Monday, October 5, 2009

Goodbye, Cookie

The home of J. Crew's Jenna Lyons was featured in a recent issue of Cookie Magazine. Above is her child's nursery. Cookie is the latest publication in a long string of magazines to fold.

Well, you’ve likely heard by now that Gourmet magazine is folding, as is Modern Bride, Elegant Bride and one my favorites, Cookie. I’m a subscriber of Cookie and this now explains why Condé Nast was on my caller ID last week. Hmm, what’s next?

Cookie has been a great alternative to the standard parenting magazines. It featured family homes with hip décor, out-of- the-ordinary gift ideas and great travel tips. I enjoyed their features of working parents who are well-known in the world of art, fashion, design, cinema, literature and other fascinating fields. Cookie made you feel like you didn’t have to give up style once you became a parent. You could still achieve a level of cool-ness, even though you took on a new role as parent.

These are tough times we are living in, my friends. While I no longer have a magazine coming in the mail each month, the bigger picture is that a group of talented people have lost their jobs. It’s disappointing and sad. I hope we won’t lose more of our newsstand favorites. It’s just not the same without them.

6 comments:

The Blushing Hostess said...

Whaaaaaat? Gourmet too! Nooooo.

EntertainingMom said...

I agree with your thoughts on Cookie, but it was a magazine that really attracted a certain Niche of parents/people. $1200 strollers are not within everyone's reach...
I must admit I was not surprised by this news.

However, I am devastated by the loss of Gourmet. It's an icon in the foodie-glossy magazine era. It is a huge loss

Jane said...

I thought Cookie was a good magazine too although I could see the naysayers point of view. I agree it is sad that these creative people have to lose their jobs. BUT what I think is more amazing is not that magazines are closing but that more of them are no going out of business. There are just so many out there, how do they survive in this world where so much content is free on the internet?

Haven and Home said...

So sad, truly.

Jo said...

My mailbox will soon only contain bills ~ I've enjoyed Gourmet for many year.

Jo

cj said...

The day I subscribed to Cookie it folded! Serves me right for waiting so long, I guess. I, too, mourn the loss of any magazine. However, I understand because I love to read blogs, what is going on.