October 2022 Issue


In October, we’ll show you Virginia’s haunted history, a guide to springtime bulbs, and NBA legend Ralph Sampson highlights of what to do in Charlottesville. In Richmond, meet the wood whisperer of furniture, Sallie Plumley, and get the scoop on the VMFA’s new exhibit, Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art. In our drinks section, discover the Hotel Greene and its penchant for minigolf and fancy beverages, how professionals invent new cocktails, and why Amherst’s Camp Trapezium is more than just great pizza and beer. Read about burn-survivor Charlie Xavier’s amazing story of recovery, the advantages of active rest paired with workouts, and get tips for better sleep. And lastly, fall in love with the superdogs that go above and beyond working with their owners. Pick up the October Issue here!

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    Photo courtesy of the Ritz Carlton.

    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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    Illustration by Jon Berkeley.

    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
been weeping ever since. Read more

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