*Ayesha Curry launched her new lifestyle magazine in April titled “Sweet July,” and her family takes center stage in the first issue.
In an interview with PEOPLE, the best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and wife of NBA star Steph Curry dished about the issue and her hope that “people find a sense of peace” from the publication.
“I’m so nervous and excited about it,” she said. “This first issue is all about presence and gratitude, which I think is so important, not only in life, but especially right now. I just hope that people find a sense of peace from it.”
Inside the debut issue, Ayesha and Steph open up about the importance of saying “I love you” — and the mom of three answers questions from her daughters Riley, 7, Ryan, 4, in the “Ask Mom Anything” feature.
Check out the cover of the first issue below.
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“Everyone was so excited to contribute,” Ayesha said of her family. “It’s probably the most excited they’ve been to get involved.”
Food is a common theme throughout the quarterly publication.
“This issue has 22 new recipes. It’s like getting a mini cookbook,” she shared.
“If you’re like me, you’re looking for any glimmer of light or joy in the world right now to help get you through these unforeseen strange times,” the celebrity chef previously teased about her new magazine. “Last fall, I was offered the opportunity to create my own magazine. Besides it having a cover and pages and pictures, I was given the blank slate to make it whatever I wanted.”
Adding, “After a lot of thought and self-reflection, I decided that what I wanted was to tell stories with substance about things that matter. Showcase people doing groundbreaking things and supporting their communities,” Curry continued.
“Give people information but also inspiration. I wanted my girls to be able to see themselves in the pictures and the stories, and feel like not only is there a place for them in this world, but that the skies the limit for what they can achieve. And then the craziest thing happened.. We made it!,” she explained in an Instagram post. “And we called it Sweet July. Why? Well, all three of our babies were born in July, we got married in July and it’s the 7th month in the calendar year. It’s the time in my life where I find I have the most joy and excitement. I wanted to carry that through every day and simply honour and find gratitude in the big and the small moments.”
Elsewhere in her interview with PEOPLE, Ayesha noted that “Representation matters. It was so exciting to know that as my girls grow up, they can see themselves within the pages,” she said.
“And for people in the same boat as me, or just working women everywhere, to have that representation in an easy going way, I think is important,” she added.
“Sweet July” is available on newsstands nationwide now for $9.99, and at Meredith’s Magazine Store. It’s also be available via Amazon, Apple News+, Zinio, and the Barnes & Noble Nook.