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Merrymen is a printed and online magazine focusing on how to live a fulfilled and meaningful life. It’s a lifestyle magazine infused with style, art and design. We’re shining the spotlight on artists and creatives who are following their passions to share their stories of enlightenment, and what it means to be happy.

The Only - Article for Merrymen Magazine Volume 3 Arts & Culture
April 19, 2019

The Only

We have one of the most powerful tools in our hands to connect, so why are people feeling more disconnected, more depressed, and more alone? What would it be like…
Both - Fashion editorial for Merrymen Magazine with photography by Andrey Ptashkov Style
April 18, 2019

Both

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.” — L.J. Isham
A Piece of Cake Article for Merrymen Magazine - Recipe and Photos by Iryna Tsiareshka Food
April 14, 2019

A Piece of Cake

Photographer Iryna Tsiareshka loves to see the beauty in everything. With a passion for baking and travel her aesthetic is inspired by a personal manifesto: to think about images as…
Oksana Floyd Art - Merrymen Magazine exclusive Interview Arts & Culture
April 12, 2019

Art Of Emotion: Oksana Floyd

For as long as she can remember, Oksana Floyd was passionate about art and drawing. When she started university, she quickly decided that she would work toward being an artist.…
Naked Truth Article for Merrymen Magazine - Words by Kristin Froneman Arts & Culture
April 10, 2019

Naked Truth

Identity has become a huge topic of discussion over the last decade. We humans no longer wish to be placed in boxes, mislabeled, and jostled for our personal truth of…
Olga Khlybova Photography for Gleam - Merrymen Magazine Style
April 7, 2019

Gleam

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, colour creates the light.” -Hans Hofmann
Colour Pop: Interview with Photographer James Fickling for Merrymen Magazine Arts & Culture
April 3, 2019

Colour Pop: James Fickling Interview

Originally from the North of England, Photographer James Fickling moved to London 8 years ago to pursue a career within the creative arts.
Without You Article for Merrymen Magazine - Photos by Alejandro Ramirez Style
March 31, 2019

Without You

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and…
Candela - Digital Article for Merrymen Magazine Style
March 26, 2019

Candela

photos - David Sierra / assisted by Santiago Alzate stylist - Laura Restrepo models - Almario Haze / Sebastian Caicedo“Caught in the crossfire, warnin' fight Legends make or break game…
Cordon Bleu article for Merrymen Magazine Style
March 16, 2019

Cordon Bleu

The term 'Cordon bleu' originates from the French words for 'blue ribbon.’ The phrase was used by the Bourbon kings as an order of chivalry, and since then was used…
Merrymen Magazine on Lavanya Coodly Spring Summer 2019 Collection Style
March 15, 2019

New England

In this series an airy feel reflects the bright touches of interspersed colour for a fresh and light quality. Lavanya Coodly’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection pays homage to beautiful New England…
The Nature of Angels Article for Merrymen Magazine - Photos by Natalya Nova Arts & Culture
March 7, 2019

The Nature of Angels

Natalya Nova is an award winning artist, photographer and filmmaker, based in New York City. Originally from Orenburg, Russia she has lived in NYC since 2005. Her work is magical,…
Scars - Merrymen Magazine Arts & Culture
February 17, 2019

Scars

There may be many ways in which we fight spiritual battles and it could be things like a sudden onslaught of losses or trials, attacks of physical danger or illness,…
Spanish Breakfast Digital Article for Merrymen Magazine - Photography by Tatiana Vakhrusheva Arts & Culture
January 29, 2019

Spanish Breakfast

Valencia may be Spain's finest Mediterranean city. This seaside community boasts a plethora of gems including brilliant beaches, renaissance churches, and some of the most incredible architecture in Europe.
Golden - Merrymen Magazine Digital Article Style
January 25, 2019

Golden

“The beauty about gold, though, is that in all states from uncertainty to conviction, it never for once gives up its lustre.” -Ufuoma Apoki
Konnos - Digital Article for Merrymen Magazine Arts & Culture
January 22, 2019

Konnos

People have a need to connect with others on a meaningful level. Though you may be surrounded by people or even in a relationship, it’s still possible to feel lonely.…
Merrymen Magazine Digital Article - Che Pequeno Arts & Culture
January 17, 2019

Che pequeño

Model Cynthia van Strate from Argentina grew up with four siblings in a middle-class neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. She describes her childhood as a treasure and loves being part of…
Merrymen Magazine - Ice Ice Baby Photo Essay Arts & Culture
December 28, 2018

