Write What You Know

By Kathie Bennett Reinvention is a concept familiar to Kimmery Martin, a Charlotte, North Carolina, physician. A few years ago, spurred by her love of literature, Martin decided to try writing a novel. Set in the world she knows best- the practice of medicine- her debut novel The Queen of Hearts revolves around a significant […]

Not Just for Southern Belles

By Katie Weisman Some of the ingredients in Sapelo Skin Care read like a fairy tale: oyster shell extract, Irish moss algae, gardenia, magnolia pines, and fennel, among others. But Sapelo, an independent luxury brand from Savannah, Georgia, embraces the reality of proven science-based formulas and is making a difference in beauty regimens. “We replicate […]

Closing the Circle

At ELYSIAN, we continue to honor our commitment to the next generation of women by introducing them to exceptional women who have achieved success. In this spirit, we were delighted to introduce ELYSIAN Inspiring Woman Nancy O’Dell to our cover model, Caroline Comer. Most will recognize Nancy O’Dell as the co-host of the popular entertainment […]

The Jewel of Her Dreams


By Makayla Gay Ruby City is a celestial gem box containing locally and globally renowned contemporary artists as well as the conviction and dreams of its late founder, Linda Pace. Art was a staple in Linda Pace’s life, just as her family’s namesake Picante sauce is a staple in every San Antonian’s kitchen. Pace was born […]

My Soul Has Grown Deep Like The Rivers

Girl at Gee's Bend (Artelia Bendolph)

By Latria Graham HOLDING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF WORKS BY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS FROM THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES, THE SOULS GROWN DEEP COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP & FOUNDATION IS REDEFINING THE CANON OF AMERICAN ART. Down in the north-central section of Wilcox County, Alabama, sits a little parcel of land. Five miles wide, seven miles long, and […]

The Season of Renewal

By Katherine Birchenough Lately, I’ve been thinking about how strongly we are influenced by light and the seasons. Have you ever noticed that in winter we are not only indoors more, but we are more introspective? Energy tends to be conserved and stored as we rest and prepare for spring, the season of hope and […]

Destination Moon

Decades ago, legendary Alaskan bush pilot, Don Sheldon, acquired a plot of land within the Denali National Forest under the Homestead Act of 1950. He and cartographer Brad Washburn surveyed and mapped out the land. Sheldon dreamed of opening a vacation spot on the property.

Adventure: Call of the Wild

Zoya DeNure made the dramatic move from Wisconsin to a remote area of Alaska to chase dreams of sled-dog racing, she didn’t totally let go of her glamorous life as a fashion model. Instead, she paid for a storage unit packed with extravagant clothing and shoes.

Hygge & the Scandinavian Way

Hygge & the Scandinavian Way

Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi painted simple, minimalistic interiors bathed in calm earthen tones that invite contemplation. Hammershøi’s De fire stuer, a dreamlike, minimalistic sweep of a room opening into a room, and into another, introduces the foreword to Danish chef and prolific food writer Trine Hahnemann’s decadent cookbook, Scandinavian Food. 

NYC Nostalgia

NY Nostalgia

Few places are more exciting than New York City during the holiday season. From the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center to the remarkable decorations along Fifth Avenue, New York City is the home to some of the most historic and beloved holiday sights in the country. 

Wellness: My Ego Died In Bali

my ego died in bali

I time my workouts to be exactly 30 minutes; fifteen minutes on the first set, focusing on the primary muscles, and 15 minutes on the second set, in which I can incorporate the secondary and fast-twitch muscles.

Importance of Self Care during the Holidays

Self Care during the Holidays

The holidays…family parties, endless shopping, a myriad of social events and a source of stress and anxiety for many. Because your schedule can quickly become filled at this time of year, it is important to take the time for balanced self-care.