I am not subscribed to this magazine but I have read it before and quite liked the layout and the mixture of topics it offered. I remember thinking I liked the colors, warm, inviting. Does it have a fair number of ads? Most certainly, but have you ever picked up Vogue? Probably 95% of is ads and I still like it. I actually considered subscribing to this magazine but got distracted (by some shiny objects, I am sure).