While in Des Moines for the State Fair, we toured the Better Homes and Gardens office and test kitchens.
Thanks to Kelly, my (second) cousin, who is the editor for Diabetic Living Magazine, we showed up late Saturday afternoon and peeked around an empty building.
My favorite parts...
*the big and luxurious kitchen all ready for a photoshoot
*the test kitchens, full of ingredients and recipes and looking like a fun place to be
*catching a glimpse into people's offices and seeing evidence of creativity
*those gardening goodies all disheveled in boxes but looking beautiful nonetheless
*listening to all the details...from the grocery buyer, to the recipe testers, stylists, photographers and editors...I couldn't decide which job might be my favorite!
*loved seeing each Meredith corp magazine, and the room where the magazine layouts were being worked on...so so cool.
Pretty, pretty, pretty around every corner.