Violet is a biannual magazine for and about women. Inside you will find, art, politics, fashion, photography, and feminism. This magazine explores women and femininity in everything it does, with the help of many guest contributors for an inciteful and artistic magazine.
Uniting internationally established women in the fashion and creative communities, Violet magazine invites the most talented and highly sought-after female photographers, stylists, editors, artists and writers in the world to collaborate and make each issue of Violet a landmark.
On my latest trip, last week, I went in search of a liqueur called Crème de Violette that was recently reintroduced in the United States after decades off the market. I had read about it on the blog Rowley's Whiskey Forge, where Matthew Rowley reported that floral, especially violet, scented cocktails were all the rage at the latest Tales of the Cocktail convention in New Orleans. Austrian distiller Rothman & Winter makes a Crème de Violette from Alpine violets that is imported by Haus Alpenz. Now, Robert Cooper of Philadelphia-based Charles Jacquin et Cie has resurrected his family's recipe for Crème Yvette, another violet-scented liqueur that was discontinued in 1969. The company already had a hit with its elderflower-flavored liqueur, St. Germain, introduced in 2007.
Even the venerable, though soon-to-be-defunct, Gourmet magazine had an article about violet liqueurs in its October issue. Pulitzer-winning food writer Jonathan Gold (whose column in L.A. Weekly I always read when I lived in California) wrote, \"Violet-scented cocktails, once fairly common, almost disappeared 50 years ago, dismissed as auntly and old-fashioned, unable to compete with the more immediate pleasures of Mai Tais or Rusty Nails.\"
He wrote about a drink made with Crème Yvette, called an Eagle's Dream, that he was served at a speakeasy-type establishment behind the legendary Cole's sandwich shop in downtown L.A. (Cole's purports to be the inventor of the french dip sandwich, a claim disputed by rival Philippe's \"The Original\" a few miles away). So, when it turned out that my fiancé and I would be meeting up with a friend who lives a block away from Cole's, I seized my opportunity to try a violet cocktail.
Now that I'm home, I'm kind of wishing I had picked up a bottle to grace the wet bar in my house. There are some other classic violet cocktails, such as the Blue Moon, I'd like to try. I guess I'll have to wait until my next L.A. trip.
Grow violets from seed or buy ready-grown plants to put in many different situations around the garden, ideally in groups for effect as violets are small. Once established, violets need little care and can spread by means of runners, or self-seed to create larger groups or drifts.
Violets do best in full sun or partial shade, in soil that's fertile with plenty of organic matter, and which drains well. Grow violets in a woodland garden, on rockeries and banks, at the front of borders or under shrubs with an open canopy that only cast a light shade.
Unfortunately, there was a miscommunication or misunderstanding somewhere along the line when the magazine went to print, so although the printed tutorial did not have those steps included, there was promotional material created and posted that indicated the flower was part of that tutorial in the print issue. Of course, a few people were a bit disappointed to find out it was not in the magazine.
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Hi, I'm Violet, currently a mom of two and part-time cake designer/decorator!I first discovered my love for cake art in early 2008 when researching how to make a cake for my husband's milestone birthday. I consider myself \"internet or community taught\" having found and learned as much as I could from the many helpful sites, blogs, YouTube videos and tutorials around the net, where people were willing to share their craft. I used every family occasion to practice after that and soon, friends and family were asking me to make their cakes, which I did for many years. I took an extended break from taking orders after the birth of my daughter, to spend more quality time with the kids. I then spent the next years since, creating one-of-a-kind pieces for special projects, magazine tutorials and personal occasions, taking on the odd order here and there. I share my work along with tips & tricks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, as well as in this blog. Here, you can also find helpful insights and free tutorials that will hopefully make your cake decorating life easier. I have had the honour of being part of several special Facebook cake community collaborations that have been named as Finalists for the prestigious Cake Masters Collaboration of the Year Award, one of which won in 2018. I've been named as a Finalist for the Cake Masters Awards for the Best Magazine Cover (2019) and for the American Cake Awards for the Cake Maker Award (2020).My cakes have been featured in print in Edible Artists Network and American Cake Decorating Magazines in the US; in Cake Masters, Cake Craft Guide's Party Cakes, Cake Craft Guide's Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers and Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazines in the UK; and in Australia's Sweet Magazine. I've also been featured online as 'Edible Art of The Day' at Edible Artists Network's blog, as Satin Ice's Cake of the Month for January 2015, and in online magazines and blogs such as Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets, the Craftsy Blog, 'The Cake of the Week' on FB, Pretty Witty Cakes' online Magazine, American Cake Decorating's Blog, Satin Ice Showcases, Australian Cake Decorating Network's online Cake! Magazine and in Cake Geek Magazine. My cakes have also been chosen to grace the cover of four industry-leading magazines, as the featured cake.I've been invited and have travelled worldwide, to teach my style in hands-on classes and demos. I've filmed online video classes for Pretty Witty Cakes in the UK and Craftsy in the US. I am also a proud member of the Satin Ice Artists of Excellence team. I am constantly inspired by all things around me, particularly fashion, geometric prints, home décor trends and of course, other sugar artists!
The December 2021 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and a spotlight on artist Gary Villarreal. The issue lists US and UK forthcoming books titles through September 2022. Stories include the World Fantasy Awards and convention report, a report on the 2021 Writers and Illustrators of the Future event, the Department of Justice challenge to the PRH and S&S merger, the creation of \"Weird Tales Presents\", the Chesley Awards finalists, and more. People and publishing includes news this issue about Bradley P. Beaulieu, Mercedes Lackey, Tobias S. Buckell, Cadwell Turnbull, and many others. Petra Mayer, Robert Thurston, Jim Fiscus, and Catherine M. Morrison are remembered with obituaries and appreciations. Reviews cover new titles by Saad Z. Hossain, Gautam Bhatia, Tarun K. Saint (ed.), Neal Stephenson, T. Kingfisher, K.J. Parker, Charles Stross, Greg Egan, Lauren Blackwood, Sacha Wunsch, Lilliam Rivera, Ari Honarvar, Cynthia Zhang, Un-Su Kim, Violet Kupersmith, Erica L. Satifka, Robert Freeman Wexler, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki (ed.), London Shah, Natashia Deón, Fonda Lee, Caitlin Starling, and others. 781b155fdc
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