December 2014


Imperial Treasures , by Daryl Grove

Will the VMFA’s landmark exhibit, “Forbidden City: Imperial Treausures from the Palace Museum, Beijing,” chnage the face of Sino-American relations?

Made in Virginia Awards

Celebrating Virginia craftsmanship and ingenuity in sport, home, style, food and drink. Meet the winners!

Virginia Vissionaries , by Caroline Kettlewell

Meet six Virginians who show us no goal is ever too large to attempt, no need impossible to fill.

Hospitals & Healthcare 2014

A special supplement featuring trends in patient care and technology in Virginia’s top hospitals!

In Every Issue

Letters | Contributors | Natives | Reviews | Style | Bellwether | About Town | Odd Dominion | Departures


Point of Departure , by Joan Tupponce

Hollywood screenwriter and director Randall Wallace turns his attention homeward for his latest project, a Civil War-era television drama set and filmed in Virginia.

Half-Shell Shock , by Caroline Kettlewell

The heyday of the Chesapeake Bay oyster.

Hunt Country , by Greg Weatherford

Blackthron & Brook introduces Virginia to its luxury English riding holidays.

Cider Week Rules , by Eden Stuart

It’s simple. All cider, all week.

Riding Roughshod , by Greg Weatherford

Virginia Cyclocross goes off-road.


Events | Around the State

Our picks for the most interesting goings-on this season.

Virginiana | A Taste of History , by Greg Weatherford

For 90 years, Sally Bell’s Kitchen in Richmond has made food the old-fashioned way–by hand.

Food | The Art of the Cocktail Party , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

Like the trumpet that trills above a melody, food is the flourish that makes the evening memorable.

Travel | Fashion Forward Florence , by Carrie Nieman Culpepper

A sartorial-inspired sojourn in Italy’s original fashion capital where a new guard of designers is carving its own niche.

Property | There and Back Again , by Meridith Ingram

Normandy, a spectacular home on Carter’s Creek, tells the story of a lifetime.

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