April 2014 Issue


Consumer demand for bison meat is driving Virginia farmers to make a go of raising these hardy throwbacks from a lost era. more



Andrea Hubbell

From a friend of George Washington to a World War II general and now Harry and Maria Hopper, generations of families have brought élan to the refurbishment of this historic, yet timeless, Old Town Alexandria house. more

House + Garden

The polar vortex drives the author to warmer climes. more


A clever private eye brings the sky down on a Wythe County chicken-theft operation. more


Guy Schum

What could be missing from this collection of antique fly-fishing equipment? more


A plethora of pampering treatments await at Salamander Resort & Spa. more

Anne Blackwell Thompson’s captivating botanicals. more

Wakefield hosts 66th Annual Shad Planking. more

Stratford Hall hosts first Garden Day. more

Barefoot in Bedrock Sandals. more


Robert Meganck

Welcome the wheel bug into your garden and you won’t be sorry. more


Shakespeare Festivals celebrate 450 years. more


Jen Fariello

Described as Zumba on crack, Alexandria’s homegrown Sensazão Dance Fitness crew will give you the sweatiest, sexiest workout of your life. more


Adam Ewing

It’s a long, tough road to the WWE, but for Virginia’s pro wrestlers, the promise of glory isn’t the only thing that keeps them in the ring training and competing night after night, year after year. They just love the sport. more


Andrea Hubbell

Simple in form, complex in what it can do, the egg is a many splendored thing. more

A guide to sports and fitness events across the state during Spring-Summer 2014 more

Paddle your way to good health. more

Studies show short power naps can help get you back on track. more

Eggs in Purgatory

Andrea Hubbell

The egg is as universal as the Nobel Prize; so universal, in fact, that it’s the subject of a question so old, so mystifying that it’s become rhetorical. Does it matter what came first? Our favorite recipes for nature's perfect food. more

Health and wellness news from across the state more

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