Coastal Virginia Magazine - October 2011

Sensationally Ever After

Three years ago, Tiffany Black sat in the chair at her local beauty shop where everyone knew that she was single. A stylist presented her with a copy of Hampton Roads Magazine and turned to the page advertising the Sensational…

Stop Diabetes and Paint the Town Red

According to the 2010 Census, an estimated 1,671,683 people live in Hampton Roads. Out of that, around 175,000 people (10 percent) have diabetes. Even more shocking is that 53,000 people out of the 175,000 don’t even know that they have…

Tennis Anyone?

From the haunts of the Blue Ridge to the byways along Route 58, Joe Tennis travels Virginia like a wide-eyed tourist. What he finds he shares in a series of books that lure us all into his world of the…

Women Take Wintergreen

When my husband and I set out for the 11,000-acre Wintergreen Resort early last November for me to participate in its Inspirations Weekend, I anticipated the great food, wine and spa treatments for which the resort has come to be…

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Women and their doctors are much better informed about breast cancer than their grandmothers and their doctors two generations ago. The medical community knows more about prevention and detection. Treatment options are better too. Here’s what you need to know.…

Watch Your Back: Spine Injury Symptoms

An injury to your spine can cause much more than just a pain in the back. If one of the discs or ligaments in your back is hurt, you might have muscle spasms or other symptoms in your legs, hands…

Stellar Cellar Wine Awards Honor State-Centric Wine Lists

Eating local is hot—and we feel that trend should extend to drinking local, too. In our opinion, it's not enough to be a locavore—every effort should be given to be a locapour as well. Although many folks—residents and visitors alike—frequent…

High Time For The Tide

When I was a pre-teen growing up in Virginia Beach, I drew maps of where I would personally build a subway system in Hampton Roads, like the Metrorail in Washington, D.C. When my parents pointed out that the water table…

Cottage Class

  It takes a village to raise a cottage. That is, it takes the charm, attitude and philosophy of an award-winning neighborhood like Norfolk's East Beach to give rise to the ultimate coastal dwelling. Situated between the epic Chesapeake Bay…

No Mere Frill

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, strategems and spoils; the motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus; let…

The Drinking Game

In college, everything was simple. If I was in the mood to see friends and drink alcohol, I did two things: Slipped $10 in my pocket Hopped on a bus that quickly deposited me steps from a bar I could…

Sensational Single Elizabeth

Virginia is unique among all the United States for a number of reasons, not least of which is that we’re the only one named for a relationship status. Quiz time for all you longtime residents, history buffs and general know-it-alls:…

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