The July/August issue of Victoria magazine—an impassioned ode to summer—brims with seasonal beauty. A bevy of blooms awaits at Grace Rose Farm, and relaxation is on offer at a charming Victorian cottage. Talented contributors bring inspiration to our pages, with Artist-in-Residence Annie Sloan showcasing her outdoor oasis, FrenchGardenHouse proprietor Lidy Baars sharing ideas for using antique finds in alfresco entertaining, and photographer Ana Zilhão extolling the romance of ordinary days. We answer the siren call of the sea with glimpses of classic coastal retreats and a menu ideal for savoring on a sandy shore. Plus, Writer-in-Residence Jan Karon invites us into her cozy kitchen.