February 2018


Take Comfort , by Kendra Bailey Morris

Chefs Travis Milton of Milton’s in Saint Paul, Mike Ledesma of Perch in Richmond, Leen Kim of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs and Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Pasta Bar in Alexandria share recipes for their take on the comfort foods that warm during winter’s doldrums.

Jazz, Baby! by Don Harrison

Virginia has deep roots in the evolution of this uniquely American art form. From Tazewell County’s stride piano man Teddy Weatherford to Newport News’ bop guitarist Tiny Grimes and Suffolk’s great jazz son Charlie Byrd, Virginians have left a legacy of pushing musical boundaries that continues to influence the genre today.

Retirement Living 2018 , by Caroline Kettlewell

If ou plan to retire at 66, demographics say you might have decades ahead of you — have you plannedfor that life to come, not simply to live long, but to live well? Experts offer advice for making the most of our new longevity — physically, emotionally and financially.

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A Beer Between Friends , by Taylor Pilkington

The best firends behind Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger joint.

Hello, Scissorlips , by Caroline Kettlewell

Ancient and armored, the longnose gar.

The End of the Line , by Erin Parkhurst

Saying goodbye to Friday Night Lights.

Leading Family , by Joan Tupponce

A Tony Award nominee, a theater producer and their young son bring star power to Arlington.

A New Spirit, by Ashley Hunter

The 11th Virginia Wine Expo is changing things up with new events and a sleek new venue.


Virginiana | In Defense of Parson Weems , by Alan Pell Crawford

He bent the truth when he wrote the story of George Washington and the cherry tree.

Dining | Perfect Harmony , by Kim O’Connell

The Eden Center in Falls Church serves up authentic Vietnamese cuisine.

Travel | Riviera Nayarit , by Logan Ward

The author and his family discover Mexico’s secret coast.

Home | No Place Like It , by Charlotte Safavi

Middleburg interior designer Marlene Dennis creates a home for herself.

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