My favorite magazines are Cottage Living and Cook's Illustrated. I rarely buy magazines; they would be considered a guilty pleasure. But I love to get them when I go on vacation. Give me a cup of tea and a magazine and I am soooo happy. I like Cottage Living because I dream of living in a cottage by the water with lots of windows, comfy furniture, and cozy nooks. Cook's Illustrated is fun because I love to cook and the recipes in it have been tried time and time again by "experts". I also find great entertainment in the gadget reviews; so often they are items that seem completely superfluous, but then they'll tell you about the greatest knife sharpener, or rice cooker and I am hooked.