Story and Photos by Heather Barnes What is a shrub?A shrub is a fruit flavored vinegar and a way of preserving seasonal fruit. Drinking vinegar has been around since the Babylonians, who mixed date vinegar with their water to make it safe to drink. Fast-forward to 15th century England, prior to refrigeration, fruit was preserved… Read More Sensational Shrubs!
Story and Photos by Marjorie Magazine This article originally appeared in our 2019 issue. Find the magazine here for purchase. Nothing softens the blow of everyday demands like a favorite drink. Especially for tea, the mixture of fruits, flowers, and herbs presents a delicate taste that seems to transform you into different moods and memories… Read More Sipping to the Imagination with Tea Spectral
Story by Marjorie Magazine Photos by Heather Barnes Spring afternoons aren’t swelling in, but they’re arriving on light breezes as sunshine starts spilling through into the coziness of your home. This sounds like an exceptional time for tea, even if just for one. Take inspiration from these snapshots of a loving time to one’s self… Read More Falling in Love with Tea Time
Photos by David Michalek photography When Hilary Whitlock was appointed the decorator of her niece Brooke Matuzko’s home, she saw beyond the drab and gutted walls of the house the potential of a beautiful forever home in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The small cottage was to be sold by Brooke in the coming year and apart from the… Read More A Blend of Old and New with Painted Brick Studio
This coming month, our readers should be on the lookout for feeling their best and trying their luck- for with the right mind and unstoppable confidence, anything is possible. Overflowing wealth and shining bright are all we could hope for in March, on the brink of spring with the cold of winter fading away, leaving… Read More Feeling Lucky with Our March Starters
On a light summer breeze you might get a whiff of salty sea air, fresh peonies, or the heavy smoke from a BBQ grill to really put your old soul in the mood for the warm season ahead! But at the twilight, turn your nose towards the indoors or onto the back porch for your… Read More Teacup Candles Serve Up Summertime Sunshine