guidebook.
Launched by a Brooklyn-based writer, Nowhere is an online mag that showcases the experience of traveling through a mix of video and audio entries, photographs, doodles and journal writing. Far from an Eat, Pray, Love experience, the old school meets new way of travel writing features a variety of writers and artists who share intimate and inspiring stories on places such as Turkey, India and even closer-to-home destinations like Home Depot.
Warning: surfing the site puts you in a choose-your-own-adventure kind of mood.
October 15th, 2010
If Vogue represents your aspirational style and Dwell your ultimate domestic bliss, then new digital publication http://lapetitemag.com may well spell out your fantasy family life.
Now if you could only figure out where she has hidden her brush, today.
September 8th, 2010
Hefty September issues of all your favourite fashion mags are piling up. And when you’re done devouring the pages, what to do with the mags? Besides the obvious: trading, donating and/or recycling, herewith, five ways to extend their shelf life.
1. Place two or three stacks of magazines side-by-side and put a piece of glass or wood on top to create a table.
2. Create your own fashionable magnetic poetry kit by cutting out words in different colours and fonts and gluing them onto magnetic strips.
3. Make your own fall lookbook by cutting out editorials you love and binding them together for easy reference when you can’t decide what to wear in the morning.
4. Save a few of your favourite pages for gift wrapping. Your fashionista friends will appreciate those earrings so much more when they come wrapped in a Lanvin dress.
5. If you have the space, keep the mags that stand out. Eventually, they’ll become collectibles and worth a little something.
August 19th, 2009
August is our fave fashion time—we wait all year for the highly anticipated, thick September issues of fashion magazines.
But if you like to hang on to your mags long after the first browse, more zines means more space, so we’re eyeing the Magino Acrylic Stool/Magazine Rack ($320) by Canadian design whiz Karim Rashid.
The clear, acrylic stool that doubles as a magazine rack can hold up to 200 pounds (on top) and dozens of mags in the cleverly placed side racks.
It’s the perfect display for your $12 Paris Vogue because really, some covers never go out of style.
June 19th, 2009
A recipe for preserving children:
1 grass–grown field
Half a dozen children (or more)
Several dogs (if available)
1 stream of pebbles
Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well. Pour stream over pebbles till slightly frothy. When children are nicely brown, cool in a warm bath. Once dry, serve them milk and fresh baked gingerbread.
We found this recipe in Aussie online children's magazine Papier Mache. From decorating ideas to the coolest international products, the first issue is quite a treat. We perused the Stockists section and found amazing designers including Wovenplay, the creators of beautiful costumes like this whimsical playsuit ($160, pictured) available at www.sweetwilliamltd.com.
Subscribe to Papier Mache for free at http://www.papier-mache.com.au/