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“In France, women use embroidery to add embellishments to small things used in daily life,” explains Lisa Dugua, owner of The French Needle. Her Maryland boutique brims with artisanal materials imported from her husband’s native country; take a peek at https://bit.ly/thefrenchneedle. Victoria, Floral, Cross Stitch Patterns, Embroidery Stitches, Instagram, The French, Needle, Monogram Letters, Embroidered Quilts
Threads of Success: The French Needle
“In France, women use embroidery to add embellishments to small things used in daily life,” explains Lisa Dugua, owner of The French Needle. Her Maryland boutique brims with artisanal materials imported from her husband’s native country; take a peek at https://bit.ly/thefrenchneedle.
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@victoriamagazine on Instagram
What happiness these myriad pink blossoms bring us! Surely flowers are nature’s gift of love to mankind—one that we graciously accept. Discover more floral delights by following us on Instagram at https://bit.ly/victoriamaginstagram. | Photo: Gulshan London
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An Enchanted Home: Dreaming in Blue & White
Inspired by the stately châteaux nestled along the Loire River in France, Tina Yaraghi, the entrepreneur behind The Enchanted Home shop and blog, recreated this signature style in her New York residence. Tour the European-influenced abode at https://bit.ly/enchanted-home-interior.
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Heirlooms from the Heart
Penned as personal letters to her precious children, a Michigan mother's beautifully composed blog portrays her love for all things French while instilling in them an appreciation for the loveliest things in life. Read Fatema Hijazi's story at https://bit.ly/heirloomsfromtheheart.
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Nicola Bathie McLaughlin’s San Antonio Sanctuary
Texas-based tastemaker Nicola Bathie McLaughlin's impeccable sense of style is evident in each room of her dwelling where a kaleidoscope of soft shades and chinoiserie creates a classic feminine effect. See more of her gray-brick charmer and dazzling jewelry collection at https://bit.ly/nicolabathieinterior.
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Pretty Persuasions
Monica Lavin, the energetic entrepreneur behind Lavin Label, is known not only for her graciously appointed home in Savannah’s downtown historic district, but also for offering an ever-growing panoply of inspiring ideas for travel, entertaining, fashion, and beauty. Read her story and tour her abode at https://bit.ly/pretty-persuasions.
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Shepherding a Dream
The rolling countryside of northern Virginia stretches out for mile after picturesque mile, with properties delineated by wooden fences and homes sheltered under giant oaks—an idyllic setting for Gum Tree Farm Designs and its woolly flocks of merino sheep. Meet shepherdess Franny Kansteiner and tour the farm at https://bit.ly/gum-tree-farm.
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Tuft & Trim Shares Simple Design Tips for an Elegant Home
If "simple elegance" ever encapsulated an interior designer's aesthetic to perfection, the phrase would be apropos to Courtney Davey of Tuft & Trim, whose style exudes a sense of grace handed down through the generations. She shares helpful design tips at https://bit.ly/tuft-and-trim-design-tips.
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Etched in Memory: Jennifer Reynolds Calligraphy Engravings
When celebrating the best things in life, personalized mementos honor precious moments of the past, present, and future. Our newest hardcover volume, The Art of Correspondence, showcases the delicate handiwork and elegant appearance of handcrafted etchings and gifts of creativity that speak volumes where language falls short. Take a peek at these exquisite objects d’art at https://bit.ly/calligraphy-engravings.
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The Business of Bliss: Introducing the 2024 Entrepreneurs
At Victoria, we delight in the dreams and dedication expressed by those who have embarked on the entrepreneurial journey. Those who step into this role inspire us with their vision and bring beauty into our lives through their businesses. In this annual special section, we celebrate the talents and accomplishments of eight such outstanding businesswomen who reap the rewards of doing what they truly love for a living. Meet our 2024 panel of entrepreneurs at https://bit.ly/2024-entrepreneurs.
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Jennifer L. Scott
Victoria is pleased to welcome to its pages Jennifer L. Scott and Natasja Sadi,whose creative writings and sugar flower compositions promise a year of enchanting bliss. Get to know these two talented women at https://bit.ly/2024-WIR-AIR-Intro and in our January/February issue!
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Natasja Sadi
Vict ria is pleased to welcome to its pages Jennifer L. Scott and Natasja Sadi, whose creative writings and sugar flower compositions promise a year of enchanting bliss. Get to know these two talented women at https://bit.ly/2024-WIR-AIR-Intro and in our January/February issue!
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Sally and Sarah Clarkson
In their book The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming, Sally Clarkson and Sarah Clarkson recall taking time through the years “to thumb through Victoria magazines over steaming cups of tea.” As the authors conclude their year as our Writers-in-Residence—a tenure shared by the mother and daughter—Sally shares reflections on this full-circle moment, glimpses of what is to come for her both personally and professionally, and advice for finding serenity at https://bit.ly/QA-Sally-Clarkson.
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The Simple Beauty of The Stitchery
Inspired by the pastoral scenes of her childhood, British needle artist and entrepreneur Nicki Franklin has created a happy hive of creativity where she dreams up simple but enchanting designs for a growing community of stitchers. Find out more about The Stitchery at https://bit.ly/the-stitchery.