Friday, May 6, 2011

discovered: katie armour & matchbook magazine.

{photos 1 & 2 by Spreadhouse, via Refinery 29 | photo 3 courtesy of Katie Armour via The Cut}

I came across Matchbook Magazine earlier this year, and I can't believe I've kept it to myself this long.

There are lots of really great online publications being produced now (though I really, really miss the feel of glossy paper between my fingers), but my favorite is Matchbook, and now I know why: Katie Armour is stunning.

Okay, all the Matchbook girls appear to be stunning, but I'm a sucker for a pixie cut and anyone who throws around the term "kindred spirit." And based on every interview I've found through my stellar Googling abilities, Ms. Armour seems classy and elegant and down-to-earth in the best possible of ways. It's no wonder her magazine exhibits the same characteristics.

Need another reason to sit down and scroll through the pages? How about this, the magazine's definition of a "matchbook girl":
views the world through rose colored glasses • loves to throw dinner parties, but has been known to burn the roast • values eccentricity over convention • is the first to laugh at her own bad jokes • knows the cha-cha, the charleston, and the tango • paints her nails bright coral when she's feeling blue • is infinitely curious • could happily live off of red velvet cake • pens hand written notes to her grandmother • has a signature shade of lipstick • secretly thinks she may be babe paley reincarnated • received an iPAD for her birthday, but will never give up her library card • has a bucket list a mile long and dreams a dime a dozen • is smart, but never a show-off • listens to the day's forecast, but trusts her own intuition • never says no to a sunday matinee at the theater • is quick to blush, but never short of a witty reply • has a skip in her step and a twinkle in her eye • always shares her last piece of gum
 Um, brilliant, right?

Matchbook just launched their fourth issue, and their blog is a new daily read of mine. (Plus you can check out Katie Armour's blog, The Neotraditionalist, here.)

Happy weekend, friends. And don't forget: If you've made a donation -- money, goods, or services -- to the Red Cross or a similar relief organization, head on over to enter my favorite things giveaway. Only six people have entered (what?!) so your odds are looking pretty good.


Jennifer said...

And I now have a new blog crush....

thanks for sharing this!

Jilliebeanie said...

OMG - LOVE!!! Her hair, her PUGS, her dress...gonna be a new fave, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Armour said...

At the risk of completely ruining my "cool" factor, I just teared up! You are really too sweet! I have an amazing co-founder, Jane, and team working with me on Matchbook -- couldn't do it without them. We are so thankful to readers like you --you kindness makes all the late nights/early mornings/weekends working more than worth it!

Thank you Annie -- made my Friday!

xx Katie

monster cakes said...

I've loved this magazine for a while too! Their latest issue was so good. Yey for pixie cuts! haha ; )

Syd said...

This magazine is spellbinding! I loved it :) Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

totally in love with this magazine, ever since it came out! i used to follow katie armour's blog and just spent HOURS looking through blog pages. such a great magazine.

on a side note: who is your blog designer?