A Playlist for falling in Love: A Preserving Sweet

Ah, the joy of falling in love! And what better way to celebrate being in love on Valentine’s Day than a happy playlist named, to quote famed lover Romeo, “A preserving sweet”? Our team curated a fabulous, diverse music playlist for you, our Renaissance Festival aficionados and readers. It’s a mix of styles and moods […]

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A Shear Paradox: Witch Life in Winter

The curtains of wild vines and tame plants thin To reveal the exposed heart of her forest gardens. Flashy and bright few plants show off their fine greenery. Empty trees raise dark skeleton limbs to the sky. Witch examines blackened mounds torched by frost, searches for life. Finding some and finding none. Persephone shifts and […]

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Ten Things: A cooking hack that will change your life.

The holidays are busy. Heck, we know every day is busy, what with costumes to make or mend, swordplay and archery to practice, serfs (aka children) to wrangle. What’s a Renaissance woman (or man, we’re not sexist) to do? Get sharp in the kitchen, that’s what. Kristen Johnston, staff writer, archeress extraordinaire, Renaissance Festival vendor, […]

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Les Feux de Joie

In each issue, Staff Writer Angela Lorio explores all the various elements of what her Witchlife looks like: gardening, caring for her animals, a black cat, her beloved brown dogs, and horses. Here, the Louisiana native describes the beloved tradition of the Les Feux de Joie, a fire festival held along the banks of the […]

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For the gamers!

We know a lot of our Renaissance Festival loving readers also love playing video games! We asked the amazing Lauren Chase, who works in the video game industry, to share her suggestions for great games and accessories for the 2020 holiday season. Holiday 2020 Guide to Gaming Gift Giving This year, the holidays will look […]

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For Beauty’s Sake: Winter

Every once in a while, you see something that is so gorgeous you have to stop and simply take it in. It may be a crystalline dewdrop on a leaf, a richly-hued sunset, a baby’s smile, the wrinkled, aged hands of a grandmother, or a breeching, blowing whale. Beauty is all around us. To celebrate […]

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Playlist: A Cozy Winter

Our team curated a fabulous, diverse music playlist for you, our Renaissance Festival afficionados and readers. It’s a mix of styles and moods to help you get in touch with your festival persona, your Winter Witchiness, your seasonal nostalgia. We’ve brought artists who play on festival stages all over the country together with musicians you […]

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The Faire Traveler: stress reducing travel hacks

By Kris Johnston Traveling at any time and especially in the current climate can seem daunting. Travel rarely goes exactly as planned and that can be a good thing if you are prepared by controlling variables before the travel even begins. I am a professional archer and performer. I travel for work as well as […]

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The Path to Heaven passes through a teapot

Americans have a caffeine addiction; our hurry-hurry go-go pace requires it. Coffee feeds into our souped-up view of ourselves as overachievers on the cusp of our next idea, project, or promotion, thus the coffee culture with its plethora of coffee shops around the country.Tea has a different chemistry though it does contain caffeine, some blends […]

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For Beauty’s Sake: Autumnal wedding

Every once in a while, you see something that is so gorgeous you have to stop and simply take it in. It may be a cryastalline dewdrop on a leaf, a richly-hued sunset, a baby’s smile, the wrinkled, aged hands of a grandmother, or a breeching, blowing whale. Beauty is all around us. To celebrate […]

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