more about: Virginia

Where to Shop Now: Charlottesville’s West Main Street

The bustling avenue linking the city’s Downtown Mall to the University of Virginia is filled with quirky shops and food-lovers’ gifts. Here are a few of our favorite stops along the lively street. Eloise In their upscale boutique, mother-daughter duo Cyd McClelland and Amy Kolbrener carry trendy yet timeless pieces—casual basics such as AG denim, Frank & Eileen button-ups, and […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Downtown Roanoke

Situated West of the Blue Ridge and east of the Allegheny Mountains, Roanoke, historically known as the cultural hub of southern Virginia, is experiencing a resurgence downtown. A burgeoning medical and education sector has helped fuel the district’s evolution as young professionals choose to live in lofts within walking distance of galleries, parks, and a seven-days-a-week farmers’ market. Locals aren’t the […]

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Small Town We Love: Staunton, Virginia

With a downtown energized by locally owned shops and restaurants, the Shenandoah Valley town is one of the prettiest and most progressive in the South.

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From The Road: A Picture Is Worth A Trip to Staunton

One of the greatest joys of traveling is stumbling across the gems that make our region so special. On a recent trip to Staunton, Virginia our staff photographer Gary Clark caught wind that the small town is home to the only dedicated camera-museum in the United States that is open to the public.

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Fall Is Here!

Our photographers are racing around the region trying to capture the first signs of fall in the South. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Smokies and beyond, the shades of gold and amber that wash over our landscape this time of year are a sight to see.

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Behind The Scenes at Adam Musick’s Virginia Farm

Southern Living photographer Gary Clark spent time with musician-turned-pig farmer Adam Musick in Virginia. Here Gary shares a few of his favorite moments from the farm. 

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Behind The Scenes: Secrets of Monticello

What does it take to capture one of the South’s most iconic gardens? A lot of time and patience. Staff photographer Robbie Caponetto spent nearly a week at Monticello to capture Thomas Jefferson’s gardens in their best light.

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Top 10: Southern Cocktails to Try Now

Forget the vodka-water and Natty Light, Southerners know how to appreciate a proper drink. Lucky for us, the South holds claim to some of the brightest minds in the industry. Dean of New Orleans mixology, and part founder of The Museum of the American Cocktail, Chris McMillian gave us a tip-of-the-‘berg run-down of 10 of the bartenders who are shaping […]

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Piggy Bank Dinners Launch in Atlanta to Benefit Southern Foodways Alliance

Foodies in Atlanta are in for a special state dinner of sorts as Georgia plays host to Virginia chefs during the first Piggy Bank Dinner on Sunday. The event benefiting the Southern Foodways Alliance is a chance for Taqueria del Sol chef Eddie Hernandez to cook and collaborate with two chefs from the Commonwealth: Jason Alley of Comfort and Pasture […]

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Omni’s New Drink Menu

I love a good hotel bar. When traveling for work, it’s nice when I can stroll down to the restaurant or on-site lounge and enjoy a well-crafted cocktail — no need to venture back out after a day on the streets. It’s like getting to unwind in your own home with a little added posh and service. So I’m thrilled […]

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