January 26th, 2012
This new digital wedding magazine from the U.K. is utterly divine, and features everything from gorgeous letterpress to sumptuous cakes, plus baubles and dresses galore.
It wouldn’t be an English wedding without hats, and Reverie spotlights milliner Edwina Ibbotson in its debut issue. We’re swooning over Emma Franklin’s gorgeous rings and we too would like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to prepare our post-nuptial feast.
And don’t you just love that colour-drenched L.A. wedding? The bride looks happy enough to fly away with her red balloon. —Athena Tsavliris
June 1st, 2011
There are a hundred glossies titled with “house” and “home” for those land-owning types. For the rest of us, there's Apartamento, a shambolic little shelter mag and the best thing to come from Italy since sliced foccacia.
The brillsville biannual, billed as an “everyday living interiors magazine,” is in its seventh issue—and it's heaven. Here's highly visual writer Bruce Benderson with his technicolour East Village cave. There's Zoe Bedeaux, the London-based stylist and self-described “sourceress,” in her apartment-cum-wunderkammer. And nowhere is there one sleek, super-modern, suspiciously clean expanse of wealth.
See, Apartamento isn't for Real Housewives. It's for real people. —SNP
$26 at Robber Store, 863 Queen St. W., Toronto, 647-351-0724, www.robberstore.com
October 20th, 2010
The recipes are tweaked from one kitchen to the next, but many a family meal begins in the pages of Chatelaine magazine.
If you, like us, turn to this Canadian institution for tips and inspiration on what to cook for dinner, then you will love Chatelaine: Modern Classics ($39.95). Stacked with tasty ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this future staple focuses on fast, fresh and seasonal food for every palate.
We’re bypassing dinner tonight. With recipes like sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce who needs anything but dessert?
Chatelaine: Modern Classics is available at the Cookbook Store, 850 Yonge St., Toronto, 416-920-2665, www.cook-book.com
Claire Tansey, food editor at Chatelaine will be at The Cookbook Store October 23, from 2-3 p.m.
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 23rd, 2010
As much as we adore leafing through our perfumed glossies, the new tide of paperless mags gets our vote too.
Here in Toronto, both Covet Garden and The Kit have people talking. The former, a home décor magazine, spotlights the gorgeous east-end home of illustrator Julia Breckenreid and her partner, user-experience designer Ryan Feeley, in its first issue.
“We take a peek into the homes and lives of some of the city’s most interesting people—spaces that have not been styled by interior decorators. Covet Garden is inspirational, not aspirational,” say the founders.
Over at The Kit, a team of veteran magazine editors offers readers a digital beauty experience that addresses the body inside and out. Expect well-written, snappy articles on diet, exercise and hair, skin and beauty trends.
If digi-mags do end up booting those glossies out the door, here’s what to do with your vintage Vogues.
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/