I’m a big fan and advocate of lifestyle magazines that offer an intelligent and inspiring take on the world and how we live in it.
So I am super excited about the brand new (to the UK) Landlust magazine that celebrates country living.
Landlust is actually 10 years old and is one of Germany’s most successful country living periodical. Apparently more than 1 million people buy Landlust magazine.
To celebrate their first decade in publication they have launched over here in the UK and kindly sent me a beautiful care package to share their good news.
Inside the care package was a beautiful hand cream from Crabtree & Evelyn, a pretty notebook, a collection of colourful icing from Renshaw, a book on Great British Walks and of course a copy of issue 1 of Landlust.
What can you expect in Landlust?
The magazine covers six categories named garden, kitchen, at home, country life, nature and regulars. The features in this issue include:
‘lettuce for winter’ which is a garden feature about endive, a slightly bitter lettuce that can grow in most vegetable gardens.
‘fresh for shell’ which is several pages of walnut recipes.
‘embossed Christmas cards’a tutorial on how to make your own homemade christmas cards.
‘gold like gossamer’a feature about an artisan gilder making gold leaf the traditional way.
‘falcons for the king’ a piece about falconry.
‘old posts – new life’ which is a feature about old wooden posts and the unique habitats they serve as for nature.
Coming in at 130 pages long Landlust magazine feels like a decadent discovery, a moment or few to gather yourself up and absorb your mind in a fascinating array of features.
It is both inspiring, aspiring and educational. It couple stunning photography with deep, insightful reportage and features. There are loads of helpful tutorials and recipes. It just feels like the kind of magazine you would want to keep and the content would never age.
I feel like I’ve learned so much in just a few hours of reading the magazine.
I thoroughly enjoyed Landlust magazine and would definitely recommend it to those interested in those themes.