April 2016


The Heart of Fredericksburg , by Jack Cooksey

The arts and entrepreneurship are thriving in the ‘burg along with new retail, a quickly-gaining-attention food scene, and rapid development. But with growth comes change—what does the future look like for the 300-year-old city? With photography by Adam Ewing.

Health and Wellness 2016

A special supplement devoted to your health! Featuring power lifter and YouTube celeb Maxx Chewning, aerial yoga, wearable fitness technology, the lost art of convalescence, 3 recipes for super smoothies and more. Plus, all-terrain fitness—your guide to sporting hot spots around the state.

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The Midas Touch , by Phaedra Hise

Lynn Easton and Dean Porter Andrews have  built a luxury hospitality group one exquisite detail at a time. With photography by Jen Fariello.

Holy Heron , by Caroline Kettlewell

The great blue bird is big, beautiful and deadly.

Painting the Town Black , by Marissa Hermanson

Black Dog Salvage debuts a new product line.

Bronze of Ages , by Sarah Sargent

The work of Rubin Peacock debuts in the VMFA sculpture garden.

Fly the Coop

Spring chickens and cocks of the walk unite! Take advantage of everything our favorite flightless fowl has to offer.


Virginiana | Keeper of the Flame , by Robert Nelson

Finding fact from folklore in the art of historical cartographer Eugene Scheel.

Dining | A Tale of Two Cities , by Dean King

Rustic Italian fare from celebrity chef Mike Isabella at Graaffiato D.C. and RVA.

Food | Pasta Perfect , by Phaedra Hise

Practically perfect fresh pasta recipes featuring decadent lobster, braised rabbit, tender veal, swordfish and bright spring vegetables. With photography and styling from Fred + Elliott.

Home | The Tie That Binds , by Marissa Hermanson

Berkely, Shirley and Westover plantations are home to three extraordinary families who have shared a deep and abiding friendship for generations. With photography by Mark Edward Atkinson.

Travel | Cuba Unbound , by Kimberley Lovato

A first-of-its-kind kayak tour through Cuba’s Bay of Pigs offers a new view of this long-shuttered and enigmatic country. With photography by Chad Case.

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