August 2024 Issue

Our summer issue—our WaterLife edition—stars the extraordinary work of photographer Jay Fleming, whose muse is the Chesapeake Bay. Savor images of the people, the waterlife, and the communities he captures throughout the country’s largest and most vibrant estuary. We also celebrate a beachy-vibe with a new build in Sandbridge, thanks to interior designer Erika Bonnell. John Page Williams shares the bounty of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, ripe for exploring. And Chincoteague’s bustling food truck culture is featured, along with the best burgers in the state.

There’s so much more of summer to celebrate: writer Clare Osdene Schapiro unwinds on some of her favorite screen porches, and our style expert, Heather Bien, provides tips on must-haves for decorating summertime’s favorite spot. And a fresh and funky Fan renovation provides out-of-the-box inspo for your next project. We also introduce you to the always entertaining Chef Sydney Meers of Syd’s FishPig Café in Norfolk, and to The Clifton’s elegant 1799 and its much-lauded chef, Matthew Bousquet. And fall in love with Valais Blacknose sheep, who make any pasture irresistibly adorable.

Don’t miss these summer flower festivals in Virginia

If you’re as obsessed with flowers as much as we are, find an excuse to visit one of the many flower festivals this summer. For a head start, read on for four to consider:  Summer Days Event Hope Flower Farm + Winery • Waterford • July 20–21 Explore the property’s fields of blooms, picnic areas, […]
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VTCSOM Summer Art Exhibition: “Sons of the Village: The Art of Fatherhood”

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
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“Ted Joans: Land of the Rhinoceri” at the VMFA

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
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“Gardens of Glass: The Art of Craig Mitchell Smith” at the MSV

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley