The Princess is Sad

Hello.  It is a sad Princess that greets you today.

Yours truly called Denver home for seventeen years and was always grateful to live in what we called a “two-newspaper town.” There was the Rocky and there was the Post.

Below, the final edition of the Rocky Mountain News, published today.

Courtesy Rocky Mountain News

Courtesy Rocky Mountain News

Because of our job at one of the network affiliates we also worked closely at times with people at both papers, ultimately entering into a formal working relationship with one, something new and scary at the time for both entities.

Growing up we were also fortunate, enjoying two dailies; one delivered in the morning and the other arriving late in the afternoon. Then the afternoon paper switched to morning delivery.  And now both papers are ceasing home delivery; they will publish almost exclusively online, beginning next month.

So TQM will no longer be able to physically hold her local morning paper as she sips her cup of coffee.  To be sure, her Times will continue being delivered on a daily basis. But she wonders for how long?

We understand the economics of the situation. We comprehend the fiscal realities and market forces driving these decisions. Sadly, we anticipate seeing even more of this in the not-too-distant future.

But understanding something doesn’t translate into feeling better about it. And this one hurts.

In an effort to keep this being a complete waste of your time, we’ll leave you with a few “Pretty in Pink” efforts. The first is this dress sporting the biggest bow we have ever seen on a party frock!

PHOTO: Mauricio Miranda

PHOTO: Mauricio Miranda

The dress is from the Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall 2009 RTW show in Milan yesterday. Our thanks to WWD for the photos.

The second item features our Lilly Pulitzer Letterpress Correspondence cards.

Lilly Pulitzer Correspondence Cards

Lilly Pulitzer Correspondence Cards

The pink is the Color By Numbers design, definitely giving us a little touch of spring! We’ll close with a reminder to enter our Lilly Stationery Giveaway!


Filed under Lilly Pulitzer Paper & Gifts, preppy, preppy stationery, Pretty in Pink, Sign of the Times

8 responses to “The Princess is Sad

  1. Sad story! (I love the giant pink bow dress 🙂

  2. The problem is that newspapers are being replaced by electronic media but electronic media (namely websites and bloggers) can’t hold a candle to the quality of journalism of newspaper reporters. This is the real sad part, IMO. True investigative reporting is a lot more valuable to me than Wonkette or Ariana Huffington (no disrespect to her personally).

    Only a really skinny tall girl could pull of that dress!

  3. I feel it too, Princess…no more Rocky Mountain News? Unthinkable. I lived in the Mile-High for a long time too (Cherry Creek HS holla! haha!)…now I only visit once in a while to shop or visit friends.
    But my last apartment was at 8th Ave. and Dahlia. Wax Trax, Imi Jimi, Cherry Creek Mall (And now Park Meadows!) Capitol Hill, The CHURCH and 1082…the vintage shops all up and down Braodway…ahh, Denver…

  4. I read about this in the paper this morning and was so sad. 150 years is a LOT! Very sad indeed. LOVELY paper, GOODNESS!!!!!

  5. Oh TP! I am so sorry! What a sad thing….seeing the words “Final Edition.”
    Tight hugs to you.

  6. I know – I am so weary of hearing about all these “institutions” that are disappearing. So disheartening.

    On another note: If I order the Lilly notecards from you for my Stationery Swap partner, when could I expect to get them> I think the deadline for me to mail my goodies is March 20th. Let me know Princess!!

  7. I think that after a while when there are no hard-copy papers left that people will realize what they are missing and that papers will make a resurgence. Is that just wishful thinking? I hope not.

  8. I’m so sad about this! I was born and raised in Boulder, can’t even imagine not having the RMN around any longer!

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