Veranda is a lifestyle magazine with a focus on the home, and had a circulation of 476,539 copies in 2012.[2] It is a resource for living well, from decorating and architecture to fashion and beauty.[3] The magazine is one of the Hearst Corporation's shelter magazine titles, alongside Elle Décor and House Beautiful. Its headquarters is in New York City.[4]

History and profile

Founded in 1987 by Lisa Newsom and Charles Ross,[5][6] the magazine originally focused on decor, gardens, and jewellery coverage. It also covered articles on interior design.[6] The magazine was started by Veranda Publications, Inc., an Atlanta-based company, as a quarterly publication.[5][6] In 1999 the frequency was switched to bimonthly.[5] In May 2002 the magazine was acquired by Hearst Corporation.[5] Lisa Newsom continued to serve as the editor-in-chief of the magazine after the acquisition.[5]

The content of the magazine was also expanded into luxury travel under the direction of editor-in-chief Dara Caponigro.[7] Caponigro took the helm at Veranda in April 2010, after several editorial positions at domino, House Beautiful, and Elle Décor.[8] In 2010, Jennifer Levene-Bruno replaced original publisher, Sims Bray, who continued as a consultant at Veranda until the end of that year.[9]