I recently ordered a magazine allllllllll the way from England. I couldn’t help myself — Meg and her Wardrobe Ration project was featured — the inspiration for this challenge! Meg’s article was beautifully illustrated with photos, chock-full of information, and really fun to read. But I knew it would be — Meg is amazing! Her voice translates to print beautifully.
What I didn’t know was how much I would enjoy a publication like Pretty Nostalgic. I am not a magazine subscriber — I’ve had a subscription to Piecework since forever, and added Saveur once Gourmet folded (and didn’t renew the Paris Review last year because I couldn’t keep up!) but that’s it. But Pretty Nostalgic! Oh! It is in another category. The paper is thick and delicious. It smells fantastic too! It’s full of colorful photography and illustrations, laid out so elegantly, and the articles! Click that link 🙂 Have you ever seen such a diverse yet thematic collection of wonderment? Speaking of rationing, I had to ration myself to only reading one article a day (Meg’s first, naturally) so I wouldn’t gobble it up all at one time. It’s that precious a resource.
What really got me was the Pretty Nostalgic Pledge. It’s everything I believe in and aspire to:
(except for the British made goods part — whilst I’d love to buy British made goods and services as often as possible, I do not believe it sustainable as a Yank 😉
I’ve promised myself that I would join the Pretty Nostalgic Society as a holiday present to myself. I already have the little poster included with the magazine with the pledge on it up in my studio. ❤
Thank you Meg! Thank you Pretty Nostalgic! You guys are doing Great Things in the world and for the world. I hope you will consider me an honorary British person when I join.