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April 2017 Issue

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Spring is in full force in the April issue of Virginia Living. We take a look at the elegant tradition of steeplechase, a sport that, from Foxfield and the Montpelier Hunt Races to the Virginia Gold Cup and Middleburg Spring Races, has long been one of the state’s most exciting pastimes. We visit a historic home in Norfolk whose owners bucked a trend and decided to upsize when their children had grown, and learn how Virginia Beach, the state’s largest city in both population and land area, aims to take its place on the national stage. In our travel story, we visit Bogota, Colombia, a city that has shed its violent past and now welcomes visitors to a booming restaurant scene and beautiful geography, and in our food story, chefs from around the state share recipes that update traditional favorite, bread pudding. Also in this issue: celebrating 100 years of cookie sale with the Girl Scouts, the new Quarry Gardens at Schuyler in Nelson County, Russian Realism at the Lazare Gallery in Charles City, the true confessions of a travel baseball dad and more. Plus, our special flipbook issue Health & Wellness 2017 features personal trainer and former NCAA track and field All American Courtney Cornwall, the mental boost that comes from rock climbing, plans for three colorful container gardens, tips on staying heart healthy, Best Doctors and more. Find the April issue of Virginia Living on quality newsstands around the state now. Order your 2017 April/Health & Wellness flip book issue today!

Virginia's love affair with the drama and glamour of steeplechase. more

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John and Kathy Wurdeman’s Lazare Gallery in Charles City brings the masters of 20th century Russian Realism to the U.S. more

Culture

Once a hub for drug trade crime and kidnappings, Colombia’s capital has cleaned up its act. Today, a booming restaurant scene,dramatic geography and a newfound optimism are luring travelers back to this high-altitude Andean city. more

Travel

In spring, ramps reach the peak of pungent perfection. more

Food

Climbing tunes the mind to win uphill battles both on and off the rock. more

Health

Our old favorite, bread pudding, gets a modern boost with unexpected ingredients both savory and sweet. more

Food

Prehab improves surgical outcomes. more

The Daily Post

The new Quarry Gardens at Schuyler transform this once-abandoned land into a lush habitat for native flora and fauna. more

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Connie and Ed Kellam have transformed a historic Norfolk home and its forgotten garden into a gracious gathering place for their large family. more

House + Garden

True confessions of a travel baseball dad. more

Culture

Laugha yoga is good medicine. more

The Daily Post

Preventing cardiovascular disease: The simple challenge of saving your life. more

The Daily Post

Kickshaws Market is a haven for people with dietary restrictions. more

The Daily Post

Running changed his life, and now former NCAA track and field All-American Courtney Cornwall wants to pay it forward. more

Health

News from the wellness beat: New guidelines suggest infants benefit from early exposure to the allergen. more

The Daily Post

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years of sweet success. more

Virginiana

Just when you thought chocolate couldn't get any better ... 5 inventive ways to break it, bake it and imbibe it. more

Food

Tailgates at the annual Foxfield Spring Races in Albemarle County. more

The Daily Post

Falls Church-native Elizabeth Brinton holds the record. more

The Daily Post

Massanutten's new lift access bike park. more

The Daily Post

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