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Anthology Magazine

blog_beauty_anthologyIt debuted in the fall of 2010, and quickly gained attention from design lovers. Meet Anthology magazine, a new publication released by UC Santa Cruz grad Anh-Minh Le and co-founder Meg Mateo Ilasco, a well-known crafting author. Together, the pair has introduced a much-needed, relaxing, inspiring, gorgeous magazine featuring interior design, also called a “shelter and lifestyle magazine.” It’s been a long time since I found a publication like this, where you actually want to read every article, and mosey through the magazine, absorbing the wealth of creative insights. In its first run, which came out in the fall of last year, the magazine interviewed Design*Sponge blogger Grace Bonney, it took a look at charming items for your home, and offered up much more. In this second issue, recently on stands and selling at places like Stripe in Downtown Santa Cruz, the editorial team reveals some drool-worthy home items, looks at an art gallery in San Francisco, shares about hot cocoa and more. The magazine is published quarterly and sells for $12. Visit anthologymag.com for a closer look, to order a copy, or follow their blog. Or, stop by Stripe in Downtown Santa Cruz to pick up your own issue of Anthology.

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Heart Me Up

In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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