Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Now this is Bliss
I am really enjoying the new Victoria magazine. A subscription is my Christmas gift each year from hubby.
The Fall issue contains stories about the Lake District in England, where Stephanie and her husband visited last year. It is gorgeous. My favorite issues of the original Victoria were all about England.
I remember telling Stephanie that I knew the former magazine was doomed when the brand new editor said she was going to show readers there were countries out there other than England. They did write about other countries but the very soul of the old Victoria was British.
By the way, the publishers of the new Victoria also published a special magazine in July called Victoria Classics: Rooms of Bliss, which contains photos of beautiful rooms and such from the original magazine.
The last time I was in Border's (to peruse their copy of British Country Living because it has become too expensive for my budget), I saw they were still carrying Rooms of Bliss. I have also seen it at WalMart so it is readily available (at least in the U.S.).
It looks like they plan to publish more of them (my copy was a birthday gift) from the article I had read introducing the magazine. It came about when they found beautiful photographs in boxes of the old Victoria archives and thought they were too special not to share.
There is nothing like a lovely magazine and a cup of tea in a pretty cup to "take me away from it all". :)