Coastal Virginia Magazine - July-August 2021

Summer Vino Trio at Williamsburg Winery

In the cool, dimly lit cellar at The Williamsburg Winery, winemaker Matthew Meyer strolls row after row of aging vintages before inserting a glass wine thief into an oak barrel, carefully drawing out a sample of their Adagio signature red…

Worth the Weights: Strength Training Tips

Photos by Luke and Ashley Photography Research has consistently shown the importance of resistance training in overall fitness. Adding weight to your workout can do wonders for bone health, muscle strength, metabolism and much more. When fitness coach Gary Deagle…

Sitting Proper at Proper Barber Shop

Photos by Luke & Ashley Photography John Piña has always been interested in fashion, fitness and fun. Originally from California, Piña began his life on the East Coast up north, living in New Jersey and working in New York where fashion…

ECSC: The Longest Ride

  By Hannah Serrano While most of us missed the beach entirely last summer, an extremely scaled-down version of the East Coast Surfing Championships barreled ahead under stringent safety precautions, making it the oldest continuously running surfing competition in the…

Hailstork: Music from the Heart

Most people tend to slow down when they enter their golden years—but that’s hardly the case for world-renown composer Adolphus Hailstork, who recently retired from his teaching position at Old Dominion University. At age 80, the Virginia Beach resident is…

Home Sweet Bidding War

For Ayla and Patrick Joynt, the experience of shopping for their new home in Coastal Virginia was a rollercoaster ride. They were outbid not once, not twice, but three times on houses—at least one of which they describe as “a…

Best of the Blocks: CoVa's Coolest Neighborhoods

What gives a neighborhood its character? Is it the homes, the people, the location? Sure. But then there’s the vibe, the energy, the golf carts, the dog parks, the corner cafes. There’s the history and comradery. The theaters, restaurants, churches…

Amazing Avocados and Dreamy Greens

Grilled or sliced, savory or sweet—creamy avocados corner the fresh market in these summery salads and a cool treat Photos by David Uhrin Hipsters may have made them meme-worthy—$22 avocado toast, anyone?—but there’s a reason nutritionists and foodies alike sing…

Online Farmers Markets: From Dirt to Doorstep

Karla Robinson used to consider herself the meat and potatoes type, but a passion for produce grew when the “veggie fairy” began making weekly visits to her front porch. “I grew up in the Midwest and summer meant salads—of iceberg…

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