This spring, Darling hosted a three-part dinner series in collaboration with Lou & Grey in LA, Dallas and Chicago.
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Our most comprehensive sneak-peek yet. The exclusive look at everything in our upcoming summer issue, Darling No. 16!
Today our Director of Media Relations, Kyle Wood, shares her favorite article in our upcoming summer issue.
Darling Executive Assistant Melanie Loon shares who inspires her most in Issue 16. Watch our latest sneak-peek video!
With just a few weeks left until our ship date, we are so excited to release the cover for Darling Issue 16! This cover image radiates all that we’re hoping for in the coming months: Light, joy, warmth, energy and a healthy dose of the unexpected.
Issue 16 dives into something we might have a tendency to shy away from. Complexity. What does it look like to conquer some of those confusing, complicated or frustrating things in life? Can we find a sense of satisfaction apart from complete understanding? And is there beauty in doing so?
To explain why she’s so passionate about this issue, we’re sharing a word from our Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director, Sarah Dubbeldam. Watch her video below and find out how to get your hands on one of the first copies!
We have big news over here at Darling!
Our Editor in Chief, Sarah Dubbeldam, and her husband, Steve, are having a baby! They originally planned on letting the doctor reveal the gender at their 20-week appointment, but then they found these fun balloons by Knot & Bow to make it a surprise … and we’re sharing the video with you, below!
We recently hosted our first creative retreat in the quaint and beautiful town of Carmel by the Sea, California. The weekend was absolutely incredible and filled with life-changing moments, authentic conversation and delicious food and wine. A picturesque stone house nestled in the cliffs overlooking the ocean was where twelve vulnerable yet fearless ladies called home for four rejuvenating days.
It’s safe to say that the weekend will not soon be forgotten.
With April’s arriving it might be time to replenish those items you curated out of your closet as a part of spring cleaning with some new summer staples, so we’ve partnered with HerCampus and Keepsake the Label to help you revive your wardrobe just in time for warmer temps. Enter here for a chance to win a $500 Keepsake the Label shopping spree and a 2-year subscription to Darling Magazine!
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Take a deep breath. Can you smell that? A slight crispness in the air, followed by a touch of jasmine that’s ever so sweet after the rain. Yup. Spring is on its way, and even though we’ve lost an hour, we’re gaining all that serotonin, vitamin D and those fresh blooms in its place.
Maybe that’s why we’ve been loving things lately that represent newness, delight and simplicity. Find out what these spring-infused products are, below.
There are times in life when things seem to align just right and something beautiful happens. This is how we feel about our latest issue — it’s one of our absolute favorites and we can’t wait to get it in your hands!
We’ve been fired up at Darling lately about the amount of women rising up in the world to create real change, which reflects the theme of this issue: Fierceness. Spring is the exact time of year to truly wake up, to realize our power, to be assertive, to let the sails go full force. In these pages you’ll find inspiring interviews, bright and bold photography (our cover and cover story was shot in Milan, Italy!) and deep essays that will really challenge your status quo.
Excerpt from Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Dubbeldam’s, Letter from the Editor:
There are too many things in the world that need the touch of women — those that only our psyche can solve, that only her touch can heal, that only her intuition can decipher … may we open our eyes wider, not letting ourselves nod off to sleep, because honestly, we all must keep one another awake to the full if we are going to really leave impressions in the ground where we’ve walked.
Also, you’ll notice a new change in this issue—advertisements! Don’t freak out, we aren’t becoming a glossy mag [smile]. This was a congruent choice with the message of being fierce. Darling has a lot of work to do in this world, and in order to grow, to spread our message more, to do more good, we’ve realized we need to partner with other brands. We promise, they will always be pretty and things you’ll like, because we like them!
Want to see more of what’s inside Issue No. 15?
In late January, Darling partnered with Lululemon to host an evening of gratitude and connection. During a time when many are adhering to New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to join in this trend by hosting an event that brought like-minded creatives together to encourage, uplift and validate one another. A small group of hand-picked influencers gathered to connect in conversation about small changes that can be made to promote happiness within and around us.
Who inspires you? At first thought, you might name a public figure; an entrepreneur, politician, activist, or celebrity whose achievements or contributions you admire. However, it’s not the people we’ve never met who influence our lives, attitudes, and achievements the most. That honor is generally reserved for our closest friends and family, those we are lucky enough to interact with on a genuine level, and who are most important to the overall picture of our lives.
Darling has been busy planning events all over California this winter season and we cannot wait to share them with you! It all began with an al-fresco Thanksgiving family style meal at our editor-in-chief’s home, continued with a holiday party in San Francisco with the lovely ladies of Women & Whiskies and culminated with our Winter Issue No.14 launch and holiday party in Culver City.
Let’s start off with a recap of the Darling Thanksgiving Dinner. (We know we’re a bit behind here, but we’re so thankful for this event and still want to share it!)
Our first product round-up for the new year! And we think that each one of these goodies will help you conquer your best year yet. From spa-worthy treats and superfood pills to cool shades and blank pages, we’re sharing a little bit of everything below, along with our thoughts on why we love what we do.
On Tuesday, December 8th, Darling partnered with Women & Whiskies to throw a holiday bash in San Francisco. It was a magical evening filled with lots of holiday cheer and of course, whiskey. Considering that Women & Whiskies is all about empowering women with knowledge to enable them to be more comfortable tasting, talking about, and buying whiskey, this partnership was a no brainer, and the cocktails did not disappoint.
Our interns are an integral part of all that we do at Darling. From showing up early and setting up photo shoots, to staying here late and shipping hundreds of magazines, we couldn’t be more appreciative of these young women who give their time, energy and resources to putting the #DarlingMovement into action.
We don’t want to keep them a secret, either, so below we’re sharing the faces, stories, and a few interesting facts about the ladies behind Darling Issue No. 14.