Shades of Autumn: Discovering Beauty in Light and Dark. A Note From the Editor

The light is changing, getting softer. The trees are shifting colors. The pool toys are packed away, the sweaters are being shaken out of their mothballs. It’s finally autumn.

It’s been an incredibly challenging year. For some, grief is close and real. For others, loneliness lingers. For all, stress, change, and uncertainty are daily companions.

Amid all this change, the festival and faire cancellations, the abundant time in our homes, the idea of a lifestyle publication for women and femmes who love attending Renaissance festivals was born. Perhaps the idea began floating on the breeze when that first faire evaporated into thin air as cancellations swept across the country. We missed dressing up, lifting mugs of mead and ale in toasts to the company. We wanted to see our friends, our “fairemily,”to share our love of this crazy culture called the Renfest.

So a group of women joined across Zoom and Facetime to put together a magazine for all of us who love this world. We’ll be featuring women who are artists and entrepreneurs, we’ll be exploring difficult topics like diversity, we’ll be sharing recipes , crafts, books, and life hacks.

But mostly, we’ll be about creating connections and a space for new friendships with like-minded women. We hope you’ll join us!

With Warmest Regards and Multitudinous Huzzahs,

Kim Bryant, Editor-In-Chief, LadyFaire Living Magazine

If you have a story idea, please share it to: ladyfairemagazine@gmail.com

To share a photo of yourself in your favorite costume, email: ladyfairemagazine@gmail.com

We’d like to introduce you to an excellent resource if you’re looking to shop from a festival artisan. It’s been researched and developed by a fantastic pair of women:

https://www.rennieartists.com/?fbclid=IwAR1SV5imLh2zIj5HjX-qooGW5CvYXKLehEoHeWeaJEPcKQGkmQQjWSyaU3Q

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The mission of LadyFaire is to encourage people, particularly women and femmes, to recognize the beauty and magic in their world while developing their inner strength and connections with others so that they can live abundant, creative, empowered lives. Words build bridges to relationships, art strengthens the soul, and authentic friendships change the world.

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