Viva Victoria!

I admit it—at heart, I’m an old-fashioned girl. Add to that a hopeless romantic and a bit of an Anglophile, and it’s no wonder that I was a huge fan of the magazine classic, Victoria. Lest you cool chicks think that’s the sort of rag read only by grandmas, take note: Besides a healthy dose of lace and roses, Victoria also profiles chic boutiques, insider travel destinations (it’s never too early to fantasize about your honeymoon!), innovative recipes, and plenty of tips for creative entertaining. And as a bride, you’ll be doing plenty of that, girlfriend!

Victoria Magazine CoverHowever, a couple of years ago, with the not-so-savvy judgment normally reserved for our politicians, Victoria’s publisher abruptly discontinued the popular brand, to the hue and cry of its devotees. The men in suits eventually realized the error of their ways and repented, so I started receiving new issues of the reborn Victoria earlier this year. Hooray!

Victoria MagazineMuch of the publication’s pretty pointers can be had for free online. So log on and let yourself be tempted by their special bridal luncheon menu or inspired by the profile of a paper artist to DIY innovative wedding invitations and placecards.

You’ll either welcome back this old favorite into your life or find yourself making a new friend.