Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Pretty Nostalgic


Back on the first of July issue two of Pretty Nostalgic landed with a very definite and very welcome thud on my doormat, if you haven't heard of the magazine before I suggest you pop over to their website because chances are if you enjoy reading my blog (which I hope you do!) you'll enjoy reading this beautiful magazine. If you have detected the buzz and are wondering what the fuss is about let me shed some some light; the clue is in the name! Pretty Nostalgic quite literally celebrates the beauty in well-loved things and is as British as strawberries and cream, dry wit, and chatting to strangers about the weather. A lifestyle and home magazine based entirely around vintage, sustainable living and glorying in our Britishness has come as a breath of fresh air to me - salvaged your kitchen table from a skip or love seeing inside welcoming, lived-in homes? You'll be all over this like jam on scones. Leaving interiors aside over the past two issues I have loved reading pieces on the magic of exploring tide pools, kite-flying, natural perfumery, vintage picnics, seashore foraging, street parties, vintage motors and what makes a good Scotch egg. As if the Jubilee year and the London 2012 Olympics haven't done enough to remind us that we do in fact have a national identity and also a healthy dose of patriotism to go along with it, Pretty Nostalgic throws the spotlight onto the very best of being British and I cannot tell you how great it was to make a couple of small contributions to the second issue!


24 comments:

  1. I was passed a copy of this mag by a friend and was thrilled to see you in it!! Your style of writing is really lovely Jem and my friend also commented on your article before she even knew you were the blogger I had mentioned to her. really great review too - you've summed up the magazine pretty perfectly and i'm looking forward to reading the next issue when it comes out! x

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  2. I'm heading straight over!

    Victoria x

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  3. The magazine looks amazing, and am very excited for you getting your name in print...definitely going to get myself a copy and give it a read!

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  4. This is awesome Jem. I can't read your story on the art of writing letters, but I'm sure it's wonderful and I love your tea cup idea for jelly - too sweet. Now just get your hand away from your face please. You're beautiful. Stop hiding.
    x

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  5. Congratulations on being featured in such a beautiful publication! Your handwriting is so pretty xx

    madeupoflittlethings.com

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    1. Would dearly love to have handwriting this beautiful - the article was written up and prettified by Pretty Nostalgic's art director, she did a grand job! :-)

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  6. Congratulations! this is not a magazine we are likely to see on the newstands in Lanzarote anytime soon; however I shall enjoy it vicariously through your blogposts.

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  7. Thanks for the recommendation, Jem, just my sort of thing. I have subscribed immediately as a birthday gift from my Mummie!

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  8. And pretty too! Those tea cups reminds me of a great tea party held on what you call wonderland today.

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  9. Jem you talented thing well done!! I've just ordered a copy, this magazine founds like perfection :)xxx

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  10. Ok that't it, I've been contemplating this magazine for a while, but I'm totally sold now. How lovely that you're featured in it Jem.

    x

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  11. This looks like my kind of magazine :)

    Makeup for Biochemists

    xx

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  12. It is a gorgeous mag, I got the first issue but have been a bit skint to subscribe. May have to reconsider though...x

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  13. I need to subscribe to this!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. I love this type of magazine. I hadn't heard of it before and have now preordered issue three :) Looks lovely, I can't wait to get it
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I can't believe I've never heard of this, it sounds so up my street! xxx

    at-rubik.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your blog. It is like my ideal magical, fairytake, bookish gorgeous dreamworld.
    I really want to write a letter now. It makes people feel special.
    Tracy xxx

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  17. Utterly gorgeous magazine, you were the first to tell me about this beautiful publication. I haven't ordered Issue 2 yet, but now I am ever so tempted, to see/read your words xxx

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  18. What a beautiful magazine xo

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  19. Well done, you are so clever and creative Jem! How awesome to make a few great contributions, you should be happy with yourself, I love the magazine :) :)

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  20. I have been lemming to live in England for years! This is right up my alley (an expression we use in the states) and I wish I could subscribe! Congrats on your feature! Handwritten letters are so lovely and I will do better to write them. xx

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  21. For shame I still haven't got my hands on a copy yet, although I'm sure I'd love it. Thrilled to see you in it!!!!

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