Coastal Virginia Magazine - February 2019

4 Delicious and Nutritious Plant-Based Recipes

We live in a culture of labels: old labels, new labels and old labels with new meanings. All of these labels, with their nuanced—and changing—connotations, try valiantly to give us some footholds in this fluid world in which we live. The…

S’mores Amore Makes Delicious Desserts at Selden Market

When would a person ever spend $20 on s’mores? When the s’mores are compiled of a buttery graham cracker cookie crust, followed by a homemade brownie or blondie, topped with a made-from-scratch marshmallow and toasted right on the spot—that’s when.…

5 Common Mistakes in Will Writing

Our daily lives are fixated on a series of ifs. These ifs help us to avoid conflicts in our schedules and carve out time for the people and pastimes we love. We often say if we leave work early, we…

Top Lawyer of Wills, Trusts and Estates John T. Midgett

On New Year’s Day 1999, Top Lawyer John T. Midgett opened his own boutique estate planning firm, The Trust & Estates Law Firm, with a specialty in planning for the protection and efficient transfer of family wealth. Now known as…

Food Drink Fun: Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

For more than 30 years now, Outer Banks restaurants have joined forces in the spring to showcase the area’s diverse culinary talent as part of the Dare County Restaurant Association’s annual Taste of the Beach celebration. Held this year from…

Steps You Can Take to Help Someone with Mental Illness

When someone you know is experiencing symptoms of mental illness, it can be challenging to know the best ways to help. After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for making someone feel better and showing that you care, and the level…

Mental Health in Teens

As a high school art teacher who had been noticing, anecdotally but with alarm, increased instances of teen anxiety and depression, I conducted some of my own research and then sought out Anne Russell, a licensed clinical social worker and…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2019

A celebration of good times with Virginia wines, the sixth annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest was held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26–27 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Nineteen wineries and cideries provided tastings while specialty vendors offered gourmet…

7 Healthy Meal Prepping Services

We all know the importance of eating healthy. Nutrition affects not only our physical appearance, but also our overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy for everyone to eat healthy throughout the week. Packed schedules, odd working shifts and busy lifestyles…

Amber Ox Takes Top Prize at Williamsburg Chefs Auction

Photos by Ilsy Serrano His idea came to a head with cauliflower. When Chef Troy Buckley was deciding on a dish that would wow the guests at March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, you might expect he would first ponder his…

What It's Like to Survive a Plane Crash

Bill Brown has a winner of an icebreaker story. But it’s one he doesn’t tell often. Imagine a brand-new pencil eraser being worn down to a nub in a matter of seconds. That’s how the Kentucky native describes watching the…

A Fantastic Fauquier Getaway

Winter blues? How about winter reds and whites instead? Make plans to attend the 5th Annual Fauquier County People’s Choice Wine Competition at Airlie—a hotel, conference center and event venue located in Warrenton—on March 2. More than 15 Fauquier County…

Full Belly Delights’ Gourmet Bacon Treats

We’re not exactly sure how chocolate and bacon first became an item. Maybe it was a case of, “Hey, you put your bacon in my chocolate!” “You got chocolate on my bacon!” Perhaps we’ll never know the origin, but one…

12 New Restaurants to Try in Coastal Virginia

What an exciting time to dine in Coastal Virginia. Throughout 2018 we’ve witnessed and experienced some truly remarkable restaurants joining the local cuisine scene—from a permanent place to stuff your face with those pillowy soft Belgian waffles to a cozy…

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