"Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!" ~Thomas Hood
Oh, how my heart thrills to February, this most romantic month! Each year, I share a gathering of favorite gifts -- treasures for celebrating Valentine's Day or surprising a precious friend. Here are a few of the pink pretties that have captured my attention this winter. 1. Flowers are always a special treat, and these Kabloom Sweet Caroline Pink and White Roses with Vase will make a charming display. 2. Playful and flirty, this Crown & Ivy Ditto Dot Mix Scarf combines soft pink polka dots and raspberry pom pom trim -- a go-to accessory that is sure to remain a favorite through spring and summer. 3. Finding a signature scent adds a little pleasure to every day; sample Bath & Body Works Peony before it's gone! 4. The versatility of this Crown & Ivy Solid Cardigan in Pink Sky makes it a wardrobe staple. 5. Delivered to your door, Kabloom Shades of Pink Long-Stemmed Roses are ready to be slipped into a holiday arrangement. 6. The exquisite cookies on our cover give just a hint of the sweet surprises you'll find in the January/February 2017 issue of Victoria magazine. Nearly four years into my tenure, I still love my work and feel so blessed each day to sip tea; write about inspiring places and people; and collaborate with a talented team of creative women.
I hope you will savor the opportunity this month brings to cherish the ones we love and show them how much we care through acts of kindness and tokens of affection!