Let’s go through this May issue and look at where to assign the thumbs up and where we can boo and hiss…
1) the dress on the cover:
2) the contributors page:
3) the fact that you can actually find products locally: because this is a Canadian publication, featured items are available to us shoppers:
4) bright nails for spring!
5) boho fashions are showing up this season – my fave style!
1) general content and quality of writing: there’s a general B quality tone to this entire magazine.
2) the letter to the editor page – if this is the best of all the feedback they receive…well, I’d hate to see the castoffs:
3) avant-garde styles that the average consumer cannot carry off:
- this outfit is just wrong, wrong, wrong! the kneesocks, the pleather-ish shorts, the style of the shorts…ick!
4) product placement disguised as a feature article (HUGE pet peeve!!)
I’ll just pick on the fashions here!…
That was fun! As you can see, I do not take fashion seriously…magazines are interesting to flip through, and that’s the extent of it.
Any fashion magazines that you read regularly? To be honest, I only glance through Fashion Magazine each month. (I subscribe to Toronto Life magazine and therefore receive a free subscription to Fashion Mag). Another day, we’ll talk about the potential pitfalls of reading women’s fashion magazines!
Last year at about this time (actually it was in March 2010, time flies!), our long-time family doctor retired. I wrote about the challenges of finding a new doctor here.
Can you believe, just yesterday we got the formal paperwork in the mail from Dr Gillies office that makes us her official patients. Wow. You know there is always lots of red tape involved in any government-related issue, but 13 months from start to finish in getting assigned to a new doctor? That’s excessive. However, I am giving thanks that we are fortunate enough to have a family doctor, AND that her office is just a couple blocks away from where we live. Many people are not nearly so fortunate.
As coincidence may have it, Caitlin actually wrote a post yesterday about medical insurance/medical care in the States. Check it out here, if you’re interested. The comments section generated a lot of interesting talk about medical coverage, insurance issues in both the US and Canada. Often, we in Ontario take for granted that we have OHIP coverage which provides many medical services free of charge. Not everyone is so lucky.
How long have you been with your family doctor? Dr Gillies is my 5th family doctor, and first woman doctor! I’m hoping she won’t retire for many, many years!
“Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.” ~ Kenichi Ohmae
Paul and I found this quote on the back of a personal trainer’s business card, yesterday at the store, and both of us were struck by the brilliance of this statement! Had to share it!