Coastal Virginia Magazine - April 2015

The New Space Race

The sky filled in bright orange as the conflagration rose, sending pieces of burning debris scattershot through the air. The smoke was thick, and a low rumble shook the ground, smashing the windows of nearby homes. The Native Americans once…

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

One part pool, two parts spa sanctuary, a splash of wine, and a dash of beach waves and salt air. Mix that together with a few best friends, allow to rest on a beautiful barrier island, and you have the…

Taste of Hampton Roads 2015 Event Recap

The Taste of Hampton Roads, a restaurant tasting benefit for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, was held March 3 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. In the VIP reception, Chef Nat Stauty of Public House Restaurant…

Eric Worden’s GuitART

“What’s your favorite Beatles song?” Eric Worden asks as he flattens a piece of wine foil with a pen. He’s completely in his element at this moment, sitting at a desk cluttered with stacks of CDs, surrounded by variations of…

Virginia Arts Festival Highlights

Victoria Melody: Major Tom April 14–19, 8 p.m. Robin Hixon Theater, Norfolk The road to beauty queen is no cakewalk. The road to champion show dog is a grind, too. Ask Victoria Melody and Major Tom, her basset hound. Major…

Norfolk’s Westside Produce

Located in Norfolk’s bustling North Colley Corridor, Westside Produce & Provisions provides an oasis among the urban offerings. Here is the kind of farm stand Martha Stewart would operate: fresh produce from farms across H are displayed like the edible…

iFLY Virginia Beach

A fierce wind blows my cheeks so far into my face that I expect them to turn inside out at any second. I remain intent on keeping my body flat and steady, to avoid crashing head first into the chamber’s…

10 Tips for Decorating Your Coastal Virginia Home

Follow interior designer Sharon Wilson’s cues for achieving the perfect balance of seaside elegance and coastal casual livability that represents the best of both traditional and contemporary worlds: Opt for compatible pieces of furniture in both dark and light finishes…

Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director Rob Cross

It was 1997, the first year of the Virginia Arts Festival, and Rob Cross, the executive and artistic director, had booked the avant-garde composer Steve Reich. Cross, also the Virginia Symphony’s principal percussionist, is a fan—a big fan. Only question:…

6 Ways to Refresh Your Home’s Style

With the start of spring, it’s the premier time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life ... and the home is no exception. Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality Taniya…

Matzo Ball Soup At Route 58 Deli

Mmm, mmm good: we love these moist, delicious dumplings of matzah meal, eggs, water and (traditionally) schmaltz (chicken fat) sitting in a warm pool of chicken soup. It’s good for the soul—and the stomach. Jeff Goldberg’s The Route 58 Delicatessen…

4 Ways to Increase Your Retirement Savings

When is the last time you checked in on your retirement plan? A month? A year? Can you even remember? If you can’t, you’re not alone. Many people find the idea of reviewing their retirement plan intimidating, so they put…

Four Fantasy Grilled Cheeses

To celebrate April (National Grilled Cheese Month), we asked some top Hampton Roads chefs to step outside the bread box and reimage the classic to create their own Fantasy Grilled Cheese. Here are the results: The Place: Fat Canary Since…

A Friend in Falletta

No question, JoAnn Falletta is all about the partnership. It was one of the reasons she came to Norfolk 24 years ago—though she doesn’t discount the community’s “perfect blend of small-town warmth and big-city attitude”—to take the helm of the…

7 Hot Master Bath Design Ideas for 2015

When it comes to renovating spaces in your home, the master bath should be top of mind. Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury…

Three Spring Beers to Try

It’s spring, and it’s only natural that as the season lightens up, we do too in many ways, including what we eat and drink. We asked three top brewmasters in Hampton Roads for their picks: Justin MacDonald Reaver Beach Brewing…

Best of the Outer Banks

For anyone living on the Outer Banks, or regular visitors, it’s not surprising that the Outer Banks keeps showing up on “Best Of " lists. The latest? The town of Duck was nominated by USA Today as one of the…

Coastal Virginia Home and Garden Tours

The Garden Club of Virginia celebrates Historic Garden Week April 18–25 with home and garden tours. Here’s your guide to a week of delightful homes and gardens in Coastal Virginia with plenty of water, history, art and fun for all.…

North Beach Beauty

Like barbecued oysters on bone china or a strand of pearls with faded blue jeans, the Coastal Virginia Magazine Idea House offers the perfect balance of elegance and coastal casual living at the North End of Virginia Beach.  Located on…

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