Wednesday, March 23, 2016

French Inspiration Giveaway



Dreaming of France is easy with all the gorgeous editorial content in our Hoffman Media magazines. Every year, our May/June issue of Victoria focuses on Gallic destinations, cuisine and decor. Last year's special-interest publication French Cottage -- one of my favorites -- offers inspiration galore. And the most recent issue of Bake from Scratch brims with mouthwatering French pastries.




I wrote the text for our May/June 2015 Cooking and Entertaining feature, "French Patisserie." Our test-kitchen chef, Loren Wood, really outdid herself creating a tantalizing menu of sweets. Later, when my talented friend Alinda and her daughters planned a Victoria-inspired tea party, it was a blessing to share their story of hospitality on Victoriamag.com. Read more about the festivities in Gracious Entertaining: Mother and Daughter Bring Our French Patisserie to Life






With all of this beauty to behold, Emma and I had no shortage of ideas for bringing to life her 10th-birthday celebration. I will be sharing all the details of her recent party in upcoming posts, so be sure to stop by often to view our take on an afternoon in Paris.


Leave a comment below for your chance to win a bundle of our French-themed publications, and I will announce the winner at the end of our party coverage. 

25 comments:

Rach said...

Oh la la!! Love all that eye candy. Can't wait to see more of the party!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful theme! Looking forward to seeing more.

Kathleen in IL

Sarita Boyette said...

How I would love to win a package of lovely magazines! Thank you for having a giveaway and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Minnie In NYC said...

More beautiful magazines to take with me on my picnics to Central Park or Battery Park City. I pack at least 4 magazines and a book in my book bag, stop for a favorite salad then off to sit and read on a sunny warm day and many days soon to be savoring. Happy Easter to all and blessings each day! :)
Robin in NYC

connie said...

One magazine would be a great prize, but ALL of them would be astounding! Thanks so much for sharing! Easter blessings!

Nancy Itson said...

I can't wait to see every detail of Emma's 10th Birthday Party, and I can't wait to read your article in the May/June issue. I look forward to reading your articles in every Victoria Magazine. You have a wonderful talent. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Birthday Emma!

Alinda said...

It is such a treat to see you posting one of your birthday parties again! I have missed them! My girls and I could not contain our excitement as we scrolled through your last post with the first photos of Emma's French Patisserie. We can't wait for more!
Your blog post about our little French tea last summer was a wonderful blessing. God has gifted you with a beautiful way with words and it was an honor to have you write our story. I am grateful for the Victoria magazine and all the inspiration it offers for domestic arts and entertaining. My daughters and I pour over every issue!

Mirjana Bartl Siampos said...

I love the magazines and your blog. Thank you for this opportunity.
Best wishes and Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Mirjana

Anonymous said...

Ooh la la! What a wonderful spring theme. I enjoy baking and have wanted to try some French pastries. Your blog is so enjoyable and inspiring. Thank you!
Marlene

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win those lovely mags!
Shari Harniss
Columbus, GA

b levis said...

I am so glad when my Victoria arrives in the mail!

Christi Davis said...

What a wonderful giveaway! And, what a beautiful theme!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the magazines!

PennyPintuck said...

Thank you for the opportunity. Your party was lovely.

Delyn Metcalfe said...

I asked for and received a subscription to Tea Time magazine this past Christmas from my mother. Have thoroughly enjoyed it, and would love to win the bundle you have mentioned.

Ella said...

I love the design on the covers of those magazines. It would be nice to win, so I could see the inside.
Looking forward to reading, and seeing, more about Emma's party. I miss your frequent blog posts.

marranne said...

Happy 10th birthday to Emma! A lovely party for a lovely young girl.

I would be delighted to win the magazines. Hope I win!

Deborah said...

French themes are so fun. I'm looking forward to seeing Emma's party detail. Thanks for the opportunity.

Unknown said...

I'm so excited to see the rest of Emma's party pictures! I get so much inspiration from your posts! Thanks for sharing! Would be thrilled to win the magazines!

Unknown said...

Megan Dove

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Melissa - what a thrill! I would love to win this giveaway, thank you very much for the opportunity!

I was just reading Victoria this morning. Victoria and Tea Time are my two most favorite magazines of all. I dabble in the cottage/frenchie/prairie/garden ones often, but V and TT are my favs.

Happy April - and happy springtime! : - )

ps I am going to be looking for the tea party! I hosts teas often - or did until recently, but for about 15 years I hosted at least one a month, if not more. So I can't wait to learn about your young lady's tea party! : - )

Penelope Carlevato said...

I write about tea and love to see how you blend dishes, cups, teapots and bring it all together with such style!

Cynthia said...

I would love to be the lucky recipient...thank you for making this opportunity available!

Linda of Belmont said...

Our house has enjoyed following your blog for years. Thanks for sharing all your "lovely" posts! I like doing French baking with a Southern twist such as making cornbread madeleines to have with soup; would love to win some more Gallic inspiration!

Jo Full said...

I love your blog!!

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