One of the most beautiful magazines published for several years in Denmark, is Jeanne d'Arc Living. When I started
reading/drooling over the photography - I don't speak Danish so was unable to actually read it - seeing all those amazing Scandinavian homes decorated in French/Nordic and Euro Farmhouse style, I knew I'd found the simple, clean-looking bright style for my own small cottage home!
It wasn't too long before they started publishing the magazine in English which of course made me love it even more. I was then able to read crafting instructions, recipes, and the lovely descriptions of the interiors of homes scattered about the Scandinavian countryside, written by Vivian, Lonnie, and their staff working from the magazine's beautiful farmhouse location in Denmark.
When I say "magazine" don't expect a flashy, shiny, flimsy type of publication - and with only a minimal amount of advertising at the back, turning each page is a pleasure. Instead, you will hold a large format beautiful almost book - a quality, heavy matte paper printed in soft colored inks, well-worth its price. You may share with friends, but only with a promise they will return it. You won't toss it or recycle it ever! You will enjoy a stack used as a decoration as I do, white spines looking elegant on a shelf alongside, or even supporting, your cherished collectibles and treasures.
All photos from my cottage this week.
Please know these are my own thoughts on the magazine - I am not being
reimbursed in any way.
As neutral as all this seems, the latest news from Jeanne d'Arc Living - read
their blog HERE - is that they are adding a little color to life!
They are starting a line of paints in exquisite vintage colors - hopefully available
here in the USA later.
In their current blog post you can read the reasons for stepping back a wee bit
from all 'white and weathered' but still focusing on the French/Nordic theme they
are known for of course.
Personally, I'm ready to perhaps add a little more turquoise or green when
springtime arrives later. I've just ordered a copy of the
January 2016 Jeanne d'Arc Living which is on its way, can't wait to see it.