Monday, January 17, 2011


We are happy to extend an invitation for you to join us on a summer style adventure like no other. It is true; we are publishing a summer issue entitled SUMMER WITH MATTHEW MEAD that will be mailed to you by Mother's Day (May 8) 2011. We have taken all that we have learned about shipping and delivery into consideration and have a new way to deliver our special issue to you in a safe and expedient way. The price of the bookazine has increased to compensate for the improved (and more costly) shipping method, but the quality of the bookazine warrants the  more careful handling of this keepsake issue.

(*Please see bottom of page for shipping details*).

Our new blog design (by the fabulous Lyndsay Johnson of The Blog Guidebook...check her and Sarah out here) kicks off our upcoming issue - filled with the fresh colors and the dappled light that summer offers. There will be fun entertaining ideas, flea market finds, stories on private homes and new styles. Each page will be unexpected and chock full of ideas and DIY projects in this very special hands-on issue.
We gathered the best of summer during 2010... capturing flowers, foods, and summer style just for you.  We compiled our best ideas and STYLE SECRETS and traversed many of our favorite flea markets, beaches and sea-side towns just to capture the essence of summer. We'll be revealing our line up in the coming weeks and sharing some stories and inspirations along the way.  Returning is my wonderful team including contributing style editor Stephanie Nielson (NieNie) and of course Linda and SarahOur new graphic designer is Doug Turshen, a well-known art director with a specialty in interior design and home furnishings publications, whom I've worked with for years and who designed my book ENTERTAINING SIMPLE.  His recent designs include the New York Time's Best Seller, My Passion For Design;  Bunny Williams' recent book, My Scrapbook For Living; and all of Carolyn Roehm's books including the new one titled, A Passion For Blue And White. I am incredibly excited to work with Doug again and look forward to a spectacular issue.


**With regards to shipping, each issue will be mailed out via Priority Post, in a medium-weight cardboard envelope. Pre-orders are those issues ordered before April 1st, and all pre-orders will be delivered to your mailbox by Mother's Day. Priority Post shipping has a delivery range of 3-5 days to U.S. customers, 6-10 days to Canadian customers, and 8-10 days to international customers.


SUMMER with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website. 
Have you ordered your copy yet?


  1. Beautiful new blog design! AND I'm so excited to get my copy of the summer edition!

  2. I don't seem to be able to pace an order.

  3. I just ordered my copy! I am so excited!

    Even after putting all of my other Holiday books away for the season, I still continue to browse through my Holiday 2010 almost daily. It is so beautifully photographed and written.

    Thank you for the daily dose of inspiration!


  4. Just order my copy! Very Excited!!
    Love the new updated website look to:)
    Swirly Designs

  5. I am super excited about this new issue! Is it similar in size to the Holiday issue? I was one of those that experienced a problem receiving my Holiday issue (the original never did arrive) but you sent my replacement issue so quickly.....and in a nice cardboard envelope to protect it no less! It was very much appreciated. While $28.95 may seem pricey I have spent more on less and I will treasure these magazines. Here in Canada we do have to pay alot in shipping to get things we love. And I will love it! Thank you.

  6. Off to order my copy right now....great team you have once again! Now I have something to look forward to...yahoooooooo! xoxoo

  7. Can't wait to see the new magazine. I loved the winter one! My daughter may have to get her own lol, she loved MINE! And what a great Mother's Day present this will be! Thanks for all your hard work!

  8. Oh, I can't wait! The new publication will be highly anticipated!
    The new blog design is delightfully cheerful and hints of warm summer days to come.
    Thank you!

  9. YAY!!! Can't wait to be inspired with all those fun lovely things and idea for summer. :) Hope you'll give us some sneak peaks to get us through winter.

  10. A former magazine owner myself, I am particular about purchasing new issues, sight unseen.
    However, as a Celebrations Stylist, I am also always on the lookout for 'new and different' and the 'next big thing'. It was through Phyllis Hoffman's 'Celebrate!' magazine that I was introduced to your talents, and I began to look forward to seeing your ideas of what was 'new and different' in each new issue. That's when I realized that I HAD discovered the ''next big thing'!
    'Holiday' arrived in my mailbox shortly after~
    Thanks for your insightful inspiration in creating a comfortable lifestyle. I'll be watching and waiting for you, and as always - your 'next big thing!...

  11. Everything looks luscious Matthew! I am looking forward to this :)

    ~ Johanna Parker

  12. where is the link? i'm missing it! where o where is the missing link, o where o where can it be?
    someone help me please!

  13. Ooooooh, I just can't wait to see what you come up with for summer!!! I'm already dying over the pictures!!!


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