April 2023 Issue

In April, we’re revealing the hidden history behind John Lennon’s Virginia house-hunting trip, celebrating the Library of Virginia’s 200th anniversary, talking with Jeannette Walls (the author of the bestselling memoir, The Glass Castle), and exploring several adorable alpaca farms in the commonwealth. 

In Upperville, be a part of the Upperville Horse & Colt Show’s 170th event in June, and get the scoop on James Madison’s crystal flute that Lizzo played last year. Read about The Black Sheep at Farm Brew Live—a place of foodie intrigue and music concerts—as well as the art of the table for this spring’s get-togethers, and the incredible restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. 

We’ve also included Easter dish recipes from lamb to asparagus, a look at Edna Lewis and the new food trail in her honor, and a sneak peak at Chief Powhatan’s longhouse HQ “Werowocomoco.” And lastly, travel around the hiking mecca that is Pearisburg and page through our special State of Education section detailing the “Top Schools” in the commonwealth. Pick up your April 2023 issue today!

Linda Skeens Recipes

The queen of county fair baking’s debut cookbook is a chef’s delight. When Linda Skeens, Virginia’s own county fair queen, set the Internet ablaze last year, Virginia Living helped fan the flame (“Where In the World Is Linda Skeens?” Oct. ’22). And adoring fans began clamoring for the humble home cook’s secret recipes. Skeens […]
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“Gardens of Glass: The Art of Craig Mitchell Smith” at the MSV

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“Julia Child: A Recipe For Life” at the VMHC

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