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Friday, March 1

Magazines


Traveling for hours and hours and sitting in so many planes, airports and cars can get boring really fast.

I had to pick up STACKS of foreign design magazines last week while traveling.  The woman at Heathrow gave me a very strange look and asked, “why so many?”  Looking at the beautiful pages helped the time fly by - instead of my staring my watch.  

What do you bring along when you are traveling?  Any favorites?

Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

The best time to read all those mags in on a flight! I end up picking up mags I would never normally buy - I find it is one of the best things about flying in fact...

Pigtown*Design said...

I always buy a ton of magazines before I fly back to the states... My flight's a lot shorter than yours (east coast), so I generally don't get a chance to read them all, which means I can savour them when I get home. The other good things about buying magazines abroad is that they are significantly less expensive and they're usually the same month, not a month or two behind.

Can't wait to meet you at High Point!

Luxe Interiors by anne said...

I'm always flying from LA to London to go home to visit friends and family, one of my high points is buying all those beautiful euro design magazines, I've kept every single one too!!!

J.W. said...

I bring along second-hand paperback books that I can 'donate' and leave behind when I travel.

J.W. said...

I bring along second-hand paperback books to "donate" and leave behind when I travel.

Anonymous said...

Vanity Fair--good density of reading.

Keira

Anonymous said...

Have been a reader of English "Interiors" for many years...superb isn't it!There's nothing else quite like it.Was going to have lunch with the former editor Min Hogg-- but it didn't work out.
She was brillant!!!Check out her web site for lovely things you can share with your clients.

Charles Zimmerman

Anonymous said...

Grant, I adore your blog posts and always open them — the photography and brevity makes it entirely justifiable to take a quick break from my own work.

Today's post felt like a mirror — Like you, I read tons of foreign magazines on planes, and love the tearsheet possibilities. But the weight of them in my bag becomes prohibitive. Lately I have been using my Ipad to download many foreign magazines on Zinio. You can do single issues or subscriptions. The prices are much less than the physical magazines, and the airplane reading experience is excellent, so long as I remember to download them BEFORE the flight, should no wifi be available. I can indulge in all kinds of guilty pleasures — can we say Cosmo India? -- and if I don't get to them, it's no extra burden. It's also helping with the inevitable stack next to the bedside. I'll still treat myself to one or two tomes to leave on the coffee table or pass along, but putting more on my iPad gives me most of the experience with none of the heft!

Miss you. So thrilled with your African experiences. Wow.

xxxooo
Jennifer

Robyn said...

Art et decoracion is my favorite. French. I love how imperfect the beds and cushions are in the photos. Every page is scrumptious

Windlost said...

Oh, I always use travel as an excuse to buy magazines I might not normally get, mostly decor but sometimes The Economist (so I finally feel caught up on world news) or cooking magazines. I can't seem to read books on flights, but all the pretty pictures in magazines are so inspiring and such good company. :)

xo Terri

dwellonthese said...

The best part of international airports. Makes a stopover bearable.

Susan E. Brown said...

Same thing! Foreign design magazines -- the best!

pve design said...

I do love reading and try to bring a book but stacks of fresh magazines tempt me with such lovely images. I use to bring some needlework or knitting but it's hard now with customs and I never want to lose a needle or scissors when I travel.
pve

Lynne Rutter | the Ornamentalist said...

I also grab a few issues of foreign magazines on my way home- they make great gifts. On the way out tho- load up my iPad with magazines via the Zinio app so I don't have to lug all that paper with me

 

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