County Curiosity: Northumberland more »
August 2009 issue
Summer means heat, cookouts with friends, maybe sinking a line in a quiet lake. The August issue of Virginia Living brings you all that and more. We've got the penultimate bass fishing experience as editor Richard Ernsberger joins the pros at a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Smith Mountain Lake. We also travel to Mount Air Farm, in Crozet, for an outdoor feast featuring artisan meats sustainably raised right there on the farm. Romance writer Leanne Banks tells us about the most popular genre of fiction today, and we learn about Edgar Cayce and his extraordinary theories. Also: Jefferson's Poplar Forest, the Williamsburg Colonial nursery, porch life and more.
Modern jousting is anything but medieval, says Mona Banton of the National Jousting Association. more »
Fun, fashionable bags. By Brooke Elliott more »
In 1986, a nonprofit set out to restore Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat, Poplar Forest. Now a sizeable chunk of Jefferson’s original plantation is again intact, and the main house’s exterior has been returned to its original glory. Photography by Rob McDonald more »