With Susie continuing to rack up her airmiles, I too have decided to escape the capital for the weekend but am only heading as far as the Kent coast. Two days of battling the elements (particularly the wind) and elderly Christmas shoppers awaits. Accompanying me on this festive jaunt are two of my favourite publications, the recently tinkered with It's Nice That and the ever hard to put down 032c. The former has experienced something of a transformation for its seventh issue and inadvertently but rather appropriately explores the future of publishing. Features that I can't wait to immerse myself in the beautifully repackaged It's Nice That include profiles of celebrated documentary photographer Martin Parr, interviews with i-D founder Terry Jones and a free comic by the talented illustrator Sophy Hollington. Meanwhile, after more than a decade of tracing the underlying forces of today's creative, 032c takes stock and lays out the concepts that have emerged from its editorial exploration under the manifesto like umbrella of What We Believe. Whilst looking back, the issue treats the well fed mind of the reader with features on Russian tango dancer turned designer Serge Chermayeff, the original Mad Man Ivan Chermayeef and Supreme to name just a few. A weekend of stolen moments to read awaits.