August 2014 Issue


Get happy with the August 2014 issue of Virginia Living, as music producer, business mogul and Virginia Beach native son Pharrell Wiliams talks to us about his hometown and his foundation, From One Hand to AnOTHER. We also meander through the Eastern Shore and find charming towns, lush farmland and serene oceanfront vistas—and all the characters and stories that inhabit this landscape where sea meets sky. We offer recipes for cool salads that will take center stage on your summertime table, and explore the world of tractor pulling in the Commonwealth—a sport all about power, ingenuity and raw determination. Dean King explores the mysteries (and pleasures) of binge, er, reading and New Orleans-born Chef David Guas of Arlington’s Bayou Bakery tells us about his second restaurant opening soon and the launch of his new show on the Travel Channel. Plus Melito’s World Famous Hot Dogs in Richmond celebrates 80 years, deadly (or delicious?) fungi, the opening of the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol and more, including our second annual special section devoted to Dental Health. Join us as we learn about the latest in cosmetic dentistry procedures and present Virginia’s Top Dentists 2014.  Pick up a copy of the August 2014 issue today!

A salad is a symphony of the senses—a mélange of colors, shapes, textures and flavors. Like fine art, some are carefully crafted blends of ingredients in precise arrangements. more

Apr 7, 2015 12:26 PM Food


Robert Meganck

What doesn’t kill you makes for a nice salad. more

Aug 18, 2014 9:45 AM


Courtesy of Friends of James River Park

Rediscover swimming holes and lazy days. more

Aug 14, 2014 11:00 AM Travel

For the freshest of summer’s bounty from the Bay, head to Saxis. more



Kevin V.Q. Dam

Railfans gather to spot the Old 611. more

Aug 14, 2014 9:59 AM Culture


Debby Thomas

New museum celebrates Bristol’s status as the “Birthplace of Country Music.” more

Aug 14, 2014 9:35 AM Travel


Brian Stauffer

If you didn’t have braces as a teenager, is it too late to get the smile you always dreamed of? Not by a longshot. Sandra Shelley explores the latest in cosmetic dentistry. more

Aug 13, 2014 11:26 AM

Francie Hester’s work explores the concepts of time and memory. more

Aug 13, 2014 10:42 AM Home

Scouring medieval London for a book of murderous (and royal) prophecy. more

Aug 11, 2014 11:11 AM


Gary Hovland

Swapped suitcases cause stir in Staunton. more

Aug 6, 2014 4:42 PM


Tessa Meyer

A legendary restaurateur celebrates 80 years of history. more

Jul 31, 2014 4:29 PM Food

With a new show on the Travel Channel and a second restaurant opening this year, Chef David Guas of Arlington’s Bayou Bakery is on a roll. more

Jul 24, 2014 8:42 AM Food


Adam Ewing

Tractor pulling is about power, ingenuity and raw determination, having originated in the days when farmers vied for bragging rights to owning the strongest horse. more

Jul 21, 2014 10:19 AM Travel


Mark Edward Atkinson

Mega-watt music star and Virginia Beach native son Pharrell Williams is helping kids learn to believe in themselves. more

Jul 21, 2014 9:06 AM

Photographer Mark Edward Atkinson shows us some of his favorite people and places on the Eastern Shore, a place where sea and sky converge in a burst of color and where the daily rhythm of hard work is rewarded in repasts. more

Jul 3, 2014 2:15 PM Travel


Tessa Meyer

A legendary restaurateur celebrates 80 years of history. more

Jul 31, 2014 4:29 PM Food

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