A bit of Faerie Dust for Everyone

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the disheveled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” 

I just canceled a free trial of Texture which previously was Next Issue (and probably was under some other name prior to that). It is a web-based magazine subscription and actually pretty cool, because for 14.99 you can read almost every popular US magazine on your phone or tab. 
But I canceled it because I may only read one or two of the magazines offered. Where is the time? I also prefer the paper version. I cherish the quiet time, thumbing through glossy pages of a magazine and admiring colorful pictures of fashion, make-up and travel. (cutting out a favorite now and then for inspiration). 

Recently I have discovered the Faerie Magazine. This is an example where you really want to buy the printed copy. The photographs in each edition are amazing. And if you enjoy a bit of magic, you will also enjoy the articles. What caught my eye? The mention of Alice Hoffman, my favorite author and her cousin Lisa Hoffman, a knitwear designer. - A story by Alice in every issue? That would be awesome. And a complementing knitting pattern by Lisa? That's the icing on the cake, sprinkled with faerie dust. 

The flower shop in our neighboring shopping center seems to be on the same page. Isn't this a beautiful window display?

I must say that the ladies in the "Four Seasons Flowers" Shop do a wonderful job with their seasonal displays. I haven't seen such a beautifully decorated window in a long time. And I always look forward to passing by with my dogs. 
Everyone needs a bit of magic and enchantment. 


  1. Texture sounds like a good idea but as you say, who has the time to read so many magazines? I'm like you I like a paper copy anyway. The shop window is so pretty, they owners obviously put lots of work in to putting on a good display.

    1. I am looking forward to the May display as it will be a wedding theme.