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The Joy of Gathering
The bright colors and charming patterns synonymous with tableware and home décor company Vietri began with a dream. In May 1983, sisters Susan and Frances happily accompanied their mother, Lee Gravely, on a much-anticipated journey. Less than a decad
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Recipe
Makes 1 (8-inch) cake 2½ (4-ounce) bars semisweet chocolate, chopped1 cup unsalted butter, diced1½ cups granulated sugar½ cup prepared chestnut cream*6 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon salt½ cup unsweetened co
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Christmas In The Clouds
Built in 1906 for the first permanent, year-round resident of this scenic mountaintop community, the beautiful sandstone house had all but lost its luster when Lisa and Scott Maclellan purchased it at auction in 2009. The once-grand structure had bee
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Recipe
Makes 1 (8-inch) cake 9 large eggs, room temperature and lightly beaten1¼ cups half-and-half1¼ cups coconut milk2 teaspoons vanilla extract1½ teaspoons coconut extract2¼ cups all-purpose flour½ cup granulated sugar1½ teaspoons salt9 tablespoons unsal
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Recipe
Makes 6 (8-ounce) servings ½ teaspoon unflavored gelatin6 tablespoons water, divided1½ cups heavy whipping cream6 tablespoons brewed espresso½ cup granulated sugar¼ teaspoon salt6 large egg yolks1 cup crumbled amaretti cookies½ cup cocoa nibs 1. In a
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Elegance of Nostalgia
Christmas is a nostalgic time when tender memories of childhood anticipation and excitement for the holidays bubble up and bring fresh joy. A certain stocking, though it may be a bit frayed, always takes its special place at the mantel, and a few mac
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Recipe
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake 2¼ cups granulated sugar2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary1½ cups butter, softened5 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract3½ cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt1¼ cups whole butt
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In Harmony For The Holidays
Although it is a common temptation at Christmastime to be extravagant with decorations, staying true to the essence of a home’s design theme may be even more impactful. For the owners of a 1920s gray stone residence, simply enhancing everyday interio
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Recipe
Makes 24 servings 1¼ cups cold skim milk1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin1 cup nonfat half-and-half6 ounces goat cheese¼ cup honey substitute*1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, seeds reserved1 cup sugar-free apricot jamGarnish: ½ cup chopped
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Holiday Fresh
“I love natural materials and can’t stand skimpy garlands,” says interior decorator D. A. Tynes (a.k.a. Dawn Ann). “You really need to honor the scale and proportion of your rooms and work to create that perfect balance, even with holiday décor,” she
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Vestiges Of A Sacred Past
It was a Sunday afternoon in 1992 when interior designer Jan Cash and her husband, Stan, found their most beloved objet d’art. The pair had just arrived in Munich for a tour of Germany and, eager to become oriented, set out to walk the quiet streets.
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Recipe
Makes 8 servings 2 cups heavy whipping cream2 cups half-and-half10 cardamom pods, crushed⅓ cup espresso coffee beans1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved8 egg yolks1 cup granulated sugar, divided⅛ teaspoon salt10 to 12 fresh fi
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Credits, Where to Shop & Buy
KIMBERLY FINKEL DAVIS: page 79 JANE HOPE: page 11 GEORGIANNA LANE: page 46 PIERRE NICOU: page 31 MARCY BLACK SIMPSON: cover and pages 9, 11–12, 19–27, 31–32, 43–55, 60, 71, 73–78, and 84–90 CAROLINE SMITH: page 12 KATE SEARS: page 59 COREY AMARO: pag
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Jordan Marxer MANAGING EDITOR Melissa Lester ASSOCIATE EDITOR Karen Callaway ASSISTANT EDITOR Leslie Bennett Smith SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Kassidy Abernathy CREATIVE DIRE
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Editor’s Letter
After our December wedding, my husband and I began collecting silver sleigh bells inscribed with the date of our anniversary. These sterling keepsakes ring out cheerful greetings this time of year—their delicate tinkling heralding the arrival of Chri
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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 November/December features: Admire the twinkling splendor of Filoli Historic House & Garden, dressed to welcome
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Gifts of Heritage
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Victoria Classics Book Club selection Little House on the Prairie, observed, “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a ch
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Reflections On The Holiday Table
In late fall and early winter, this farm comes into its own as a gathering place for family members and friends. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays draw people to our warm hearth and abundant dinner table. We might have a couple of families of child
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Preserving Nature’s Blush
Some of the best materials to preserve are statice, globe amaranth (gomphrena), cress, and larkspur. Drying flowers is easy: Just pick them when they are fully open but not overly ripe, and hang them upside down in a warm, dry place for a few weeks u
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Viennese Waltz
The enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine mingle with the sounds of familiar carols and crowd chatter amid one of winter’s most enduring traditions: Vienna’s Christmas markets. More than twenty different emporia fan out from the heart
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A Grand Feast
SEE RECIPE INDEX, PAGE 101, FOR RECIPE INFORMATION. ■
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Greetings from Magnolia Glen
In search of a second home with ample land for hunting, Jennifer and Mitchell Britt came across a circa 1833 Carolina cottage, complete with a classic dogtrot hallway and a dedicated chapel room, originally built for Juliet and Stephen Palmer. It had
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Yule Amid the Blooms
When magnate William Bowers Bourn II and his wife, Agnes, selected a picturesque parcel of land, midway between San Francisco and San Jose, on which to build their country house, they chose Willis Polk, an eclectic architect with a penchant for combi
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Scents of Nostalgia
Like most other women in farming families, Peggy Batts knows the value of resourcefulness. More than three decades ago, she began crafting wreaths, potpourri, and sachets made from the abundance of wildflowers, herbs, and botanicals that grew around
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Dreaming of Gingerbread
At victoriamag.com, download our exclusive recipe card for Gingerbread Cookies. SEE RECIPE INDEX, PAGE 101, FOR RECIPE INFORMATION. ■
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Recipe Index
Begins on page 37 Makes 12 servings 4 (4x1-inch) strips orange peel3 sprigs rosemary3¾ cups lemonade1¼ cups freshly squeezed orange juice1 cup Champagne½ cup light rum½ cup brandy1 cup granulated sugar⅓ cup water3 large egg whites¼ teaspoon cream of
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Where to Shop & Buy
Pages 13–14: Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator-authors Anne Morrow and Charles A. Lindbergh, is the author of more than two dozen books. To sample more of Reeve’s work, including her newest collection of essays, Two Lives, visit her website at ree
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In The Next Issue
Meet passionate entrepreneurs highlighted in our annual Business of Bliss panel. With ardent affection for Valentine’s Day, we offer an ode to romance. Settle before the hearth with a menu perfect for sharing with the Victoria Classics Book Club. The
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The Christmas Tea Party
Unpacking holiday adornments and readying my home for Yuletide, my heart fills with joy as I reminisce on celebrations of Christmases past. I linger in this quiet space, awaiting my grown children’s return home while savoring the memory of a special
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