You may remember the glamorous Melissa Lynn Herold from our interview with her last fall in which she unveiled her debut fantasy novel Heaven’s Silhouette: Iyarri Chronicles Book 1. As it happens, Melissa also has more than fifteen years of experience using herbs...
Artist and model Miranda Hedman shows us how to make a simple version of the more intricate braid seen here. Dragon Queen Braid Difficulty: Medium Brush through hair. Grab three thin strands of hair on one side and begin making a...
"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,...
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...

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...
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Beauté Florale

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In the dream of a woman as a flower, she is nestled deep within. Embraced by silken petals she sleeps infused with scent, cloaked in the dew of youth eternally kissed by its beauty. She awakens as her petals unfurl, revealing to all...

Gaelic Beauty

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A cross fragrant heather moor, and beneath murky swells of mist, a craggy mass of unforgiving floor lies in wait. There is movement beyond the opaque curtain of fog that beckons the unaware, luring them ever closer. If you could make out...
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?...
With loquacious Gemini winds all around, June tends toward a vibration of lightness not unlike a chatty flock of magpies. This famously talkative bird shares no idle gossip, however – it is largely considered to be one of the...
The warmth of the Sun’s rays pulse, so virile in his glorious blaze that silent steps into shadow go quietly undetected. The moment to bask in the light is now. Oooh, Darlings! How torrid and wild these late days of Summer can be! Literally, we are...