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!