Author: Kelsey Thomas

Launched: A Conversation with Actor Aaron Dalla Villa

Interview by Kelsey Thomas, Feature Photo Courtesy of EDSTA Aaron Dalla Villa’s goals weren’t always to be a professional actor; In fact, he thought he was destined to be a dancer for the rest of his life. His love for…

2022 CoVa Best of Readers Choice Awards

Welcome to the Coastal Virginia Magazine Best Of Readers Choice Awards! Coastal Virginia Magazine relies on readers like you to decide who the BEST in the Coastal Virginia area is. Who has the best seafood? Who is the best local…

Franchises for Food Lovers

Photos by Matthew DelDonna and Kelsey Thomas From gigantic pizza slices to lobster rolls, it is no secret that Coastal Virginia is quickly becoming home to numerous casual chain restaurants and popular franchises that originated outside of the area. Whether…

Mindful Mixers

Photos courtesy of Red Root Co. and Navy Hill Virginia women are changing the game when it comes to healthier drinking, both locally and beyond the borders of Coastal Virginia. In this story, we travel out of the region to…

2021 Giving Back Awards at Virginia MOCA

On November 10th, 2021, Coastal Virginia Magazine had the privilege of honoring our 2021 Giving Back Awards recipients, as well as our 2021 Nonprofit of the Year, Mutts With a Mission at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It was…

CoVa Cocktail Party 2021 at Virginia MOCA

Ten of Coastal Virginia’s most talented mixologists pulled out all the stops at Coastal Virginia Magazine’s CoVa Cocktail Party, held at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach on Sept. 23, 2021. Guests enjoyed hand-crafted cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve…

CoVa Cocktail Party 2021

Come and taste the creations of Coastal Virginia's best mixologists at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Your $25 advanced ticket gives you the opportunity to enjoy custom cocktails, vote for your favorite and enjoy delicious foods perfectly paired with…