Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I snicker even as I type this.
Little did we know that life happens and opinions change. More specifically, what we thought would be fabulous ideas last year are darn near laughable now. Needless to say we revise the 2010 plan as we encounter each month and perhaps that's just the way it always goes. We've been pleased with the results and hope the continued evolving will be to our and your benefit.
That said, we put July to bed this week and hit the ground running with August. Our ideas about August may have changed since last year, but we know you'll enjoy it just the same.
A note about July: It's been one year since we made the switch from Amarillo Uptown to Amarillo Magazine. Over the last 12 months we diversified the content and improved the design, changes that will also overflow online. As always we look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
Friday, May 28, 2010
What better way to make it known than to publish an entire Men's issue. It's only fair, after all, since May was entirely about and for women. At the first few brainstorming sessions, Michele and I were at a loss. Even though we know men and are each surrounded by men, how exactly were we going to pull this off? Once the initial pieces of the June cover story - "The Cool Guys [You Need to Know]" - came together, the rest was a breeze and we couldn't be more pleased with the finished product.
Of course, we'd love to hear from readers - especially men. How'd we do? Drop us a line on our website and register to win the chrome grill cart from the Outside section. (page 30)
Lastly, thanks to all the veterans and active duty military who devoted their lives to preserving our freedom. Happy Memorial Day!
Friday, May 7, 2010
(photo by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography)
Did you catch the May issue? If not, read it all online. Drop us a line and tell us your thoughts. Also, register to win the four movies from our Inside section (Sex and the City, Chocolat, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Breakfast at Tiffany's).
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Look forward to reading the results of our How Women Really Feel online survey and the corresponding stories of four women in our community who each represent a different stage of life. There are chocolate recipes, make up tips and even a guide to buying the right kind of bra. Look for the May issue of AM in subscriber's Sunday papers on April 25. You can also read everything online.
After today, we'll throw all our energy into the June issue, which, subsequently, is all about men. Hopefully we won't require so much dark chocolate in the process.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Anyway, here's Michele watching Pam Lary work her magic last Wednesday:
We are fortunate to work with a number of great photographers and artists in town, Pam being one of them. Together, these incredible people help us create a magazine each month with unmatched quality. Amarillo is full of talented people and we're honored to know and work with a lot of them.
Here's hoping you use the information in the April cover story to plan your outdoor excursions this spring. Warm weather is coming, so go outside and play.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
In short, we've been busy! Thanks to February being a short month, we had a little less time than usual to pull off a few magazines, but fortunately for you, quality has not suffered. In fact, we just published what we believe could be our best issue yet. If you didn't get the April issue in your Sunday paper last weekend, drop by Hastings on your way home tonight and grab a copy.
Since April was put to bed a couple of weeks ago, we jumped right in to May, which mainly involved compiling all the data from our first-ever survey, "How Women Really Feel." The response was overwhelming (thanks, ladies!) and we're currently putting words with the numbers so it all makes sense (and trying hard to not make it read like a sociology thesis!). Sufficed to say, the women of Amarillo had are quite vocal.
If you haven't participated in our monthly contest yet, what are you waiting for? Simply fill out your contact information and you'll be added to the drawing pot. This month, you could win a Kelty hydration pack and a leather-bound journal (as seen on page 8 of the magazine). Enter today!
As always, your feedback helps us create better content, so leave us a note with your comments, suggestions and story ideas.