Monday, August 24, 2015

Recommended Reading: Victoria Classics European Treasures

Over the weekend, I set aside an hour and a cup of tea just to pore over a new magazine, European Treasures from Victoria Classics. I so enjoyed my armchair travels with this issue that I wanted to tell you of some tea-related discoveries I found within the pages!

Although I've used Portmeirion teawares for years, I knew nothing of the coastal resort of Portmeirion, an Italianate village in North Wales. Pormeirion founder Susan Williams-Ellis was the daughter of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who designed the village of Portmeirion. I absolutely adored the photos of the hotel and cottage. Yet another bucket list destination!

I would dearly love to vist Ireland, and when I read about The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, I wanted to go. Then, when I read online about their famous Art Tea, I really wanted to go! (Click here to read about The Merrion's Art Tea, "the most lavish afternoon tea in Dublin.")

A feature on "The Legacy of Beatrix Potter" made me love her all over again for her generous gift of farmland to the National Trust, and I did not know that a place called Yew Tree Farm was the stand-in for her famous Hill Top farm in the movie "Miss Potter." If you, too, are afflicted with wanderlust, this magazine is a lovely place to lose yourself for an hour or so!


  1. What a delightful magazine!

  2. Visited Portmerion was a fab place, but haven't visited the others. But Victoria's publications often make me wish we were still visiting England every year...sigh...but at least we can go in our comfy armchairs with a cup of tea!

  3. Sounds like a great magazine that I should look for at Barnes & Noble. I love everything about Great Britain!

  4. Now I want this magazine. Love Beatrix Potter and hope to visit her home next year. I have Victoria's special French magazine, but will be looking for this one now too. Thanks!

  5. This sounds like a great magazine, Angela, perfect for planning an adventure!

    My bucket list includes Great Britain and Ireland (and until I travel, reading about it with a nice cup of tea works just fine for me!)

    Well, ... about Ireland: Georgia Tech is scheduled to play Boston College in Dublin, Ireland, late Summer of 2016 - my son Nick and his friends are already "mapping out plans...". I sure hope they'll have some good travel packages, wouldn't that be fun?
    Until then, I'll be visiting Barnes & Noble.
    Thank you, Angela!

  6. I may have to grab that one. I am soooooooooooooooo in the mood to travel!

    Hope I can walk well soon, this "grounded" feeling is not a good one. Hugs.

  7. Sounds like a good magazine. I would love to go to Ireland too. One day....


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