December 2013 Issue


The December 2013 issue of Virginia Living honors the Commonwealth’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit with our second annual Made in Virginia Awards. In this issue, we present 15 of our favorite Virginia-produced items in the categories of food, home, music, style and sport, and celebrate the people behind them. Our cover story invites you to cozy up with our five favorite recipes for delicious drinking chocolate. Groove out with our feature story, which takes us to Norfolk—a vital epicenter of pop, rock and soul in the 1960s. Music by performers, including Ida Sands, Wilson Williams, Lenis Guess and others was raucous and raw, bold and brazen, and its primitive beats and fiery performances ignited generations of musicians. In our Holiday Gift Guide, we highlight stylish whatnots to inspire your morning routine all year. Our Hospitals & Health Care special bound-in supplement investigates and celebrates trends in technology and patient care at Virginia’s top medical facilities. All that, plus a reflection on the woman behind Evergreen Enterprises, a preview of the VMFA’s “Hollywood Costume” exhibit, notes on strange behavior from barred owls, glamorous holiday party additions to your wardrobe and more. To purchase a December issue, click here!


Patrick Hinley, Washington and Lee University

W&L law professor Benjamin Spencer stumps for legal education reform. more

Nov 24, 2014 10:07 AM

Master hand engraver keeps her art alive. more

Oct 7, 2014 8:42 AM Culture


David Deal

Historic Alexandria’s Top Crier. more

Oct 6, 2014 8:22 AM Travel

Vaudeville actress impersonates a missing heiress in a plot to skim millions. more

Dec 10, 2013 9:41 AM

The Last Bison isn't just your average chamber-folk family band. more

Dec 10, 2013 9:36 AM



'Hollywood Costume' exhibit opens at the VFMA. more

Dec 10, 2013 9:30 AM


Gary Hovland

Hog farm zoning law polarizes industry and citizens in Tidewater. more

Dec 10, 2013 9:21 AM


Chris Gall

A captain of industry demonstrates the spirit to carry on. more

Dec 10, 2013 9:06 AM


Robert Meganck

Runners? Barred owls have you in their sights. more


Tim Cox

Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser goes the distance for her job. more

Dec 6, 2013 12:09 PM 3 Comments

Hard work, agile business practices and savvy leadership have made Forest-based Moore & Giles a leader in the luxury leather industry for 80 years. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM

Virginia’s Century Farms celebrate the state’s deep agrarian heritage. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM


Adam Ewing

Virginia's state bar associations, the standard bearers for professionalism in the practice of law, celebrate benchmark anniversaries this year. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM

Virginia’s newest maternity suites offer luxe, spa-like settings for a new generation of mothers. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM


David Hollenbach

After midnight, diners feed their inner foodies with new elevated options for the witching hour. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM Food

How downtown Staunton fought suburbanization and won. more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM

Is concierge the new ‘it’ word in medical care? more

Dec 5, 2013 2:32 PM

Hot chocolate and dessert recipes to warm the soul more

Dec 2, 2013 12:49 PM Food

Take a sip, swirl it in your mouth, savor the way it coats your tongue. This is the way the season should taste. more

Nov 18, 2013 4:29 PM

Whistler warms up winter with a cool vibe and hot apres-ski scene. more

Nov 18, 2013 2:30 PM

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