John Ronald Reuel Tolkien died in 1973. Now, forty-five years later, the film Tolkien will bring him back to life onscreen. For the time being, Fox Searchlight Pictures is keeping fans in the dark about the film. The studio is...
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A Stately Christmas House

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Framed by the dark hills of green trees and moorlands, with the River Derwent flow-ing in front of its expansive lawns, a stately home stands in the heart of the Peak District of England. A centuries-old country residence, Chatsworth is...
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Eternal New Orleans

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Photography by Kristin Reimer   New Orleans isn’t merely a place. It’s euphoria. It’s enchantment. It’s inebriation. It’s nostalgia. It’s gut-wrenching homesickness. I know the ache of what it means to miss it. It seems like I’ve been missing it since...

The Nightcap

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The hush of evening falls as the day’s warm breeze brushes against you in the dimming light. And there you sit, looking out into the dusk with a “nightcap” in hand, leisurely enjoying the last moments of the day. Ah,...
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...

The Illuminati Ball

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Photography by MARK SHELBY PERRY Imagine if you will: You arrive from New York City, blindfolded, at a country manse on a wooded lake somewhere in upstate New York. Your hostess is artist Cynthia von Buhler, as well known for...
  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...