This is our ode to Wales - a celebration of its soaring peaks and dazzling waters, its wilderness, song and lore. Venture here to walk in the footsteps of saints and ancient kings, and to explore landscapes - diverse, dramatic and sublime - destined to fill you with awe. You’ll cross paths with artists, poets and lavender farmers, feast on Welsh cakes and bara brith, wallow in the history, swim in the sea, hike hills, forage, revel and bask in the beauty. All the while knowing that here, there may well be dragons.
Featuring: Hay-on-Wye | Fforest | Pembrokeshire | Gower Peninsula | Wye Valley | Brecon Beacons | Snowdonia | Portmeirion | Farmers' Welsh Lavender | Dyfi Botanicals | Old Lands | Palé Hall | Llŷn Peninsula | Ynys Enlli | Skomer | Conwy
For here you’ll find an ancient and powerful landscape that has shaped history yet still dictates the rhythms of modern life. There are illuminated capitals and pockets of untouched wilderness, both marked by a deep sense of spirituality. Art flourishes, design inspires and others come first. May the light never dim on the Land of the Rising Sun.
"I’m convinced that to look back like this, while always in part an act of grief, is first and foremost a celebration. The past, humming with the attention we give it, repays us in kind - by reminding us of how far we’ve come. Now, and perhaps for a while yet, this will be our challenge, to take solace in memory."
- Cameron Zeyd Lange
Los Angeles, May 2020
During lockdown in London (having printed Mexico and replotted our issues dedicated to Greece and Wales) I found myself desperate to create. It wasn't about making the lockdown time count, more about finding ways to slow down, look back and seek beauty - and to offer a platform to some of the creatives who have been so generous with their time and talent over the years. And so the team and I began work on Lodestars Anthology Postcards - a 144 page photo book featuring archival work from across the world, paired with musings on life, travel and the wonders of photography.
- Liz Schaffer, Editor
London, May 2020
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India is changing. It is an impassioned, tumultuous wonderland that embraces visitors, reveres its past, disregards the status quo and offers all who journey there an brilliant, indelible, distinctive experience.
You may wander along sacred waterways, bathe in colour, appreciate the poetry of the everyday, celebrate a southern paradise, traverse the country by train, discover enduring, ancient cultures and cities at the cutting edge, grasp the complexity of tea and tradition, calm the mind, scale peaks, experiment with spices, encounter something wild, question your boundaries, live in the moment and seek out the unexpected. This is a place of craft, civility, history, culture, grace and grandeur. You will be overcome, consumed, saturated, lost in matchless moments, and left craving more.
Steeped in history, Switzerland is both lavish and refined - chocolate-box perfection guaranteed to surprise. It is a playground, refuge and wonderland. A hideaway and delight. And amongst these pages are hints of all it has to offer. There are tales of intrigue and adventure, romance and the sublime - of towns where time is kept and paused, cantons that charm, literary escapades, wilderness, trains and alpine fare that is very fine indeed.
Splendid and suave, Switzerland - with its mountains, lakes and palatial hotels - is remarkably good for the soul.
Featuring Neuchâtel | Lausanne | Geneva | Gstaad | Mürren | Zürich | St. Gallen | Bad Ragaz | St. Moritz | Ascona | Lugano | Bern | Great St. Bernard Pass | Bürgenstock | Scuol | The Orient Express