Where connections are common
New social club in Richmond hopes to capitalize on a growing desire for people to come together.
A Special Day & Place
Sometimes it’s OK for the wedding location to compete with the dress.
History on wheels
How a stockcar driven by Wendell Scott, the first Black man to win a major NASCAR race, ended up in Gloucester.
Of maps, angels & ghosts
Virginia’s latest poet laureate talks family, culture and the benefit of writing daily.
An idea and his world
That’s how Ray Breeden went from running a business out of the trunk of his car to being a titan of U.S. real estate
A place to flourish
Stevie Mcfadden’s holistic approach is changing how Virginians decorate their homes and offices.
FOR US. BY US.
Aberdeen Gardens was the nation’s first homestead community designed and built by Black Americans for Black Americans. It offered dignity and opportunity when oppression and segregation ruled and became a model for other such communities…
Good Shot Judy still has that swing
Good Shot Judy’s staying power seems anchored in both the audience’s appetite for live, bygone music and a dazzling delivery that provides the bridge between there and here.
What We’re Loving | Long Board Charcuterie
One thing the pandemic has taught us is that just about everything can be delivered to our door: groceries, craft…
Supper Club | Delicious Escape
This past October, a group of foodies gathered at the Virginia Beach home of Gray Randolph, a French wine scholar…
Hitlist | A New book, cold treats, and diverse art
The magic of a first novel Keep your eye out this spring for a debut novel by Nicole Glover called…
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Make your new kitchen sizzle; do’s and don’ts of redesign
Building and remodeling kitchens can be daunting, but with a few expert tips you can undertake a new project with…
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Raising the Bar | I (de)Cant Even
These days, decanters have been relegated to dusty antique store shelves. The idea of moving spirits from one bottle to…
Modern Manners | Spark joy through sharing
After nearly a year of COVID-19 restrictions, our daily lives have been divided into remote realms of socially distant interactions…
Life in Tidewater | Not good hair – great hair
I first noticed my hair was different around middle school. Growing up in the 1980s, straight blond hair was everywhere.…
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On the Water | Farewell to an old boatyard
After 78 years, Norfolk’s Cutty Sark, this seafaring city’s scrappiest and oldest boatyard, was calling it quits.
Trendsetters | Leading by resilience
The Elizabeth River Project Resilience Lab is set on the front lines of sea-level rise, its purpose will be to…
From the Editor
In the middle of putting this issue together – our last of the year – I was informed that our…
The Hit List | Arts, Music, and Getting Organized
Good things, small packages Tucked into the tony neighborhoods that populate the north end of Virginia Beach is a little…
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Being Social | Ticket to Ride
Five couples took part in a special Distinction Supper Club event in September, boarding a ROX luxury coach in Virginia…