NEW YORK, NY (March 9, 2007)
-- The spring-cleaning issue of The Nest
magazine, the print offshoot of the popular lifestyle site for hip couples, has arrived on doorsteps nationwide. The magazine, from the makers of #1 wedsite TheKnot.com, is designed to provide style, solutions, and worksheets for young married couples, their homes, and their growing families.
A Delicious Cover Story: Jamie Oliver and his wife, Jools, share the cover -- and spill the beans on their relaxed recipe for marriage. Whip up their all-time favorite family dinner tonight: fig, feta, and mint crostini; insalata amalfitana; honeymoon spaghetti; and a fig tart dessert -- a recipe he created exclusively for The Nest readers.
Spring-Cleaning Special: The Nest editors take on clutter and add color with great online buys (if you can make it look pretty, you can get away with leaving out all your junk). The Nest shows you how on page 43. Plus, find out how to beat the biggest bathroom offenders in 20 minutes (page 71). Get your honey to help out with the spring-cleaning checklist on page 119 (start with running lemons through the garbage disposal!).
Couples Tax Primer: Check here if you or your spouse hates taxes -- then read on for tips, from choosing your filing status (joint? married but separate?) to determining your tax bracket to picking a deduction method. Plus, learn about the real deal with the marriage penalty. Are you doomed (page 98)?
Chore Wars: In “Sorry, Not My Department,” contributor Jonathan Small takes on his designated jobs (spider killer/fly squatter/roach squasher) and explores the concept of “sweat equity” when it comes to splitting up chores -- without splitting up.
7 Must-Take Trips: Instead of taking a so-so vacation every year, The Nest travel desk recommends saving your pennies for an iconic trip every two years. From the slopes of Switzerland to the Great Pyramids to cruising the Greek Isles, these trips for two rival any first honeymoon (page 88).
Test Drive: Can a cool couple sport a wagon? The Nest online editor and her beau take the VW Passat Wagon for a spin. See how it measures up to today’s other sport wagons (where SUV meets Sedan on page 101).
7 Straight Days of Sex?: The average married couple has sex one to two times a week. Is that enough? In “7 Days, 7 Sorta Hot Nights,” one couple attempts sex every night for a week straight. Did they keep it, uh, up (page 110)?
About The Nest
The Nest (www.thenest.com) is a one-stop destination for hip, young married couples. TheNest.com is powered 24 hours a day by a robust online community of just-married members of The Knot, grappling with the emotional issues -- and enormous to-do list -- that people face in the first few years of marriage. Members chat in a mother-in-law-free zone and dish out advice to each other on everything from how to get your permanent roommate to pick up their dirty socks to how to inspect a property when you’re buying your first home to when and how to get pregnant with baby number one. The Nest publishes a quarterly magazine and a book series with Clarkson Potter, and provides content to MSN and McClatchy-Tribune newspapers -- all 100 percent committed to the phrase “happily ever after.”
About The Knot Inc.
The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ: KNOT; www.theknot.com) is a leading lifestage media and services company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource that reaches over two million unique visitors a month through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television, and more. Its award-winning website, TheKnot.com, is the most-trafficked online wedding destination, generating over 100 million monthly page views. The Company’s portfolio of lifestage brands also includes WeddingChannel.com, The Nest.com, Lilaguide.com, PromSpot.com, and GreatBoyfriends.com. The Knot Inc. is based in New York and has several other offices across the country.
To speak with an editor at The Nest, get high-resolution photos, or speak with real couples about these hot topics and more on married life, please contact Sr. PR Manager Melissa Bauer at 212.219.8555 x1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.