Ah, the dinner party. It once was the highlight of entertaining and sophistication. Modern protocol has shifted. People still love socializing with friends, but formal place cards and sterling flatware have been pushed aside in favor of more relaxed affairs. Manners, however, still matter.
One game and 16 years. That’s how long it took for Patrick Cavanagh to realize a long-standing dream. This February, for the second straight year, his top junior hockey players clinched a run at the U.S. Premier Hockey League national title.
Artie Shell is the sole founder, craftsman, marketer and salesman behind Mascon Leather, which he runs from a workshop in his Williamsburg home.
The vehicle was restored by a couple in their early 30s, a project that took hundreds of garage-hours and more than seven years, and really all started by chance.
Like wineries and breweries before them, craft distilleries in Virginia have infused money, vision and countless hours into an industry dominated by the Jim Beams and Wild Turkeys of the world. But rules set in place after Prohibition have made distilling in Virginia a tough, if rewarding, proposition.
We popped in to talk food and design with Malia Paasch and her Four Eleven York restaurant interior decorators, Allison Whitmore and Leslie Drinkwalter.