Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thank you, Dear Shape!

It's not very often I think of a favorite magazine as a friend. But I no longer think of "Shape" as just a magazine, it's now a group of friends. I had the great good fortune to join the Editor in Chief, Valerie Latona, and other members of the staff for a focus group lunch last week. I've been a reader for many years, with a brief hiatus three years ago. I was reconsidering my magazine subscriptions and decided to let long standing subscriptions lapse and see if I missed them. I definitely missed "Shape" and now I'm a loyal subscriber once again.
The luncheon was an opportunity for the staff to talk to readers, and what fun it was for this reader. I joined six other women and we talked about every part of the magazine. Did we like recipes and what recipes in particular? What about fashion layouts? Exercise at home or at the gym? Who would you like to see on the cover? It was a great treat to see how this favorite magazine is put together and meet the people who month after month keep me interested in healthy living, not an easy task. Dear gentle readers, I wish all of you could have joined us for this interesting and fun get together.
Thanks, Valerie and thanks "Shape" for this wonderful opportunity.


k and c's mom said...

Your posts never fail to amaze me when you share the reality of living in *glamourous* New York. I live near Austin, Texas, and let's just agree there are a FEW small differences...!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a blast!

Robyn said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I might try out Shape again. Thanks for sharing. :)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Gosh, I guess that's one of the advantages to living in New York! We barely have a daily paper! And they don't want any input, thank-you-very-much!

You are really something, Buttercup, dearie! So sophisticated and worldly!

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