From Issue 59 - The Nautical Issue Subscribe | Print | Digital When it rained, you felt it from all sides. The persistent pitter-patter of droplets on the hatch and the soft push and pull of the water beneath the hull....
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,...
Posthumous painting of Mary Anning (1847) by B. J. Donne IanDagnall Computing / Alamy Stock Photo Oh, Mary Anning. That stubborn young spinster gave us the dinosaurs. When she was born in 1799, Darwin hadn’t even been conceived yet, let alone his...
Once upon a time, in a land hidden deep within an enchanted forest where the trees grew almost as tall as mountains, there lived a girl whose eyes had long ago grown dark by disease. The other villagers took...
Photography by THE WITCHING HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Model: Tatiana Pimentel Jewelry: Parrish Relics Set and styling: Jen Parrish-Hill Wardrobe: Lisa Gill An enchanted castle, bursting with roses and secrets. A princess, a youngest son, a clever girl living by her wits. A king, a queen, and...

Red Riding Hood

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE Model: Love Chappelle   An errand of mercy, a basket of love. Only the best of intentions are paving this path. But girls have been lost here before. Sweet girls, frivolous girls. Girls she has played with, spun with,...
We hope you're having a gorgeous Wednesday! We wanted to make your afternoon slightly more gorgeous with this sweet missive from our friend Sherry L. Ross.   From Sherry: I'd like to wish everyone a soul-satisfying spring. I know I'm especially in need...
Photography by THE WITCHING HOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Model: Kassi Stein Gown: El Costurero Real She was raised knowing what decadence was. It surrounded her in the form of  beautiful things—satin sheets and silk drapes and couches covered with brocade, gowns designed especially for...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden

The Quest

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Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden You watch from the forest path as she emerges from the heavy oak door of her cottage and ventures straight into the woods, ignoring pathways and deer trails. You follow, careful not to make any...

Creatures of the Snow

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Art by Sigrid Rødli The snow and ice bring with it a pantheon of winter spirits that range from the benevolent to the purely evil with every shade of slushy gray in between—from impish Frost Faeries that paint the autumn...