Writing a list of our top five witches is surprisingly hard, but not for the reasons you might assume. It’s not that we can’t think of any good ones—the problem is that there are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of...
A wonderful way to celebrate autumn and create something special for yourself or a friend is to create a magical spell jar. They’ve come a long way since their inception in the 16th century and can bring love, happiness,...
Photography: Val Gleason (@vallerina01) Models: Tiffany Megan (@the.seasonal.scottish.lass), Ginkgo Greene (@ginkgogreene), Haylie Hopkins (@hotmesshaylie) When searching for the right cover for this vintage witch issue, there were so many possibilities. The figure of the witch is rich and varied, and so...

Ordinary Magic

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Photography By: Natalia Le Fay @natalia_lefay Model: Nadine Feller @nadiiife To be a witch is to see the magic in everything. Your kettle is magic. Each morning it transforms cold water into hot, which brews the magical potion that will chase...
Feature Image: Ulysses and the Sirens (1891), by John William Waterhouse ––––––– When people ask me which of the many beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings is my favorite, I always mention the beauty of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s pouting maidens or John William Waterhouse’s swirling...
Early morning. Sea mist still hovers over the water, and the bracken-covered dunes that furl out beneath my feet like a green carpet are alive with activity. Under the surface are cool, sandy-walled tunnels and dens filled with breath,...
Photography by LUNAHZON PHOTOGRAPHY Ten years ago, when the Minnesota Renaissance Festival put out a call for tails for their brand-new half-lady, half-fish attraction, identical twins Abby and Bryn Roberts took note. Though the duo didn’t know the first thing...
by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman Feature Image: Detail from Sirin and Alkonost: The Birds of Joy and Sorrow (1896), by Viktor Vasnetsov “First to the Sirens ye shall come, that taint The minds of all men whom they can acquaint With...
Editor's Note: Maggie MacGee is the makeup artist for our Nautical Issue cover shoot.   Mermaid skin should reflect the hydration and glow from the sea. Think of crème products, highlighters, and a mixture of warm and cool tones. Less is...
The maker of the instruments Sandberg sells, including the astrolabe here, is Carlos González of the Madrid-based Antiquus. Below, we ask González a few questions. Enchanted Living: Why are you fascinated by these ancient and medieval instruments? Carlos González: One summer...