I hate Mondays. Most people don't like them, right? I walked in my office, clutching the makings of salad for the week, high heels to replace the flip flops I was wearing, and a decaf (yeah, I know...doctor's orders) coffee from Starbucks. And, among the papers on my desk, what did I find, but a rare treat: a British homes magazine!
I knew who it was from...a superior of mine who had bought it several weeks ago. I expressed how much I like British home magazines, and he said "Well then I'll pass it on you to when I'm finished." And he did!
I first discovered this great love of my life when I was, wherelse, England! My friend Genevieve and I used to swoon over Country Living. I don't know exactly what it is, but they are quite different from American homes magazines. Every room and photo makes me want to sit down in the room.
A relatively recent favorite is Living, Etc. I think it matches my design sensibilities perfectly--modern, but with a comfortable edge. While I admire all those austere minimalist rooms, I could never live there. There would be no incorporation of many of my favorite tidbits I've picked up over the years.
My only frustration is that I can't go to the many shops they feature or find the products listed. I guess it just makes any potential future visits to the U.K. that much more special.