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I’M MAKING A MAGAZINE!

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Welcome to Wish!

I’ve been so quiet on the bloggy front for so long recently that it makes me rather glum to think about it. But I won’t waste your time moaning about all that, instead I’m going to convince you that in fact, you’ll be pleased I’ve not been posting! Because…

I’ve been busy making a magazine that you will LOVE! Oh yes, from mid May, Wish magazine will be available for you to buy and devour with your friends! I am just so delighted to finally be able to tell you about it because for the past few months, even though I’ve been madly conducting photoshoots, emailing until my wrists permanently point upwards and not being able to sleep for stress, I’ve not been able to tell you any of it! The secret is that I’m making it with my best friend and we wanted it to be a surprise until the very end. So now, well, you’ll be hearing about it ALOT!

Why Wish? That’s easy, it’s named after my best friends blog and when I suggested the name to her, it seemed the perfect choice. Carrie from Wishwishwish.net is my bestie, my university buddy, housemate and that one that finishes off my sentences. It was her idea to create a magazine for her blog readers around the world that was slower and more meaningful than the stream of blogposts we consume every day. I said to Carrie at university in February, “I’ve always wanted to make a magazine and you can’t do it alone, so let me help.” From that moment, off we were creating an 86 page print magazine, deciding on the content together and just got on with it.

Now, here we are with amazing support from Penhaligon’s of London, a new paper baby that I am incredibly proud of and a launch party at the weekend! It’s SO exciting and rewarding! I won’t tell you too much about the magazine just yet, as you’ll be seeing lots of it soon no doubt but I can assure you, it’s full of beautiful, interesting articles, drawings, shoots and fill-out things plus a few surprises on the way!

Carrie and Lucy at home

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If you squeal at the thought of Wish and would just love to be at our launch party then pop over to Carrie for the chance to attend!

Thank you Carrie and Miguel for the photos.

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  • Lucy May 18, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Looking forward to your magazine – I’m sure it will be gorgeous!

    x

  • Esther May 17, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Congratulations !! this is a great project !!! Can’t wait to read this magazine ! Hope I could receive it, cause I live in France !!

    xoxo, Esther
    http://www.cafeviennois.com/blog

    • Lulu May 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

      coucou Esther! t’inquete pas! Nous pouvons l’envoyer dans tout le monde :) tu peux l’acheter maintenant si tu veux! 😉 xxx

  • jess May 15, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    this sounds like a dream! looks fantastic. I wish my workspace was that clean and colourful ! the magazine I work for is so cluttered and drab!

  • jazzy elizabeth May 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    SO awesome. x hivenn

  • toni May 13, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    great news Lucy!! How can I get a copy when its out!?!?! x

  • Jenna May 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Good luck for the launch, can’t wait to see your magazine x

  • Anna May 12, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    Congratulations on achieving your dream. I’m very excited to see the magazine you girls have created. Hope the launch party is a huge success for you tomorrow.

    Anna x

  • Paps May 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Yes I am really excited to see the wish magazine. I came over to your blog after reading Carrie. In fact I read every post of hers and the reason I started blogging is after seeing her blog. Mine is lifestyle blog though. Love your blog too and following you on bloglovin. Hope you can visit me and and see whether my blog interest you to follow me too.
    http://www.thoughtsofpaps.com

  • Harriet May 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    I am so excited to see the finished product – cannot wait until Sunday!

  • vicki May 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    oh wow!! how exciting!! cant wait to get my hands on a copy of what is gonna be my new fav magazine! :) xo

  • Rebecca May 9, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    This is so, so, SO exciting!! I can’t wait to see what you two have achieved, and I’m sure it’ll look 100% rad (I always think of you and Carrie as having two of the most aesthetically pleasing blogs around). Good luck with everything, lovely xxx

  • Ellie May 9, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Can’t wait for Sunday Lucy! This is going to be amazing, and such a fantastic achievement for you both 😀 xx

  • Emma May 9, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    I am too excited for this! I can completely imagine the dreamy aesthetic. I’ve always thought that I would love to make my own magazine as well, hopefully yours will inspire me! Will definitely be buying it once it is on sale x

  • Vilde May 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Blooming fabulous Lucy and Carrie! I absolutely adore you two and I would definitely be one of the buyers of Wish! Out from the little tiny sneak peek of Wish, I’m over the moon!

    • Lulu May 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM

      Aww thank you Vilde! That’s so kind, I can’t wait to post out your copy to you – I’ll look out for your name! 😉
      xxx

  • Maria May 9, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I cannot wait! Such a lovely idea especially the two of you doing it together!

    Maria xxx

  • Holly H May 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    MUMMY YES

    I know this magazine is going to be amazing. How? Oh, just a feeling…!

  • winnie May 9, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Oooh I am so excited for you guys. I know the magazine will be really beautiful because you two are so super talented. I can’t wait to see how it all turns out – it’s such a lovely project between two best friends, ahhhh!! Yay!

  • Kirsty May 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Thats amazing u 2. Hope the launch goes well. Xx