MAGICAL DESTINATIONS We asked a few of our favorite authors to tell us about the most enchanted places they’ve ever been.  This is what they came up with ...   As soon as you get there, you know you’re not in Kansas, anymore. Istanbul...
by CAROLYN TURGEON Photography by STEVE PARKE Our resident love witch Veronica Varlow calls the legendary Chelsea Hotel the most magical place in New York, a portal that for over a century has drawn the artists, the troubadours, the poets—and plenty...

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE One might not imagine Baltimore as home to a fairy-tale castle like the one on these pages, but the world (and this city, home to Enchanted Living) is full of surprises and magic, as you well...
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 a grassy knoll, now grey under the pale starry night; and there, still high above...
Feature Image: Red House, Bexleyheath painted by Walter Crane. Wikimedia Commons. Perhaps of all the words ever said by a Pre-Raphaelite, the most frequently repeated are William Morris’s: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be...
It’s a bit like entering a dream, one of beauty and culture, where poverty, pain, and any other of the world’s cares and concerns have been banished. Here, opulence is the standard, creativity and imagination are celebrated, and the...
Photography by Rougarou Fest Photographers (except where noted) It’s quite a scene here in Houma, a wee city of about 32,000 sunk so far south in Louisiana the next stop is pretty much the Gulf of Mexico. Drifting along the street...
Feature Image: Alphonse Mucha, The Nature, around 1900. Collection F. W. Neess, Photo- Museum Wiesbaden : Bernd Fickert They come one after another, these treasures, nearly too many, too much, to absorb. There are the Rozenburg eggshell porcelain teapots, vases,...
Feature Image Photo by TAYLOR MOORE If the central question of the Enlightenment was “How?” then the Romantics were distinguished by their “Why?”—their yearning to understand the self. In rebellion against the Age of Reason, the Romantics literally let their...
If there ever were a place made for magic, it’s Iceland. It’s a county of drama and mystery, of extremes, where rumbling volcanoes shake the ground, spewing fire to the heavens, and glaciers reach across the earth, pulling great...