I love magazines. I love the way they look, the way they feel in your hand, how you can read them anytime, anywhere. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, Details, Esquire – I was reared on a veritable all-you-can-eat buffet of periodicals.

My mother would shout at me, “Do your homework, Michael!” and I would read magazines instead. There is simply no substitute for the type of diversion that magazines provide. And yet, New York loses its poignancy in Vinohrady.

I have a suspicion that I’m not alone in this feeling. It is for those of you who long for a magazine with relevance to life in Prague that we’ve created Velvet: The Prague Review.

We all know how fast life is changing here-new restaurants, new shops, and new people. Velvet’s full time job is to make sure you know everything going around you. Where you should be and why. Whether you living in or visiting Prague, we hope you will find us to be a valuable resource as well as a damn good read.

We’ve got a lot of interesting things planned for the future, and we’d like you to be a part of it. Everyone loves getting mail and we’re no exception. Within these pages we will make it a point to respond to all your love letters and hate mail.

Until next month, stay Velvet.

Sincerely,

Michael Wayne Jr. Editor and Publisher

P.S. I’m glad I got this note in by deadline, because the guys in produc


Originally published in Velvet Magazine, archived here.