We've told you before about glamorous perfumer Cat Marx of Deep Midnight Perfumes, which is now celebrating its ten-year anniversary of conjuring all manner of intoxicating scents with a brand-new website, a sale, and an irresistible goody bag: https://www.deepmidnightperfumes.com/ Here is...
By Alice Hoffman Illustration by Charles Vess Article from the Autumn Issue #40 - Subscribe or Buy Issue The most glorious hour in Manhattan was when twilight fell in sheets across the Great Lawn. Bands of blue turned darker by the moment as...

Why Decadence Now?

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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of taking good care of ourselves. And we have been good. Buzzwords like wellness, self-love, self-care—and the rituals associated with them—are everywhere now, as it quickly became clear...
Here's our friend Cat Marx, perfumer extraordinaire at Deep Midnight Perfumes and gorgeous witch, since any autumn missive would be remiss without a discussion of all those delicious autumn scents we all love: But first, look at this lovely letter...
You might be forgiven if, at first glance, you think the images contained in the Instagram account @blackbirdandgoose are part of an advertorial campaign. They seem too perfect to reflect reality, offering a dreamy, pastoral look at a lovely...
BY LAURA MARJORIE MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ATMOJI Article from the Summer 2018 Mermaid Issue Subscribe // Pre-Order Print   Flying in an eight-seat hopper plane from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Bimini, in the Bahamas, I peered eagerly down at the water. I was...

A Place of Peace

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Close your eyes and dream about a place where farm animals gambol and frolic in a beautiful, bucolic setting. Imagine rolling green lawns, flowering gardens, and brightly painted barns with fruit trees like papaya, pineapple, and banana perfuming the...
This is the season to celebrate decadence. We revel in it, luxuriate in it, and encourage it in ourselves and others. This is not just about indulgence—a certain amount of decadence is good for your body, soul, and mental...
Orley Anderson—in her own words, a “mother, creative stylist, and lover of glitter”—conceived of these astonishing images after deciding she “wanted there to be a POC fairy for little girls to be able to find on the internet. When...
“The hobbits sat in shadow by the wayside. Before long the elves came down the lane towards the valley. They passed slowly, and the hobbits could see the starlight glimmering on their hair and in their eyes. They bore...