February 2015


Designing Presidents , by Alan Pell Crawford

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison … men of fashion? A look at the 18th-century gentleman’s repertoire.

Into the Wild , by Christine Stoddard

The ancient art of falconry is a sport that engages the mind and feeds the falconer’s passion for hunting.

Virginia Weddings , by Valerie Hubbard

Beautiful real weddings from around the state, plus Top Wedding Vendors 2015, our list of more than 600 of Virginia’s best wedding pros.

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Step Right Up , by Erin Parkhurst

Rusty Bolts delights and amazes with feats of strength harking to the days of country carnivals and traveling sideshows. Welcome to the new vaudeville.

Dark Wings and Dark Words , by Caroline Kettlewell

It’s intelligence, more so than the famous quote, that sets the raven apart.

Looking Forward , by Eden Stuart

Virginia Union University celebrates 150 years.

Alt Art , by Sarah Sargent

Richmond’s ADA Gallery showcases contemporary artists.


Profile | Modern Farmers , by Taylor Pilkington

A pair of Air Force veterans preserves rare breeds at Hudson Heritage Farms in South Boston.

Dining | Message in a Bottle , by Deveron Timberlake

Sommeliers are part of an elite global network of those who truly know wine.

Food | The Big Chili , by Lisa Antonelli Bacon

To the purist, the fewer ingredients the better when it comes to chili. Recipes for the perfect bowl, plus cornbread versus cornpone.

Travel | Salt of the Earth , by Tricia Pearsall

Exploring the starkly beautiful landscape of the world’s largest salt flat, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni.

Retirement Living | Design for the Third Act , by Deveron Timberlake

Three Virginia couples who designed homes for retirement that are timeless and ready for action.

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