Coastal Virginia Magazine - September-October 2021

Grapes and Goats at Hampton Roads Winery

Bountiful harvests, bucolic beauty and a whole lot of history. That’s what you can expect during your visit to Hampton Roads Winery. Behind the sips and stories of this countryside escape are former Bay Staters Dave and Diane Sheldon. The…

Fall Wrapped Up: Scarves with Style

By Erika Guess Transitional fashion was practically invented for Virginia in the fall. September can still get up into the 80s, and Halloween might require a parka—you just never know what this season will bring. Layers are your secret weapon…

Raise a Glass for Conservation at Sly Clyde

  For those who enjoy a good adult beverage but may want a change from your average beer and wine selections, Sly Clyde Ciderworks in the Phoebus neighborhood of Hampton provides an interesting diversion. With various cider-based offerings ranging from…

Torggler Center: Building on a Fine Arts Legacy

Photo by Barrett Baker The Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) closed its doors at the end of 2020 after 58 years of service to the local arts community and patrons. The new Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center on the…

Follow the North Star to the Banneker Hotel

Photos by Arielle Patterson/courtesy of The Banneker Crossing the Potomac River along I-395, a quintessential D.C. landscape fills the foreground. Drive by landmarks like the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on the way to something new in a historic part…

Some Assembly Required: Norfolk's New Co-Working Space

Assembly is nothing less than a flagship presence in downtown Norfolk for creators and technology innovators with globally relevant products and services.  By design, Assembly is more than the sum of its parts.  And its parts are pretty exceptional. Currently…

The Right Fit for Senior Living

Services, cost, staffing and food quality are just some of the things to consider when selecting a senior care facility. By Gail Kent As the population ages, more and more people face the possibility of needing some form of long-term…

Pushing With Purpose: Cyclist Diane Haupt

“I mean, the biking and the views are gorgeous,” says Diane Haupt, “but to me it’s more about the journey and just connecting with people and just seeing all the good in the world and the country.” Biking cross country…

Harvesting Food & Fun: It's Fall on the Shore

Sponsored Content Start South & Head North Not far from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on the Shore’s main thoroughfare Lankford Highway, discover a vintage farmer’s grader shed now home to Pearl Market, a buffet for palate and eye. Find…

Ladles of Love

Adjacent to Amy Markman’s contemporary Virginia Beach home is an immaculate 150-square-foot commercial chef’s kitchen dedicated to everything Soup Love. Among the industrial fixtures of stainless-steel refrigerators and sterile prep stations are bright pops of color from Markman’s collection of…

A New Era for the Virginia Symphony

“From my very first concert with them,” Says Eric Jacobson, “I just felt this willingness among the musicians to be vulnerable—to try different things, to play big, to emote and to love. All of those things translate very powerfully to…

Stitching for the Stage: Costumer Sandy Short

By Ava Baker By the time Sandy Short was in the second grade, her two younger sisters occupied much of their mother’s attention. A project she had started with her mother’s help—creating a mini wardrobe for Sandy’s Barbies—was now on…

Oktoberfest Celebrations in Virginia

Oktoberfest may be cancelled in Munich this year, but celebrations are already underway at breweries, cities and towns across Coastal Virginia and around the Commonwealth. Grab your lederhosen and get your fix of Bavarian-style beers, brats, music and more throughout…

Bites in the 'Burg: Eats in Williamsburg

Photos by Leona Baker and Lisa Davenport Williamsburg has long been known as a fine dining hot spot in Coastal Virginia. But there is also a plethora of places serving thoughtfully prepared eats and drinks that will satisfy your hunger…

Elite Athletes: Top of Their Game

Photos by David Uhrin and Glenn Jones Every four years, hundreds of countries present their strongest, most dedicated athletes to compete on the world stage. They conquer every arena from snow-capped mountains, skating rinks and ice tracks to 50-meter swimming…

My, My, Here We Go Again: Fall Arts Preview

While many of our great local arts organizations did their best to keep the creativity alive over the past two years with virtual performances and other imaginative non-traditional programming, we all know there is nothing better than the real thing.…

Fall Soup Recipes to Savor

All Photos Captured by David Uhrin Fall is on its way, y’all. And that means soup season. Soups are often simple to make, and the best part is they are infinitely versatile, perfect for all sorts of creative substitutions and…

Esprit Décor Home Furnishings

At Esprit Décor Home Furnishings, it’s our commitment to quality, customer service and professionalism that makes the difference. Our staff of expert designers and professionals are here to guide you as much, or as little, as you like. No one…

Many Happy Returns to askHRgreen.org!

What is an appropriate gift for a 10-year old? A lava lamp, a new bike, markers for doodling, a hammock for day dreaming? Our friends at askHRgreen.org would probably go for all of these things, but the best gift we…