Magazine Mainstays, and the Loss of a Favorite

As many of you have read by now through Cote de Texas, Pigtown Design, and other blogs, we have lost yet another excellent publication: Southern Accents. This news was a bit of a shock and I was so sad to hear it. It has made me appreciate and look forward to getting the new issues of Elle Decor and Metropolitan Home all the more!

And it seems we have very good issues to look forward too! Elle Decor, always one of my faves, is showing of John Mayer's Giorgio Armani designed SoHo pad....I must admit, I have been very curious about how John lives behind the scenes! We will also get to see the Kentucky Farm of Mark Badgley and James Mischka, and Theory's Istvan Francer's Connecticut Farmhouse among other notable digs.

And for those searching for that perfect writing desk (I am always on the hunt!)? There is a roundup of the ten best. Travel destination? Elle Decor has it covered with a story about enchanting Istanbul.

So much to be thankful for in one publication! My foot is tapping out the seconds until it arrives.

Metropolitan Home treats us to an issue all about Renovation. Don't let the cover fool you! The Met Home of the month is a century-old home in Washington, D.C. that has been "given new life". And in Savannah, an historic Townhouse is transformed. There are also modern twists given to a 1952 LA house, and an artist's Manhattan Loft. Lot's to look forward to!

As I mentioned, one of my very favorite publications will be seeing it's last issue this Fall, Southern Accents. I am sure the complete story as to the why's and how's will be forthcoming, but until then, we will all be scratching our heads and wondering why a beautiful magazine like this gets the boot while others that seem so obscure are still in circulation.

I am mourning the loss whatever the reason and am posting some of my most favorite covers as a sort of "ode":

Southern Accents, you were full of charm and grace, just like the South. It will be a long while before I forget to listen for that undeniable magazine thunk through my front door mail slot. You will be missed.