(NEW YORK) December 1, 2008 -- We may be in the midst of a bone-chilling recession, but things are heating up at The Nest magazine (www.thenest.com
), the quarterly glossy dedicated to young married life. From how to have a recession-proof
date night to a free workout that promises immediate satisfaction
to how to jazz up your home
on a dime, The Nest editors report on how to be stylishly cheap going into 2009.
DATE NIGHT ON A DIME -- In “20 Dates for $20” (pg. 36), The Nest offers date night ideas
that are sure to keep the romance hot without freezing your bank account. From attending an art gallery opening (think provocative art mixed with free admission and free wine -- need we say more?) to taking a late-night spin at your local ice rink (skates are only about $6, and don’t forget to bring a thermos of hot cocoa -- talk about a romantic winter date!), recession-proof dates are more popular than ever.
CANCEL YOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP; HAVE SEX INSTEAD -- It’s time to stop paying that costly monthly membership fee. Instead, opt for a free workout that’s much more pleasurable. In “The Difference That Sex
Makes” (pg. 22), The Nest challenged 10 couples to have sex for seven nights straight and report back with the results. You’ll have to read the article for all of the juicy details, but here’s a sneak peek: Only 4 couples were able to cross the finish line, and their overall satisfaction wasn’t just in the bedroom.
NEW HOME NIGHTMARES -- It’s a story that we hear far too often at TheNest.com: You’ve just laid down your life savings for a down payment on your dream home
, but then disaster strikes. In “New Home Nightmares” (pg. 100), experts at The Nest uncover the most common new home cover-ups that tend to pop up once you move in, like plumbing problems, electrical issues, creepy crawlers, even shaky foundations. The Nest shares tips for not only how to troubleshoot, but also for avoiding these situations in the first place.
EASY CHEAP DÉCOR IDEA = ADD COLOR! -- Just because you’re broke doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your home decor
with bright, bold colors. In “62 Tricks: In Living Color” (pg. 68), style editors from The Nest give a crash course on how to infuse new shades into your home. From the top colors that work as a duo, like turquoise and apple for a dramatic fire and ice combo, to the top five rules for applying color all tucked within inspirational photos, there’s the perfect shade for every style, taste, and most importantly -- budget.
New on TheNest.com…
• The Cheapest Holiday Guide -- Stressed about spending too much money over the holidays? Don’t miss our holiday guide (http://www.thenest.com/winterguide
), chockfull of cheap yet impressive recipes, gift ideas, fashion tips, and décor inspiration, plus an interactive calendar that will help you make the most of the season.
• FOR FREE! -- Want the perfect antidote to your money woes? Enter to win a trip for two (second honeymoon, anyone?) to St. Lucia with The Nest (www.thenest.com/stlucia
• More Moola in ’09 -- Confused about the economy? Need your own bailout? TheNest.com money experts will help you find the best ways to save and stretch your dollar this year (thenest.com/money2009
To speak with an editor at The Nest, get high-resolution photos, or talk with real couples about these hot topics and more on married life, please contact Katie Nida-Rovano at (212) 219-8555 x1228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. About The Nest The Nest (www.thenest.com) is a hip guide to all things happily ever after. The popular offshoot of The Knot takes a stylish, practical approach to all things young marrieds need to know: merging finances, buying and decorating homes, cooking and entertaining, family relationships, and more through weekly blogs, expert Q&A, an online community, interactive tools, and a quarterly magazine. The Nest is a part of The Knot Inc. lifestage network (NASDAQ: KNOT).