Enchanted Desire: Love in Myth and Fairy Tale

For those of us who love the world of the Renaissance Festival, the fairy tales of old are a cherished source of wisdom and beauty. We’ve all loved seeing the knights and ladies strolling the lanes of our faires. Read on to discover how romance worked in story, and how it might make its way […]

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A Playlist For Breaking up: A Choking GAll

Is there anything more bitter than an epic breakup? And there’s no better way, short of slashing your ex’s tires, to process fury and heartache than blasting a playlist that veers between melancholy and rage; named, to quote famed lover Romeo, “A choking gall”. Our team curated a fabulous, diverse music playlist for you, our […]

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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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Featured Business: Saorsa Beads

At LadyFaire Living, we want to celebrate and support female-led businesses that operate within, as well as without, the gates of the Renaissance Festival. We hope to appeal to our readers’ sense of style and moxie, while exposing them to artists whose work will delight! Walk into Connie Cooper’s adorable, tiny booth and you’ll find […]

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Featured Business: Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery

Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery was born in a tiny kitchen overflowing with love and magic. In 2008, self-proclaimed Kitchen Witch, Dawn Aurora Hunt happed to be on a mailing list for springtime Beltane festival that was in need of workshop presenters. Impassioned by her love of food, and the art of mindful, seasonal cooking, Dawn […]

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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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The Faire Experience: Brevard REnaissance Festival

Have you ever walked under clear blue skies, palm trees swaying in a warm breeze, and found yourself watching a basket ribbon weave at a Maypole? Or perhaps lured to a mainstage by the raucous tunes of the band The Craic? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the juxtaposition of court gown against tropical foliage, or come to […]

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For Beauty’s Sake, Photography: A WInter Beach SUnset

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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It’s All About Love: A Note From The Editor

I just got back from my first-ever solo trip. Having just made it through the wretchedness of a bout with COVID, I felt a need to get out of the house (fully masked when amongst others, always). I took my reduced lung capacity and physical stamina and an abundance of gratitude for surviving out on […]

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Celtic Yule Cakes

The Winter Solstice of 2020 in the Northern Hemisphere takes place on December 21. While the solstice is now considered the official beginning of the winter season, for many ancient faiths, it marked the beginning of the slow return of the sun from its lowest spot on the horizon; the first signal that the dark, […]

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