This is my life in magazines: Disney Adventures, Hibou, Big Bopper, Bop, Teen, Seventeen, YM, Sassy, Twist, Martha, Blueprint, Domino, Make, Craft, Wish, Canadian House & Home, Real Simple, Chatelaine, Food Network…

I’ve always loved magazines. Or so I thought. When I was in Fredericksburg, Texas back in March, I stumbled upon a petite paperie hidden down a whimsical alley called Timeless Menagerie. Amongst many curiosities and treasures, I found issue #16 of UPPERCASE magazine. Before I even cracked the spine, I knew that I had found my newest magazine love. Like real magazine love. More than ever before.

This magazine is satisfying and magical. It is for the creative and curious. Have you ever opened a page of a magazine and just sighed, gazed and grinned? It makes my heart beat a little faster. The pages are appealing and interesting and lovely. I discovered that the magazine is Canadian, it has no intention to go digital, uses recycled paper to print and is all about paper and textiles and crafts and real artists. It’s not bogged down with advertising or fashion or recipes. What more could a girl want in a magazine? Really.

I decided to splurge and by myself a subscription for Easter. I also bought four back issues at a discounted price. They came together all sealed up. I did not let myself open them all at once to devour. I devoted a full two weeks to each back issue, just to savour it and make them last. The magazine is quarterly, and the next one will arrive in my postbox very soon. I cannot wait.


*Thoughts and prayers for all those in Calgary – (where the UPPERcase studio is located). xoxo.