HPS Palo Alto is proud to be a charter advertiser in a new magazine venture founded by my friend and fellow Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sloane Citron. Just as Home Preservation’s Stewardship philosophy is working to enhance and revolutionize home ownership, Sloane started PUNCH magazine to explore the meaning of “living well” on the San Francisco Peninsula…a place we both feel is the center of the universe!
A fresh perspective!
PUNCH magazine is full of fresh ideas about how to live a life that is more engaging and authentic, be it through personal adventures and what we feed our bodies and souls, to the culture that fulfills us and the traditions and new discoveries that are offered here on the Peninsula. It is about appreciating and finding the richness of where we live and how that understanding can enhance our lives and make them more fulfilling, and happy.
When I heard about PUNCH, I immediately wanted HPS to be part of it. Why? Because our goals are the same. HPS does not simply maintain houses, we provide services that turn a home into a place of refuge for the family members within.
During a recent visit with Sloane, he shared some of his thoughts about living on the Peninsula and the career path that led to the founding of PUNCH.
“Publishing was always in my blood. Throughout school, I was the kid who started magazines, edited the newspapers, and missed a lot of class time as a result. It did lead me to a career. After getting my MBA from Stanford, I started a publishing company called Westar Media that published such titles as Peninsula and Northern California Home & Garden. After selling that company, I launched 18 Media and we published Gentry, California Home & Design and a host of other publications.
Upon selling my half of that company, I made an effort to buy Sunset magazine, and when that did not materialize, I decided I would take my sincerely crafted plan for Sunset and create a fresh, exciting magazine for the Peninsula, the place I have lovingly called home for more than 30 years since coming here to go to school.
PUNCH is a monthly magazine devoted to the culture, people, food, and discoveries of the true Peninsula, a magazine about how to live a life that is more engaging and authentic; about appreciating and finding the richness of where we live and how that understanding can enhance our lives and make them more fulfilling and happy.
We have had a great response to our first issue and look forward to bringing many great stories and exquisite photography to our Peninsula readers.”
We wish Sloane and PUNCH magazine the very best, and with him HPS looks forward to helping create better lives for all who live on this fine west coast Peninsula. The center of our universe!