Although Living Etc. is our bible and we always pick up the latest copy of Elle Decoration, we are also inspired and engrossed by a variety of lifestyle magazines. After all, we like to think that we are selling a lifestyle, not just furniture and home accessories! Read on to discover our top six favourite independent lifestyle magazines – we guarantee that you’ll want to buy them all!
Dedicated to the art of slow living, Kinfolk is the granddaddy of all independent magazines. Each carefully curated issue takes on a loose theme (recent themes have included Design, Family and Essentials), providing ideas to inspire their readers to enjoy a slower pace of life, and to spend more quality time with their friends and families. Fuelling our love for supper clubs and dinner parties, Kinfolk organise regular gatherings all around the world, where like-minded individuals can come together and practice the ideologies that are showcased within the publication.
Perfect for those who like to take it slow.
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Published biannually, Ernest is a compact yet comprehensive publication that’s perfect for stashing away in your bag. Catering towards those who love to explore and have a curious nature, the journal features a variety of interesting essays, inspiration for adventures, timeless style suggestions and examples of expert craftsmanship. We especially love the extensive glossy-paged guides to wonderful wildernesses.
Perfect for those who love adventures.
© Ernest Journal
Slick, stylish and minimal, Cereal is the perfect contemporary travel guide that will revitalise the way that you research future trips. Each issue is broken down into a handful of locations which are then explored in depth throughout a series of photo essays and articles investigating interesting places to visit. Expect stunning photography, simple layouts and an immaculately curated selection of cafes, shops and botanical gardens all around the world.
Perfect for those who crave escapism.
Borne from the results of a final degree project, In Clover is a relative newcomer to the independent magazine world, due to welcome its third issue early in 2016. With a focus on offline living, the magazine aims to promote the simpler things in life, challenging its readers to put down their smart phones and get out into the wider world. Each issue will inspire you to get off the grid, experience everyday adventures and live life to its fullest.
Perfect for those who know that print is certainly not dead.
© In Clover
Exploring the lives of people who are passionate about the outdoors, Another Escape inspires adventures, innovation and discovery. Championing sustainable living, handmade goods and spending as much time as possible outdoors, the magazine is made to be read in the woods or on top of a mountain. Ever conscious about the environment, they print on FSC approved paper using vegetable ink and a local printer.
Perfect for those who love to spend time outdoors.
© Another Escape
Combining the two themes of creative women and delicious food, Cherry Bombe tickles our taste buds with their inspiring interviews and images of food that make us salivate. From essays about ice cream memories to tales from the kitchens, the biannual tome covers food in an entirely unique way. We love how they focus on the experience of food, not just the flavours and textures, demonstrating how to get more from your meal.
Perfect for those who love beautiful food.
© Cherry Bombe