Author: My Nguyen

Green Bean Bacon Bundles

Perhaps Campbell Soup’s greatest contribution to society, the tried-and-true green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving staple in many American homes. In fact, Del Monte Green Bean Index recently surveyed 1,500 Americans to rate their fondness of classic green bean casserole…

Summer Bridal Studio Shoot

Coastal Virginia Bride Magazine presents their Summer Bridal Studio Shoot from CoastalVirginia Magazine on Vimeo. Hampton Roads Summer Bride and Wedding Shoot Credits: Model: Jennifer Goldman provided by Evie Mansfield Modeling & Talent Agency - eviemansfield.com Hair and Make-up: Rachael Fleshman…

The Coastal Virginia Summer Bucket List

Each summer, we feel as giddy as kids nearing the end of a school year because we can’t wait to take advantage of all the fun things to do in Coastal Virginia. More often than not, summer is gone in…

The Best Thing I Ate This Week: Duck Donuts

Anyone who knows me knows that when faced with the choice of sweet or savory, I will always go for the salty option. I typically forgo dessert for an appetizer instead, and I rarely keep sugary snacks in my apartment.…

Sensational Singles Soiree at Eagles Nest Rockin' Country Bar

Last Thursday, November 7, we gathered at Eagles Nest Rockin' Country Bar in Chesapeake for our annual Sensational Singles Soiree. In the name of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, we drank, ate, danced and bidded off 18 truly sensational individuals,…

Leading Ladies

The hardest part of putting together the following list of Leading Ladies for our Women’s Issue was narrowing the group to just 10 honorees. The great number of deserving and wonderful women we considered is a testament to the fact that we…

Second Annual Top Docs Reception

Last Thursday, July 25, 2013, we celebrated Hampton Roads Magazine's second annual "Top Docs" issue and reception at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Portsmouth. The night included athletic games and competitions, enviable vehicles from Auto Haus…

Bottles & Bites

“I like to think of wine as much of a food as anything,” our instructor and guide for our foray into food and wine pairings for the evening said. Sixteen of us had gathered at TASTE Unlimited at Hilltop in…

The Tiny Temptations Cake Competition

Sweet Genius? Last Sunday, local sweet geniuses Rodney Diehl (Williamsburg Lodge), Dawn Eskins (Carolina Cupcakery), Mike Farrell (Still Worldy Eclectic Tapas), Carla Hesseltine (Just Cupcakes) and Roshuni Samuel (The Founders In and Spa) competed in the Tiny Temptations Cake Competition…

HRM Valentine’s Gift Guide: For the BFF

 From now until the 14th, we’ll be giving little hints about what your significant other would love to receive on Valentine’s Day. But for those of you who may be unattached, why not gift the special woman or man in…

Vista Volunteers

Photos by David Uhrin. Moved by the charitable spirit of the Christmas season, VistaGraphics, Inc.--Hampton Roads Magazine's publisher--was inspired to give back to the community last month. Given our publisher, Randy Thompson’s affinity for the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center, the company…

HRM Holiday Gift Guide: For the Animal Lover

The season of giving is again upon us, and with so many people on your list to account for, we thought we'd give you a helping hand. From now until the big day, we'll be serving up holiday gift guides…

Cheat Sheet: December 18, 2012

Loaded gun found on Va. Beach school playground A loaded gun was found on by students at Star of the Sea School on Tuesday morning. According to police spokesman Jimmy Barnes, the semi-automatic pistol was found in dark rubber mulch…

Cheat Sheet: December 14, 2012

27 dead in Conn. elementary school shooting According to the Associated Press, 27 people, including 18 children, were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. this morning. Most of the shooting took place in a kindergarten classroom.…

Cheat Sheet: December 12, 2012

Pope Benedict sends his first tweet The Pope is now on Twitter. Pope Benedict XVI posted his first official tweet to 6660,000 followers on Wednesday. The tweet was retweeted more than 9,000 times within only 15 minutes. The Pope plans…

Cheat Sheet: December 8-9--Weekend Roundup

Mandela Admitted to Hospital According to government sources, former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for "medical attention." The current President, Jacob Zuma, released a statement ensuring the visit was no cause for alarm…

HRM Holiday Gift Guide: For The Beauty Addict

The season of giving is again upon us, and with so many people on your list to account for, we thought we'd give you a helping hand. From now until the big day, we'll be serving up holiday gift guides…

Cheat Sheet: December 3, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Talks Reach Halt On Monday, House Republicans sent a new deficit proposal to the White House with a counteroffer to President Obama’s proposal calls for $800 billion in tax increases.Republicans say this amount can be achieved without raising…

Cheat Sheet: November 30, 2012

Missouri family claims Powerball winnings Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., claimed their share of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot on Friday at a press conference along with their children.. The couple randomly chose numbers through Quick Pick and…

Cheat Sheet: November 27, 2012

Facebook privacy changes provokes users Two privacy groups are urging Facebook to reverse its decision to stop letting users vote on controversial policy changes. Until now, the Facebook has allowed users to vote on proposed changes if they get more…

Cheat Sheet: November 20, 2012

Hamas: Truce with Israel to begin at midnight A Hamas official said Tuesday that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza conflict with Israel would go into effect at midnight local time. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had said earlier that…