June 2015 Issue

The June 2015 issue of Virginia Living puts a new spin on classic traditions. We take an in-depth look at thoroughbred horse racing in Virginia and the recent closure of Colonial Downs. With the industry currently in flux, what does the future hold for Virginia’s horsemen? We also explore the traditions of summer camp in the Commonwealth; though some have changed, many others remain delightfully the same. We offer 13 inspired recipes to reboot afternoon tea, adding a modern edge to a timeless ritual. Also, Albemarle County’s elegant Bramblewood Farm, perfect peonies at Pharsalia in Nelson County and a new chapter for Airlie in Warrenton. We travel to the fjords of Southern Norway with a band of modern-day vikings, and we meet Virginia’s Poet Laureate Ron Smith, who readily accepts the task of exposing modern audiences to one of the world’s oldest art forms. Plus, Williamsburg boat maker Ben Thacker-Gwaltney, the newly renovated Inn at Wise and Edith Bolling Wilson Hotel, Richmond’s historic Byrd theater and more. Order your June 2015 issue today!

Tea Time

The venerable tradition is sporting a new, modern edge with inventive fare and the broader inclusion of spirits. Adam Ewing No usage without permission. ©2015 Adam Ewing Let’s get this out of the way: Do not use the term “high tea.” You might as well be waving stars and bars and whistling […]
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