Gargantuan Appetites

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Illustration by Gustave Dore. Stefano Bianchetti / Bridgeman Images. A pie as big as a table, stuffed wit h everything edible known at the time. Sausages raining down for Fat Tuesday. A memorable salad in which pilgrims have become lost...
All images from Bohemian Magick by Veronica Varlow. Published by Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; © 2021 by Veronica Varlow. Photography by Katrin Albert. We’re thrilled that our very own love witch, Veronica Varlow , published her first...
The most famous prayer to the greatest goddess of abundance the world has ever known is the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. This prayer-hymn, which tells the central story of the goddess Demeter, was influential enough that it became the...
The Goblin Market, 1895, by Hilda Koe, oil on canvas

Fairy Gifts

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Have you noticed that fairy tales aren’t really about fairies? J.R.R. Tolkien points this out in his essay “On Fairy-Stories.” Fairy tales, he says, are really about Faerie, “the realm or state in which fairies have their being.” This...
Featured Image © Simon & Schuster We’re huge fans of Alice Hoffman here at Enchanted Living. When her long-awaited prequel to Practical Magic came out in 2017, we did a whole issue dedicated to it, chock full of spells and...
The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde, In this delightfull land of Faery, Are so exceeding spacious and wyde, And sprinckled with such sweet variety, Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye, That I nigh rauisht with rare thoughts delight, My...
This past winter was among the most brutal I’ve known. With its record-low temperatures and record-high snowfall, my only avenue of escape into spring was through the bottled flowers in my cabinet—and through my little blue notebook of scent. Perfume...
The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde, In this delightfull land of Faery, Are so exceeding spacious and wyde, And sprinckled with such sweet variety, Of all that pleasant is to eare or eye, That I nigh rauisht with rare thoughts...

Enchanted Denmark

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The enchantment was born in the first green spires of Copenhagen. They flashed past on the drive from the airport, back before you could take a train to connect to the city. Their verdigris was an unfamiliar, particular shade...
BY SARA CLETO AND BRITTANY WARMAN You’ve felt it when you’ve stood at the edge of the ocean, the sand pulling away from your feet with the tide. You’ve felt it at twilight, when the horizon goes pink and electric...