August 2006 Issue


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Get inside the Sadler family empire of Emporia, and meet its newest generation, NASCAR drivers Hermie and Elliot. Just outside of Lynchburg, stop in at the Millstone tearoom, where an old-fashioned Southern tearoom takes on a new twist. Go west to Luray, where Virginia Living shows off the newest summer fashions inside the world’s favorite cavern. This August, the magazine profiles the house in Arlington that Howard Hughes called home, and takes you to one of the best scuba diving quarries on the east coast. Also, reminisce about Virginia’s famed chef, Edna Lewis, and the wonderful western-style “Marriott ranch” right here in Virginia!

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    Travel to the Alleghany Highlands

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    King Spa in Chantilly

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    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