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OK, OK, so it’s not actually summer here… but I know it is for some of you!
I’m craving the feeling of the summer sun on my skin, and today I did this vicariously by (finally) taking half an hour to flick through the fabulous June edition of the online Matchbook magazine.
Sunshine fairly burst from its pages, and I soaked it all up! Aaah…
Here are a few of the things I loved from this edition:
- an article called ‘10 Things You Didn’t Know About John Lennon’ (I can’t believe he was only 40 when he died – that’s my age! Oh, that fact isn’t one of the ’10 Things’, BTW!);
- an article about the legendary Rita Hayworth (and how you can create a little ‘Rita’ style in your life);
- an article called ‘How to… Pack a Summer Picnic’, which includes the accoutrements you’ll need for a Classic Picnic, Rustic Picnic, Romantic Picnic or Modern Picnic (plus recipes and a list of famous picnics on film – cute!); and
- an interview with New York–based designer Cynthia Rowley – she certainly lives a vivid life!
If you’re needing a boost, my advice is to take some time today to revel in beauty. Reading a magazine like Matchbox might be just one way to do it!
Matchbook Magazine August Issue
I’ve just taken a breather and clicked through to the latest issue of the colourful Matchbook online magazine.
Yes, it did come out late last week, but I’ve been holding out, leaving it as a delicious reward for making my way through some deadlines that I’d set for myself.
And it was worth the wait. I make a point of enjoying the season that I’m in, so that I’m living in the present moment and aren’t wishing myself to be somewhere else, but sometimes it’s nice to see what’s happening in another hemisphere, and to imagine what it would be like to experience that season right now.
So it is with this month’s Matchbook, which celebrates the very summery (for the northern hemisphere) month of August. I could feel the sunshine beaming onto my skin, and imagine myself strolling along sunny streets, warm air caressing my arms, and sunglasses lightly perched on my nose. Full of late-summer colour, this edition boosted my spirits, let me tell ya! (Lest you think I wish for year-round summer, I also sometimes find myself looking at wintry scenes from overseas when it’s mid-summer here – I guess I just love all seasons!)
In this issue, I ADORED an article about one of my favourite ladies, Katharine Hepburn, and, in a feature about Matchbook’s favourite shades of red lipstick, was inspired to reconsider my usual aversion to bright-red lipstick. I lost myself in the pages that offered sumptuous treats for body, soul and home such as Champagne truffles (ooh la la!) and beautiful travel accessories.
But I won’t spoil it for you. Take a look at this month’s mag, and be inspired to make your life even MORE beautiful than it already is! (Sign up for a subscription, which is free, and the magazine’s link will be emailed to you every month.)
PS It’s not all about buying ‘stuff’, either – you can easily create a beautiful life by appreciating what you already have, and by arranging your life and home to be even more gorgeous. I’m so glad for magazines like this, which capture the essence of a delicious life.
Hey, I just wanted to let you know about a fab new online magazine that started life in January. It’s called Matchbook – have you heard of it?
I really like this magazine. It celebrates the beauty of life!
Here’s its manifesto:
‘Matchbook is an online lifestyle publication celebrating classics – shaken or stirred. Our monthly issues cover past and present fashion, decor, the arts, travel and culture. Brimming with intriguing interviews, stately homes, captivating memoirs and swoon-worthy fashion spreads, Matchbook seeks to inspire women around the globe to design a life they adore. From lipstick to letterpress, gelato to grosgrain, and Paris to Peru, consider us your field guide to a charmed life.’
Ooh la la! This magazine is the perfect partner to the Rich Radiant Real philosophy. Living life fully. Revelling in the lusciousness and beauty of life.
In this month’s issue, I love the ‘Culture Club’ section from pages 34 to 41; the ‘Classic Accessories for Your Home’ article from pages 60 to 65, and the interview with Pamela Keogh (author of books including What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for Living with Grace and Style and Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style) from pages 105 to 117.
To check out this inspirational, free online magazine, head here… I do hope that it inspires you to add a dash more panache to your life! (Or that it helps you appreciate the gorgeousness that’s already in your life!) Do let me know what articles caught your eye, won’t you?