Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust on Unsplash “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” —William Morris In the second half of the 19th century, the group of British artists known as the Pre-Raphaelites...
In “The Seductive Nostalgia of the Picnic” for the Atlantic, author Melissa Holbrook Pierson posits that Wordsworth might have been the first lyricist of the picnic. In his autobiographical poem The Prelude, he describes outdoor dining with his friends: Hence...
Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Cranberry Pull Apart Brioche is a delicious rich bread that can be used in a variety of ways, both sweet and savory, but filling it with cranberries transforms it into a festive...
Cucumbers, peppers, radishes, carrots, uncooked green beans, and green tomatoes are a few examples of the items you can easily quick-pickle! Ingredients: Fresh dill—a few sprigs per jar 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup water 1 clove garlic, crushed, for each jar 3...
New Orleans by Joi Brozek Photography by Kristin Reimer

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,...
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Your Hygge Checklist

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 • Start with pillows. Lots of fluffy, soft pillows. These can be used to take drowsy naps or to start giggle-inducing pillow fights, if you’re getting cozy with a friend. • Add a blanket, or ten. Winter is cold, and...
Before I recognized the importance of my personal power and claimed it, there was a time when abundance to me meant designer clothes, expensive jewelry, and dining in fancy New York City restaurants. At this point in my life, my...
  Depending on where you live, spring can be a little early to start incorporating local fruit into your cooking and baking. Many trees and bushes are just blossoming, so summer berries and fall fruits are a long time off....
Article From 2017 Spring Issue #28 Subscribe // Print // Digital How to start an article about fairy tales and spring’s fairy herbs? As it’s a discussion rather than an archetypal fairy tale, one cannot exactly begin with the eternal words “Once upon a time.”...