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...
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 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...
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...
Photography by Marita Tathariel The elves are known for having beautiful, long hair, often with intricate braids. Follow along as I teach you how to create your own elven hairdo, step by step. At the end, you’ll look as if...
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...

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...
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...
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...
The guardians of the forest, in their cosmic shedding of layers drop, one by one, their splendid finery until they stand unclothed  in the late Autumn light, as proud warriors vulnerable, yet even more powerful - their energies contained deep within, as all life prepares...