I like how each department has its own color. and the column design makes it look more professional. Although this is just a mock up, I can see it as each department being fruits, vegetables or something like that. a cooking magazine.
I like the drop quote being wrapped in a box in the midst of the columns. The colors and the leading of letters in the pictures is really pleasing to the eyes. I think I like the layout because it combines elements of modern design with some old design.