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Weekend Reading

by habituallychic

05 . 14 . 10

Someone recently asked me why I don’t subscribe to magazines. My answer is that there is nothing worse than seeing a magazine on the newsstand before your subscription copy has arrived. That’s why I have two copies of every Domino ever published. And before anyone asks, no you can’t have any of them. The point of my story is that I was super excited to find the June 2010 issue of ELLE DECOR on the newsstand last night! My love of this magazine is not a secret but I have to say that this issue is really one of the best in a long time. It’s meatier and full of fun articles including the “Top 5 Designers to Watch” and I can’t give away the whole list but I can tell you that my dear friend Grant K. Gibson was among them! So exciting and well deserved!

The other fun feature is J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons “12 Things she can’t live without.” I won’t give away all of her answers but like me, she hasn’t met a sequin or sparkle that she hasn’t liked and I’m beyond jealous that she also owns a 1969 Mercedes 280SE! Could she get any more perfect?! Love her and ELLE DECOR this month! Bon Weekend!

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  1. Christina May 14, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I will pick up my copy today!

  2. Tanya (a Taste of T) May 14, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I agree. I think as a subscriber, you should get it first.

  3. Anna/Quilted Giraffe May 14, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    I was sooo going to ask if you wanted to sell your spare set of Domino mags 😉

  4. Anna/Quilted Giraffe May 14, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    P.S. Technically, the June issue of ELLE DECOR wasn’t supposed to hit stands until May 24th!! So in that case I think subscribers would get their copies first. It’s just that these technical on-sale dates are never the actual on-sale dates.

  5. the NEO-traditionalist May 14, 2010 | 2:40 pm

    DYING! I can’t wait to read more about Jenna. My grandfather had a 1962 Mercedes Convertible. Almost a spitting image of this one, but a few years older and in shiny black. I loved that car…sigh.

    XX katie

  6. jones May 14, 2010 | 2:49 pm

    I’ve got lots of double issues of the same magazine for just the same reason–it is definitely all about passion. Have a wonderful week-end. Mary

  7. jules @ The Diversion Project May 14, 2010 | 3:01 pm

    OK, now i am totally jealous of Jenna Lyons – gorgeous home, fabulous style, incredbile career…..and she has my ALL time dream weekend car. i’ve wanted one of those babies for weekend driving for years! man!!!

  8. rikshaw design May 14, 2010 | 3:06 pm

    i couldn’t agree more about the mag subscription..it would drive me insane if i was in the airport seeing a mag that i wouldn’t buy because i knew it was waiting for me at home!

  9. TheIconicBlog.com May 14, 2010 | 6:58 pm

    Sounds like a great edition. I will have to get it ASAP. Have a great weekend.xx

  10. kbd May 14, 2010 | 8:11 pm

    my favorite Mercedes is the one with the fins… I think its a little earlier than Jenna’s, but I can’t fault the girl on taste!

  11. Gramercy Home May 14, 2010 | 11:34 pm

    I have the same problem – I can’t stand to see my mags on the news stand before they arrive in my mailbox. I’m not a big subscriber, either…Instead, I pay a small fortune for my fetish. Could be worse. Have a great weekend!

  12. Marcus Design May 15, 2010 | 1:39 am

    Your not the only one saying this months issue is better than usual!! I must go to the store and pick a copy up ASAP!!

  13. Erin May 15, 2010 | 3:29 am

    I feel the exact same way re: not subscribing!!! Though I recently made an exception with Canadian House and Home since the newsstand price in the US is so expensive! I’m traveling now and would kill to find an Elle Decor is the airport for the flight home!!

  14. Casey May 15, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    I hate, Hate, HATE seeing a magazine I subscribe to on the newstand before I see it in my mailbox! On the other hand, I love getting 2-yr magazine subscriptions on Amazon for $10.

  15. The Zhush May 15, 2010 | 8:12 pm

    aaaahhhhgggg! Of course she owns the worlds chicest car! Unbelievable! Running to the news stands now, this issue looks like a keeper!

  16. Ryan Hines May 16, 2010 | 12:06 am


    I also don’t subscribe for that same reason. 😀

  17. Black Zebra May 16, 2010 | 10:47 am

    I too love Magazines and collect a great deal of them. I just finished an internship at The World Of Interiors Magazine and one of the perks of working at Conde’ Nast -Vogue House is that you get to have Free magazines every month from All the magazines they publish, oh then there’s the Basement Library where you’ll find boxes full of previous issues to grab for free! I have lost my mind a few times working there!

  18. Hello Lover... May 20, 2010 | 9:12 am

    2 of each domino! This makes me jealous to no end, but I will refrain for asking for any of them.

    And yes, I see your point. I have lots of subscriptions solely for the fact that otherwise I will spend a small fortune on magazines at the news stand and I just cannot afford to do that. I do get very upset though when I’m in line at the grocery store staring at an elle decor or traditional home that I cannot buy because I know it will be arriving in the mail.