My friend Steve Shaw, photographer and publisher of Treats! magazine delivers visual erotica and good reading in the latest Treats! newsletter. There’s not too many Treats! that I can put on the front page of AOC, but this wonderful piece of writing Adventurers in Rio, Brazil & Bust by Kelly Lee, a Beverly Hills-based lifestyle, travel and fashion writer hits a real sweet spot this morning.
It’s Steve’s sophisticated mix of very provocative yet tasteful photography mixed with style, travel and thinking person’s lifestyle news that gives this coffee table magazine an audience that’s more than half women.
Hotter than Hades model Sessilee Lopez graces the latest issue of Treats! before jumping ship to America’s good woman magazine Marie Claire and Sweden’s Dressed to Kill’s Love issue. This is quite a range for Sessilee, who’s pulling off her maverick model status with style, conviction and NO intention of hiding the reality that she is a sensual woman. Bravo!
Perhaps Treats! could take on the subject of the federal deficit and jumpstarting the American economy, giving his captive audience a lesson in the best long-term strategy for bringing down the national deficit. It’s true that conservatives buy more pornography, so how about an economics lesson?
Steve Shaw and I are on the same path. For me it’s “telling women’s stories from fashion to flogging” under the large umbrella of female sexuality. This is the psychological territory of the Smart Sensuality person: intelligent, sexy and with heart.
At AOC we emphasize social conscience way more than Treats!, but our vibrations remain in concert and totally compatible.
Feeling a bit like the heretic this morning — after all it’s Saturday, not Sunday and it’s past sundown in Israel, I share some of the best Treats! has to offer, mixed with my own writing on sexuality and women’s rights.
If 20 million American women are ready to jump into the missionary, paddle-me position for good after reading 50 Shades of Grey, we have work to do. IMHO Treats! is a lot more satisfying and a positive road forward for us eternally-guilty, so-sorry-that-I-did-it-sir American women.
Give me back our pagan goddesses with guts — which is exactly what I intend to do with my new jewelry collection GlamTribale. I’ll be adding to this sensual mosaic all weekend, but let’s get started! (PS, track Treats! editorials here) ~ Anne