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Victoria

Victoria Autumn Bliss 2015

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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1 min.
dear friends

After months spent using the outdoors as another “room” of my house, it is time to pack away the cushions from the porch chairs, stow the summery candles and trinkets that have personalized the screened dining area, and prepare the emptied-and-scrubbed flowerpots for storage. Autumn has announced her arrival with a temperature drop and a colorful view from my windows. As much as I enjoy all the seasons, I love fall. It seems I am more energetic and better equipped to move into action. So I set about buying pumpkins and cheery yellow and rust-colored mums to place on the steps leading to the front porch; finding just-harvested apples for a delicious, deep-dish pie served warm with vanilla ice cream; and handling the annual task of changing out summer clothes for…

1 min.
pumpkin perfection

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” —HENRY DAVID THOREAU…

1 min.
an abundant harvest

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face.” —JOHN DONNE…

1 min.
simple gifts of plenty

“Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most to man and requires the least of him.” —HAL BORLAND…

4 min.
style & flow

To Anita Rankin, decorating is an infinite pursuit that begins with a single hue, a stunning textile, or a well-worn Oushak rug. Steeped in the classic design principles of such legendaries as Elsie de Wolfe and contemporary tastemakers, including Carolyne Roehm, she built her entire home décor around rich wood patinas, savory warm colors, and an insistence that it will never be completely finished. “It’s a lifelong journey, not an instant house,” Anita states, revealing a professional credo that tends to resonate well with clients who often joke, “Are we there yet?” The process is “all about layering,” she adds, “and it’s all in the fine details.” Her masterful antebellum replica shimmers on the bay in Point Clear, Alabama. Upon first glance, it becomes apparent that even the architectural enhancements (a pair…

2 min.
season of grace

“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.” —NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE…