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Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Mary Richardson “Home is where my habits have a habitat.” Fiona Apple Cashmere Sweater Home is the Place august Augusta, Aiken & Columbia Welcome home! It’s the place you can rewind the day and give it a happy ending, or unwind and be yourself without pretending. It’s the rattiest sweats you own and the moth-eaten you wear to bed. It’s setting the thermostat on My Comfort Zone, playing music you’re embarrassed to admit you love, letting the world go about its busy-ness without you. you’re meaning to unclutter, the rooms you’re thinking of repaint- ing, the weeds still waiting for up- rooting. It’s the place you long for when you’re sick in a strange city, or you failed to nail a job interview, or you’re stuck on a date that was a big mistake. Home is a midnight snack standing up at the sink, a nightlight down the hall, the flashlight by your bed in a blackout. It’s intensive care when life knocks you for a loop, a place for an emergency landing, a recovery room for your soul. And no matter how far you roam, you hope the key is still under the mat. FREE Escape the ordinary.
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  • Cover copy by Nikki Hardin, art by Mary Richardson

    Home is where my habits have a habitat. Fiona Apple

    Cashmere Sweater

    Home is the Place

    august

    Augusta, Aiken & Columbia

    Welcome home! Its the place you can

    rewind the day and give it a happy

    ending, or unwind and be yourself

    without pretending. Its the rattiest

    sweats you own and the moth-eaten

    you wear to bed. Its setting the

    thermostat on My Comfort Zone,

    playing music youre embarrassed

    to admit you love, letting the world

    go about its busy-ness without you.

    youre meaning to unclutter, the

    rooms youre thinking of repaint-

    ing, the weeds still waiting for up-

    rooting. Its the place you long for

    when youre sick in a strange city, or

    you failed to nail a job interview, or

    youre stuck on a date that was a big

    mistake. Home is a midnight snack

    standing up at the sink, a nightlight

    down the hall, the flashlight by your

    bed in a blackout. Its intensive care

    when life knocks you for a loop,

    a place for an emergency landing,

    a recovery room for your soul. And

    no matter how far you roam, you

    hope the key is still under the mat.

    f r e e

    E s c a p e t h e o r d i n a r y .

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    PhotographyMolly HarrellSara Caldwell

    Essays

    Birds Of A Feather

    Nikki Hardin ................................................................................. 11

    Room for Thought

    Stacy Appel ................................................................................... 13

    A Tale of Two Nurseries

    Andrea Gallagher ...................................................................... 14

    Features

    Letter from the Publisher ......................................................... 6

    Letter from the Editor ............................................................... 6

    Feel Good ...................................................................................... 18

    Hes So Original .......................................................................... 24

    Meet ................................................................................................... 26

    Skirt of the Month..................................................................... 29

    XOXOnikki ................................................................................... 34

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    The UniTed SkirTS of AmericA

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    from The ediTor

    Whenever I make a new friend, I feel like we havent really sealed the deal until I see

    their home. Theres just something about seeing a persons living space that tells you

    about who they are, where theyve been and who they want to be. Im always impressed

    and inspired to go back to my home and paint that accent wall purple or de-clutter that

    corner in the spare bedroom that I like to forget about. The women featured in this issue

    work in some way to make living spaces more inviting and relaxing, and as I talked to

    them it made me want to spend more time cultivating my living space into the beautiful

    oasis I have visualized. I hope you love this issue as well, and that it gets your creative

    juices flowing in new and exciting ways!

    from The foUnder And nATionAl ediTor

    Nikki nikki.hardin@skirt.com

    I believe the houses we grow up in shape us just as much as our families do. Until I

    was 10, my parents moved us to a series of shabby rental houses in our small town.

    During those years I actually spent as much or more time with my grandparents, who

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    and doubled as a sitting room because of the fireplace where everyone gathered. At

    the other end of the house, the big kitchen was heated by a wood-burning stove that

    turned out amazing meals Ive never been able to duplicate. Those two sources of

    heat provided the steady heartbeat of a house that was an escape from the coldness

    and emotional poverty of my own family life. But I knew it wasnt really my home,

    and every visit, no matter how extended, inevitably ended in my leaving and losing

    the warmth. For many years as an adult, the houses I lived in were always unfinished

    and incompletely furnished in some vital way. As if I were still mentally stuck in those

    barren rental houses of my childhood, never trusting in permanence or allowing myself

    to get too attached. When I bought my first house long after most people have made

    that commitment, I began craving texture and color in my life. I started hanging art,

    painting white walls aqua, apple green and buttermilk, creating little altars of keepsakes

    and photos and candles. Its my grandmothers house by way of Frida Kahlo with a

    splash of Nikki. I finally made myself at home.

    The At Home Issue

    Mary Richardson

    Mary Richardson lives in

    Melbourne, Australia, with

    her husband, two sons, and

    a cat, and she has always

    loved artsketching, draw-

    ing, painting. She creates

    fun and colorful artwork,

    mainly featuring girls in vari-

    ous settings, by using acrylic

    paints on canvas. Marys

    work is reminiscent of Eu-

    rope, travel, and the beach

    with a vintage/retro feel.

    Her inspirations include

    vintage fashion, old Hol-

    lywood movies and places

    she has visited. Some of her

    paintings are also inspired

    by memories of family or

    friends, and she often imag-

    ines a story behind them.

    You can find her paintings,

    prints and cards on Etsy

    at helloitsmary.etsy.com.

    Gracie gracie.shepherd@gmail.com

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