Recently, during a visit to the salon, I came upon a magazine in the dryer chair, that I picked up absentmindedly to pass the time. Upon flipping through the pages, I quickly realized this wasn't the average, vapid salon magazine that held crappy articles about nails and hair I wouldn't dare sport! I must have turned back to the cover 5 or six times to read the name. I was amazed that I had never come across this magazine! Mind you, 330 days of the year, I live aboard (I work in construction...we build US Embassies). However, I saw within the context, a small paragraph at the bottom of one of the pages, regarding readers suggestions (a contest of sorts). Since I didn't take the magazine with me (those stingy women!), I opted to search your website, unsuccessfully for the contest. Thus, I resorted to writing to this address.
In short, I can HONESTLY say, there is nothing I would change, or a bad review to be given in regards to MORE. This magazine is by far, the absolute BEST reading material I have ever come across on glossy pages. I literally read every article, instead of skimming to the "interesting stuff" that most magazine devote 2 or 3 pages of. I wasn't blasted with exercises that are "going to flatten your tummy in 5 easy minutes!" (That I neither care to do, or loathe reading because I'm NOT doing them). Or reading some sappy story about how hard it is to be "XYZ.." or "I went through hell, high water, and half of Georgia and became a better person" junk. No horoscopes to be found, or girls with tiny waists and shiny white teeth telling me how "I too, can look like this!" What I read, were articles of substance about women how took charge, worked hard, made a living, and SURPRISINGLY, looked like me! I read real opinions, and funny litanies of trial, error and dislike (my favorite was "Why I Don't Do Yoga!). I loved the style sections, with honest to goodness opinions of the material, how it fits, and where I could get it. Perhaps the most interesting were the finer details, the sizes it came in, if it had support, etc...Overall, I felt like the writers, and contributors to this magazine were real women, with real voices. More importantly, I RELATED to almost every story, or felt some sort of connection to what was being written.
I apologize for my overuse of the bold letters, but for the sake of emphasis on my enjoyment of your magazine, it was a must! So again, thank you for raising my IQ instead of lowering it like most, if not 98% of other women's magazines. Keep up the great work, continue to enrich women's lives, and I look forward to reading the next issue. I wish you much success!
I've been a subscriber since the magazine began. At that time, the tag line had the word "age" in it. I like "style and substance" better!
Well, I'm of "that age", 66 to be exact, and I still have the energy I had at 46!
Must be the 2 new hips I've had installed in the past 6 months!
I like all of the features, especially "memoir." I find it extremely poignant.
It thoroughly enthralls me-whenever I finish the article I always say to myself how good it was.
I'd like more "Notebook." I love the info and quotes contained therein.
I still get a newspaper everyday and a couple other magazines as well as books. I'm not quite ready to stop "handling" paper and go to an e-reader.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your magazine, I just wish it was bigger!