It’s a busy week for Ayesha Curry. On Tuesday, it was reported that Curry and her husband, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, just closed on an $8 million San Francisco condo, after years as residents of the East Bay. This weekend is the official grand opening of the fourth location of International Smoke, Curry’s barbecue-focused collaboration with local restaurateur Michael Mina. And in between all that she announced that in May she will launch a quarterly print magazine focused on “food, family, and home.”
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I am so thrilled that my new lifestyle magazine was announced today! This is an absolute dream come true! I can’t wait to share it with all of you. As a woman of color, it’s important to me that media reflects real, relatable women, and I’m excited to create an outlet for young men and women that celebrates diversity and inclusivity. A HUGE thank you to @meredithcorporation for believing in me and my vision and my wonderful #TeamAC Let’s do this!!! On a newsstand near you MAY 2020. Link in bio to announcement. Stay tuned for more info!
Curry first announced the publication via Instagram, saying that the lifestyle publication will celebrate “diversity and inclusivity.” Folio reports that the magazine, which will boast a cover price of $9.99, will be published by Meredith Corp., a company that’s recently made headlines for selling off high-profile assets like Sports Illustrated, Fortune, and Time.
People — which remains under Meredith’s umbrella — reports that “bold photography and a restricted amount of advertisements will contribute to making each issue feel like a special item for readers to hold onto,” perhaps a justification for the Hamilton prospective readers must drop to take Curry’s publication home.
One might wonder how Curry will find the time to helm a magazine when she’s got a restaurant empire to manage and a TV career that includes shows like Food Network production Ayesha’s Home Kitchen and ABC’s Family Food Fight. However, with the abrupt closure of Houston’s International Smoke location last month, perhaps she has a bit more time on her hands.
Then there’s her new, potentially shorter commute. The Curry family’s new condo at 706 Mission Street (a residence slated for move-in in June, the Chron reports) is just blocks from International Smoke’s San Francisco’s location, a spot that Eater SF critic Rachel Levin took to task in 2018. Perhaps with less time spent traveling between home and work, Curry will have the bandwidth to focus on her as-yet-unnamed publication, as well as to help her restaurant’s local outpost rise above its current one-star rating.