I only subscribe to three magazines, but the coming of the new year means that my mailbox is stuffed with "Last Chance!","Final Offer!", and "This Really Is The Last One We Mean It" re-subscription notices. I'm leaving them all in my mailbox until I decide what to do. Perhaps you all can help...Do you still subscribe to magazines, or have you gone online-or-nothing? How many do you get? Are you happy with all of them? Have you traded several traditional magazine subscriptions in favor of just one of the new higher-end publications (Kinfolk, Anthology, and the like)? Are your subscriptions gifts or did you get them for yourself?
I always feel so indulgent getting three magazines, but I read them all cover-to-cover, and reference them frequently. Still, every year I debate whether they're worth it. A year ago I cancelled Martha Stewart and have regretted it ever since. Luckily my friend always brings her issues into work, so I can get my fix. As much as I love all of the amazing design, food, and tech websites, I can't imagine them ever replacing a magazine that I can throw in my purse to peruse at a cafe or on a flight, with beautiful pages to save in my inspiration binders. Thoughts?
Tess is the pastry assistant for SFMOMA Blue Bottle Coffee, which just celebrated the release of the new cookbook, Modern Art Desserts. She is also a floral designer, embroiderer, and exclamation point enthusiast.
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