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Ready Reads: New Books By Local Authors

The Tender Grave By Sheri Reynolds Bywater Books (2021) Summary by Janine Latus In The Tender Grave, Sheri Reynolds immerses readers in the thin strip of the Eastern Shore, populating a town that bears resemblance to Cape Charles—Reynolds’ home—with colorful…

VA Teacher of the Year: Reaching Hearts and Minds

By Gail Kent, Photos Courtesy of Chesapeake Public Schools When you walk into Daphne Fulson's second grade classroom at Portlock Primary School in Chesapeake, the first thing you'll notice is the full-length mirror. It isn't there to check grooming, but…

Comprehensive Dentistry for Total Wellness, Beauty & Function

 NOW THAT OUR SMILES ARE BEGINNING TO BE REVEALED TO THE WORLD AGAIN, MAKE SURE YOURS IS BEAUTIFUL!  Have you ever wished your smile was brighter, straighter or generally appeared healthier? No matter what your concern, contemporary cosmetic dentistry has…

Portrait Mode: New Work from Glen McClure

By Janine Latus Glen McClure sat in his back yard, pouting. The pandemic had stretched on for an interminable month, and the photographer couldn’t take his cameras to the streets as he normally did to capture pictures of shipyard workers,…

New Year, New Flavors: 17 Local Restaurants to Try in 2022

Feature Photo by Sara Harris Photography 17 New Restaurants to Try Compiled by Leona Baker, Marisa Marsey, Arielle Patterson, Barrett Baker and Robey Martin Amedeo’s Ristorante in Suffolk Photos by Leona Baker The team that brought you elegant eats at…

The Rising Stars in Real Estate: Prodigy Realty

INTEGRITY OVER GREED…….  Prodigy Realty’s philosophy and they absolutely mean it. Founded by Broker/Owner Karen Tyler “Tyler” Prodigy is the fastest growing brokerage in Coastal Virginia rivaling the largest firms. How do they do it?  IT’S A FAMILY NOT A…

The Face of Chesapeake Real Estate: Lucky Realty Company

 Lucky Realty Co. is an Award-Winning Boutique Real Estate Brokerage specializing in hands on customer care during residential real estate transactions. Alan and Betsy Thompson have almost 40 years of combined real estate experience and are still excited every day…

What’s so SMART about it?

By Tobi Walsh The world has always been fascinated by smart homes, smart describing a home’s automated technology. Walt Disney dreamed of what the world could look like with his Carousal of Progress. We’ve seen the future portrayed by the…

Coastal Virginia Magazine's Holiday Gift Deal

Still looking for great last minute gifts? Gift a subscription to the you and/or your friend's favorite magazine! With a subscription to Coastal Virginia Magazine, the region's premier lifestyle publication, you'll have exclusive access to exciting local stories, profiles, events,…

Helping from the Heart: 2021 Giving Back Awards

Intro By Leona Baker Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Giving Back Awards are designed to honor the region’s outstanding nonprofit organizations and businesses* that transform our communities and enrich the lives of others in a variety of ways with charitable or…

The Face of the Right Injury Lawyer: Larry King

Larry King is dedicated to helping people whose health, safety, liberty, or well-being have been wrongly victimized. For years, Larry King has successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims. He knows that solid preparation is essential for success in any…

The Face of Timeless Design: Esprit Decor

Esprit Decor Home Furnishings is proud to offer the services of our design team, Susanne Hoidal and Susan Wilson. These award winning designers have 50 years of combined experience in residential interiors. Susanne and Susan have the vision to forecast…

The Face of Diamonds: Diamonds Direct

Diamonds Direct, founded in 1995, is a direct to consumer destination retailer headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their vertically integrated concept allows the retailer to cut out the middlemen and maintain involvement in the entire diamond process. Today, Diamonds Direct…

12 Ways to Give This Holiday Season

Your 2021 Holiday Gift Guide We could all use a little holiday magic this year, so make the 2021 holiday season a time for giving and sharing gifts with your loved ones. Need some inspiration? Don't worry—follow along as we…

Fall Wrapped Up: Scarves with Style

By Erika Guess Transitional fashion was practically invented for Virginia in the fall. September can still get up into the 80s, and Halloween might require a parka—you just never know what this season will bring. Layers are your secret weapon…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest: February 2022

  What: Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2022 When: February 5-6, 2022 Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center   Join us and raise a glass as we navigate the Virginia Wine Trail, taking a pit stop at the best wineries in the…

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Interior Designer

By Johanna Calfee In the season of quarantines and temperamental weather, many of us find ourselves looking around and wondering how to freshen up, or even totally overhaul, the spaces where we are now spending so much time. It’s a…