11 Independent Magazines to Read During a Digital Detox


<binary> I started a new internship and I disabled my instagram this week. It wasn’t planned but it was definitely needed. I decided that I need to unplug from “the world” and focus solely on myself because I’ve got some serious reevaluating and getting my life together. A few weeks ago, I went on a short trip to my hometown for my cousin’s graduation party and as I was leaving out the door I quickly grabbed my copy of Darling magazine’s Summer 2016 issue. I typically become so engulfed in my array of Spotify playlists that I end up forgetting all together to read, but something told me to grab it because I’d need it. That feeling I had was spot on. During the ride, I started to grow tired of my music (which was weird) and had this feeling of wanting to let go. I needed some space to detox. I could feel myself detaching and not in the best way. So I kid you not, when I grabbed and opened Darling, the pages legitimately fell open to the exact article I needed to read: about Detoxing and Forgiveness.

We are in constant “Information Age” information overload #IAIO . The world of technology is so fast paced and ever-changing that while you try to stay afloat and aware of constant changes, you begin to lose your ability to naturally unplug. Whether information that you intentionally seek, wish you hadn’t seeked, or just happened to find (or haunt) you. Instagram, my favorite tool to be inspired, now makes me sick to look at. . Whether you just need a heart-felt article to fill you up, find some astounding inspiration, or analog-formatted creativity to get you into gear, here are 11 of my favorite independent magazine that are as beautiful as they are powerful…like me and you. You can subscribe to receive them or purchase a particular issue that intrigues you. They range from art of being a woman to travel to food to the human side of tech to mental health. But most importantly, treat yo self to a time of peace and sanity. Indulge and splurge as you refresh and renew. </beauty>


Latest Issue //Darling is…the art of being a woman. A print magazine redefining beauty & empowering women. Darling Magazine aims to redefine femininity and beauty through thought-provoking and counter-cultural perspectives. Our goal is to inspire, revive, and restore women by helping them find their true purpose and worth. **None of the women in ANY of their magazines have been retouched or photoshopped.

$20 || Stockists



Latest Issue // Cereal is a minimalist, travel & style magazine based in the United Kingdom. Each issue focuses on a select number of destinations, alongside engaging interviews and stories on unique design, art, and fashion.

$16 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Drift is about coffee, the people who drink it, and the cities they inhabit. Our collection of writers and photographers, alongside coffee shop owners, baristas, streetcart vendors, and patrons, capture a glimpse of what it’s like to drink coffee in a city at the time the magazine is printed. Each issue highlights a different city.  $24 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Kinfolk is an independent slow lifestyle magazine delving deeply into home, work, style and culture. Each issue is themed around a topic that is related to the season it is being published in, with all food, entertaining and lifestyle content geared towards that theme.

$18 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Boat magazine packs up and travels to a city with a story to tell. Once there the team establishes a makeshift creative studio, connecting with interesting locals, collaborating with artists and distilling the whole experience down into a totally unique type of travel magazine.  $25 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Gourmand is a food, arts and culture journal that binds inspirational words, images and ideas with the humble and universal subject of food. A food magazine that looks good enough to eat and explores the intersection of food and art.

$16 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Offscreen is the human voice of tech that celebrates the human elements of technology and the web. Through intimate conversations and introspective essays, they bring to light the creative struggles behind innovative ideas. $20 || Stockists  



Latest Issue // Anxy wants to explore our inner worlds. The magazine, published by a wide, diverse team with notable accolades, set out to encourage open and honest conversations on mental health. It can be stress, anxiety, depression, or anger — Anxy wants to tell all kinds of stories affecting all kinds of people.  $25 || Stockists 


The Gentlewoman

Latest Issue // The Gentlewoman is a fabulous biannual magazine for modern women of style and purpose. Featuring ambitious journalism and photography of the highest quality, the magazine celebrates inspirational, international women through its distinctive combination of glamour, personality and warmth. The Gentlewoman offers a fresh and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress.

$22 || Stockists  


Intern Magazine

Latest Issue // Intern is concerned with internships and unpaid work in the creative industries. Their intentions are two-fold. Firstly, to showcase the cream of the intern and unpaid crop across the creative industries. Secondly, they are initiating a debate regarding the culture of internships in the creative sector and the implications of this for all parties concerned.

$13 || Stockists 



Latest Issue // SUITCASE is a quarterly print magazine that re-imagines the role of the travel magazine. Saying goodbye to the impossibly luxurious and the underwhelming tourist clichés, and embracing the eclectic and adventurous appetite of a generation of creatives and entrepreneurs, SUITCASE exists to change the way you travel. SUITCASE aims to immerse you in the fabric of a destination, helping you explore with insider knowledge and acting as a point of entry for cultures around the world.  $10 || Stockists