I have recently taken to reading most of my magazines on my iPad, even though I still love the idea of curling up on the couch with a new glossy paged magazine to flip through – or to rip out favorite images for my inspiration wall at home. I started with a subscription to Practical Horseman, when I began my horseback riding lessons, to brush up my knowledge of all things equestrian. I had to download an app called Zinio in order to read it, and I am so glad I did! They have a huge selection of magazines that you can either download one issue at a time, or subscribe to. Last night I was feeling a bit anxious and restless; a result of the full moon, I later realized, so in order to pass the time, I randomly downloaded the current issue of Vogue India and…can I say, LOVE!
I’m sure to a lot of people, especially in India, this is definitely not a new discovery, but I was completely unaware of the magazines existence! I think the appeal of this magazine reaches much wider than Asia.
Not only is it refreshing for me to see a magazine with people who look like me, but there are also tons of fashion and beauty tips that I will totally use! They also did profiles of entrepeneurs and philanthropists that were making a difference, which was inspiring. Some of the issue was a little disappointing, like the numerous and sometimes contradictory articles on dieting and the like, but overall I was impressed.
By the way, I’m starting to believe the full-moon-induced anxiety is very real. Both my husband and I were up late last night and we couldn’t understand why we just couldn’t sleep. Two catch-up episodes of Mad Men and numerous rounds of Words with Friends couldn’t even do the trick. I tried to do what my yoga teacher would say to do, quiet the mind and focus on the breath. It worked, eventually.
If anyone is interested in astronomy, tonight is also going to be the night you will see Venus transit over the moon. You can actually see it with the naked eye! With proper eye gear, that is. You can get everything you need to know about the transit of venus here.