Find Ideas for Inspired Living from House of FiftyPosted: August 8, 2011
It’s time for a little R&R as I recharge my batteries with my family. I’ve got some plans that should energize my creative juices. If you are looking for inspiration while I am off, you need look no farther than the new on-line magazine, House of Fifty.
I am still not 100% sold on the idea of on-line magazines. Some of the kinks still need to be worked out, especially for the ipad. There’s nothing I love better than curling up in a comfy chair or on my bed to enjoy the glossy pages of a brand new issue. Unfortunately, these recessionary times have killed some beautiful periodicals. The idea of the on-line monthly (Rue being a leader) definitely has its place, and it gives the opportunity for those outside of traditional publishing circles to find their voice in our digital world. The direct product links are a bonus, too.
Being close to becoming a woman of a certain age myself, House of Fifty is definitely appealing but not in a geriatric sense. The founding editor, a very youthful looking Janell Beals, describes the purpose of House of Fifty best in her “Letter from the Editor” for the second issue,
Deciding to launch this magazine was the best solution I could dream up to address the fact I would be turning fifty this past summer: if I didn’t create opportunities for myself, who would? I wanted, and needed, to enter this new decade with excitement and a feeling of promise about the future, as opposed to finding myself a woman whose best days were perhaps behind her. It was with this hope for me, and for women of all ages, who are striving to live their best life, that the idea of a publication which would focus on finding inspiration in the everyday came about.
For very similar reasons, I launched this blog, and I found so many other ideas that I could relate to in this digital delight. At least three of my favorite bloggers are featured in the second issue: Lauren Leiss of Pure Style Home, Kate from Centsational Girl about taking pictures and our own local Richmond blogger extraordinaire, Laura Trevey of Bright, Bold and Beautiful. If you find yourself with some extra time, take a look at House of Fifty. You are sure to find some inspiration for you own life.