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On an Island Bright and Fair

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At her home on the eastern shore of Nantucket, Massachusetts, artisan and private chef Kaity Farrell greets the day amid the bounty of her garden.The present is a wonder to be savored for the proprietress of Fare Isle, an atelier of products for
'At her home on the eastern shore of Nantucket, Massachusetts, artisan and private chef Kaity Farrell greets the day amid the bounty of her garden.The present is a wonder to be savored for the proprietress of Fare Isle, an atelier of products for wellness and cuisine. . The post On an Island Bright and Fair appeared first on Victoria .'

At the Water’s Edge

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'An avenue of graceful plane trees edges the placid canal leading to the entrance of the circa 1630 Château de Courances, a name derived from the French phrase eau courante , meaning “running water.” Though its location is but a stone’s throw from the ever-thrumming activity in Paris, this place exudes serenity from the moment it comes into view. . The post At the Water’s Edge appeared first on Victoria .'

The Allure of the Cottage Garden

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Inspired by natural splendor—particularly in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century—June Mays spent a year studying at The English Gardening School in London and decades cultivating botanical beauty in the American South.
'Inspired by natural splendor—particularly in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century—June Mays spent a year studying at The English Gardening School in London and decades cultivating botanical beauty in the American South. . The post The Allure of the Cottage Garden appeared first on Victoria .'

An Alfresco Luncheon

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A warm cloak of sunshine envelops the lingering morning chill, heralding spring’s welcome arrival.Flowers unfurl colorful petals; trees show off their new verdant growth; and the garden offers early bounty.Embrace the season by hosting an outdoor
'A warm cloak of sunshine envelops the lingering morning chill, heralding spring’s welcome arrival.Flowers unfurl colorful petals; trees show off their new verdant growth; and the garden offers early bounty.Embrace the season by hosting an outdoor lunch to delight guests with vibrant flavors. . The post An Alfresco Luncheon appeared first on Victoria .'

The Summer Issue: A July/August Preview

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A vibrant ode to summer, the July/August issue offers an escape to the shore through tours of coastal Oregon and Vermont’s Basin Harbor resort.Visit the Texas home of author and designer Carolyn Westbrook, and find seaside inspiration in breezy
'A vibrant ode to summer, the July/August issue offers an escape to the shore through tours of coastal Oregon and Vermont’s Basin Harbor resort.Visit the Texas home of author and designer Carolyn Westbrook, and find seaside inspiration in breezy blue-and-white interiors.Natural beauty abounds at Tangled Garden, a verdant oasis in Nova Scotia, as well as in recipes highlighting the season’s best berries and herbs. . The post The Summer Issue: A July/August Preview appeared first on Victoria .'

Our Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Victoria’s cache of Mother’s Day ideas brims with favorite finds for pampering the maternal women in your life.From decadent candies to artful paper goods and stylish accessories, we have selected six treasures perfect for honoring this dearest lady.
'Victoria ’s cache of Mother’s Day ideas brims with favorite finds for pampering the maternal women in your life.From decadent candies to artful paper goods and stylish accessories, we have selected six treasures perfect for honoring this dearest lady. . The post Our Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Guide appeared first on Victoria .'

