June 2015 Issue


The June 2015 issue of Virginia Living puts a new spin on classic traditions. We take an in-depth look at thoroughbred horse racing in Virginia and the recent closure of Colonial Downs. With the industry currently in flux, what does the future hold for Virginia’s horsemen? We also explore the traditions of summer camp in the Commonwealth; though some have changed, many others remain delightfully the same. We offer 13 inspired recipes to reboot afternoon tea, adding a modern edge to a timeless ritual. Also, Albemarle County's elegant Bramblewood Farm, perfect peonies at Pharsalia in Nelson County and a new chapter for Airlie in Warrenton. We travel to the fjords of Southern Norway with a band of modern-day vikings, and we meet Virginia’s Poet Laureate Ron Smith, who readily accepts the task of exposing modern audiences to one of the world’s oldest art forms. Plus, Williamsburg boat maker Ben Thacker-Gwaltney, the newly renovated Inn at Wise and Edith Bolling Wilson Hotel, Richmond's historic Byrd theater and more. Order your June 2015 issue today!

After a long winter’s respite, fishing season is a sure sign of summer. more

Aug 10, 2016 6:00 AM Culture

Documenting shipwrecks in Virginia Beach. more

Aug 4, 2016 6:00 AM Culture

For Williamsburg boat maker Ben Thacker-Gwaltney, craft is everything. more

Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM Culture

Don’t let her lovely luminescence fool you, the firefly is a tough predator. more

Jul 20, 2015 12:00 AM Home

Nostalgia sells for the Legwarmers. more

Jun 3, 2015 5:31 PM

Airlie, once a private sanctuary for politicos and policymakers near Warrenton, opens to the public. more

May 19, 2015 4:52 PM Culture

Virginia’s new poet laureate, Ron Smith, on saving poetry. more

May 14, 2015 8:54 AM Culture

An adventure in Southern Norway teaches a native Virginian a thing or two about sailing with Vikings. more

May 12, 2015 4:02 PM Travel

Timeless style defines an elegant stone farmhouse in Albemarle county. more

May 12, 2015 3:14 PM Home

The venerable tradition is sporting a new, modern edge with inventive fare and the broader inclusion of spirits. Redefining the classic afternoon ritual. more

May 12, 2015 1:19 PM Food

The thoroughbred horseracing industry in Virginia is at a crossroads. What will the future hold? more

May 12, 2015 1:05 PM Culture

Summer is time for camp, and in Virginia, that tradition is as strong today as it was 100 years ago. A look at the enduring appeal of sunlit days and lake swims, archery and riding, cabin pranks and rousing choruses of “Little Bunny Foo Foo.” more

May 1, 2015 2:42 PM Culture

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