Hey friend. How are you? Can you believe we’ve been publishing this newsletter for almost four months now? Time certainly flies. Thanks for being here with me as we tackle this fun new endeavor. I hope you enjoy reading The Love List as much as we enjoy making it.
Today, I have big news to share: we are adding a premium tier to The Love List! This is really exciting for us, and something we’ve been planning to launch since the beginning. The membership tier is for our most engaged subscribers who want a more tailored, intimate experience.
Here’s why it’s important: The Love List isn’t powered by me alone. I have help from an amazing team — the women of Graves Creative. Natalie is our ace graphic designer, Brittany heads up our photography efforts, and Hannah helps corral our efforts on the social media and public relations front.
To continue producing the newsletter with quality and consistency, we’re adding a way for people to support what we do if they want to.
The premium Membership tier is in addition to the regular Wednesday + Sunday newsletters, which will remain forever free. So if you don’t want the perks below, your experience doesn’t change at all! You’ll still get The Love List as you know and love it, with zero disruption.
If you choose to become a premium subscriber for $5/month or $55/year (annual memberships are discounted!), here’s what your membership will include on top of the newsletter:
Direct access to Jess (me!) — this is for the folks who ask me for hotel and restaurant recommendations for their picky Mom or gluten-free sister. Or the folks who ask me what shoes to pair with certain pants. Or what gift to buy their bestie for Hannukah. In the premium tier, I can afford the time it takes to give you individualized attention and recommendations!
Exclusive newsletter content - twice monthly, you’ll receive subscriber-only content via email. If you want travel guides, essays, and recipes — the paid tier is the only place you’ll find ‘em.
A community of other subscribers - a private Slack channel for you to interact with not only me — but make new friends who already have stuff in common with you.
Access to a “Close Friends” IG story - I’ll share community content here, host AMA’s, and guarantee a reply to your DM.
Founding Membership ($210): maybe you don’t care about the premium perks, you’re just an OG, or you really appreciate what we do. Writing, layout, photos, graphic design, social media… all of that stuff takes time, and you recognize that! If you’d like to support The Love List and acknowledge those efforts simply because you like the newsletter, well, that warms our hearts. Oh, and we’ll send you a cool “Founding Member” sticker to flex on other people.
Again, the Wednesday and Sunday newsletters will remain free! So if you don’t want to pay, simply do nothing, and you’ll continue to receive free content from The Love List in your inbox.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, we have a handful of gratis memberships for you, too — just reply to this email.
Either way, we love having you here. I really appreciate your reading.
Back to your regularly scheduled newsletter tomorrow! It’s Meg Ryan Fall!