Tips for Decorating in Pre-Raphaelite Style

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“With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some...

The Elven Tea Party

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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...

The Language of Flowers

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ADVICE FROM A FLORIST by LARISA MINERVA FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY by JUSTINE GRAJSKI Flowers speak in ways that words fail us. They arrive in spring, pushing their eager green heads...

Animals And Plants To Bring Inside Now For Good Fortune

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• Spiders: Encourage your friendly household spiders. They bring good luck—and sometimes money. According to French tradition, spiders seen in the afternoon are harbingers...
Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts—or Santarella Western, Tolkien

Storybook Santarella

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Photography by Ren Nickson Photography   “The path was now plain before them, well-tended and bordered with stone. It wound up on to the top of...

My Joy Forever

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The word beauty, rather like the word romantic, has faded over the past century or so, growing less complex and more one-dimensional. When we...

Vaughan House Greenhouse

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Photography by Steve Parke   Last summer a few of us from your favorite magazine—yours truly, photographer Steve Parke, art director Lisa Gill, and Lisa’s gorgeous...
Holly Black Library Enchanted Living Magazine

A Writer’s Cozy Lair

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When I set up my very first office, I bought a modern glass-and-steel desk. It seemed clean and orderly. The problem was that I’m...

Inside The Magical, Mystical World of Cynthia von Buhler

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE   Even among visionaries, artists who can create a reality for themselves as rich and lovely and magical too as their dream...

At Home: A Decadent Decor

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When I think about decadence and decor, an image springs to mind of the Chelsea Hotel in its heyday. I remember the red velvet...