A lifestyle & travel blog written by Lou Archell, a writer, photographer and mum-of-two. Littlegreenshed features; travel & adventure both near and far, botanical inspiration and practical advice on simple living.
I love magazines. I love independent, interesting reads. I keep copies of them like treasure, stored in piles on bookshelves or stacked high next to my bed. Firm favourites are Kinfolk, Oh Comely, The Simple Things and Bristol based Lionheart.
Bristol is fast becoming a creative hub for wonderful independent mags. Earlier this year saw the launch of foodie/travel bi-annual magazine Cereal. Much like Kinfolk this British born publication is stylishly photographed, well written and printed on the lovely smelling uncoated paper. Have a look at their small film created to celebrate Issue 1.
You may or may not recognise it was shot in our very own Leigh Woods here in Bristol. The very same spot where Rufus had his 5th Birthday party.
Another Bristol made newbie is Another Escape. An independent lifestyle/travel magazine which ticks all my boxes. Beautiful articles, amazing photography and oh so delicious to hold. I was lucky enough to meet Rachel and Jody this week, the talented duo behind Another Escape. Their combined force of great writing and photography makes this publication really stand out. Issue 1 is available to buy on-line now, a chance for you to start at the beginning of it’s journey.
At home, I am not alone with my love of Bristol based indie mags. Dan hoards copies of Boneshaker like his life depends on it. This small ‘zine’ like mag, celebrates the wonderful things that happen when people and bikes come together. As they put it: ‘we’re about freedom, friendship and adventure – the human side of cycling’.
So… do you need something for the weekend? :) Go grab yourself a copy of Bristol’s finest reads.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.