I know you're dying to know . . .
IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!!
Beautiful hotels, empowering speakers, exquisite food, one-on-one conversations with the managing editor and other staff members, beautiful gifts at every meeting and best of all . . .
enjoying the company of sweet, new friends Tracey of
I believe that you will all be so very pleased with this new staff at Victoria magazine.
The cover of the first issue and a few of the inner pages that we were allowed to see, were just beautiful. A lot of the same sections will remain and also women entrepreneurs will be featured on a regular basis. And I know, if you're like me, that was such an important part of the old Victoria to me. To see women doing what they love, what they are the best at, for a living!
I love the fact that they said the website will be growing and be a place where we can visit, be inspired, share our ideas with the staff and possibly be able to share photos with Victoria and with other readers! What a great way for the magazine to find gorgeous homes and wonderful little shops to possibly be featured in their magazine that would normally never be seen.
The outskirts of Heaven!
Our hotel lobby!
and room with such comfy beds
This was our view outside of our hotel window. You can see an edge of downtown Dallas to the left and the massive building you see in the middle is the Hilton Anatole, where the Bliss meetings and meals were held.
A wonderful tea Saturday afternoon . . . with five courses!!
(Click to enlarge to read the amazing menu)
Alexandra Stoddard was one of our guest speakers. She was absolutely wonderful! I now want to own all of her books ~ this dynamic woman really speaks to your heart.
This photo below is of the beautiful Wedgewood Ballroom at the Hilton where we had an incredible desert reception. We were able to sit and talk at length with the managing editor to really get the feel of her passion and goals for the new Victoria.
Beautiful antique gowns collected by Steven Porterfield, another of the guest speakers . . .
This is one of the breathtaking chandeliers at the Hilton Anatole ~
A beautiful bouquet peppered with tiny crabapples resting in a silver vase on our table ~
The first Victoria cover from Hoffman Media!
It's so late but I had to show you a few photos. I will share some tomorrow of the beautiful gifts they gave us also. Well I must go off to sleep . . . I'm beginning to nod off! xxoo, Dawn