Text and Photography by THE SEAMSTRESS OF ROHAN   If you try to imagine what life was like for a woman in the early 19th century, Jane Austen’s world of complex yet delightful social relationships may come to mind. But in her...
This is a love story. Perhaps you’re familiar with it: It is one that has inspired for centuries and continues to thrive despite obstacles, with nary a care for the opinions of those who would seek to dispute its...
Ahh, cheris, this Yuletide season has rushed to greet us, no? It seems only yesterday I was writing to you about warm days, and, though Autumn is always far too fleeting, this year it seemed especially so. In an...
It seems instantaneous. Just as the whirl of Autumn leaves gracefully descend and settle softly to the ground, they take with them the energetic flurry of Fall; the colors that awe, the electricity in the air, the scented breath...
When October embraces us with her witchy wiles, can’t you just feel the excitement all around? Even when everything feels dour, and indeed dire, doesn’t that rush of sorcery in the air just rescue us, even for a moment?...

Dragon’s Blood Beauty

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Feature image: MOTHER OF DRAGONS by Annie Stegg Fine Art Dragon’s Blood has become an increasingly popular ingredient in beauty and skin care these days, and it’s not what you may think! It is a resin from the bright red...

The Beauty of the Dragon

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Beyond the menacing physique and legendary ferocity, a deep fascination lies in wait, guarding the treasure that is the dragon. The sinuous tail gives a little swish, causing a rustle among the jewels that sends a stiff shiver up...
The final, glorious exhales of sultry Summer wind rustle your hair, as you savor the juice of an overripe peach that caresses your lips - possibly for the last time? September opens with the familiar melancholy of the changing...

The Divine Feline

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Wherever the leopard is known, it has moved the hearts and spirits of those who’ve seen it. With its grace and power, its ability to adapt to every element, this gorgeous beast has developed a following of fervent admirers...
August bounds in like a rather large cat romping atop your bed, just as you were hoping for a bit more slumber – he is at once a ball of playful energy and a languid beast content to rest...