Coastal Virginia Magazine - November-December 2014

Virginia Sparkling Wines

Anytime is a good time for sparking wines, but it seems that folks really like to pop their cork around the holidays. There are about a dozen-and-a-half wineries in Virginia that bottle the bubbles, and while we’ve enjoyed all we’ve…

Coastal Virginia Wine Fest

Mark your calendars now for the second annual Coastal Virginia Wine Fest, Jan. 17–18 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The fete will feature scores of vendors, including dozens of Virginia’s best wineries, as well as a full slate of…

Chartreuse Bistro

It’s not too difficult to get lost for a moment while dining at Chartreuse Bistro in downtown Norfolk and imagine you are in a quaint café someplace in one of those Scandinavian countries where everything is beautiful, from the food…

Virginia Cider

Although “As American as apple pie” is a familiar saying, early settlers found only crabapples awaiting them in the New World. Within a quarter century of the foundation of Jamestown, however, orchards were established in Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay Colony…

Outtakes: Sensational Singles 2014

We had such a blast spending the day in Norfolk’s up-and-coming Chelsea Business District with our 20 Sensational Singles. During the photo shoot with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography, we got to know the group a little better, and after six pizzas,…

Coastal Virginia Magazine Giving Back Awards 2014

Coastal Virginia Magazine is proud to reveal the third annual Giving Back Awards winners. The awards’ aim to highlight the region’s often unrecognized organizations that tirelessly work to address the many needs of our community. After a nomination period and a…

Coastal Virginia Idea House Partners and Products

Though a barn raising—the collective and voluntary building of a barn by members of a community for one of its own—may seem to us denizens of 2014 a quaint and nostalgic notion, it does serve to remind us of just…

Sensational Singles 2014

We take care to choose Sensational Singles each year who are motivated, successful and determined to take full advantage of the best spots in our region. So, this time around, we decided let the Chelsea Business District in Norfolk serve…

November Is Virginia Oyster Month

There are scores of oyster varieties in Virginia from across the seven distinct growing regions, and yes, you can tell a difference in taste from one to the other. Some are salty; some are sweet. Some meet in the middle.…

Holidays in the Historic Triangle

There is some debate over how the first Christmas tree was introduced to the United States. One of the contenders for that honor, however, belongs to German immigrant Charles Minnegerode, who accepted a position as a professor at the College…

Solutions for Helping Dry Eye

Although tears can be a sign you’re upset, not having enough tears is upsetting too—and a sign of dry eye. Up to 20 percent of the population suffers from dry eye, which makes your eyes feel irritated, says ophthalmologist Dr.…

Virginia Beach Grandparents as Daycare Providers

What would possibly make a dignified attorney wear a sparkly gold placemat on his head? One thing: a grandbaby girl. Steve Test and his wife, Maggie, along with Elizabeth and Frank Doll, are just two sets of grandparents among a…

Face of Fox43 Ty Lorenzo

“My dream is to be a talk show host,” says Ty Lorenzo. As a child growing up in the small town of Chatham, Virginia, he would pretend to host talk shows while his friends were playing football or basketball. When…

Inaugural Beard and Mustache Competition

The time has come to celebrate the ’stache, bless the beard and have a festive time all in the name of facial hair as Hampton Roads Beard & ‘Stache Society hosts its Inaugural Beard and Mustache Competition to benefit Wounded…

6th Annual House of Blues and Brews

Nothing knocks off the November chill like a piping hot bowl of hearty stew; even better if it’s paired with a refreshing brew. Indulge in these two favorites while participating in a silent art auction and listening to live music…

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