Brown Sugar Fairies

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PHOTO BY JOHN ALEXANDER   For those who have never seen Brown Sugar Fairies, the glorious celebration of diversity in the fae realm created by Aiysha Sinclair on Instagram, you can only imagine what you’re missing. A gorgeous lakeside fairy bower...
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 niece Liana Scruggs—met up in southern Virginia at this most magical greenhouse that we’d spent...

The Inner Journey

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Sometimes finding the way to a magical place or space within yourself is the best type of journey. Escaping outside yourself, through immersion in nature, historical and cultural sites, and visits to exciting cities with rich itineraries can certainly...
Photography by KRISTIN REIMER   If you ask Gregory Henderson how he and his partner and husband, Joseph Massa, came to build a beyond-bespoke fairy-themed cottage at their inn in the Catskills, he just might tell you the wee people made...
You, dear darling reader, have been enchanted by your own faerie queen. Whether she lives inside you or exists as an influence in your world, her spirit is what lures you to wrap your fingers around the covers of...
Photography by MARSHA STECKLING Model SHARRON ROADS

Étaín

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You would be forgiven for not knowing her name. She isn’t Morgan le Fay or fair Titania. In fact, we could find only one artwork depicting the faerie queen Étaín to illustrate this article. But she is a faerie...
Have you ever felt like your appearance or physical limitations prevent you from looking or feeling magical? I want you to know that you already are magical, and you are absolutely allowed to express that part of yourself, no...
Feature Image: The Fairies’ Banquet by John Anster Fitzgerald. Wikimedia Commons Magic in the 21st century has undergone many fantastic changes and evolutions, but its most ancient face still appears in a few discreet patterns that hold their shape across...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH ELDER What better way to end an homage to faerie queens than with a magical, glittering queen riding on a unicorn? In fact, when said queen (model Courtney Allegra) and her enchanted helpers—photographer Elizabeth Elder, gown designer...
Styling and photography by TRICIA SAROYA This is where we first meet Shakespeare’s Titania: deep in the ancient forest, lying on her floral bower of sunny-hued oxlip and nodding violet, surrounded by wild thyme. A mist creeps beneath the luscious...