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      08/20/14


    • Watch our video on Hashi Food Truck, right here in Hampton Roads!


      08/20/14

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      Nice share from @withlavandlace of the article we did on her life and business. Check out her story for free in our Free iPad app or online at distinctionhr.com

      08/18/14

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      Shared photo by stylist @harmankpradhan who helped us with this shoot! Photographer @toddwrightphoto

      08/18/14

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      08/18/14

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      The painting hangs next to the front door. Everyone who enters Bobby Chenman’s Virginia Beach home sees it: a vivid watercolor of blues and greens with two daring surfers riding the same giant wave.

      It’s called, simply, Yokohama Bay, after the spot in Hawaii captured in the scene.

      In 1964, a 14-year-old Chenman had torn out the centerfold of a surfing magazine and walked down 23rd Street to a portrait artist he remembers only as “Mrs. Jefferson.” For the low price of $15, she reproduced the picture – and improved upon it. 

      Read the rest of the story here: http://distinctionhr.com/2014/08/bobby-chenman/

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      08/18/14

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      southoftheprintline:

      Stephen (Co-Owner of Chow) was the hit of our party. Check him out this Sunday in Distinction! #distinction  

      08/15/14

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      do-not-touch-my-food:

      Brioche with Thyme-Peaches and Vanilla Mascarpone 

      Serves: 4
      Difficulty level: Easy
      Time: 30 minutes

      INGREDIENTS:

      Thyme-roasted peaches
      4 peaches, halved and stones removed
      4 sprigs fresh thyme
      20ml (4 tsp) honey

      Vanilla Mascarpone
      250g mascarpone, room temperature
      15ml (1 tbsp) icing sugar
      1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds removed
      4 slices brioche, toasted, to serve

      METHOD:
      Preheat the oven to 180°C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
      Place the peaches on the tray and top with the thyme and a drizzle of honey. Roast in the preheated oven until the peaches are cooked, about 20 minutes.
      For the mascarpone, combine the ingredients and mix well.
      Spread the vanilla mascarpone onto the toasted brioche and top with the roasted peaches. Serve immediately.

      08/15/14

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      Share from @iheartfoodvb of a bit of the Mediterranean Tapas at our event tonight. #hrva #tapas #hrva #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagramhub #virginia #party #vabeach

      08/14/14

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      Beautiful shot from tonight’s Distinction party shared by @jsheaphoto22 #hrva #party #dock #sunset #virginia #loveva #instagramhub #picoftheday #photooftheday #vabeach

      08/14/14

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      Tonight at the Distinction party, Charles Barker Maserati is here.

      08/14/14

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      Today’s office!

      08/14/14

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      Nice share from @coastalxplorer showing his new board shaped by Bill Frierson! Share your pics on instagram by tagging us #distinctionhr

      08/13/14

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      southoftheprintline:

      Special cocktail for Distinction event tomorrow night! #distinction #party #loveva #specialnight #757 #luxuryhome

      Look for photo posts from the party tomorrow night and Friday!  if you are at the event, take pictures and tag them on Facebook or Instagram with #distinctionevent and we might just share them out!

      08/13/14

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      22 places to eat like a local in Virginia. http://blog.virginia.org/2013/08/22-places-to-eat-like-a-local/?adref=twtr0814eatlocal

      08/13/14

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      Step inside the small surf shop and browse the racks while you wait for your appointment. The store is stocked with surfboards, surf trunks, surfboard wax, and not much else. No kitschy T-shirts or souvenir key chains here. This is a surfer’s surf shop, home to one of the sport’s few remaining master craftsmen. Bill Frierson emerges from the back, reaches to shake hands, and then starts almost immediately with the questions.

      Read more here: http://www.distinctionhr.com/2014/05/chairman-of-the-board/

      08/12/14

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      Here it is! The cover for our Fall 2014 issue coming out in Sunday!

      08/11/14

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      Look at your Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter feeds around 3pm today to see our cover for our new issue! Look for our new issue coming out this Sunday!

      08/11/14

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      Crab cake Benedict at AW Shucks! #brunch #virginia #ghent #norfolkva #crabcake #benedict #breakfast #foodies

      08/10/14

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      Eating some delicious oysters at AW Shucks in Ghent for brunch. Yum!

      08/10/14

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      Our office today.

      08/08/14

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      Our Fall 2014 issue comes out on Sunday August 17! Preview our cover on Monday! #hrva #instagramhub #picoftheday #photooftheday #distinctionhr #virginia #madeinva #loveva #luxury

      08/07/14

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      There is nothing like homemade pies at a farmers market. #jrva #virginia #madeinva #pie #instagramhub #picoftheday #photooftheday #distinctionhr

      08/07/14

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      Out on a scout in Wakefield Virginia. Always like to stop and eat somewhere local, like The Virginia Diner. Great ham biscuits and peanut butter pie.

      08/06/14

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      Our publisher @johndistinction was out at Charles Barker Maserati today. Beautiful automobiles! #maserati #vabeach #virginia #luxury #hrva #757 #distinctionhr #instagramhub #picoftheday #photooftheday

      08/05/14