The magazine in question (see yesterday's post) is the much beloved Victoria magazine launched by Hearst Publications in 1987, as a Good Housekeeping "spin off." It went on to be one of the most successful magazines in the shortest amount of time in history. Its editor for nearly 15 years was Nancy Lindemeyer. She was a masterful editor with a magical touch. She and John Mack Carter of Hearst brought together an enormously talented staff of photographers, writers, and creative production team. The result was a magazine without parallel. After changing editors in 2000, we saw the magazine's demise in 2003. Hoffman Media has revived Victoria as of December 2007, and she is again winning a new audience of those who love the beauty, charm, and vibrancy of a bygone era.
As for me, I still have all my issues of the magazine. I have carried them with me through six moves and still pull them out to read sometimes by subject matter (i.e. issues on England or Paris) or sometimes by season (Christmas, summer, fall, etc.) It is the only magazine I don't throw away because it is a visual feast as well as a masterful literary compilation. And even better, it is just plain uplifting... a celebration of life and beauty! Thank you, Victoria, for many happy years of viewing and reading pleasure.