Monday, October 02, 2006

RIP Budget Living and my other favorite magazines

I don't know what it is about my taste -- I would think I am "normal" enough to have taste similar to other people -- but time after time my favorite magazines have been cancelled on me. Victoria. Mode. Inspired House. Most recently, Budget Living. Budget Living was a high-lo lifestyle magazine with a definitely retro twist. I loved their fashion (lots of Stop Staring dresses), parties (a wedding reception in a school cafeteria), and decoration (I remember one very gothy house with a painted shadow of a raven on a stand). To add insult to injury, the publisher decided to replace my subscription with Rebook, of all things. Yuck. I have never once bought Redbook, and I definitely won't now that I've had a chance to browse it.

I have this business fantasy of buying up all of my favorite dead magazines and revitalizing them...

3 comments:

Kara Hagen said...

It was one of my favorites, too. [And I agree -- Redbook is not AT ALL an acceptable substitute!] Maybe you already read this:
http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/FineOnMedia/archives/2006/02/budget_living_n.html

Sara said...

Thanks for the link, Kara. From reading the comments in the article it looks like some subscribers got House Beautiful or Shop, Etc, either of which would have been better than Redbook.

Kara Hagen said...

FYI, Shop Etc. is no longer, as well. It kind of sucked, IMO.