Caption: Crystal decor by Sarah Sparkles for ENVY installation at Bonnet Bash- Carnival of Capital Sins   On a cool spring night you stroll down the iconic tree-lined streets alongside Gramercy Park and enter a bastion of glamorous old New York:...
  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...
ORANGE JEWEL BARMBRACK

Autumnal Magic

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After the heat and stagnancy of late summer, the crisp evenings of autumn are a welcome reprieve. The winds carry a beautiful magic, one that feels both nostalgic and refreshing. Perhaps you can feel it too, that shift in...
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...
Reishi was called the mushroom of immortality in ancient China, as it was believed to be a cure for many age-related ailments. It represented a sort of spiritual potency, including well-being, connectedness, and longevity. It’s showed up in artistic...
AUTUMN APPLE CRANACHAN Outlander

Fireside Feasts

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) An autumn night has fallen over the Highlands, but inside the sturdy walls of Lallybroch a cozy fireside table is set. Here our renegade adventurers are settling in for...
Hygge, the Danish word used to describe an approach to living that has a quality of cozy contentment, evolved as a way to embrace and celebrate the cold, dark Scandinavian winter months. I live in Maine, where one must...
Recipes and photography by Sara Ghedina (a.k.a. One Girl in the Kitchen) As anyone who’s ever dined with hobbits knows, second breakfast is one of the six most important meals of the day. Hobbits take their breakfasts seriously, piling their scrubbed...
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...
Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Raw cranberries are notoriously bitter, but this recipe melds the fruit’s natural tartness with sugar to create a candy-like snack. Serve in a bowl, use to garnish other desserts (they’re great on...