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    You have found our archive! Charming lives on here!
    02.05 One last puzzle before we depart!
    02.01 AC? What AC?
    01.26 Impending URL changes!
    01.11 I've got a bit of a reputation...
    01.06 AC underway, and a puzzle to solve!
    01.01 Happy new year! Have some announcements of varying importance.
    12.31 Enter the Winter Labyrinth if you dare!
    12.23 Professional Quidditch things...
    12.21 New stamp!
    12.20 Concerning immortality
    12.16 A heads up that the Secret Swap deadline is fast approaching!
    12.14 Introducing our new Minister of Magic!
    12.13 On the first day of Charming, Kayte gave to me...
    12.11 Some quick reminders!
    12.08 Another peek at what's to come...
     
        
     
    Issue #70 - The Meaning of Love: Mr. Lytton's St. Valentine's Charity Ball
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    It is important not to exceed the quantities specified in the recipe, or one may find their beauty sleep lasts rather a lot longer than one had expected! Sleeping Potion
    Though there are all manner of beautifying potions on offer these days, there is surely nothing better - and more natural - than a good night of sleep to flatter a young lady's complexion. But sleep can be rather hard to come by when one is beseiged by the wide variety of concerns which a young woman must contend with daily.

    But there is a remedy. While sleeping potions are not ideal for long term use, there are quite useful when natural sleep appears to be impossible before an important occasion. A professional potion is, of course, preferable, but it is not difficult to stir up one's own conconction when absolutely essential with the right ingredients and a timeless recipe from Zygmunt Budge's Book of Potions.

    Ingredients;
    4 sprigs of wormwood
    4 sprigs of valerian
    2 drops of lobberworm mucus
    1 sopophorus bean
    Powdered asphodel petals
    Essence of nettle

    First, crush the wormwood and add to your cauldron, stirring slowly. The valerian is to follow, added to your cauldron which should be brought to a high heat. Next, the flobberworm mucus which, though by no means glamorous, makes for a useful ingredient in all manner of potions. We would recommend you purchase your mucus pre-juiced. Stir your ingredients vigorously, lowering the heat. Next comes the sopophorus bean, which should be chopped and added to the cauldron whilst stirring vigorously. Finally, sprinkle a pinch of powdered asphodel petals and a dash of essence of nettle, stirring to combine and thus completing the potion.
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    There isn't a fashionable lady in Wizarding Britain who hasn't heard of Mr. Marcus Lytton -- and now you get to know more than just his fabulous fashion sense!Ten Facts About Mr. Marcus Lytton!
    1. His full name is Marcus Bertram Rhys Lytton.
    2. Mr. Lytton was born on October 22nd, 1849.
    3. His zodiac sign is Libra.
    4. Mr. Lytton is five feet and seven inches tall.
    5. At Hogwarts, he was sorted into Ravenclaw.
     

    Mr. Lytton is supremely well-dressed as well as eligible!


    6. He has two sisters, Mrs. Antonia Pince and Miss Octavia Lytton.
    7. He founded the House of Lytton in January of 1885, and it has done quite well since!
    8. Mr. Lytton designed his younger sister Antonia's coming out gown, his first public success in the world of fashion!
    9. His wand core contains a veela hair, well suited to his artistic nature!
    10. Mr. Lytton is quite charitable as well as fashionable, having hosted two balls whose proceeds went to various charities!


    @'Marcus Lytton'
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    The House of Lytton does it again; a fabulous event featuring fun and fashion! The Meaning of Love:
    Mr. Lytton's St. Valentine's Charity Ball

    Mr. Marcus Lytton has outdone himself again, this time hosting a St. Valentine’s ball for the romantic in everyone. Not only was the event a showcase for Mr. Lytton’s newest special creations, it was also a charity auction! Mr. Lytton auctioned off the six stunning designs to raise money for local charities.

    Miss Porphyria Dempsey had the most memorable outfit of the evening!

    The Hogsmeade Memorial ballroom was decked out in soft hues of pink and white with floating candles and a relaxed ambiance of romance. Attendees were encouraged to dress for the theme and represent what love meant to them. Guests of the event enjoyed refreshments and dancing before the auction at the conclusion of the evening.

    Miss Octavia Lytton looked stunning her designer gown. Other notable guests of the event included Miss Porphyria Dempsey, Miss Ligeia Beaudelaire and Miss Virginia Carmichael, all looking fashionable in their own rights. Though Miss Dempsey’s interpretation of the evening was quite extreme, no doubt an ode to a tragic love story, she was certainly not outshined in creativity!


    @'Marcus Lytton' @'Octavia Lytton' @'Porphyria Dempsey' @'Ligeia Baudelaire' @'Virginia Carmichael'
    #5
    Notable Pisceans!
    As of February 20th, we are entering the time of Pisces, and as such, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to showcase some of the notable Pisceans in the wizarding community!


    Mr. Bentley Alden.
    February 23

    Mr. Alden bought Gladrags Wizardwear last year. Coming from such a large family--he is one of seven!--one can only imagine that he must be quite family oriented--a most admirable trait!


    Miss Ligeia Baudelaire.
    February 27

    Miss Baudelaire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome and Lorelai Baudelaire, and the elder sister of Mrs. Antigone Lestrange! Hopefully Miss Baudelaire will soon be able to secure an equally advantageous match!


    Mrs. Catherine Weasley.
    February 28

    A Potions and Plant Poisoning healer at Hogsmeade Hospital, Mrs. Weasley, nee Dalton, married Mr. Caradog Weasley last summer and by all accounts is handling being a working wife quite well! Mrs. Weasley is also the sister-in-law of Mr. Catigern Weasley, who was attacked in his shop last month. We at Witch Weekly hope for his speedy recovery!

    Miss Kathleen Simpson.
    February 29

    It seems that this is an excellent time of year for healers! Miss Simpson is not only a healer in the Magical Bugs ward of Hogsmeade Hospital, but is also the daughter of Hospital Director Mr. Bernard Simpson!


    Mr. David Jennings.
    March 3

    Mr. Jennings is the Assistant Head of Artifact Incidents at St. Mungo's, a position he's held since 1881! We can only assume that this Gryffindor alumnus is doing excellent work!


    Mr. Grissom Ollivander.
    March 13

    Mr. Ollivander ought to be a familiar face to most, as he is the proprietor of the Hogsmeade brach of Ollivander's Wands! Mr. Ollivander inherited the shop from his father, the late wandmaker Mr. Gerbold Ollivander, who tragically died in the fire of 1884. From what we can tell, he is doing an excellent job!


    @'Bentley Alden' @'Ligeia Baudelaire' @'Catherine Weasley' @'Kathleen Simpson' @'David Jennings' @'Grissom Ollivander'


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