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Victoria Holiday Bliss 2018

In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

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United States
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Hoffman Media
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dear friends

Many people plan for Christmas all year long. As soon as the annual festivities are over and the trappings of celebration are packed away, they are looking for themes and do-it-yourself projects to fill the months ahead. Later, with Thanksgiving a memory, they pull out ladders and crates of ornaments and start the process of embellishing their homes to create the current year’s special moments.An important part of the planning process for creating the perfect environment for the late-year holidays is having exposure to what has worked for others. Finding new ideas is easy when you peruse magazines, study Pinterest, scan Instagram, and talk with relatives and neighbors to learn what has worked for them.For example, begin with this magazine, Holiday Bliss. We start our stories with a visit to…

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holiday inspirations

“THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED—THEY MUST BE FELT WITH THE HEART.”—Helen Keller“WHAT IS CHRISTMAS? IT IS A FERVENT WISH THAT EVERY CUP MAY OVERFLOW WITH BLESSINGS RICH AND ETERNAL, AND THAT EVERY PATH MAY LEAD TO PEACE.”—Agnes M. Pahro ■…

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english charm

From Little Aston to London, the beauty of British Yuletide celebrations comes through in elegant décor, treasured heirlooms, and an unparalleled attention to detail. For the perfect finale to the holidays, a Boxing Day tea offers sumptuous delights. ■…

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christmas at little latches

In the conservatory, an antique French copper pot holds a tree, draped in popcorn-and-cranberry garlands and decorated with wooden stars and tiny faux robins. Sarah Wilton-Basi has collected the cheerful red-and-white linens from various vintage shops.Rugged wooden beams frame the fireplace in the main lounge, where a vintage hunting horn hangs on the original mantel. Pieces from Sarah’s hare-themed collection—a nod to the adorable creatures that bound about the British countryside—appear here and there among vintage books. The tree is strung with fairy lights, illuminating antique glass hearts and straw star ornaments.As frosty winter winds sweep across the British lowlands, residents from Birmingham to Bromsgrove wrap their scarves a little tighter as they dart in and out of local shops, carrying daunting to-do lists. But in the village of Little…

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a london holiday

This is especially true during the holiday season, which begins each August with the opening of the eagerly anticipated Christmas Shop.Standing six floors high, Fortnum captivates shoppers with everything from chocolate and Champagne to jewelry and perfume.Five restaurants cater to discriminating taste buds, whether breakfast in The Gallery, afternoon tea in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, or any of the other delicious venues.The exclusive shops of Piccadilly Arcade, situated in the famed West End, offer a plethora of wares.On Bond Street, Cartier wraps its façade like an oversized Christmas package, drawing customers in to peruse the brand’s iconic watches and jewelry.The Lanesborough hotel’s elegant setting makes taking tea, complete with freshly baked scones and clotted cream, a true pleasure.Located near the West End theatre district, The Ivy offers diners a…

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celebrating a boxing day tea

Boughs of holly lend quintessential English charm to interiors. Cut stems hold their color for weeks, adding beauty that lasts well into winter.Ribbons of citrus glaze offer the final grace note to Orange-Scented Pear Turnovers, delectable packages of fruit filling wrapped in flaky puff pastry.Orange-Scented Pear TurnoversMakes 326 pears, peeled, cored, and diced1½ cups Chardonnay1 cup granulated sugar½ cup pear preserves1 tablespoon orange zest½ teaspoon ground cardamom1 (17.3-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed1½ cups confectioners’ sugar3 tablespoons fresh orange juice1 teaspoon orange extract1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.2. In a medium saucepan, combine pears, Chardonnay, granulated sugar, pear preserves, orange zest, and cardamom over medium heat; stir until well combined. Cook until reduced by a third, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool…

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