Food & Wine

Victoria July - August 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.

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dear friends

Making choices can be a most difficult thing. With summer rapidly approaching, I must choose how I will spend my vacation days. Maybe that decision will keep me close to home, sharing my holiday with my extended family, or perhaps it will take me to a destination far away. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to structure a seasonal break so that learning a new skill could be part of the experience? Check within your community for classes or seminars, or be inspired by the pages of Victoria. In this issue, accompany us to Chatauqua, New York, where an ages-old institute offers educational enrichment balanced with equal measures of self-renewal. Or journey to the rolling hills of Italy for a remarkable cooking school taught by Texas cheese maker Paula Lambert, and explore towns…

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Visit our website to read this issue’s online stories and to find more of the content you love. Take a closer look at some of our favorite July/August features: Setting the Stage for Enrichment at Chautauqua, New York The small-town Victorian ambience of this quaint hamlet belies its status as a world-renowned center of education and artistic expression. An Italian Banquet for the Senses Join Mozzarella Company founder Paula Lambert on her guided tour of the landmark locations and regional cuisine of Italy. McEvoy Ranch’s Bountiful Harvest An acclaimed journalist before her retirement, Nan Tucker McEvoy later launched a new career as a trailblazing entrepreneur, producing fine olive oils at her family ranch. Sharing Common Threads Italian needle artist Elisabetta Sforza, who has a large international following, showcases her passion— and talent—for hand embroidery in her online journal. ON THE…

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summers by the campfire

As a young girl growing up in the Cotswolds area of England in the 1960s, I and my local Brownie troop were lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend a few idyllic summer days camping near the town of Eastleach, at a spot known as Macaroni Wood. We were picked up by a coach bus in our village, sleeping bags in tow, and stopped on the way at the local newsagent to pick up huge tubs of ice cream for the journey. We stayed in old Royal Air Force quarters formerly used as hospital buildings. I remember sitting around the evening campfire, being entertained by the local Girl Guides troop, who performed such amusing songs as “I Like to Eat Worms”! Our days were spent competing in Brownie revels in…

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the creek from which all others flow

Several summers ago, I tookmy three youngsters apple picking. It was an unbearably hot, dusty day. After we had picked our quota, I loaded the apples and children back into the car, started back toward the highway, and then—on a whim— changed my mind. Turning off the main road, I spotted a country lane, drove down it for several minutes, and finally found what I was hoping for: a creek. The children exploded with gratitude as they leaped out of the car and took possession. The oldest immediately set a twig going down the swiftest part of the current and raced behind it, throwing stones. Themiddle child found a smooth, flat rock that hung above a quieter part of the water and lowered herself, cross-legged, onto the middle of the stone,aproper…

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simply summer

“ Summertime is always the best of what might be”. —CHARLES BOWDEN Scattered blossoms usher the beauty of the greenhouse indoors, creating gracious sanctuaries. Above: Beneath a pink-and-coral ensemble from D. Porthault—the embroidered border of a crisp Lacet pillow cover complementing a cheery Bouquet Éclaté duvet and shams—faintly shaded Vexin sheets from Anne de Solène provide a soothing retreat. “ …The earth had donned her manthe of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad.” —CHARLES DICKENS…

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city of brotherly love