February 2017


The Great Beer Migration , by Taylor Pilkington

How did Virginia land new multi-million dollar facilities for West Coast craft brewing giants Stone, Deschutes, Green Flash and Ballast Point breweries? We find out what it took to woo the brew.

The Mellon Legacy , by Ben Swenson

From horticulture and the arts to education and sport, we examine the lasting legacy of late billionaire philanthropist Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon.

Virginia Weddings , by Valerie Hubbard

Beautiful real weddings from around the Commonwealth, plus Top Wedding Vendors 2017, your exclusive guide to more than 800 of the state’s best wedding professionals.

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Bluegrass to Bach , by Caroline Kettlewell

Classical banjoist John Bullard redefines the instrument’s possibilities. With photography by Michael Wilson.

Ghenting to Know You , by Eden Stuart

Spend the day on foot lunching and shopping in this perfectly hip historic Norfolk neighborhood.

Search for the Divine , by Bill Glose

Botticelli masterworks on display at the Muscarelle.

From Dirt to Glass , by Eric J. Wallace

Lovingston leads the farm-to-brew movement.

Where I Stood , by Don Harrison

The throwback country of Dori Freeman is winning national ears.


Virginiana | Treasure Map , by Garland Pollard

A mission to discover the origins of a treasured family woodblock print of a map of Eastern Virginia.

Sport | Pride and Joy , by Erin Parkhurst

Las Amazonas Del Dorado introduce the art of escaramuza to Virginia. With photography by Adam Ewing.

Food | New Oyster Cult , by Chef J. Frank and Phaedra Hise

Recipes for oyster shooters, grilled oysters with lemon bacon butter, cucumber-celery mignonette and more. With photography and styling from Fred + Elliott.

Home | A Home of Her Own , by Meridith Ingram

What happens when your interior designer is also your best friend? An Alexandria homeowner finds out.

Retirement Living | At Their Peak , by Deveron Timberlake

Meet three high-achieving senior athletes redefining post retirement fitness.

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