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Sip & Shuck

More than 100 people gathered at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Virginia Beach, in October to enjoy an evening of Champagne and riches from the sea from Pleasure House Oysters, Shooting … Continue Reading


Wine & Brine

Media people from all over the country converged on the Eastern Shore in November to discover and celebrate its unique terroir and merroir, feasting on local shellfish and wine. Middle ROW, left: … Continue Reading


No Motor, More Fun

Winners Trent (above) and Dana Fallin joined Cory Routh of Ruthless Outdoor Adventures on a half-day fly fishing trip in November. After launching out of First Landing State Park, they pedaled kayaks … Continue Reading


The Prince Ink Co.

     by DIANNA CAHN photography by KEITH LANPHER In their screen printing shop along Phoebus’ main street, it is easy to imagine the Wallace brothers in black and white. There’s a hand-crank … Continue Reading


Six: A Little Bar Bistro

   by MICHELLE WASHINGTON photography by KEITH LANPHER Sometimes on Monday nights, sometimes a couple nights a week, a regular customer who drove to Norfolk from Hampton to eat at Crackers wooed … Continue Reading


The American Theatre

  by KIM O'BRIEN ROOT photography by KEITH LANPHER As legend has it, Loretta Lynn – on her way to perform at The American Theatre in the early 1960s – stood on the sidewalk outside and argued with … Continue Reading



Gardening Tools

But working with the rhythms of the garden might sweeten time’s passage. Dig in: Paperwhite bulbs, $1.19 each; bulb planter, $5.99; and Laura Ashley’s pigskin and cotton gloves, $16.99, all at Anderson’s. Tools in basket by Gardenwind, $24.99, at Garden Gazebo. At McDonald Garden Center:  Tula’s … Continue Reading


First Landing Woodworks

So self-assured that resistance is futile. Designed on the East Coast (in Virginia Beach), proudly bearing reclaimed wood from the West (Northern California) as well as American stainless: the redwood lace burl bottle opener from First Landing Woodworks. … Continue Reading


North End Bag Company

Sling one on and get a whiff of salt air (even when inland). One glance at these and you half expect a seaman to materialize on a foggy wharf with one over his shoulder. From Aaron “Hubert” McLellan’s shop in Virginia Beach are, from left, a canvas and leather diaper bag ($150), a small leather … Continue Reading