Article taken from Issue #32 || Autumn 2015 Print || Digital When The Art of the Home blogger and professional muralist Dawn-Marie deLara first set out to redesign her kitchen, in all its former “yellow plastic glory,” she didn’t anticipate transforming...
  Photography by Steve Parke The 100-year-old cottage was in ruin from years of neglect, and no one had wanted it. Four buyers had fallen through because they didn’t want the task of fixing it. The second I laid eyes on the...
We asked the Norwegian wood nymph to tell us about her elven home and garden and share some tips on how to make your home more Tolkienesque, and she threw the elven tea party seen here in our honor....
In the misty haze of a lucid dream, I scribbled a message in the sketchbook next to my bed, then drifted back off into cozy blackness. Upon waking, I read the following in untidy handwriting: You do not belong to...
Elves don’t require sleep to maintain their shimmering beauty, but that doesn’t prevent them from bestowing the most lovely night’s rest on their most fortunate guests. If, say, you stop in Elfland in the middle of an epic and magical...
  Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Photos by Vince Chafin Here’s a fun project to satisfy your faerie’s sweet tooth, have a fun family day, and create a magical look for your winter table! What could be more enchanting...
I make sure to occasionally host inspiring parties and sometimes invite friends over to eat good food, dance, play roleplaying games, and sit around the campfire. Please note that elves in Tolkien’s writings are usually so much more welcoming and festive...
Article taken from Issue #37 || Winter 2016 Print || Digital Text and Photography by Paul Himmelein Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer—think back to the days of the old Dutch Masters, when cultured men and women of the Netherlands dressed in somber...
Photos by Sara Ghedina (A.K.A. One Girl In The Kitchen) Article from #39 Summer 2017  Subscribe // Order Back Issues   Mixed Berry Salad with Feta and Walnut and Raspberry Dressing A gorgeous, refreshing salad that’s super easy to make but will still dazzle your guests with...
Medieval cooking is rife with fragrant, exotic spices, which became more and more accessible during the times of the Crusades and the international trade they ushered in. All those spices conveniently camouflaged unsavory flavors and odors too, which was...