Good Housekeeping magazine?!
What the whaaaaaat?
I’ve never been a fan — cooking, baking and recipes just don’t do it for me. Only when the dentist or doctor is running behind do I pick up a copy — if all other magazines are taken.
A few months ago I actually for real, picked one up, opened it and READ it after my mother saved me a copy because she wanted to show me a style feature which had a picture of her newest London Fog handbag (that I gave her) proudly saying “¡mira, ahí está mi cartera!”/”Look there’s my handbag!” and feeling super stylish because it was featured in Good Housekeeping.
Out of respect for my mamá I didn’t roll my eyes but I did a mental eye roll as she was handing me the magazine.
She insisted I’d like that magazine and that it wasn’t just for viejas as I always told her. So I looked at it and realized they had an actual style feature that was — stylish. As in, I’d wear that. I was shocked.
When I was invited to the launch of Jodi Picoult’s new novel Leaving Time in Washington, D.C. I didn’t make much of it. I’m not familiar with her work — however, taking a second look at the details of the evening I realized it was hosted by Good Housekeeping magazine and that Jane Francisco, the magazine’s newest Editor-in-Chief would be there for a meet and greet.
I was sold. Done.
I don’t have to be a Good Housekeeping reader to appreciate creative minds — besides, she’s a woman who started her own magazine in her 20’s, a mom and is the midst of re-branding the magazine which I have a feeling will be more to my liking!
Of course we didn’t have time to discuss everything in detail, but she did say there will be more real life features, style, fashion for a range of ages – I’m very much looking forward to seeing the new direction the publication will be heading in and I will be getting the October issue to make a proper assessment…haha!
Get to know Jane and her plans for Good Housekeeping in this video:
P.S. Jane is Canadian and now lives in NYC, but I did ask if she had Hispanic roots given her last name — she said her great great grandfather was from Portugal.