It’s as though Martha Stewart Living and Edmund Spenser’s ‘‘The Faerie Queene’’ had a magazine baby. — NY TIMES
Enchanted Living (formerly Faerie Magazine) is a quarterly print magazine that celebrates all things enchanted—from a scattering of mushrooms in an ancient forest to a sweet, scented gown made only of roses. Founded by artist and visionary Kim Cross in 2005 and helmed by novelist Carolyn Turgeon since 2013, Enchanted Living is a feast for the senses. Every issue features exquisite photography, recipes, original fiction and poetry, travel pieces, artist profiles, home decor, otherworldly beauty tips, craft tutorials, and much more—with a dash of faerie magic sprinkled throughout. Regular contributors include best-selling novelist Alice Hoffman and legendary artists Wendy and Brian Froud and Charles Vess; the magazine has also featured new work by Gregory Maguire, Joanne Harris, Charles de Lint, Sarah Addison Allen, and Aimee Bender, among others. Enchanted Living is published four times a year—in Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter—and is available in Barnes & Noble and other bookstores in the U.S. as well as through the Enchanted Living website, which ships to readers all over the world.
Enchanted Living reaches readers not only in its print and digital editions (including through the Faerie Mag app) but also through its massive social media platforms, with 1.6 million fans on Facebook, 223,000 on Instagram, and 85,000 subscribers to its weekly newsletter. The Enchanted Living webstore features the magazine but also offers unique, carefully curated products for sale—from stunning miniature terrariums to handmade fairy crowns, to special books and charming, fairy tale jewelry—many of them collaborations with fae-inspired artisans. Through its publishing arm, Enchanted Living has also published Charles Vess’s Walking Through the Landscape of Faerie as well as coloring books featuring the work of leading fantasy artists like Vess, Michael Kaluta, Renae Taylor, Cory Godbey, Stephanie Law, and Ruth Sanderson.
Enchanted Living’s mission is to bring old-world enchantment to the modern-day romantic.
“As I perused page after page, I began to form an image of the [Enchanted Living] reader as the sort of crafty, romantic woman who decants her own herb-infused oils and stores them in jars of amber glass on her windowsill. She designs her own wrapping paper. She knits hats that end in animal ears. She has a tarot deck, a crush on Neil Gaiman and a worldview she’d describe as rose-colored.” — NY TIMES