If someone had told me that one day I’d publish a magazine I’d have laughed in disbelief! Seriously this is an adventure, and I am grateful to each of our readers who has given me and my small team so much encouragement. Merci!
We created the digital magazine at the beginning of the year, and along with the many happy emails of readers enjoying the content, we also received a lot of requests for a printed version. So we decided to make that happen.
This decision proved to be another steep learning curve. There were a lot of choices to be made … size, paper weight, where to publish etc. We opted to print the magazine in the USA because that is where most of our readers are to be found, so it makes sense for shipping. We have gone for beautiful heavy paper to make your reading experience even more enjoyable.
We are teaming up with talented photographers and journalists, to bring you beautiful images of France and authentic French living. I think you’ll love our recipes, our tips for visiting various parts of France and of course the stunning homes that we share with you.
My girlfriends share their favourite addresses with you; we show you how to create seasonal bouquets, and of course there are pages of shopping ideas for some very French inspiration. We also feature a favourite traditional French brand, and bring you an exclusive offer to purchase their products.
So here I am announcing that today is the day that the printed version of the magazine goes on sale right HERE. If you sign up for the printed magazine you get the digital version and the App included in your purchase, and if you subscribe for the year, we gift you two digital editions to offer to your best friends!
We start taking orders today, and printed copies will be shipped in 2-3 weeks time. For future issues the printed issue will be shipped at the middle of the month of publication, ie January, March, May, July, September and November.
We really value your feedback so please don’t hesitate to drop us an email, or leave us a comment, saying what you would like to see in the magazine.
I hope you love this May issue, whether you read it on line, or with a paper copy in your hands.
cover photo by Clive Nichols; coastline by Beatrice Augier; bouquet with lamp by Franck Schmitt