Need a refresher in Virginia history? Put some breath and blood into the lesson by looking at faces and fashion from these 1901 and 1914 postcards instead of old buildings. more »
December 2010 issue
Join us as we visit Keswick Hall in our December 2010 issue and learn how the luxury inn decks its halls with nature’s bounty to create an elegant—and inviting—escape from the holiday rush. We also present a traditional holiday feast and “guitar pull” at the Batesville home of Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter. We tell the story of the mountain families who were displaced in the 1930s to create Shenandoah National Park, and take a look at how Newport News is bringing art to the people through an impressive collection of 13 monumental sculptures. Also inside: Randleston Farm, an Arts and Crafts estate near Bluemont; the Pope-Leighey House, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian treasures; historic Waterford; a chat with Robert Khan, the “Father of the Internet”; jewelry designer Temple St. Clair; inspired dining at the Ashby Inn and more.
The Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria is one of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian homes, and showcases his democratic nature. more »
A reptilian stowaway from Florida gets a very harsh welcome more »