Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Ala Gypsy: Rested and back to normal......

Wow.....what a whirlwind weekend....I almost need a long weekend to get over the long weekend......but how lovely to just do things that you normally don`t have time for and enjoy things NOT being rushed, having to be somewhere, or having to do something (not that all my deadlines are met....but I buried them for a while and will dig them out tomorrow again)

This Gypsy took to the road....just where it took me ........and enjoyed beautiful things, scenery and people.......what a lovely time I had and there I was complaining to everyone who chose to read my previous post, that I was unlucky to get no reservations........well...I needed none.......

Can`t wait to show you all the gorgeous goodies I got.......what a lucky gypsy I was.........


cheeky said...

I enjoy not being rushed. In fact, being rushed can really put a damper on things.
Looking forward to all the goodies.

Anonymous said...

I was reading your blog and thought you might be interested in this news! It seems right up your alley!


The Magazine about Romantic Living to Debut October 2007

Birmingham, Ala. (April 26, 2007)—Hoffman Media, LLC, publisher of the successful magazine Cooking with Paula Deen, today announced that it has partnered with Hearst Magazines to re-introduce Victoria, a magazine that ceased publication in 2003. The two companies have formed a joint venture for the purpose of publishing Victoria and ancillary media products and events under the Victoria brand name. Owned and operated solely by Hearst from 1987 to 2003, Victoria will now be entirely under the direction of Hoffman Media, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hoffman will handle all editorial, production, distribution and advertising for Victoria. Hearst will contribute the Victoria trademark, copyright, URL, subscription database, and access to historical content of both editorial and art.

Founded in 1987 by Nancy Lindemeyer, Victoria was the authority on romantic living, including home and garden, fashion and beauty, food, home decorating, collectibles and profiles of remarkable women. Its mission was to create a community of kindred spirits – those who recognize the importance of beauty and manners and traditions in daily life. In its new form, Victoria magazine will once again take its place as the official guide to gracious living.

Victoria will be published bi-monthly with its first issue hitting newsstands in October 2007 with a November/December issue. The magazine will carry a cover price of $4.99. Hoffman Media’s launch plans for Victoria include heavy newsstand distribution, strong internet presence, and targeted direct mail campaigns. The ultimate goal for the launch of this bi-monthly magazine will be to reach 250,000 paid copies after just two issues.

“Victoria magazine had a unique editorial perspective and a loyal readership since its very first issue in 1987,” said Cathleen P. Black, president, Hearst Magazines. “Because of its success in the niche women’s lifestyle market, Hoffman is the right publisher to bring the Victoria brand back to life in its new format and we are confident that Phyllis and her team will do a great job.”

While Hearst ceased publication of Victoria following the June 2003 issue, the brand has lived on through a series of branded books published by Sterling Books.

“Women across the country have longed to have their beloved Victoria back and now they will,” said Phyllis Hoffman, CEO, Hoffman Media. “Victoria is a perfect fit for our roster of lifestyle titles that share a similar editorial and demographic focus. We’re thrilled to be working with Hearst to revive this brand for a more targeted audience of women.”

A leading special-interest publisher, Hoffman Media is known for specializing in magazines targeting the women’s market. The company’s most recent launch, Cooking with Paula Deen in October 2005, met with unbelievable success—reaching a rate base of 750,000 after only eight issues. The company also publishes titles such as Southern Lady, Tea Time and Taste of the South.

About Hoffman Media, LLC
Hoffman Media, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, AL, is a leading special-interest publisher specializing in magazines targeted to the women’s market. In addition to publications, the company has a growing consumer seminar business and an established ancillary products division.

About Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with a total of 19 U.S. titles and nearly 200 international editions. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (73.4 million according to MRI, fall 2006). The company also publishes 20 magazines in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited.

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ElPoeta said...

I can only say I'm glad you found no reservations... you travelled just like the gypsy you are; travel needs to be an adventure some times... Kisses,

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my new blog. No, I don't think you are a bit dumb with your mis spelling. It happens to all of us, especially if we are creative! :)

Cuckoo said...

Hmmmm Loving your blog.

Came here from Merisi's. Well, I am also a gypsy at times and a planned traveler at other times. :)

You have a wonderful collection.

AnnieElf said...

Good grief Chamara. Looks like you got spammed!! Yuck. Anyhoo, as I was going to say - I'll be checking in tomorrow to see the goodies.

The Paris Apartment said...

Can't wait to see those gypsy treasures, and hear about the adventures you had!

KLKinFLA said...

Just wanted to send a note and tell you how much I'm enjoying your blog! I love Curious Sofa and Elizabeth House too...great style! Enjoy your week!

stilettoheights said...

excited to see the goodies you will show us.

welcome back!!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Looking forward to seeing your treasures!!!

Helle Greer said...

Thanks for your visit, so I could find ypur great blog.
Can't wait to see your treasures.
I'll be back to check them out


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