Tuesday, July 03, 2007

A new name, a local focus: South Sound magazine

Did you know that the South Sound has its own very glossy oh-so-pretty and thick and INTERESTING regional lifestyle magazine? And this one's headquartered in our very own T-Town.

As of the currently-on-the-newsstands summer edition, the former South Sound Home & Garden magazine has become South Sound: Home. Garden. Life. Emphasis on "life."

Believe it or not, this is a magazine that's been around for a few years. Growing, improving, and morphing into something that the South Sound can be truly proud to call its own.

This South Sound magazine is produced by Premier Media Group, a company that was born in Lakewood, but is now in Tacoma by choice. Located in downtown Tacoma, this group of talent is led by founder/publisher Josh Dunn and editor-in-chief Lisa Patterson, who joined the group about a year ago and has brought the magazine's content into new and amazing territory. PMG's other magazine endeavors include Kitchen & Bath, Remodel and the Bellevue/Redmond area's 425 Magazine.

And for folks who do or once frequented the almost-Tacoma Northern Pacific Coffee Company over near PLU for the last decade-plus, its founder and former owner Stephen Minor is enjoying his new career as a talented designer for Premier Media Group -- in addition to his music. (And he's a proud new dad now, too!)

So, a few reasons to go check out the new-named and improved South Sound magazine ... locally owned, locally grown, full of local folks and ads from local businesses. Plus, it's simply a great magazine. Look for it on your local newsstand ... and if it's not there, ask, why not?!

UPDATE: You can find South Sound magazine at Top Foods, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Safeway. They've been spotted at Metropolitan Market, but went fast from what we can tell ... not sure if they've been spotted at Stadium Thriftway yet. So if you're out shopping and can't find it, ask for it by name! Let our local stores know that local folks are looking for their local mag on the newstands ...

My little disclaimer: This inaugural new-name issue also contains my inaugural freelance contribution to this wonderful local mag. But I've been a fan for years ... going back to the launch of the magazine's first incarnation where locals celebrated at the then-newly christened El Gaucho. Much fun has been had, and plenty more to come. Go PMG! :)

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