October 2016 Issue


Head west with the October 2016 issue of Virginia Living. We take a trip to the New River Valley, where outdoor adventure meets world-class dining, a thriving arts scene and unparalleled hospitality. Plus, discover the luxury that awaits at 26 resorts around the state perfect for a fall escape, from Keswick Hall and Richmond’s Quirk Hotel to the Morrison House in Alexandria and Primland in Meadows of Dan. We peek inside the sleek and modern Richmond residence of restaurateur Julius C. Pierce of Williamsburg’s Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que, meet a remarkably social breed of pig in Lynchburg, and offer tips for serving classic Italian charcuterie. We also meet the young horticulturalist blazing trails at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and the former pageant queen behind Miss Virginia USA, as well as newcomer to the Charlottesville gallery scene, Neal Guma, and UVA and VT’s new head football coaches Bronco Mendenhall and Justin Fuentes. Plus, special bound-in supplement State of Education 2016 featuring Top High Schools and Colleges, a list of more than 150 of the most exciting and innovative programs across the Commonwealth.

Miramar explores the longing and beauty of bolero. more


The art and science of Italian charcuterie. more


As its executive director, former Miss Virginia USA Kim Nicewonder has transformed the pageant she once competed in. more


KuneKunes were once endangered, but now this exceptionally social breed of pig from New Zealand is thriving in Virginia. more

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Director of Horticulture at Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a post tailor-made for Grace Chapman Elton. more


Neal Guma Fine Art opens in Charlottesville. more


New blood in the state’s most storied rivalry. more

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If a river otter is nearby, you can kiss the fish in your privately stocked pond goodbye. more


Cycle and sip your way from New Kent to Williamsburg. more


The VMFA's 2016 Fine Arts & Flowers fundraiser celebrates the return of Faberge. more

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Autumnal inspiration from the animal kingdom. more


Teens race on a Virginia backroad, but state troopers shut ’em down. more


The triumphant reek of the AT thru-hiker. more


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