I am finally catching on some summer reading thanks to the best app discovery around, Texture. I have partnered with Texture to share this new life hack with you, and you really are gonna have your mind blown...Ready?...

What if every single magazine you subscribed to could be in one app, and you would only have to pay $9.99 for all of them? I don't know about you, but I have stacks of magazines all around my home that have gone unread for months. That's wasted money in my opinion, but I always tell myself I'm going to get around to reading them so I keep my subscriptions. The problem isn't because I don't have time to read them, it's because I spend my time on my iPad and scrolling through Instagram, blogs and Pinterest instead. However, I'm still missing out on my what the fashion authorities from Vogue are talking about or the latest beauty trends are from Allure.

Enter Texture - a game changing app that has all of my favorite magazines in one place on my iPad. Every magazine that you see on a news stand is on Texture and you can access them all for only $9.99/month. 

My favorite feature is that you can download these magazines so that you don't need to use WIFI to read them. It's the perfect travel companion on a long flight. No more shopping at airport news stands! You better believe I'll be doing this next week when I go to Atlanta. Plus, being paperless helps the environment. So, go try it and thank me later! GAME CHANGER!

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Good Online Reads

Getting a magazine in the mail will always be a special thing for me, but I've also been enjoying a lot of online mags these days. I just get reminded that there are SOOOO many creatives in this world, and there is plenty of room for everyone to create. There's also a need for more magazines because all of this talent has to be communicated some how, right? Here are some of my favorites these days...AND they're FREE to read!!!

RUE - I love the combination of decor and fashion inspiration. It's very applicable to every day life, which can be very refreshing in the fashion world.

WE LIKE WE LOVE - A great magazine to see the up and comers in the photography, styling and fashion industry.

MATCHBOOK - This mag has a preppy flair, so it's like it's made just for me.

ATOMICA - This magazine is for the artist in me. The photography and styling that is featured in this magazine is gorgeous!

DUJOUR - Fashion, fashion, fashion! What else can I say?

ANTHOLOGY - Amazing home decor inspiration!!!

BETTY  - It's inspiration for the indie wannabe in me.

empowering read.

LONNY - More awesome home inspiration...Obviously, I can't get enough these days!

Back to Front

011609_045_46_cranesI love the beginning of the month because I get all of my fashion magazines! I started reading the latest Lucky Magazine and I kind of chuckled to myself because it occurred to me that don't read magazines in a traditional way.

1. I read most magazines from back cover to front cover.

2. I go through all of the perfume samples, rip them out and leave them in my bathroom for me to later determine what stinks and what I'll give a go.

3. I take out all of the annoying subscription renewal inserts and/or any other "thick" page that causes me to flip to an ad.

4. I flip through all of the pages and find photos or ads or examples of fashion that I connect with, rip them out and put them in my fashion binder.

5. Finally, I read the rest of the magazine.

Anyone else do at least one of my odd behaviors when it comes to magazines or am I just plain weird?