February 2017 Issue


The February issue of Virginia Living features our annual bound-in supplement Virginia Living Weddings, a celebration of the timeless traditions and unique styles that make Virginia weddings memorable. The issue features a dozen inspired real weddings from around the Commonwealth, plus Top Wedding Vendors 2017, a list of more than 800 of the state’s most exceptional wedding pros in more than 30 categories. We learn of the deep philanthropic legacy of the late Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon, and preview Mrs. Mellon’s collection of jewelry by Tiffany & Co. designer Jean Schlumberger on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this month. We find out why the Commonwealth may be the new East Coast center of the craft beer universe, learn how the Virginia oyster industry is making global waves and share recipes for Asian-inspired oyster shooters, grilled oysters with lemon bacon butter, and a spicy riff on a Virginia classic, oyster casserole. Also in this issue: high-achieving senior athletes, classical banjoist John Bullard, a day in Norfolk’s hip and historic Ghent district, the fearless and elegant riders of Las Amazonas Del Dorado and more. Find the February issue of Virginia Living on quality newsstands around the state now, or order an issue here!

With big growth in production and a burgeoning reputation in the global market, it’s boom time for Virginia oysters. Here, we offer news from the oyster beat, and recipes worthy of the Chesapeake Bay’s star bivalve. Read more

Food 1 Comments

An “old hen” found in Harrisonburg was caught before she could work her prohibited ways. Read more

Compendia Virginica

Just because you never see them doesn't mean the bobcats aren't out there. Read more


Classical banjoist John Bullard redefines the instrument’s possibilities. Read more


When your interior designer is your best friend, trust and creative synergy result in a space that is totally personal. Read more

House + Garden

Among the great affluent class in Virginia, few have intrigued us more than the late billionaire philanthropist Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon. Read more


Las Amazonas Del Dorado introduce the Mexican tradition of escaramuza to Virginia. Read more

Culture 6 Comments

July 9, 2016 • Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Read more

Weddings 2 Comments

Meet Ruth Thompson, high-achieving senior athlete. Read more

The Daily Post

Meet Jill Tarr, high-achieving senior athlete. Read more

The Daily Post

Battle lines drawn in Loudoun. Read more


Meet Charlie Edwards, high-achieving senior athlete. Read more

The Daily Post

The throwback country of Dori Freeman is winning national ears. Read more

Culture 3 Comments

Garland Pollard discovers the origins of a beloved 1934 woodcut map of Eastern Virginia that once hung in his grandparents’ Virginia Beach restaurant the Duck-In. Read more


Virginia Bird Breeding Atlas gets an update. Read more

The Daily Post

Lovingston leads the farm-to-brew movement. Read more

The Daily Post

Richmond architecture firm wins top honor. Read more

The Daily Post

Saddle up in tough-yet-elegant pieces inspired by the Old West. Read more

The Daily Post

Spend the day on foot lunching and shopping in this perfectly hip historic Norfolk neighborhood. Read more

The Daily Post 1 Comments

Botticelli masterworks on display at the Muscarelle. Read more


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