George Washington would not have become the man he was without the help of Sally Fairfax. She mentored the young Washington and fired his ambition, and the two by all accounts shared a hidden—forbidden—love. more »
August 2008 issue
The August issue of Virginia Living explores “America’s first river,” the James, its renaissance and the responsibility we have to it. Also, travel back to pre-Revolutionary Virginia and learn of the secret love George Washington shared with Sally Cary Fairfax. Taste the best of Williamsburg, and bask in the light that infuses Lavender Hill, a Fauquier County estate designed by its owner, a noted architect. Step into the hog-wild world of competition barbeque, side-by-side with Tuffy Stone, leader of the nationwide team of the year. Take yourself out to a small-town, Shenandoah Valley ballgame where future major-leaguers prove themselves, and swing through Bedford to remember the soldiers we lost on D-Day and check out the up-and-coming town. Or fashion feature gives a nod to Virginia’s heyday as a tobacco giant. All this in more in the August Virginia Living.
Bartholomew Broadbent takes (to) Richmond more »
After years of working abroad, architect Errol Adels dreamed of settling in a country house. He considered Provence but ultimately built a “contemporary version of a neolassical building” amid the rolling hills of Fauquier County. more »