Coastal Virginia Magazine - July-August 2019

ABLE By Amanda Campbell: Fashionable Clothing for All Women

Photo by Alexander at Jawfox Photography. Models Catherine Owens and Margaret Massie. ABLE By Amanda Campbell is making a fashion statement by designing socially conscious clothing for women. “I want to empower women and make them feel confident and beautiful…

Pungo Board House: Local Surf Shop in Virginia Beach

Despite hailing from the bucolic area of Pungo, Dylan Rogers is no stranger to the surf. At just 13 years old, Rogers and his younger brother Lucas were surfing amateur competitions at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and shredding weekend waves…

ForKids Helps Homeless Families in Coastal Virginia

Shortly after Thaler McCormick went to work at ForKids—an organization that provides a variety of support services for homeless individuals and families—she sat down to interview one of her first clients, a woman named Carla.* (*Some of the names in…

CoVa Best Of Party 2019

Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Best Of Party was held on Thursday, July 25 at Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Downtown Norfolk. Partygoers enjoyed an evening of Sizzle, Salsa and Swoon as the event themed Hot Havana Nights celebrated…

ODU’s New S.B. Ballard Stadium

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Ray Ray's at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Groupies of Ray Labuen who have followed him for decades from The Belvedere Coffee Shop to Doc Taylor’s and beyond are as ecstatic as he is that the deft chef finally has a place of his own: Ray Ray’s in…

Preventative Medicine: Healing and Wellness with Alternative Treatments

Dr. Marion Constantinides, Applied Health Professional Applied Kinesiology AppliedHealthVa.com 757-965-2476 Marion Constantinides was in her final term of her pre-med program at the University of Colorado when she realized something that would change her career path and the course of her…

La Patrona Taqueria in Virginia Beach

If you drive by fast, it looks like the sign says Tequileria. Closer inspection reveals Taqueria, and La Patrona is all about tacos (featuring handmade tortillas) and other street food including gorditas, sopes, huaraches and elote in a former Captain…

Raw Foods to Relish at Coastal Virginia Restaurants

Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Tartare, Byrd & Baldwin. Photo by Ilsy Serrano It wasn’t too long ago that the majority of local restaurants serving raw fish were attributed to sushi. Every now and then, a menu would feature exciting, uncooked offerings:…

Pop-Up Yoga Creates a Fitness Community

Depending on your age, you might think of yoga as a millennial fitness trend, slightly older than the Pure Barre and CrossFit craze, or as a “crunchy” counter-culture trend that gained a foothold c. 1970 with “hippies” in the U.S.…

5 Go-To Gazpachos at Local Restaurants

Gazpacho at The Stockpot. Photo by David Uhrin When it comes to chilled soup, gazpacho is our go-to. We love you, borscht, but hot in winter is our preferred delivery method, and sorry vichyssoise, you pale in comparison. Vivid and…

The Bakery on Mason Opens in Cape Charles

The Bakery on Mason in Cape Charles just opened, but it’s not exactly a newbie. Folks know it as The Bakery at Riverside Farm, beloved at Eastern Shore farmers markets as well as Virginia Beach’s Old Beach Farmers Market, though…

We Are #VBStrong

On May 31, our community was changed forever. In the days that followed, we worked to process vast ranges of emotion, trying to piece together how this could have happened in our beloved beach town. As we all struggled to…

Restaurant Offerings to Taste at CoVa Best Of Party

Most would agree that there are three major elements required to host a fabulous party. A stunning venue? Check. Music made for dancing? Check. Mouthwatering cuisine? Oh, yeah. Plus, you’ll be in good company—the best company, in fact. You’re invited…

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