10.29.2009

Cookie...


I was seriously swooning over that opening photo in the Rachel Griffiths spread -- love her Dries top, the mural, the bench, the throw pillows...(those pillows oh my.) Love it all.

Yes, count me among the throngs who are seriously bummed (and dismayed) over the closing of Gourmet. It's perplexing and discouraging and frustrating. But I'm almost equally saddened over the Cookie closing (Gourmet is an institution, so it felt far more significant.)

There literally isn't another parenting magazine that seems to "get it" the way Cookie did. Granted they started out a bit overly aspirational (i.e. crazy ridiculous expensive clothes and vacations) but lately they seemed to have found their stride -- honest and sane articles, good recipes, excellent house spreads, great art direction... Inevitably my entire magazine would be dog-eared with things I wanted to save or go back and look at later.

Just as I was thinking about what all these magazine closings (House and Garden, Blueprint, Domino, Gourmet, Cookie...) meant for our demographic, I spotted this on Abbey's blog. She pretty much sums up my thoughts exactly (and so much more eloquently than I could have said it...)

Sigh.

11 comments:

Alice Q. Foodie said...

I'm still in mourning - I also still miss Blueprint and Domino like crazy, and I agree the internet just isn't the same. I wrote a little rant on my blog about it too. Sadly, I just don't think they care!

nikki r said...

i know i have every domino and cookie saved. so sad, hopefully it's not forever. what cookie issue is that? for the life of me i don't remember seeing it?

Joslyn said...

Nikki -- it's the latest (last) Cookie...November.

Elizabeth H. said...

I am still smarting over Domino and now Cookie!!! No fair!

The Church of Vintage said...

OMG! Cookie too!? I hope they make a magazine methadone, because I am going to have some serious withdrawal.

Annabelle said...

I'm still shocked about the closure of all these magazines - domino too! It's just, well it's sad.

paula said...

completely and utterly bummed. I had a cookie subscription through 2013, that's how much I loved it.

Kristina Guilbeau said...

so sad. so, so sad. i love the part about her saying that the published magazines were the "adults" in the room. that is exactly how i feel and while i too, love blogs, there is nothing like holding your favorite magazine in your hands and then archiving them for years of enjoyment. it's just sad.

jora said...

I read that post on Abbey's blog too and it nailed exactly what I think too....there is almost nothing left for our demographic, which really sucks and makes me sad. I haven't been able to even open the last issue of Gourmet. :(

Kristin said...

Oh such bad news. I had no idea! I hate that all these great magazines are closing. What will I do with my sunday afternoons? (Aka quiet, reading time?)

Amy said...

I miss Domino so much. All my interest in magazines dropped off after losing it...