Food & Wine

Victoria July - August 2016

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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1 min.
dear friends

“SUMMERTIME IS ALWAYS THE BEST OF WHAT MIGHT BE.” —Charles Bowden If there is one thing I love more than living surrounded by age-worn treasures, it is the quest to find more of them! Antiquing has been called a hobby—even an obsession—and for me, it is both. For years I have sought to learn the basics of design terminology, as well as styles and their eras. I have studied the major manufacturing talents who over the past centuries created pieces that were destined to become antiques. I believe it is the overall grace of design and the quality of construction that enable those best works to survive the ravages of time and adorn homes in the twenty-first century. We are pleased to share stories that introduce you to homeowners and merchants who…

1 min.

Take a closer look at some of our favorite July/August features: Summer Days Gone By Delicacies filled with fresh fruits seem the epitome of the summer season. Our mouthwatering treats will be a welcomed addition to the menu of any festive gathering. Coming up Roses Shirley Kaplan’s Connecticut cottage brings to mind an idyllic English countryside escape. Her use of floral patterns throughout the home is a nod to her British heritage. An Artist’s Abode Her upbringing on a Hudson Valley dairy farm serves as muse for multimedia creator, Judith Reilly. From vegetables in her garden to a bee in flight, nature inspires her artistry. From the Heart Since she was very young, Rose Ann Kendrick has been a connoisseur of all things collectible. Enjoy her treasures that include eclectic charmers and inherited keepsakes. We love your ideas! Do you…

3 min.
searching for treasures

I have always loved old things. When we were newly married, my husband and I scoured Long Island in search of antiques to help furnish our new home—our preferences gravitated toward art nouveau, art deco, and arts and crafts pieces. We soon discovered Long Island Antiques Center, a shop just steps from our house. We befriended owner John D’Amico, who we noticed had a keen eye—his shop attracted dealers as well as retail customers. John never overcharged for his pieces; instead, I discovered, he underpriced many items. In his shop we could find great deals and still have money to get jewelry and accessories. NANCY VASSILAKIS Merrick, New York For many years, The Cirencester Antique Arcade has been my hidden treasure for antiques. It is nestled in the marketplace of the bustling Cotswold…

6 min.
why not stay home?

“How many times I’ve relished the private thrill of a foreign place where you know no one, speak a handful of words, where even the street signs throw you off balance.” In giro, Italian words I like. Also gita, a little trip. In giro amounts to a philosophy for me—traveling. A luggage rack is a permanent fixture in my bedroom. In my jewelry drawer, I have a brooch from the 1930s that says in swirly script Va e Torna, go and return. Often I pick it up and contemplate: where next? Some reasonable and sensitive people don’t have the gene for travel. A college friend traveled to Europe our sophomore year. I couldn’t wait to hear of her adventures, but when she returned she said, “I’m so glad I went. Now I…

3 min.
gifts from the coast

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think”—Robert Henri"Long before we saw the sea, its spray was on our lips, and showered salt rain upon us"—Charles Dickens…

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sojourn by the sea