Spice Up Your End-of-Winter Cooking!

As we enter the last few weeks of winter, you may have found yourself running out of creative cooking ideas for the cold weather. Warm, creamy beef stews or a Texas chili may have worn out their welcome! No worry here, Christine Boyett Barr of LadyFaire has searched for delicious recipes from the Slavic and […]

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Forest Dark and Water Deep: Slavic Spirits and Stories

As winter descends in the northern hemisphere and those who are blessed with home and hearth settle in with warm beverages and toasty blankets, there’s a sense of snug security in these shorter, colder days. But sometimes, magical creatures lurk in the long winter nights, especially in the colder climes of Nordic and Slavic regions. […]

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Let Us Love Winter

It’s January, 2022, and we’re in the midst of another surge in Covid cases. Sometimes it’s been discouraging; it’s hard to keep chins up and eyes ahead. I am learning that it takes bravery to live abundantly and authentically during a global pandemic that’s soon to reach its second anniversary. I haven’t been perfect at […]

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From French Hood to Tiara: Not Just A Beauty Queen

Renaissance Festivals have been a springboard to many artistic careers, from magicians Penn and Teller to Hollywood director Andy Fickman, but something many don’t realize is how many people have found their experience working at a festival to be an aid to advancement, both personal and professional, in seemingly unrelated fields. One surprising example is the […]

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Meeting Puck: Midsummer’s Magic

After a long year of closures and being sheltered in our homes, this summer feels especially celebratory! Though we yet remember the shadows of the losses of the last 16 months, so many of us are finally breathing a little easier, turning our faces toward the sun, and airing out our costumes and garb to […]

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A Corset Story

Of course, we’ve all seen women walking the lanes at the Renaissance festival in gorgeous court gowns, shimmery fairy costumes, and simpler merchant-class dresses. But perhaps there is no more ubiquitous clothing item at the RenFaire than the corset. Curvy, boned, and in materials from silk to leather, the Victorian corset has become the costume […]

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Flower Tales: Renaissance Spring

It’s finally May and spring is in full bloom! Renaissance and medieval faires across the country have opened their doors. The light is soft and beautiful. The evenings are deliciously warm. Pour yourself a cocktail and curl up on your patio for a few floral tales of yore, beautifully written by staff writer VC Audley. […]

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A New Kind of Princess

When Dr. Casandra Henriquez pops up on your screen, you notice; even through the barrier of a screen, her energy is palpable. This woman is clearly a force to be reckoned with! When I met her, she was wearing a white t-shirt with the phrase “Inspire Many,” the name of her coaching business, emblazoned across […]

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Playlist: Spring is in the Air!

We’ve gathered songs about birds and bees, love and sunshine to brighten your days as they get longer, warmer, and happier. It’s a mix of current pop, classic rock, and American standards. Artists include the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, and Zee Avi. It’s a perfect soundtrack for your drive to the Renaissance Festival, or maybe to […]

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TEn THings: Covid Precautions For Faire

This time last year, our lives were forever changed. As a vendor, performer and cast member of faire, our shop was closed down, our show schedule was completely cancelled and we, along with everyone else became victim to faires and festivals all over the world closing. Our income and businesses were hit hard, thus we […]

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