April 2018 Issue


In the April issue of Virginia Living, we travel to Petersburg where we meet a group of city leaders, entrepreneurs and artists whose optimism for the future of their city is infectious. An exciting new arts and dining scene has emerged there in recent years, along with a spate of development throughout the cobblestoned streets of Old Towne where shining contemporary lofts and storefronts neighbor some of our state’s most historic sites. We offer a menu for a fresh spring brunch featuring yogurt-marinated leg of lamb, fava salad with mint, feta and red onion, radishes with yuzu kosho ghee and more of the season’s vibrant produce. We introduce you to Chris Fultz and Alex Graf, the duo behind one of Richmond’s favorite barbecue joints ZZQ, and Gareth and Maggie Moore, owners of Virginia Distillery Co. in Nelson County, and visit 144-acre Ben-Coolyn Farm in Keswick, whose extensive formal gardens will be open Sunday, April 22 for Historic Garden Week. Plus, we go to Halifax County, the North American home of legacy British racecar maker Ariel where we test out the Atom, a sexy high performance street racer. In our annual special flipbook issue, Health & Wellness, we look into the benefits of goat yoga and superfood spirulina algae, and offer guides to kombucheries and juice bars around the state. Plus, we offer inspiration for the well-composed salad and a look at why Harrisonburg has become a locus for forward thinking cyclists.

Exebelle finally releases its new album After All This Time. more


With quiet back roads and rugged mountain trails on its doorstep, as well as a welcoming community of riders, Harrisonburg is rolling. more


For Charlottesville authors Henry Wiencek and Donna M. Lucey, writing books isn’t a solitary pursuit. It’s a contact sport. more

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When Gareth Moore picked up his late father’s unfinished plan to make whisky in Nelson County, it was a matter of courage and conviction. more


If you build it, they will come. more

House + Garden 68 Comments

Smoky brisket finds its soulmate in a smooth tequila-based cocktail. more


Would you like some algae with that? more

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An optimistic group of entrepreneurs, developers and creatives are looking beyond the empty storefronts and peeling paint to reveal a diamond in the rough. more

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James Ewing Photography

A Richmond home nestled in a secluded wood designed by architect duo Danny and Katie MacNelly is dramatic and sculptural, yet timeless in its embrace of the surrounding landscape. more

House + Garden

One of our favorite spring blossoms has surprising longevity. more

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Fresh-pressed juice bars squeeze a whole lot of healthy into your glass. more

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Goodbye boring salad, hello beautiful. more

Food 3 Comments

Goat yoga relaxes mind and body. more

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The sky’s the limit when it comes to piloting unmanned quadcopters. more

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New Getaway D.C. brings tiny houses to a wood near you. more

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Garden club members have spent 40 years cultivating Roanoke's Mill Mountain Wildflower Garden. more

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Five of our favorite cocktails for spring. more

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Virginia Oyster Academy is back in session. more

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Virginia’s craft kombucheries. more

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Baseball star Justin Verlander helps raise money for new animal shelter in Goochland. more

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