Coastal Virginia Magazine - February 2020

A Conversation with Patton Oswalt

Interview by Leona Baker You may know Patton Oswalt’s signature voice as Remy in Pixar’s Ratatouille or the narrator of the hit NBC TV series The Goldbergs. But the multitalented artist made his name on the comedy circuit and has…

CoVa Bride Winter Wedding Showcase 2020

Future brides, grooms, family members and friends got a taste of wedding magic at the Coastal Virginia Bride Winter Wedding Showcase held on Jan. 5 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Local wedding experts were on hand offering tips and…

Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest 2020

A celebration of good times with Virginia wines, the seventh annual Coastal Virginia Magazine WineFest was held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Ten Virginia wineries, four cideries, three breweries, four distilleries and one meadery…

A Day in the Life at Sugar Plum Bakery

Naomi waits patiently for the paratransit bus to arrive at her Virginia Beach home. She boards just before noon, mingles with fellow riders and offloads at Sugar Plum Bakery on Laskin Road. She then bounds through the automatic double doors…

20 Beloved Restaurants with Staying Power

No one looking for easy work ever said, “Hey, let’s open a restaurant!” Hours are long, success rates low. Still, our area is home to many beloved eateries that have survived and thrived for a score or more. In honor…

Cancer Prevention Advice from Local Doctors

February is cancer prevention month. What can you do to put statistics in your favor? According to Dr. Mathew Sinesi, radiation oncologist and medical director of the Chesapeake Regional Cancer Treatment Center, the best thing you can do is to…

Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception

Coastal Virginia Magazine staff, honorees and guests gathered at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Virginia Beach on Nov. 7, 2019 for our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference…

Eat, Play, Love: Fun and Games at Laid-Back Eateries

A little over a year ago, the erstwhile Sonoma at Virginia Beach Town Center effectively transformed itself into the restaurant version of a mullet—business in the front, party in the back. Or maybe the other way around. Their long-running upscale…

Simplifying with Style at Home

Marie Kondo has nothing on Trish Pfeifer. Kondo, the Japanese doyenne of domesticity, is a professional organizer and wildly popular author whose name has become synonymous with stylish, Zen-like decluttering. However, the mention of thanking objects for their service before…

Top Lawyer of Workers’ Compensation: Charlene A. Morring

Coastal Virginia Top Lawyer of Workers’ Compensation Charlene A. Morring has an inclination to help others through her efforts as an attorney. Morring has practiced law for nearly 20 years, specializing in injury, disability and workers’ compensation benefits. Originally from…

The Joy of Local Cooking Classes

Photos by Jim Pile and David Uhrin A certain level of deference is owed to a woman wielding a knife. In the case of high-energy Chef Mary Cook, make that three knives. The only three knives you’ll ever truly need…

Top Lawyer of Real Estate: James Lonergan

James “JB” Lonergan began his career with Pender & Coward more than 35 years ago. At the time, the firm didn’t have nearly the 40-plus attorneys that are on staff today, but they wanted to be able to represent their…

Rising Sea Levels Cause Major Problems for Homeowners

According to a 2017 federal climate report, sea levels have risen 8 inches since 1900. That might not sound too apocalyptic until you realize that the last three inches have occurred since 1993. Models are predicting that number could go…

Wellness Wonder Woman: Kristen Crowley

Photo by James Patrick Photography For 12 years, Kristen Crowley slept an average of four to five hours a night. Her grind began at 2:45 a.m., she worked from 3:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then spent most of the time…

5 Must-Try Mocktails from Local Restaurants

Civil Libation Purple Rain Dry January is a thing. And if it’s your thing, we’ve got you covered. When your old alcohol acquaintance be forgot—at least for 31 days—you can still enjoy the craftiest of cocktails in the 757. And…

Virginia Arts Festival 2020 Season Preview

The Virginia Arts Festival’s 24th season will bring Norfolk State University Theatre alumni back home to the area and take the rest of us far away—to Wonderland, no less. Among the wide array of music, theater, dance and visual arts offerings…

10 New Restaurants to Try in Coastal Virginia

Coastal Virginia is a place flourishing with flavor, thanks in part to some exceptional eateries that opened recently. From a raw bar and tiki bar to a gem for gluten-free fare, a waterside watering hole with views aplenty and that…

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