She has all the "right" magazines artfully scattered about - Town & Country, Architectural Digest, WWD, Main Line, Main Line Today. (She has Philadelphia Magazine tucked behind the toilet in the powder room as her guilty pleasure.)
Only Muffy did not actually grow up on the Main Line, she moved here with her ambitious hubby. You have met him, Arthur J. Snodgrass (nicknamed Biff), only don't ask him what fork to use because he doesn't know....
Now Muffy has a new magazine. It is called of all the pretentious fluff "GraysLane".
"GraysLane" has as it's tag line "the most fascinating address in town." I find that in and of itself fascinating. Yes, yes, Main Line, Main Line Today were not enough apparently for the art of Main Lining, so now they have (trumpets herald in the background), "GraysLane"
In the fall issue they tout that overpriced can't decide what it is and they are overpriced and burn too much incense called Trove General Store in that godforsaken overgrown strip mall in Paoli. And yes, Trove is all Trendy Wendy - they popped up at Devon Horse Show and at The Shipley Shops. But seriously? They are so overpriced and way too mad for plaid, so I just don't get it. And too much plaid is as bad as too much Lily.
But they love themselves at Grays Lane - just read their preposterously pretentious Editor's Letter excerpt:
And face it, when one thinks of Grays Lane, one thinks of the Cricket Club and the Haverford Hotel that was demolished in 1973. And face it, Merion Cricket Club ain't what she used to be in the nouveau of it all, is it?
One of the things about this magazine that cracks me up is the way it chases the people who have left the Main Line like an escape from Alcatrez, and it swans and moons over people who moved to the Main Line from places distinctly un-Main Liney.
And the Meet the Editors just cracks me up. "Muffy likes to be served Nespresso in bed while contemplating her new Lily sheets and upcoming plastic surgery to ensure she spends as much of Biff's money as possible."
Kisses, I am off to the country house and then to search for the right outfit to wear while being seen reading "GraysLane" on my iPad at the Birchrunville Store Cafe (Du Jour is so last year!). Also wondering if that little PR troll from AroundMainLine, Sarah Lockard will have her knickers in a twist about this publication, or just try to pimp them to promote herself?
taaa taa dahhhhlings