In the last few weeks I have been lucky enough to receive three independently produced illustrated magazines.
I never really considered myself a magazine person. I love printed media but the magazines aimed at young women are pretty much appalling, so as a result I haven’t bought a magazine since I was a teenager.
Enter intelligently written, aesthetically pleasing, independently produced magazines. Oh Comely has been a welcome addition to my book shelves for a few years now; here are a few more magazine that have found a place on my bookshelf and in my heart.
I was lucky enough to be feature in the first print issue of Betty Magazine, and then invited to the launch for the second. It was a really fun launch, and I’m still annoyed I forgot to bring my camera. I sipped pink cocktails, ate cake pops and caught up with friends, including Olivia Purvis and Zoe Faye.
Anyway, the magazine. Betty is a beautiful magazine, full of recipes to try, crafts to make, guides to hosting a craft party, picking fruit and applying eyeliner. The photo shoots were also beautiful. How lovely is that front cover? It makes me want to curl my hair and prance about in a swimming cap.
Lets not forget, when my Nannie spent a difficult week in and out of hospital for tests and treatment, they sent me a copy to forward to her to cheer up. Hands down nicest people in the indi mag world.