postcard from miami

February 26, 2011

the heat is on
or maybe that’s just the bright miami sun outside! i am going to keep this ubershort because i plan to spend today disconnected from the computer [and thus connected with family, the beautiful outdoors, and you know — the rest of life].

but just one thing
i wanted to mention:

have you all SEEN this magazine!?!? i subscribe to a jillion mags — i actually find them really fun and relaxing to read, and getting them as subscriptions is so much cheaper than buying by the issue at the newsstand or supermarket. i have also found great deals on amazon for some of them — once i snagged 3 years of us weekly for $10! ridic.

i have listed them before but i believe the current lineup is:

cooking light
clean eating
women’s health
runner’s world
whole living
real simple
women’s running

of note, i am planning on letting a few of these [namely runner’s world, women’s running, women’s health, and probably shape] expire, as i’m not really super-excited to read about the latest half marathon training plan (makes me too sad!) or lose-10-lbs-fast!-diet these days.

but experience life? is awesome. they have a lot of articles online, so check it out for yourself! this issue kept me occupied on the whole plane ride over (and even provided fertile breeding ground for several post ideas 🙂 ).*

okay, off to . . .uh . . . EXPERIENCE LIFE!


Q&A: what’s your favorite magazine? can anyone top my # of subscriptions?

* i realize this sounds like an advertisement, but i assure you i bought the subscription myself and have not received any attention, financial or otherwise, from the company. just wanted to make sure that was clear!


  • Reply KathEats March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm


    I’m joining you in FL today!!

    going to check out that mag. I like Natural Health and Better Homes & Gardens is my FAVORITE!

  • Reply Valerie@CityLifeEats March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Oooh, great recommendation. I will check it out. I have managed to get some good deals on magazines too (a couple through the blog in fact). My favorite is Real Simple, though at times I find it repetitive (I have read just about every issue since it came out over 10 years ago) so I am definitely going to check this one out.

  • Reply loreejo March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Hey SHU, thanks for the rec on that mag, it looks awesome. I’ve dropped all my subscriptions except Real Simple and Whole Living. I find that I can hang out at the public library and read some, and some I browse through over coffee and the bookstore w/my hubby. We actually call that a date! HA! Love it though, it really stimulates some good conversation for us that reading mags at home doesn’t. Have a GREAT time Experiencing Life! Disconnected is such a smart move!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      i think that’s a GREAT date 🙂 sounds so relaxing + nice.

      i think you would like experience life if you like whole living!

  • Reply trang March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    at the moment I only subscribe to food network and house beautiful.I’m thinking of getting people stylewatch and real simple and looking into another food magazine and was wondering what your take was on eating well?

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    I get In Style, Runner’s World, and Running Times. I’m actually a bit bored of Runner’s World, but it came as a package with Running Times and it’s easy to read on the elliptical.

  • Reply Nanette March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Hands down, favorite magazine is Whole Living!! Love love love! Also subscribe to self, cooking light, shape, fitness, oprah, yoga journal, and Real Simple. I will be discontinuing my subscription to Fitness and Shape as I really feel like Im not nearly as interested in their articles as I used to be.

    Enjoy Miami!!

  • Reply glidingcalm March 10, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    ooo I’ve never heard of that magazine!! i’ll have to check it out at the bookstore….cuz that’s really the only place i read magazineS!


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