Food & Wine

Victoria March - April 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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Hoffman Media
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7 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
dear friends

Waiting for spring’s arrival, with the first crocuses and hyacinths soon to emerge from the ground, I have enjoyed studying the lovely photographs and original artwork from our Artist-in-Residence, Carolyne Roehm. Her considerable talent, both with the camera and the paintbrush, captures, at the perfect moment, flowers grown in her garden. I am inspired to create a new flowerbed just for tulips like hers. See these beauties on page 17. Another way to celebrate the season is to combine blossoming forsythia, dogwood, and perhaps Japanese quince with a few of the early bulb plants. Our feature on page 53 shows you how to bring the loveliness of the garden indoors. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a secluded location for a weeklong restorative stay, consider The Swag country inn,…

1 min.

Take a closer look at some of our favorite March/April features: David Austin Roses David Austin has dedicated his life to coaxing the best qualities from his roses. Today, his legacy lives on through his splendorous trademark varieties. Spring with April Cornell Watercolor artist April Cornell welcomes the blooms of the season by bringing them into the vibrant, cheery designs of her apparel and home-goods business. Charlottesville Gardens Something magical happens in Charlottesville, Virginia, during eight days in the spring, when visitors tour two hundred private gardens and the grounds of sprawling estates. A Meal in the Garden Bring nature’s bounty to your table. Delectable fare, such as Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Cups, makes a perfectly delightful menu for springtime entertaining. ON THE WEB Look for this symbol throughout the magazine for more online information. Visit our website to read this…

1 min.
order now!

Our Newest Classic! Victoria Classics presents the timeless, sophisticated appeal of linens, lace, and monograms in our newest special issue. Available on newsstands now or visit www.hoffmanmediastore.com to purchase your copy today! Be sure to find us on the following channels! @victoriamagazine @victoriamagazine @vicmagazine @VictoriaMag For more of the beauty you love—including glimpses of upcoming features and moments behind the scenes—follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.…

4 min.
the certainty of spring

I have always loved sweet peas for their fragrant smell, delicate petals, and old-fashioned look. A little bunch of them in a cut-crystal vase makes the entire room smell divine. I especially like to put bouquets on the bathroom vanities. In California, I start the seeds indoors in late September and then plant them outside in October for blooms in the spring. The Royal Spencer variety from Britain is especially hardy and fragrant. I overplant them so I can share them with friends and neighbors. JEANNE KINN Hollister, California Lilacs always remind me of home. During the first week of May, the yard around the house and the path to the barn exploded with thousands of lavender blossoms. If heaven has a scent, it must smell like lilacs in bloom. The sight…

4 min.
bound for home

“ To know and be known by people whose memories are long enough to tell you how much around the eyes you look like your grandmother gives you a deeper context than you can give yourself. ” Many years ago, I bought a house in a small town that calls itself, only half-jokingly, “The Center of the Universe.” For me this was not a selling point. But the town’s most important feature, a double set of railroad tracks running down the middle of it, caught my eye. If the center didn’t hold—and remaining at the center of my life is an ongoing struggle—I could hop a train and get away from it. In the beginning I was a frequent rider, but after a while, the return portion of my ticket began…

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spring’s dress rehearsal

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CAROLYNE ROEHM. PHOTOGRAPHS REPRINTED FROM AT HOME IN THE GARDEN . COPYRIGHT © 2015 CAROLYNE ROEHM. A riot of pink, orange, red, yellow, and magenta bursts forth, barely contained in a sparkling crystal vase.…