Fashion & style observer. Wanderlust(er). Financial planner. Body pamperer. Do It Yourself(er). Happy lifestyle seeker.

Why, hello there.
I'm Victoria. I love staying active, living in the moment, and indulging in everything feminine, fun & fabulous...hence this blog! I'm a big dreamer who sets high expectations for myself. When I'm not fantasizing about the next country I'm going to visit, I'm working for the federal government (er, rather the largest health insurance company known to man). This blog serves as a mouthpiece for my thoughts on anything that moves me to write...because that is what I truly love to do. Enjoy!

And while you're visiting...
Please be mindful that all thoughts and opinions written on this blog are strictly my own. In the blog world, we strive to give credit where credit is due. If you would like to use any pictures or reference any posts on this blog that are {specifically} mine, please link back. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy visiting my chateau; aptly named to express that it is my domain, my likes, and ultimately, my rule of thumb. If you can't have the real thing, one must improvise!

1. French castle
2. A French manor house
3. An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in the Bordeaux region of France.

1. Meaning "victory."
2. Victoria was a goddess who smiled on the ancient Roman people for many centuries.
3. Royal associations from 19th century England's Queen Victoria and four-syllable pronunciation give Victoria an air of dignity, formality and distinction.

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