August 2012


Capital Ideas , by Caroline Kettlewell

Transformed by a groundswell of creative energy, Richmond is revealing itself as a hip East Coast city with much more to offer than you’d expect. Welcome to RVA.

From Great Heights, by Sara Jackson

When preparing to leap for a plane at 13,500 feet, you can be forgiven for thinking it’s a long way down. Fortunately, the good people at Sjydive Orange are there to give youa push.

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Going for Gold , by J.P. Welch

Alexandria’s Terrence Jennings is ready to fight for an olympic medal.

Give ’em An Inch , by Caroline Kettlewell

And they’ll take a forest. Inchworms invade Virginia.

Vision in White by Jillian Gonzalez

Summer whites are crisp, cool and iridescent.

Steered Wrong , by Bland Crowder

A Mexican Bullfighter, robbed in D.C., meets good samaritans in NOVA.

Perfection Unraveled, by Bill Glose

A love triangle gone wrong shatters the idyllic façade of a post-WWII Virginia town.


Travel | Timeless Appeal , by Erin Parkhurst

There is something about the Tides Inn, set on a peninsula overlooking Carter’s Creek on the historic Northern neck, that has kept guests coming back again and again for generations.

Home | Riverpoint Retreat , by Deveron Timberlake

Upper Flowerdew is a contemporary family home on a centuries-old Prince George County estate It is also a nexus of history, family and the future.

Garden | A Folly for All Seasons , by Kathleen Toler

This versatile garden pavilion rises to every occasion for an Ashland couple.

Food | Game Changer , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

Poker party fare fit for guys who appreciate good grub as much as a winning hand.

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