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wanted... a decent woman's magazine

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sansouci Mon 21-Feb-05 23:41:21

What's happened to Marie Claire? I haven't touched it in 2 months. The only interesting one for a reasonably intelligent read is (shudder at name!) Good Housekeeping. Or am I getting old? Vanity Fair can be good, too.

juniperdewdrop Mon 21-Feb-05 23:46:59

I love Prima....

marthamoo Mon 21-Feb-05 23:47:47

I started this thread a few weeks ago. Hang on, will try and find it...

marthamoo Mon 21-Feb-05 23:48:54

this might help

sansouci Mon 21-Feb-05 23:49:33

uh-oh. too lazy to look for topic before creating one...

milward Mon 21-Feb-05 23:49:57

Recently Women & Home has been good with a mix of interesting articles. This months GoodHousekeeping is so much on image with it's cosmetic surgery feature, article on attractive women 30s - 70s, makeover and hair article. Read the mag & thought were's the stuff on feeling good as yourself. So shallow to go on about appearence.

marthamoo Mon 21-Feb-05 23:51:01

That was a friendly point you in the right direction not a WHY don't you look in archived threads !

Branster Mon 21-Feb-05 23:52:20

Eve has bits of everything in it.
InStyle for all the fashion & beauty gossip.
I love Wallpaper, not a women's mag as such but it's good (although i cannot realte to a single thing in there in terms of actually ever buying/trying out whatever they present in there)
Does anyone remember Options? I used to love it , it was very good on health topics too.

moondog Mon 21-Feb-05 23:56:11

GH and W&H are both good although I cringe a bit as I buy them! MC used to be good, seems to cater for 17 year olds now. Red is good, although some articles a little inane in the style of Cosmo.
Generally I am pissed off about paying through the nose for loads of adverts!
Q is excellent and funny.
Living Etc full of good ideas.
Junior has plenty of intelligent articles between the silly fashion pages and adverts for baby perfumes and the like.

Branster Mon 21-Feb-05 23:57:10

and Top Sante is OK too, although I find it got too commercial in the past few years and the fact they introduced a style section annoys me slightly because it just makes it look like any other mag. Their health topics used to be better too.

Branster Mon 21-Feb-05 23:57:47

and can't help myself buying Oprah when going on a longer journey on my own.

sansouci Mon 21-Feb-05 23:59:56

thanks, marthamoo. Mortified to learn that GH is for 50+ age group. Not true! I soooo agree about the ultimate orgasm, where to get the latest fashion knock-off, what x's sex life is really like, etc., etc. Boring, boring, boring! French Marie Claire is much better. (No, I'm not French!) It does assume that most women are moderately intelligent & interested in something besides themselves. North American magazines horrify me, except for Parents and Child.

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 00:02:55

Yes,agree on the french MC thing. It's an intelligent read, as our MC used to be(when Nigel Slater wrote for it years ago.)

nikkim Tue 22-Feb-05 00:07:51

For fashion I buy glamour and Instyle, if I am looking for dressmaking inspiration I buy vogue. I used to buy red when it first came out and I loved it but gave up on it - not sure why.

I buy good housekeeping - but I ask for it to be put in a brown bag and I read it when no one is in.

I buy Junior as I like the articles and I save the more informative ones for my families at work. THe clothes do tend to be batty but I again I use them as dressmaking inspiration. When dd was at tumbletots I used to get quite a good parenting magazine which I ahve also seen in Smiths - Right Start???

I subscribe to Prospect.

I also buy the dressmaking and photography magazines.

God no wonder I am always broke and my house is always a mess!

bluesky Tue 22-Feb-05 12:15:35

Eve is my favourite and the one I have on subscription.

Gobby2 Tue 22-Feb-05 12:16:22

agree moondog - GH & W&H - they've got everything!

Prufrock Tue 22-Feb-05 12:32:17

Eve is my favourite. And you can subscribe for a year for only £9.99 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:16:20

Nikkim ,you must be a damned good seamstress if you check out Vogue for inspiration! I'm !!
(What is Prospect?)

God, I so miss papers and magazines when I'm in Turkey. I even get my sister to send me the Saturday Telegraph. Costs me £10 p&p!! I know, I'm barking!

FairyMum Tue 22-Feb-05 13:35:48

I am a magazine junkie. I get Red, Eve, She, Real, Junior and Now to keep up with the gossip.

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:42:55

What do you all do with them when you've read them? I keep special ones,some I give to my local doctors' surgery,others to a day centre.
I don't really pass them to friends as in the past i have felt used as a buyer of expensive magazines for other people!
Was thinking about passing some on to a women's refuge. What do you think? Would it cheer people up or would it be a flippant gesture.

I am happy anywhere, as long as there's a few magazines,even dog eared old copies of People's Friend (at a push!)
BTW, who the hell reads this???!!

NomDePlume Tue 22-Feb-05 13:44:50

I just generally chuck mine out for recycling. Although the refuge idea strikes me a good one. I shouldn't think it's a 'flippant' gesture, I would guess that it would represent a place to escape from their troubled situation and be 'normal' again for a bit.

Marina Tue 22-Feb-05 13:46:28

I think Eve is the best of the bunch.
Also read Private Eye, Word and Mojo. And Sight and Sound from the BFI.

suzywong Tue 22-Feb-05 13:46:44

ha ha ha ha sansouci

welcome to the grownup world, I grudginly discovered my affinity with GH and my affront at MC in a doctor's waiting room last year. sad isn't it

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:48:36

Yes, I rather thought this NdP. Something very comforting about curling up with a coffee and a magazine, and wouldn't have thought there was much money to spare for this sort of thing in a refuge.

moondog Tue 22-Feb-05 13:50:46

I will kill for a copy of Martha Stewart Living

Rare as hens' teeth in this part of the world.
Love the idea of a world where women are bored/rich/idle enough to spend hours fashioning complicated bows out of grosgrain and frosting violets.

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