the frankie story

Back when it all began, frankie magazine founders Louise Bannister and Lara Burke could think of nothing better than spending their days op-shopping and drinking cups of tea.

One day they put together a plan to start a magazine. They were uninspired with what was being offered on newsagency shelves and felt nothing could relate to them. Both firm friends with similar tastes, they wanted a magazine that spoke directly to the reader, contained great affordable fashion, sweet art, interesting reads, real people and pretty photography. With the support and encouragement of youth lifestyle publishing house Morrison Media, their dream became a reality.

Since then, a whole load of lovely people have filled out the frankie family tree and helped bring this little mag to the world. Team frankie’s activities go beyond their namesake magazine, too, taking in cookbooks like Afternoon Tea and Sweet Treats, the interiors ‘mook’ SPACES, annual diaries and calendars, quarterly publication Smith Journal, DIY book A Little Bit Crafty, an ever-growing stationery line, laugh-out-loud anthology Something to Say, and the inspiring coffee table book Look What We Made. They still dig vintage stuff and a nice cuppa, though.


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