I confess that before digging in, I feared too much of a focus on conspicuous consumption; it's a Conde Nast publication, after all. But the September issue, for instance, had terrific relationship and health columns, an education piece that clearly runs down various preschool educational philosophies, a piece about maternal depression, etc. I love Cookie for the same reason I love, say, Saveur (even though I'm not a foodie): It reminds me why magazines can still matter.
As it happens, Cookie has a nice website too, but sometimes (still!) the clarity, simplicity and elegance of a printed page can trump every last bell and whistle in the interactive realm.