April 2021 Issue


In the April issue of Virginia Living, we introduce you to some of Virginia’s top musicians and how they are finding creative ways to connect with their audiences. Meet the Lowrys of Back Creek Farms who have been making maple syrup for 20 years, and we invite you on a trip to Winchester, where the Shenandoah Valley is moving forward. Plus, check out our ninth annual State of Education special section, in which we honor more than 180 top colleges, graduate schools, private high schools, private K-8 schools, public school systems, and special needs schools. Finally, in House + Garden we celebrate the return of Historic Garden Week, show you fashionable kitchen appliances, offer tips and tricks from interior designer Holly Holden, and more. Pick up a copy of the April 2021 issue today.

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    British Afternoon Teas in Virginia

    To point the pinkie or to not point the pinkie? The question is eternal, but if you’re a tea afficionado and enjoy sipping from a china cup, you have plenty of options to immerse yourself in a modern-yet-proper very British tea. Read more


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    National Botanic Garden

    The highest point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains is a 550-foot, man-made mountain in Chantilly at the National Botanic Garden. Its creator is nature lover, businessman, and co-owner Peter Knop, who spent 30 years creating it. Read more


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    William and Mary's Marriage

    The bride, 15-year-old Mary, cried through the ceremony, hardly swept off her feet by the groom, her first cousin William. Introduced a few days earlier, she’d
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