{open} in the summer issue...and a note from Camilla.

For a lot of people, summer has arrived. For the rest of us, it's coming! I swear!. Regardless, here's a little taste of what's to come in The Violet's Summer 2011 issue:

  • Lots of fresh food, and bright photos. (duh)
  • An awesome Create section filled with really fun summery DIY's.
  • A yoga story.
  • A spicy and fascinating feature on all things mustard.
  • Summer fashion essentials.
  • A seriously sweet interview with a world class athlete. 
  • and sooo much more!

I can hardly wait to get this sucker out to you all! I hope you love it as much as I do already. It's a funny thing that I'm learning about starting something (like a magazine) on my own. It's really really important to be madly in love with it. Because in all honestly, it's what you go to bed thinking about, and the first thing that pops into your mind when you wake up. And I can honestly say that I am crazy about this magazine. While someday I'd love to build it into a thriving (read: profitable) company, for now, I am truly happy to nurture it and watch it grow slowly. I love the women who are involved (get ready for some incredible summer contributors!) and I love that our readers truly understand what we're trying to do here - which is highlight that life is freaking unbelievable and we all have access to it's awesomeness if we just learn to dive right in.

Happiest of Monday's to you all! May we all have a productive, satisfying, and peaceful week!

Camilla Salem


image of cherries...because they're summery, right?