Your Guide for a Flawless Celebration
As elegant as a landscape resting silently beneath fresh frost and with patterns as unique as the individual flakes that fall gracefully from the heavens, these alabaster treasures have remained icons of style since their debut long ago in Europe. Learn about snowy milk glass at http://bit.ly/35ujKVa.
In the first weeks of this new year, we resolve to strengthen our connections with loved ones through the elegant and cherished custom of correspondence. Having a serene spot for penning handwritten letters makes this practice all the more delightful. Find inspiration at https://bit.ly/3HFcLwf.
The accoutrements associated with the ritual of taking tea are often as sublime as the beverage itself, especially when it comes to the artisanal boxes made for storing these precious leaves. Learn more about these collectibles in our book, The Art of Tea, available at https://bit.ly/38G1ZS7.
As nature’s color palette fully embraces autumn’s brilliant spectrum, join in the revelry with creative ideas that showcase the foliage of the season and make lovely displays for entertaining. Gifts mean even more to the receiver when thoughtfully wrapped with leaf-motif paper and tags. Find more seasonal inspiration at https://bit.ly/3fuEOT3.
French philosopher René Descartes once said, “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” Those who gather as part of a book club extend this discussion to the minds around them. Our readers share their tales of gathering the book club and discovering themselves in the process at https://bit.ly/3Q1lJ8A.
In near everlasting elegance, Rose Medallion china draws its breath from the beauty of nature itself. Loveliness is painted on its porcelain face in shades of summer and the colors of cherished blooms. Discover this collectible's enchanting history and most alluring displays in our July/August issue at https://bit.ly/3w0W2xj.
Positioned among the vernal surrounds of France’s wine province, Château de Vaulx is banked with lush vegetable gardens and stunning panoramic views. Its stately Burgundy stone façade preserves the nineteenth-century castle’s traditional grandeur, but a glance within reveals a colorful renovation bringing new life and luxury to center stage. Tour this vibrant interior in our newest special issue, French Cottage, available at https://bit.ly/3Ou7Oam.
Cherished for its captivating color, irresistible fragrance, and therapeutic virtues, lavender introduces an unmistakable aura of peace into one’s world. Whether deliciously incorporated into recipes, bath products, or one’s décor, these humble buds are sure to enchant. Discover five of our favorite ways for using its charm in everyday life, including this lavender goat's milk soap, at https://bit.ly/3OBbXtv.
Blossoms of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths begin to bud in Hungary’s capital city as the last drifts of winter snow melt away like honey in a warm cup of tea. Eszter Kanyári rolls out a special mixture called CMC paste, the first of many steps in the intricate art of crafting sugar flowers. Learn about the incredible technique used to create these sweet blooms from Sugarcraft by Eszter Kanyári in our March/April issue at https://bit.ly/3ID7QJE.
Author and illustrator Beatrix Potter was also a noted naturalist whose Lake District property included a higgeldy-piggeldy cottage garden. Our spring menu draws inspiration from the half-acre she lovingly tended, highlighting many of the fruits and vegetables that flourished in her care. Find the recipes at http://bit.ly/3kCt3sk.
British poet Lord Byron once noted, “Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” How true is this observation! Alone at the desk, with a gentle fire kindling at the hearth, words pour out in flowery flourishes as if one’s very soul is speaking with a dear friend so far away and yet so near in thoughts.
Tabletops donned with breezy linens, fragrant blossoms, and cherished antiques are the site of countless cheerful summer moments. Under the tutelage of FrenchGardenHouse curator Lidy Baars, we explore advice for bringing joy to outdoor gatherings. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2RUtK6C.
Cherished for its captivating color, irresistible fragrance, and therapeutic virtues, lavender introduces an unmistakable aura of peace into one’s world. Whether deliciously incorporated into recipes, bath products, or one’s décor, these humble buds are sure to enchant. Discover five of our favorite ways for using its charm in everyday life, including this lavender goat's milk soap, at https://bit.ly/3hGSpWM.
Beyond the frost-etched windowpanes, flakes fall silently into snowy drifts. While waiting for that first eager crocus to lift its petals to the sun, find quiet time to dream of spring days to come. You’ll find inspiration for making the most of those solitary moments within the pages of our January/February issue, on sale at newsstands and at www.VictoriaMag.com!
A heart fluttering like a plover’s wing, a cooling breeze tousling the hair, a lingering gaze brimming with anticipation—evoke these autumnal moments through a wardrobe inspired by timeless Scottish style. Find the full feature in our September issue, available at VictoriaMag.com!
Lauded as an icon of fashion in her day, the last queen of France still holds court in the hearts of those who admire her extravagant style. Amid the priceless luxuries of amity and repartee, toast guests with an array of desserts at a celebration fit for royalty, such as these romantically pastel cookies, masterfully crafted by SweetAmbs. Find them and more at http://bit.ly/2FJ2P3F.