It’s that time of the year to refresh your look, get a little facial, perhaps a mani-pedi and just generally spiff up a bit. And who better than @SnuffyNorton to help us get the inside track on becoming the best that we can be? So join me as I as I travel to Italy to join @SnuffyNorton in a little thermal spa time and as we groom up some and talk about the launch of his 2012 Spring Fauxgue magazine. For those who do not know, Fauxgue is a magazine for faux furries and features fashion and much more.
As I sink in to the warm thermal pool and apply a little mud mask to my face, I hear @SnuffyNorton entering the spa and laugh a bit as he joins me “oohing and aahing,” at the temperature of the warm bubbly salty water, and takes a sip of the cool lemony mineral water I offer him. We put on little eye masks, sink lower in to the warm water and relax as our massage therapists work the knots out of hard working (doggy and fuzzy bear) backs.
“Mattie,” @SnuffyNorton said as we enjoyed relaxing in the spa, “for the 2012 Spring Fauxgue we branched out into the sock monster area.” Good idea! Sock monkeys, monsters and all sock-styled creatures are fun to nom on. “No Mattie,” Snuffy said as he shook his head at me, “sock monsters are so cute and nice, and probably not appreciated as much as they should be.” Good point—I could show a bit more sock monster respect. “For the 2012 Spring/Summer Issue 5 of Fauxgue we feature Cabar Colbert on the cover,” said Snuffy. “Cabar embodies all that Fauxgue strives to be—bold, inspiring, sexy and fashion forward.” I dry my paws off a bit, and open up the newest edition of Fauxgue—@SnuffyNorton is right, I’m energized by the fun, hip cover.
“We didn’t just focus on modern fashion,” said Snuffy, “we also included some fabulous articles by some of our great writers, both old and new.” I flip through the (electronic pages) of Fauxgue and see some wonderful pieces that I can’t wait to get home and relax and read more thoroughly. Fauxgue features a free Bearmani hat design; some serious (and funny) fashion don’ts by Blund; a cool, free, downloadable @ZackRabbit coloring page; a new wine and food column by Berkeley; a cool book review piece; Miss and Mister Cyber Fluffies; some interesting classified articles and a whole lot more.
Thelonious Sockmonkey has a great new advice column in this new Fauxgue article—read it if you’ve ever felt like hiding in a clothing hamper after eating too much of a good thing. @SnuffyNorton giggled and added, “The advice column is very clever and we hope that our readers might write to him with their problems for our next upcoming issue.” So readers, if you have a burning question, or just an itch where you probably shouldn’t have one—send Thelonious Sockmonkey your question and maybe you can get in to the Fall/Winter Fauxgue (perhaps he’ll offer to protect your identity should your question be a bit too, um, well, personal).
As we finish up in the spa and get dried off and ready for dinner, @SnuffyNorton tells me about some exciting new things that he has planned. “I have decided to take two weeks off in March just to focus on new Bearmani designs. It’ll be great—one of the main things we have been doing is personalized chef wear. Just this week our own @ZackRabbit has ordered one. You will likely see him in it in a couple of weeks!” That will be exciting to see—as everyone knows, Zack and I like to hang out and cook up some good meals—so maybe I’ll get a new chef outfit too. Ah, the talk of food is perfectly timed—as @SnuffyNorton and I finish up getting ready, *ding ding* goes the dinner bell and we scamper down the steps to the beautiful meal that Snuffy’s staff has lovingly prepared.
I love visiting @SnuffyNorton, and I love reading Fauxgue—it’s filled with great fashion, good advice, wonderful articles penned by some fabulous, funny and talented writers. Make sure you read the new Spring Fauxgue and check out the great content, whimsicaland downloadable inserts, and enjoy the beautiful eye-candy designs. Fauxgue will inspire you to be the best little furry (or feathery, or finnery, or what-have-you) that you can be—and it will keep you warm and comfy on these cool seasonal evenings. As always, I give Fauxgue four paws up—hopefully you’ll find some time to read it cover to cover, as it is a fantastic magazine!
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