Do any of you read the wonderful (and free!!) Matchbook Magazine? You can find it online at MatchbookMag, where they also have a delightful blog called The Daily Spark, as well as an archive so that you can read all of the back issues of the magazine. Anyone who likes literary characters, preppy/cute style, and great interviews with really talented artisans needs to be reading!
This is their definition of a Matchbook girl on their website:
THE matchbook girl…
VIEWS THE WORLD THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES • LOVES TO THROW DINNER PARTIES, BUT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO BURN THE ROAST • VALUES ECCENTRICITY OVER CONVENTION • IS THE FIRST TO LAUGH AT HER OWN BAD JOKES • KNOWS THE CHA-CHA, THE CHARLESTON, AND THE TANGO • PAINTS HER NAILS BRIGHT CORAL WHEN SHE’S FEELING BLUE • IS INFINITELY CURIOUS • COULD HAPPILY LIVE OFF OF RED VELVET CAKE • PENS HAND WRITTEN NOTES TO HER GRANDMOTHER • HAS A SIGNATURE SHADE OF LIPSTICK • SECRETLY THINKS SHE MAY BE BABE PALEY REINCARNATED • RECEIVED AN iPAD FOR HER BIRTHDAY, BUT WILL NEVER GIVE UP HER LIBRARY CARD • HAS A BUCKET LIST A MILE LONG AND DREAMS A DIME A DOZEN • IS SMART, BUT NEVER A SHOW-OFF • LISTENS TO THE DAY’S FORECAST, BUT TRUSTS HER OWN INTUITION • NEVER SAYS NO TO A SUNDAY MATINEE AT THE THEATER • IS QUICK TO BLUSH, BUT NEVER SHORT OF A WITTY REPLY • HAS A SKIP IN HER STEP AND A TWINKLE IN HER EYE • ALWAYS SHARES HER LAST PIECE OF GUM
The online publication was created by Katie Armour and Jane Lilly Warren, and they have managed to dream up something that I totally wish I had come up with myself. I’ve always fantasized of working with someone to make a magazine customized to our particular tastes, and these women are total inspirations for me.
The two co-founders!
A Field Guide to a Charmed Life Indeed!
If any of this sounds like it would be up your alley, you should start reading! I highly recommend!