Let's talk mermaid hair! Melissa Lynn Herold has a few tips for us....   Caring for Mermaid Hair There are few images more iconic than a mermaid combing her hair by the sea. But glamorous swimming makes for unseemly tangles and hair is...
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Bell, Book, And Beauty

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Feature Image: ©Columbia Pictures / Diltz / Bridgeman Images _____ Amid a swathe of tribal fertility idols, leopard-lined cloaks, and a cabaret singer imported from Montmartre, she holds court, lounging in wait like a great feline in the stillness before the...
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...
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?...

Bohemian Beauty

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She enters her private quarters hurriedly, whirling in full-skirted layers to fasten shut the oaken door as silently as its brass fastenings will allow. With a firm and final turn of an iron key, her secrets are now locked...
A wakened by birdsong, her incandescent eyes flutter open to behold the verdant forest, lush and damp with newly fallen rains. Sweetly scented moss tickles her nose as the welcoming rustle of branches beckon her away from the seclusion...
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...

Bountiful Beauty

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Inside woven baskets brimming with the abundance of autumn, so ample with lusciousness that you can barely carry them, ancient beauty secrets live and love. Lusty apples, exuberant sunflowers, succulent grapes, flirtatious pomegranates, and woodsy hazelnuts gather in an...
Adages and weather aside, the transitional month of March, in fact, comes in like a fish and goes out on fire. Indeed, the spell that holds the rebirth of our beloved Spring is presided over by dreamy Piscean intuition...
"Hold thou thy heart against her shining hair, If, by thy fate, she spread it once for thee; For, when she nets a young man in that snare, So twines she him he never may be free." “Lilith” from Goethe,...