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In The Loop: The Email Newsletters That I Live For

July 16, 2015

My morning routine goes something like this:

Wake up 45 minutes earlier than I really have to (I suppose I’m one of those fabled morning people)
+ shower
+ breakfast
+ then plop myself down in front of my computer and go through my three email accounts for school, business/life, and newsletters ( <- this one is what those 45 minutes are for).

I would 10/10 recommend making a newsletter account if you don’t already have one.

My embarrassing 7th-grade email (username: pippippia) has turned into the perfect inbox for rewards programs and newsletters that I don’t want cluttering my actual inbox.


So, back to the email newsletters… I need to start planning on which software I’m going to use to send these out. I think I’ll have to read those reviews on Mailchimp vs Sendgrid to see which is best for me at this stage of my blog.

I love reading random stories on the internet and knowing what’s happening in the world (that’s my inner International Relations student talking). Here’s a little rundown of the newsletters I’d be lost without:

1. Refinery 21
What To Expect: A little bit of fashion advice, fitness tips and interesting opinion pieces (oh, and a weekly horoscope because why not)
What I’m Loving: 5 Hacks for a Healthier Week (<- yes, there's one every week!) 2. Equinox (Q)
What To Expect: Trainers’ insider tips and celebs’ workout playlist (not to mention their super nice graphics)
What I’m Loving: What Trainers Really Think About (When Doing Squats and Lunges)

What To Expect: Reading about wacky new technological projects and developing trends.
What I’m Loving: A Walk-In Mist Bar That Lets You Inhale Cocktails

4. PureWow (New York… and the Hamptons):
What To Expect: Everything from new exhibits, listicles on NYC stereotypes and alcoholic ice pop recipes
What I’m Loving: The Coolest NYC Photo Archive

5. Netted By Webbys
What To Expect: Being introduced to cool new apps that can help with everything from productivity to shopping.
What I’m Loving: Forest: Clear Your Distractions

6. Gymbags and Jetlags Monthly Email (shameless self promotion for the win!)
What To Expect: A round-up of my favourite posts on the first of every month and fun extras like phone backgrounds or Instragramable quotes.
What I’m Loving: Signing up right here!

Are you an email newsletters fiend or an inbox purist? What are your favourite news letters?

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  • Elyse July 16, 2015 at 12:43

    Awesome idea! I find that it’s so difficult to go to a whole bunch of different websites to read stuff. Makes it so much easier when it’s all in one place, and delivered to you!
    (Lovin’ that mug haha)

    Once again lovely post 🙂

    • Pia S July 16, 2015 at 13:29

      Right?! It’s all about practicality. And thank you! I’ve had that mug foreverrrrr. Thanks for reading Elyse!

  • Diana Horsfall July 16, 2015 at 14:19

    Thank you for share!

    • Pia S July 17, 2015 at 09:31

      Thanks for reading Diana!

  • Lesia Joukova July 16, 2015 at 15:16

    Funny! I have lots of subscriptions I can’t keep up with. I need to seriously declutter my e-mail.

    • Pia S July 17, 2015 at 09:32

      Story of my life! There’s actually some website that shows you everything you’re subscribed to and you can just uncheck subscriptions from there. Ahhh I wish I could remember what it’s called!

      • Lesia Joukova July 17, 2015 at 16:53

        Pity you don’t recall! I’ve been silly enough to subscribe to all the stores and things I like and now no matter how many I delete the e-mail is still cluttered. I’m going crazy over here!

  • Romantiquely July 16, 2015 at 17:04

    I don’t really subscribe to any newsletters but now I’m so curious, I need to check all of these out! Thank you for the wonderful recommendations dear! xxxxx

    • Pia S July 17, 2015 at 09:32

      Glad you like them! Let me know if you find any more cool ones! xx

  • Sarah July 17, 2015 at 07:35

    I am not subscribed to many but these sound interesting! I just subscribed to yours ^-^

    Sarah |

    • Pia S July 17, 2015 at 09:33

      Aw thank you so much!! I love you blog! Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  • Shannyn July 17, 2015 at 18:38

    Having a separate email account for newsletters is so handy. These are some good ones!

    • Pia S July 20, 2015 at 09:56

      It’s awesome for rewards programs and coupons too!

  • Kat Horrocks July 18, 2015 at 06:16

    I’m just trying to figure out what to do with my own newsletter! It’s so great reading others to get ideas 🙂 Refinery29 sounds great will definitely sign up to that one. And of course yours 😉

    Kat |

    • Pia S July 20, 2015 at 09:56

      Same! R29 is one of my favourites. And aw, I’m blushing. Thanks for reading Kat <3

  • Albert Wijaya July 19, 2015 at 12:20

    Great tips and references! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

    • Pia S July 20, 2015 at 09:57

      Glad you like it Albert! Thanks for reading.

  • H E K Y M A July 19, 2015 at 19:41

    Wow ! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  • Quinn July 20, 2015 at 08:23

    1. I have the same headphones 🙂 2. I love this roundup! Perusing through articles in the morning is my favorite

    • Pia S July 20, 2015 at 09:57

      1. Aren’t they the best?! 2. Glad you like it! Thanks for reading Quinn!