Food & Wine

Victoria January - February 2017

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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in this issue

2 min.
dear friends

It is my pleasure to announce the Victoria Writer-in-Residence and Artist-in-Residence for 2017. These talented women will contribute to each issue of this periodical, and their works will enrich us all. I am so pleased to welcome back noted author and essayist Phyllis Theroux, who was our writer in 2015 and has been a frequent contributor to Victoria in years past. Her popular essays prompted so many readers to respond graciously, and when the year ended, we knew that in the future, our paths would cross again. That time is now. Phyllis, who was born in San Francisco, lives with her husband in Ashland, Virginia. Her published books include The Journal Keeper, a memoir that speaks to many who have cared for an aging parent. (In February, Phyllis will conduct a five-day…

1 min.

Take a closer look at some of our favorite upcoming January/February features: A Sense of Romance One home captures the elegance of Beaux-Arts styling in its rich textures, sumptuous furnishings, and well-appointed antiques. The Beauty of Imperfection Glass artist and entrepreneur Annie Morhauser embraces the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi to create art that is both stunning and practical. Alabama Chanin After leaving her home turf to train in the fashion industry, designer Natalie Chanin returned to her roots to begin something beautiful. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Treasure-filled brocantes in France’s Provençal region line the banks of the river Sorgue, where moss-covered waterwheels and picturesque canals add to the scenic beauty. Look for this symbol throughout the magazine for more online information. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. We love your ideas! Do you have any suggestions about something you’d like to see in…

5 min.
let it snow

I have a treasured memory of traveling to San Francisco once a year with my precious grandmother to enjoy the Ice Follies at Winterland. What a glorious time I had as I dressed for the city in my fancy dress that tied with a big bow, my Mary Jane shoes, lace socks, hat, purse, and gloves! My grandmother always dressed in the fashion of the year and wore her lovely hats, jewels, purse, and, of course, her gloves. What a fashion statement we made! I remember the coolness of the ice rink, the glitz of the costumes, and the thrill of watching the skaters glide effortlessly over the ice. When the extravaganza ended, we would treat ourselves to Blum’s, a dessert café with every kind of decadence one could want.…

1 min.
taking tea

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4 min.
another day, another play

“...as the room gradually lightens like an empty stage set before my eyes, I am aware that another day, another play in which I will be responsible for writing the script, developing the main character, and managing the props, is about to begin.” Every morning, while it is still dark, I come downstairs into the living room, pull back the curtains covering the front windows, and spend the next hour in a wing chair reading, writing, or simply sitting quietly in the stillness. This is the holiest, most hopeful time of day, and as the room gradually lightens like an empty stage set before my eyes, I am aware that another day, another play in which I will be responsible for writing the script, developing the main character, and managing the…

1 min.
the art of refinement

Artist, fashion designer, master gardener, author, and interior decorator: Carolyne Roehm is all of these. In her more than four-decade career, she has worked with Oscar de la Renta, launched a fashion house, and studied with eminent florist Henri Moulié. And at the heart of her aesthetic is a love of beauty. Carolyne’s most recent of twelve books, At Home in the Garden, is an informative tour through her elegant estate and gardens in which she shares her wisdom as cultivator of a vibrant mélange of flowers, herbs, and trees. Through her books, she hopes to inspire others to find ways to bring loveliness into their lives. Her passion for gardening is evident, and she quotes Frank Lloyd Wright in the book’s introduction: “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It…