Ice Ice Baby

In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that the horizon. And there’s this strange thing:…
Sweater Weather for Merryman Magazine Vol. 2 by Kristin Froneman Style
December 28, 2018

Sweater Weather

They have been worn to seal in warmth; drenched in sweat and battered from high seas and blowing snow; adorned with reindeer in hues of spruce green and splattered cranberry;…
California Dreamin' article for Merrymen Magazine Vol. 2 Arts & Culture
December 27, 2018

California Dreamin’

A photo essay displaying the desire for change and dreaming of being someplace better. Realizing that change within yourself is in your power and is essential for contentment.
Unexpected Beauty - Article for Merrymen Vol. 2 Design
December 26, 2018

Unexpected Beauty

SPRIG’s everlasting arrangements are made from thoughtfully handcrafted faux blooms and botanicals, and reflect their founders obsessive attention to quality and good design. Blending various influences from architecture to abstract…
In the Studio with: Le Lou Ula - Merrymen Magazine Interview Design
December 25, 2018

In the Studio with: Le Lou Ula

Bramble Lee Pryde is a multi-disciplinary artist that works under the moniker Le Lou Ula, a studio that is comprised of demi fine jewelry, home objects, her personal art practice,…
Ode to Summer - Merrymen Magazine Vol. 2 photo essay by Kelsey McMillan Arts & Culture
December 24, 2018

Ode to Summer

Ever miss the bliss of summer adventures, the memories, the freedom, exhilaration and joy that come from being totally absorbed in life? Photographer Kelsey McMillan takes us on a journey…
Merrymen Mag Vol. 2 - A Head Above the Rest Arts & Culture
December 21, 2018

A Head Above the Rest

Swedish artist Kristiina Haataja’s focus shifted from painting to sculpting and her new work has been well received by art collectors. We had the opportunity to sit down together, extend…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 2 - Heavily Meditated Arts & Culture
December 20, 2018

Heavily Meditated

You don’t need to attend a yoga class to be able to lead a stress free life. Practicing daily exercises in order to focus your mind on the present has…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 2 - Touch by Kristin Froneman Arts & Culture
December 19, 2018

Touch

Studies have shown that our sense of touch is integral to our whole well-being. Whether it’s a hug, a brush of an arm, a simple touch on the cheek, a…
Food
July 26, 2018

Jenny D’s Remedies

A registered holistic nutritionist with a passion for food and traveling, Jenny loves helping people find their happy. She started Jenny D’s Remedies because she wants to connect with people…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - Collaborative Behaviour by Lana Lepper Design
July 16, 2018

Collaborative Behaviour

Designer and goldsmith Lana Lepper grew up in the heart of the Okanagan, in the olden days when we didn’t lock our doors at night. Her company LanaBetty already has…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - The Good Life by Lisa VanderVelde Style
July 6, 2018

The Good Life

Finding time for ourselves is vital to living a happy and fulfilling life. But how do we take better care of ourselves? It might take some time and experimentation for…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - The Tattoo Artist by Carli Berry Design
June 24, 2018

The Tattoo Artist

Brandy Campbell, 24, has a light, airy voice and a way with a blank page. As an artist for her entire life, she remembers when she was a child; sitting…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - The Art We Are Photography by Atcha Kim Style
June 14, 2018

The Art We Are

Photography – Atcha Kim | Hair & Makeup – Aaron Wozlowski | Model – Teagan Cain / Next Models Canada
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - Passionately Curious by Lauren Leggatt Design
June 4, 2018

Passionately Curious

Merrymen Magazine interviews Lauren Leggatt, renowned designer & photographer.
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - The Simple Aspect Photography by Caitlyn Chapman Style
May 22, 2018

The Simple Aspect

People will always tell you it’s all about who you know, and it’s true! I started to see people being referred to me by friends, family, and clients. Word of…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - Let Them Eat Cake by Allison Shelrud Food
May 12, 2018

Let Them Eat Cake

To support her passion, Cake Designer Allison Shelrud has had to work full time. She’s had to miss out on a lot of fun so she could have money for…
Merrymen Magazine Volume 1 - Coco & Vera by Cee Fardoe Style
May 2, 2018

Coco & Vera

Canadian-born writer and fashion blogger, Cee Fardoe made her first trip to the French capital in 2001. Since then, she has traveled between Canada and France almost annually, stopping off…