August 2003 Issue


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Virginia Living’s cover story explores the Commonwealth’s beaches and a wide variety of beach sports, from kayaking to kite boarding. Discover Virginia-made yachts, and learn about the life of a Virginia Beach surfer. Compare 18th-century beauty regimens in Colonial Williamsburg to modern routines, and celebrate the Bard at a performance at Staunton’s Blackfriars playhouse. From Fairy Stone State Park to moss gardens, the August issue celebrates the organic beauty of Virginia’s natural settings—and so much more.

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    Travel to the Alleghany Highlands

    Every route in this mountain paradise is scenic. Anchored by the twin towns of 
Covington and Clifton Forge, the Alleghany Highlands sit smack in between The Omni Homestead Resort—20 miles to the east—and The 
Greenbrier, 20 miles west. Read more


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    Photos courtesy of King Spa.

    King Spa in Chantilly

    When you step into King Spa, you must make some choices: Do you take off your clothes to soak naked in a 102°F pool with strangers? Or do you change into a provided cotton uniform and step into a hot sauna? Read more



    Illustration by S. Clusky

    All About Acorns

    Acorns are, of course, the fruit of oak trees. And they fall—of course—because tiny acorns/mighty oaks ... you know the drill. Acorns are how oak trees make more oak trees. Read more