Visit Virginia: Flat Feet on Beat

Visit Virginia: Flat Feet on Beat

Written by Leslie Grace Meandering along winding roads through Southwest Virginia, one can almost hear the plaintive tones of Mother Maebelle Carter and Dr. Ralph Stanley echoing faintly. Jump in your car and start anywhere along The Crooked Road, Virginia Heritage Music Trail, for a musical journey. This 333-mile journey along the roads of Southwest...
October 24, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
The Thrill of the Chase

The Thrill of the Chase

Virginia’s Piedmont region, stretching along the eastern side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is as much a state of mind as it is a place in a state. It runs from the Washington, D.C., exurbs southwest toward the vibrant college town of Charlottesville and beyond. It encompasses charming and noteworthy communities such as Leesburg, Middleburg,...
October 20, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Five Virginia Wineries with Breathtaking Views

Five Virginia Wineries with Breathtaking Views

In Virginia, love is all you need. It filters through our world-renowned oysters, ignites a passion in our award-winning chefs, pours a story into our celebrated craft spirits and cultivates Thomas Jefferson’s dream of creating a successful Virginia vineyard into every vine of Virginia’s more than 250 beautiful wineries. Today, we’re no longer a budding...
November 05, 2015 — Mel Calabro
Richmond Folk Festival 2015 Playlist

Richmond Folk Festival 2015 Playlist

We look forward to the Richmond Folk Festival year after year. As one of the largest events our fine city hosts, the Folk Fest (as the locals say) serves as the unofficial beginning of fall for many locals. Early autumn weather in central Virginia is bright and brisk — perfect for walking around the riverfront,...

For the Love of the Bay

To say that Captain Chris Newsome has salt water running through his veins would be an understatement. Having grown up on the water, Chris spent years fishing in the traditional style before seeking out fly fishing as a new challenge. The Captain helped pioneer the sport in Eastern Virginia as one of the area’s first...
Virginia Oysters on the Rise

Virginia Oysters on the Rise

After almost fully retiring as Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist, Tommy Leggett returned to his desired life as a waterman — aquaculture farming native oysters throughout the bay for his small scale oyster business, York River Oysters. Tommy spends his days working by the tides. At early morning high tide,...
October 02, 2015 — Mel Calabro
American-Made: The Ledbury Workshop

American-Made: The Ledbury Workshop

As we always said, it all began with a shirt. When we first set out to make shirts, we wanted to create a product of superior quality with an exceptional fit. In the past six years since our launch in 2009, we believe we have accomplished just that along with fleshing out a full collection...

Dine: Farm Dinner with LONGOVEN

In keeping with modern traditions, we first discovered LONGOVEN via Instagram - their gorgeously composed plates and sophisticatedly curated feed instantly caught our eye (and stomach). LONGOVEN comprises a trio: Chefs Patrick Phelan and Andrew Manning, and Pastry Chef (Dominique Ansel mentee) Megan Fitzroy Phelan; and while they don’t currently have a permanent brick-and-mortar home,...
A Brief History: Moonshine

A Brief History: Moonshine

If you consider yourself an advanced drinker, you may approach moonshine with a bit of resistance and trepidation. Who hasn't heard of the many terrifying stories from crazy uncle Cletus about going down the rabbit hole with a jar of rotgut? When we discovered locally-distilled Belle Isle Craft Spirits we were intrigued by its updated...
A Guide to Charlottesville

A Guide to Charlottesville

Resting an easy hour-and-a-half drive’s west of Richmond, Charlottesville is both, at times, a big town and a small city. On the surface, this college town looks quaint, forever indebted to Thomas Jefferson for putting a world-class university at the doorstep of the Blueridge. Although the University is certainly an active member in shaping the...
November 04, 2014 — Ledbury