Today, dear reader, I would like to introduce you to my newest must-read, the completely gorgeous quarterly magazine, Cereal. Full of captivating imagery, interesting articles, and even a few mouth-watering recipes (and, might I add, no ads) the magazine has me flipping through the pages time and time again.
The magazine's strap-line says it all, almost: "In pursuit of food and travel," but also, I think, in pursuit of community. Intellectual community, creative community, and a vibrant global community united through the shared love of food, travel, craftsmanship and beauty. Editor Rosa Park brings focus to the world around us, highlighting delicious details like those found in the simple, yet lovely, multi-purpose handkerchiefs by -Cheif or those being uncovered by the team of diverse food enthusiasts at the Nordic Food Lab. Articles teach us about the many varieties of carrots and take us on a walk through one of the most cherished arboretums in all the world. The magazine is truly a delight for the senses and is a publication that deserves a prime spot on any coffee table or bookshelf. I cannot recommend it enough.
For those of you scrambling for last-minute gifts, a subscription to Cereal would charm most any reader interested in food, travel, and thoughtful design, and at £35 for four issues, I feel a winning gift is but a click away.
If you're of the ilk who would prefer to purchase your copy in the flesh, I bought mine at the gift-haven, Magma Books, in Clerkenwell (seriously, there's a book or magazine for anyone and everyone there), but if London isn't convenient, you can check out their other stockists located here and there throughout the globe, too.