April 2017

Features


Eye on the Prize , by Eric J. Wallace

Virginia Beach is the state’s largest city in population and land area, but leaders here don’t believe it’s gotten the respect and national attention it deserves. Big dreams and bold ideas are changing that.


Custom of the Country , by Aynsley Miller Fisher

Steeplechase racing is deeply woven into Virginia’s sporting culture. A look at the history and traditions surrounding one of our most exciting pastimes.

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Upfront


In the Oeuvre , by Sarah Sargent

John and Kathy Wurdeman’s Lazare Gallery in Charles City brings the masters of 20th century Russian Realism to the U.S.


Full-Flavored and Funky , by Caroline Kettlewell

In spring, ramps reach the peak of pungent perfection.


Raising the Bar , by Eden Stuart

Just when you thought chocolate couldn’t get any better … five inventive ways to break it, bake it and imbibe it.


SPARC of Genius , by Joan Tupponce

Richmond’s performing arts powerhouse.


Need A Lift? by Whit Sheppard

Massanutten’s new lift access bike park.

Departments


Virginiana | Smart Cookie , by Sandra Shelley

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of cookie sales. Plus, the Richmond bakery that’s been supplying them since the 1930s.


Food | The Proof is in the Pudding , by Phaedra Hise

It’s comforting, it’s custardy and it’s gotten a reboot from some of Virginia’s most inventive chefs—five new recipes for our old favorite, bread pudding. With photography and styling by Fred+Elliott and Jeff Greenough.


Travel | Rediscovering Bogotá , by Logan Ward

Boutique hotels, new restaurants and a recent end to decades of conflict are luring visitors back to Bogotá, Colombia.


Home | All In the Family , by Kate Andrews

Instead of downsizing after their children grew up, Ed and Connie Kellam of Norfolk decided to upsize their home. With photography by Mark Edward Atkinson and styling by Tracey Love.


Garden | Nature’s Industry , by Catriona Tudor Earler

The new Quarry Gardens at Schuyler transform this once-abandoned land into a lush habitat for native flora and fauna.

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