When Architecture and Nature Come Together

Our beautiful local landscape captured the heart of Thomas Jefferson and continues to impress us today with Blue Ridge Mountain backdrops and luscious green rolling hills. Cathy Purple Cherry, founder of Purple Cherry Architectsu2014a high-end residential local architecture firm in Charlottesville, VAu2014shares how you can create meaningful places by fusing architecture and nature togetheru2026 “By the title […]

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Inn at Willow Grove Expands Luxury Experience

In Orange County to the northeast of Charlottesville, The Inn at Willow Grove, a luxurious boutique hotel, makes for the perfect getaway. The historic property, once a plantation, was listed in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 “10 Best Resort Hotels in the South” and was rated as a 4-star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide. The Inn at Willow […]

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4 Lighting Styles & Trends to Try This Summer

Whether complementing a space or serving as a dramatic centerpiece, decorative lighting is an essential style element of a room. Beyond illumination, lighting fixtures can instantly change the ambiance of a room from classic to contemporary and everything in between. Planning a remodel? The lighting experts at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery share four on-trend […]

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Rare Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit at VMFA Embraces Local Artisan

In 1966, French clothing designer Yves Saint Laurent designed Le Smokingu2014the first tuxedo suit for womenu2014a move so bold for the time that most restaurants did not allow women to wear the tuxedo suits, or any pants for that matter, when dining in their establishments. Le Smoking was just one of the designer’s memorable legacies. Saint Laurent’s […]

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Virginia Distillery Co.’s Shenandoah Peach

Looking for a new go-to summer drink? Consider the Virginia Distillery Co.’s Shenandoah Peachu2014a fruity cocktail that is perfect for summer entertaining! You can try it yourself while it is featured this month at the Virginia Distillery Co.’s Visitors Center, or make it at home. The Charlottesville area offers many local farms, perfect for picking your […]

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Tour The Farms of Turkey Run

The Farms of Turkey Run offer a unique enclave of 40 private country estates within an 800-acre haven surrounded by the 5,000 acres of protected rural splendor, which is the Mount Ida Reserve. This private community, located in a lovely and historically significant district of Albemarle County, is situated along Blenheim Road just 12 miles […]

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