June 2008 Issue


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Featured on the cover is Ralph Stanley, the bluegrass legend who is interviewed within the issue on everything from his first banjo at age 15 to his Grammy win for his work on the 2006 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Learn about Virginia women with the Midas touch for thoroughbred horse racing, the wild rides at the classic Ocean View theme park and the underground world of women’s roller derby. Also in the issue are recipes for bringing the Tuscan country life back to Virginia, mixed-media designer brooches, rare revolutionary war flags and a Fauquier county lavender farm. From a whimsical Monument Avenue home in Richmond to a high-fashion shoot on a traditional tall ship in the Chesapeake Bay, this issue has it all.

An interview with mountain music virtuoso Ralph Stanley. more

Oct 1, 2012 11:16 AM Culture


Photography by Kip Dawkins | Recipes and food styling by J Frank | Prop styling by Tyler Darden

Four ingredients, one rustic piece of meat. more

May 23, 2011 10:11 AM Food


Photography by Kip Dawkins | Recipes and food styling by J Frank | Prop styling by Tyler Darden

Ideal accompaniments more

May 23, 2011 10:03 AM Food


Photography by Kip Dawkins | Food styling by J Frank | Prop styling by Tyler Darden

A very Tuscan dessert more

May 20, 2011 11:35 AM Food


Richard Robinson

At Seven Oaks Farm in Fauquier, Edith and Deborah Williamson grow lavender, sell lavender-based products and engage in “lavender craziness.” more

May 18, 2011 11:39 AM Home


Photography by Kip Dawkins | Food styling by J Frank | Prop styling by Tyler Darden

A taste of Tuscany in Virginia more

May 13, 2011 12:40 PM Food

Looking back at a legend more

May 12, 2011 11:42 AM , Culture 1 Comments


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The "Equalizing Factor" more

May 12, 2011 11:40 AM , Culture


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Winning instincts more

May 12, 2011 11:35 AM , Culture


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There's a story behind every horse more

May 12, 2011 11:29 AM , Culture


Robb Scharetg |

The thoroughbred racing industry is dominated by men and the state of Kentucky. Or is it? Meet a few Virginia women who, with their smarts and their passion, have made a mark on the sport of kings. more

May 12, 2011 11:26 AM , Culture

Sand and Spectacle

Courtesy of Ocean View Museum

Ocean View Amusement Park was a major seaside attraction for 80 years, offering fishing, rides and crazy sideshow acts. more

Jan 4, 2011 11:43 AM Culture 9 Comments

Mayberry Meets Manhattan - Feature

Tyler Darden

The southern end of the Northern Neck—White Stone, Irvington and Kilmarnock—has become a haven for retirees, who like the water and the lifestyle, which one describes as “small-town America at its very best.” more

Aug 24, 2010 7:00 AM Travel 6 Comments


Tyler Darden

Luray’s lustrous Mimslyn Inn and its restaurant, Circa ’31, bring a touch of elegance to the Shenandoah Valley. The Thornton Grille, in nearby Sperryville, is destination dining, too. Photography by Tyler Darden more

Nov 3, 2009 2:47 PM Food


Matt Fields-Johnson

Trip Jennings works to promote global conservation by running wild, unexplored waterways in his kayak. • Photography by Matt Fields-Johnson more

Aug 14, 2009 5:08 PM Travel 2 Comments

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