Secretly, I love magazines. Really, I do. I rarely buy them, I rarely read them, but I love the idea of magazines--quick, easy, glossy, fun. I especially love new magazines because they offer an extra promise of freshness. I have a major issue with magazines though, which is that I hate the over marketing and selling of things, and the idea that everyone should go out and buy the same beautiful things to keep up with the style of the day. I'm also not a fan of Hollywood in general, so that keeps me clear from most magazines.
But, of course, because I do secretly love magazines, I am prone to compromising from time to time, particularly in favour of summer beach and travel reading. I got bored while doing groceries today, and got distracted by the magazine section, so I decided to nose around to see what's going on in magazine land. I was really surprised at all the new magazines--Tango, Weekend, and Domino caught my eye, but I'm just so torn... They look so pretty and fun, but they deep down drive me kind of crazy. Do I really need a magazine to tell me how to have the perfect weekend (let me guess, it involves shopping)? What will Tango say about my relationship? And, will I be able to read Domino (who, by the way, have thought out their marketing strategy right down to naming their forum members Domino Deciders) without it enabling me to run out and buy things?
Like this, for example. How will I be able to resist the most beautiful ironing board on earth?? Bahhh.