Never Deny a Duke By Madeline Hunter

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SPONSORED CONTENT Becoming a Lord By Madeline Hunter, Author of Never Deny a Duke, The of The Decadent Dukes Society Trilogy If one looks at a listing of the peerage in the United Kingdom, this legal system of hereditary titles is divided into
'SPONSORED CONTENT Becoming a Lord By  Madeline Hunter , Author of Never Deny a Duke , The of The Decadent Dukes Society Trilogy If one looks at a listing of the peerage in the United Kingdom, this legal system of hereditary titles is divided into groups.The oldest comprise ranks of nobility designated before the union of England and Scotland in 1707.In those cases, the title holder is a peer of England or of Scotland.If the title was created after the union, the title holder is a peer of Great Britain.Once Northern Ireland was added to the empire in 1800, new titles belonged to the Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.Due to the tradition of primogenitor, in England, the oldest son would inherit his father’s title.If the firstborn male was deceased, the inheritance went to the next oldest son, and so on.If no son was available, the title moved to the prior lord’s brother and then down the line of his sons.Daughters could not inherit a title unless the letter of patent in which the king created the title made a specific allowance for that, which was extremely rare.One could not be disinherited of a title.A father’s will could, in theory, prevent the heir from inheriting his property, providing it was not entailed, but the title remained secure.Normally, however, the estate also went to the oldest son.So what happened to daughters?Good marriages were crucial to ensuring their continued support, but provisions could be made for them and younger sons, again through unentailed property or funds.It was understood that the heir had a responsibility to his siblings, too.Also, the mother most likely had some income-producing trust or property that would be left to them.There are some exceptions to the general rule above.For example, in Scotland, daughters could inherit titles.So while a countess in her own right was almost unknown in England, it was not unusual in Scotland.Most titled nobles were also peers, meaning that they sat in Parliament.Not all were, however.Scotland had barons who were nobles but not peers.This was the result of a peculiarity of history, where baronies were created in the Middle Ages with feudal titles tied to the land, not inheritance.In my most recent book, Never Deny a Duke, such a barony is at the heart of the conflict between the hero and heroine.About Never Deny a Duke He is the last duke standing  . . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes.Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage.Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his.A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use.Brentworth, however, is as difficult to persuade as he is to resist.The Duke of Brentworth’s discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends.Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable—but also compellingly magnetic.So when Davina MacCallum shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him, he is intrigued.Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate.Soon the two of them are engaged in a contest that allows no compromise.When duty and desire collide, the best laid plans are about to take a scandalous turn—into the very heart of passion.About the Author   Madeline Hunter  is a New York Times ,  USA Today , and  Publishers Weekly best-selling author with more than six million copies of her books in print.She has thirty nationally acclaimed historical romances to her credit, including Never Deny a Duke , A Devil of a Duke, The Wicked Duke, and The Most Dangerous Duke in London . A member of RWA’s Honor Roll, she has won the RITA Award twice and has been a finalist seven times.Her books have been translated into thirteen languages.She has a PhD in art history, which she has taught at the university level.Visit Madeline at her  website  or on the social media platforms below.Facebook    Twitter   Pintertest . The post Never Deny a Duke  By Madeline Hunter appeared first on Victoria .'

Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan

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Welcome to the charming town of Holland, Michigan—a bit of the Netherlands tucked into the American Midwest.Throughout this close-knit community, picturesque windmills and colorful blankets of tulips serve as constant reminders of the founding
'Welcome to the charming town of Holland, Michigan—a bit of the Netherlands tucked into the American Midwest.Throughout this close-knit community, picturesque windmills and colorful blankets of tulips serve as constant reminders of the founding fathers’ Dutch roots.On Windmill Island, the 260-year-old DeZwaan (The Swan) Windmill stands sentinel over numerous varieties of this signature spring flower that is celebrated at the annual Tulip Time Festival. . The post Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan appeared first on Victoria .'

Four Favorite Springtime Destinations

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Leaving behind the chill of winter and traveling to a beautiful locale ushers in the delights of bright colors, fresh floral scents, and welcoming breezes.
'Leaving behind the chill of winter and traveling to a beautiful locale ushers in the delights of bright colors, fresh floral scents, and welcoming breezes.These charming destinations will enlighten both mind and spirit and fill you with the warmth of spring.The post Four Favorite Springtime Destinations appeared first on Victoria.'

A Taste of Savoir Faire

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Inspired by the freshness and flavors of French cuisine, our test kitchens crafted three delectable menus highlighted in our newest Victoria Classics issue.
'Inspired by the freshness and flavors of French cuisine, our test kitchens crafted three delectable menus highlighted in our newest Victoria Classics issue.Taking one recipe from each feature, sample this trio of classic dishes worthy of a mouthwatering home-cooked Gallic repast, Parisian café, and elegant pâtisserie.The post A Taste of Savoir Faire appeared first on Victoria.'